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.
Her appropriation of found footage, combined with a sophisticated take on 21st century social media communication, give her a very distinct voice, full of humour and energy.
Growing the Aspen Collection in New York
The Consultancy team have acquired over 20 new works by New York Artists for Aspen Insurance, working with their architects to showcase the expanded collection in a new space.
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.