Eight collages by John Stezaker acquired for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
The collages respond to a key series of work in Birmingham’s collection, ‘Pygmalion and the Image’ (1875-78) by Edward Burne-Jones, and was completed whilst Stezaker was curating an exhibition there.
Dineo Seshee Bopape
Her work undermines the machismo of land art; her use of soil as a sculptural material couldn’t be further from that of Walter De Maria’s minimalist ‘Earth Rooms’ of the 60s and 70s.
Jordan Wolfson at Sadie Coles HQ
These are bitingly sardonic works that operate nimbly across a multiplicity of media, negotiating the complexity of many different allusions without ever being explicit about references.
Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
The project is an exemplary intervention into the professional lives of 12 young and emerging artists whose names will surely become much more familiar over coming years.
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.