ALMA ZEVI Venice presents artist Sofia Stevi’s solo show ‘The Somnambulists’. A series of black and white figures fluctuating into… Read More
Break free of British sensibility.
A triple treat of exhibitions at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Olivia Sterling’s (b. 1996, Peterborough) new body of work, commissioned by the CCA as part of the Episodes programme, focuses on colour-changing bodies through tanning or fake tan, on the stage of the bacchanalian British package holiday.
Landscapes of emotions and statues of women.
Tabish Khan the @LondonArtCritic picks his top exhibitions to see in early July. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you
I’m standing on a shingle beach looking out to sea with the wind whipping at my face. With just sea birds for company it’s peaceful but the skeletal structures of bunkers and houses around me suggest I’m in some sort of post-apocalyptic wasteland, affirmed by a sign that warns me to stick to the path due to unexploded ordnance.
Wasted Dreams is the debut UK solo exhibition of Italian, London based artist Guendalina Cerruti at PUBLIC Gallery. Through an expansive installation that combines assemblage-based sculpture, LED art, mixed media wall and floor-based works, Cerruti explores the ‘Wasted Dreams’ relationship between life, dreams and contemporaneity.
Plenty of shows bring together paintings of figures and objects in unusual contexts or brought into unexpected conjunctions: the words ‘uncanny’ and ‘enigmatic’, ‘disturbing’ and ‘surreal’ are likely to be invoked. But, even if the paintings are good, you need more to turn such a display into a compelling whole. Two current exhibitions demonstrate how:
A spinning Earth, a forest, bananas, portraits and riding up walls.
At the fringes of Mayfair, a striking pair of artists have built twinned monuments to the power of disruption and… Read More
The real gem of a show can be found upstairs in the Sackler Wing. Filling the walls of the Sackler galleries with a collection of huge, sumptuous paintings featuring a cacophony of colourful animals and characters, is Michael Armitage.
Destroyed cabins, rubber tanks and a camera obscura.