Speech Acts at Manchester Art Gallery
An invitation for curators around the country to take action: to show those artworks that have been rarely seen, to ask why that is, to collaborate with neighbouring institutions and to tell a different story to audiences that has been rarely heard before.
Gioscia’s theatrical and vividly coloured room-filling installations seem to oscillate between kitsch, craft, high art and pop culture.
Nottingham Contemporary is showing a large-scale exhibition exploring the role that women have played in the history of resistance movements and alternative forms of living, from the suffrage movement to…
The CAS acquires a major sound installation by Scottish artist Susan Philipsz for the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Seven Tears, 2016 is the first work by Philipsz to enter the National Galleries of Scotland collection and also the museum’s first major sound and software based artwork.
Michael Landy: Scaled Down at Thomas Dane Gallery
‘Scaled Down’ shows Landy at his most caustically, brilliantly witty. A breathtakingly unsentimental gesture that perfectly encapsulates the issues that have exercised him for three decades.
Ndidi Emefiele: Pets, Parties and a Cuddle at Rosenfeld Porcini
These new paintings are assured, complex and pull the viewer in to explore the myriad details and references, as well as the exuberant materiality of their making.
‘Omar Victor Diop: Liberty/Diaspora’ at Autograph ABP, London
Diop’s exhibition delivers important lessons in recuperated histories, along with a powerful serving of pure visual pleasure. Highly recommended.
CAS acquires work by Kehinde Wiley and Zadie Xa at Frieze Art Fair for a new museum in Plymouth
Kehinde Wiley’s first film installation ‘Narrenschiff (Ship of Fools)’, 2017 and two works by Zadie Xa all consider questions of identity, race and belonging
‘Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers)’ at Ikon, Birmingham
Apfelbaum invites the viewer to fully immerse themselves into what she describes as “an erupting rainbow volcano experience”.
Two of the UK’s most prestigious art prizes open their exhibitions this month, The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture and Artes Mundi 8 in Cardiff.
The CAS acquires two sets of powerful screen prints by Helen Cammock for Reading Museum
Helen Cammock used to be a social worker, grounding her research-focused approach to creating art reflecting on inequality and misrepresentation.