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Review: The Box, Plymouth

Plymouth has just opened it’s new arts and heritage complex and a lot was riding on it. There’s the £47m budget and the fact that it’s coinciding with the 400th anniversary of the launch of the Mayflower from Plymouth — the ship carrying English settlers to North America. Plus, much like everything else in art and the wider world, the launch was delayed due to the pandemic.

Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer Install shot © Mark Westall

Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer

Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer is a multi-faceted portrait of the groundbreaking dancer and choreographer told by and through the eyes of the creative voices and faces the artist has collaborated with since he launched Michael Clark & Company, aged only 22, in 1984.

Review: ‘Five Hides’

It’s not a criticism of the art in ‘Five Hides’ to say that the biggest wow moment is seeing the space, a vast Victorian hall close to Kennington tube station which is hosting its first exhibition. The soaring 800 square metres of Manor Place, which has been left empty over the last decade, has a colourful history.

Georg Baselitz: 'Manopola - Fausthandschuh', 2019[ FAD magazine

A Big Hand for Baselitz

The past few years have tended to see Georg Baselitz in fine, adventurous form, at least in the studio (less so in the interview room, where his ludicrous generalisations about female painters have tended to put people off). And you have to hand it to him here: well into his ninth decade, Baselitz has come up with a series of works quite unlike anything he has done before – a whole show of hands, many of them monumental

Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall / Photo by Sky Sharrock

Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall

Anish Kapoor’s latest exhibition is the perfect post-lockdown tonic for the soul after months of confinement. In March when the world was blind-sided by Covid-19 and galleries and museums were forced to close and move online, their gradual reopening along with alternative exhibition venues such as the magnificent Houghton Hall, is a breath of fresh air for art lovers.

Jenny Kendler: 'Bird Watching' 2018-19

Why visit the Eden Project?

I guess no one visits the Eden Project in Cornwall to look at art: to enjoy the plant life, take in the biomes and reflect on environmental sustainability, yes; to zip across the half-mile SkyWire, maybe.  But there is an art trail, along with a map identifying sixteen works to see, and I followed it last week.

Parasol unit 2004-2020

It did mean that the end of Parasol unit at Wharf Road programme in London came rather unnoticed, but a handsome tome* now commemorates more than 50 major exhibitions held over the sixteen years 2004-20.

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