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.
As the art world digests Frieze’s first in person event for almost a year, Curator Bakul Patki shares her favourite artists from Frame – the fair’s platform for galleries that have been active for 10 years or less.
Ebony G. Patterson’s new large scales tapestries create immersive environments that physically echo the exhibition’s title “She is Land..She is Mourning”.
At the core of Frieze New York’s 2021 programming was the Tribute to the Vision & Justice Project. Founded by Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, an associate professor at Harvard University, the project aims to consider the role of the arts in unraveling the relationship between race and citizenship in the U.S.
Paolo Canevari’s latest exhibition distils his artwork’s contention between the power of mankind, and the possibilities of polyvalence. Showing now at the Cardi Gallery in London, Canevari’s retrospective “Self-Portrait / Autoritratto” wrestles with his metamorphic practice, developed over the last thirty years.
5 exhibitions to see in the early weeks of May.
Gretchen Andrew’s most recent exhibition “Other Forms of Travel” is a playful testament to the power of art in the… Read More
Offline or online this week’s top 5 has you covered either way.
Rachel Whiteread’s latest exhibition, “Internal Objects’, is an ode to lost bodies and the ghosts of our language. Showing now at Gagosian in London, Whiteread’s sculpture gives a unique incarnation to the uncanny, through its focus on the specific process by which familiar shapes and objects can be made alien to their observer.
Whether you’re ready to visit galleries or would prefer to stay at home, 5 exhibitions everyone can access,
A Plus A just opened ‘Armor‘, the solo-show by recent graduate Maddalena Tesser. The artist presents a series of new… Read More
‘Trellis: Public Art’ is a programme of knowledge exchange between researchers and artists in the East End.
“…the University will have to become one place, among others, where the attempt is made to think the social bond… Read More
Tabish Khan the @LondonArtCritic picks five exhibitions to see in person now that galleries are opening again this week. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you
Arturo Herrera’s most recent work, exhibited in “From This Day Forwards” is a phenomenological shotgun blast. Showing at the Thomas Dane Gallery in London, soon to be freed from the restraints of a Covid-19 Lockdown, Herrera’s dynamic collage works most prominently to overwhelm the senses, in a blitz of overlapping imagery and colour, even as we vehemently struggle to understand it.