Sharjah Biennial, UAE
Now in its thirteenth edition, it has become an important touchstone for the wider region.
Winner of the Aspen Online Art Award creates a virtual world from the unique digital fingerprints of users
The £5,000 commission launched on 3 May 2017
A string of museums along the south coast have fascinating exhibitions opening in May including the Towner in Eastbourne, where Becky Beasley’s new show engages with the work of Eric Ravilious – both residents of East Sussex.
Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic at the National Gallery
The tapestry took five craftsmen and women three years of weaving, using over 250 colours to replicate Ofili’s watercolour sketch on a x800 scale
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji
Mostly working in sombre black and white and with personal source material, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji probes and elucidates the anxiety, loss, fragmentation and lapses in time that underline exile.
Two large-scale photographic works by Guy Moreton acquired for Tullie House Museum, Carlisle
The large-scale photographic works explore the Lake District landscapes that shaped German artist Kurt Schwitter’s final artistic practice, his fourth ‘Merzbau’.
documenta 14: Learning from Athens
The heady scent of orange blossom pervades the city of Athens in April: a beautiful and unexpected accompaniment to the opening of this year’s documenta exhibition.
Major work by LA-based artist Martine Syms to be gifted to Leeds Art Gallery through VNXXCAS scheme
The initiative aims to provoke an examination of collecting practice and act as a focal point for debate on gender imbalance in museum collections.
Somewhere Becoming Sea at Humber Street Gallery, Hull
The installation is crisp and precise, the messaging acute but not hectoring. Hull could gain a great deal from maintaining a space for contemporary art of this calibre.
Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017: Neither One Thing or Another
Lawrence Lek and Patrick Hough were this year’s award winners, both responding to the curatorial theme by using pioneering technology to examine a blurring of the line between the real and the artificial.
Lord Cholmondeley is following up his sensational James Turrell show at Houghton Hall in 2015 with a major solo exhibition by Richard Long, the artist’s largest since his retrospective at Tate in 2009.