Microscopes, heavy machinery, salt tasting, big sculpture, a tiger hat and lots of slate.
Dialectical Materialism: Aspects of British Sculpture since the 1960s offers a glimpse into the shifting terrain of British sculpture over the last fifty years. Conceived by the esteemed art dealer and writer Karsten Schubert (1961-2019), the exhibition celebrates his lasting legacy and vision after his recent death.
INTERVIEW: We talk to artist Ann-Marie James about her solo exhibition “Le Monde Moderne” at Edel Assanti
Since graduating with an MA in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art in 2012, James has exhibited in London, Paris, Italy and Japan, and won a scholarship to the British School at Rome.
In 1992, before the YBA phenomenon fully exploded, Gary Hume took a drastic decision: he stopped making the paintings of mundane hospital doors that had gained him critical recognition and the patronage of Charles Saatchi. It should have been the end of the line for Hume, and perhaps it should have signalled a warning to his gallerist, but both survived to demonstrate that sometimes in art doing the right thing pays off.
These intricate paintings are built-up through layer upon layer of not only material, but also techniques.
Coinciding with Frieze week, the carefully curated list of galleries from around the world this year includes White Cube, Whitechapel, Karsten Schubert, Matts, Riflemaker…….