Four portraits by Chantal Joffe acquired for New Art Gallery Walsall
With her paintings featuring primarily women or girls, Chantal Joffe brings a psychological and emotional force to the genre of figurative art and portraiture.
Vanessa Bell at Dulwich Picture Gallery
The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have clearly been a labour of love to put together for curator Sarah Milroy and Dulwich’s departing director, Ian Dejardin. They are both a milestone in scholarship and I heartily recommend both to you.
The Place is Here at Nottingham Contemporary
The question arises why it has taken almost 30 years to gain the visibility that black artists were already fighting for in the 1980s.
Rhys Coren: Whistle Bump Super Strut at Seventeen Gallery, London
“I like the idea that a work can make you dance or smile immediately before you yourself have even worked out if it interests you on more conscious levels.” That is certainly what happened to me as I walked from one picture to the next.
Do Ho Suh: Passage/s at Victoria Miro Gallery, London
With views over the rooftops of City Road, light floods through the diaphanous screens of the jewel-coloured installation, revealing every lovingly-rendered detail, every immaculate stitch.
Conrad Shawcross cooks dinner for the Artist’s Table, with over £70,000 raised for museum acquisitions
Guests were treated to a special performance of his Ada robot with Mira Calix and a giant tetrahedral cake in the shape of one of Shawcross’ sculptures.
Polygraphs at Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Glasgow
In a ‘post-truth’ age a good narrative defeats the facts any day, but this exhibition is a timely reminder that ‘twas ever thus, and little is new but the technology.
The National Portrait Gallery has not one, but two must-see shows opening in March
Three works by ceramicist Simon Carroll acquired for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
The selected pieces represent Carroll’s work at its most ambitious and the grouping illustrates his practice of working in series with a given form, in order to discover expressive variation
Takala has built up an intriguing body of work over the last twelve years that probes how we function as a society.
Sussex Modernism at Two Temple Place, London
The period in British art history has often been wrapped in ideas of genteel cosiness, but here is a cast of artists, writers and thinkers who have had a fundamental effect on the shape of the arts in this country to this day.
Bouchra Khalili at Lisson Gallery, London
Her presentation of ‘counter-geography’, and the power of oral history, can be understood as a means of reclaiming history and space from the perspective of subjects that are situated at the margins of the global order.