The National or the Skip
A show in a derelict hotel, the title is inspired by something Francis Bacon once said: “if my paintings didn’t belong in the National Gallery, they were destined for the skip.”
CAS acquires John Akomfrah and Kader Attia works at Frieze London for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
The two moving image works address themes of colonisation and migration
The Colony by Dinh Q. Lê, an Artangel Commission
Contrasting the sublime natural landscape with the seemingly everlasting human world of greed and desire makes The Colony a powerfully unsettling and captivating short story about colonialism and its legacy
The artist only graduated from the Royal Academy in 2014 and she has quickly developed a visual language that worth keeping an eye on.
Craft piece by Silversmith David Clarke acquired for Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery
Clarke rejects traditional notions of beauty, distorting and innovatively transforming the surfaces of precious metals using corrosives such as salt and lead.
Melanie Manchot named as the new Artist-in-Residence on the North West Cambridge Development
Manchot will work with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the university to explore the future of personhood, friendship, shelter and community
Sara Barker at Ikon, Birmingham
There is a lyricism to the work, in tandem with a concern with abstract form that is very Glasgow
£50,000 Collections Fund at Frieze to acquire work supporting social change
The scheme will acquire work for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art that aligns with the museum’s mission for social change, particularly around issues including migration and exile
A founding father of Italian Arte Povera, Michelangelo Pistoletto, will be presenting a solo show of his work at Blenheim Palace from 15 September, exploring the diverse range of his 50 year practice
Influenced by Situationism, silent film, and by spiritual rituals practiced in South-East Africa, London based artist Samson Kambalu embraces the subversive potential of non-productive time, the gift economy and the notion of playing.
Curator Samantha Manton creates new display at the Whitworth through the CAS’s Starting Point Fellowship
The Gardener Digs in Another Time, which is on show till 9 October 2016, reflects upon the use of the garden in visual culture as a vehicle for utopian thought and an emblem for an ideal society.
Key early work by “the unsung Queen of British performance Art” acquired for York Art Gallery
Quadrille (1976) by Rose English highlights the fetishisation of women’s bodies and explores issues around gender roles, whereby dressage can be seen as a metaphor for power struggles and relationships.