On the eastern front in 1944, rear gunner Joseph Beuys (b1921-d1986) was—according to his own personal mythology— rescued from a burning Stuka by Tatar nomads and wrapped in fat and felt. These totemic materials predominate throughout the German artist’s work, with the myth as a resonating centre of meaning, both personal and historical, even if the story itself isn’t really true.
On the first night of Tate Modern’s ambitious programme of her work, Joan Jonas reiterated that she is not a “performance artist”— the term doesn’t seem right today. She’s an artist.
Nothing is quite what it seems in Sophia Contemporary Gallery’s Im/material: Painting in the Digital Age, a closely curated show including twenty works by eight artists working at the intersection between the immaterial realm of 1s and 0s and the material facts of canvas, ink and paint.
Magnus Resch and Thomas Girst’s book 100 Secrets of the Art World (Koenig Catalog) courted attention recently with some revelations about Picasso’s shitty art practices.
It really is the End Times. We know this because, after fifty years of revisions and variations, Tom Phillips has finished his ‘treated Victorian novel.
Artists Lucy Stein and Mark Harwood have fomented a technique of combative curation that militates against against the normal pleasantries of social events.
The Towner’s zingy new exhibition is a shout out for the value of popular-minded art as an empowering force that transcends social class and taste.
“PERLA POLLINA” is a “mid-career retrospective” for Roberto Cuoghi, One third of Italy’s team for the 57th Venice Biennale at Madre Museum, Naples.
Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) is the most celebrated Australian painter of the twentieth century, best known for his Ned Kelly series… Read More
The Slade’s graduate show contained enjoyable work of a good standard, a lot of flat colour plane figurative painting but some work I found thrilling. There is a growing fondness in art for creating sculptural installations as sites for performance; I kept happening upon signs saying “Next performance…”
Bermondsey’s Drawing Room styles itself as Europe’s only public non-profit gallery dedicated to drawing.
Exhibition Opening: “Every Day is a New Day” – Phyllida Barlow, Michael Armitage, Portfolio & MASK Prize (Turner Contemporary, Margate)
Phyllida Barlow is representing Britain at the 2017 Venice Biennale so it’s big news for Turner Contemporary to be showing her works from the publicly funded ARTIST ROOMS.