Eli and Edythe’s brilliantly realised dream of a palace for their art joins a developer’s brief to a philanthropist’s vision for downtown Los Angeles.
Carl Plackman rarely discussed his work, which, spanning sculpture, drawing and installation, refuses to be defined. During his long overdue exhibition at Pangolin London, Studio International spoke to his former student, Mark Dunhill, to get some insights into the man behind the art.
The artist talks about the collapsing of genres, her desire to portray identity post gender and painting as a metaphor for something eternal.
Anj Smith: Phosphor on the Palms, Hauser & Wirth, London, until 21 November 2015.
The young Israeli-American sculptor talks about her Orthodox background, her beginnings in art, integration of sculpture and performance, and how art relates to her personal history.
Tamar Ettun: Alula in Blue, Fridman Gallery, New York City, until 24 October 2015.
The Union of Fire and Water presents a historical and cultural superimposition of Baku and Venice as seen through the eyes of two artists, Rashad Alakbarov and Almagul Menlibayeva. Studio International talked to the artists, alongside the curator Suad Garayeva, to hear more about the cities intertwined histories.
Palazzo Barbaro, San Marco, Venice, until 22 November 2015.
This group exhibition – curated by artist Luc Tuymans – brings together more than 40 works by 15 Belgian artists in an attempt to highlight the similarities and tensions between two different generations within Belgium.
Parasol Unit, London, until 6 December 2015.
The artist talks about the motivation behind her brightly coloured projection of frenzied fish on to the National Theatre as part of the Totally Thames festival.
The artist talks about her dramatic paintings, the significance of red and her own particular take on melancholia.
Connaught Brown, London, until 3 October 2015.
The artist talks about moving from working on computers to painting, linking the two worlds to produce something physical translated from the digital, the importance of layering, surface, and light and making work out of computer errors or spam.
The artist talks about immigration, her personal connection to west London and the human tragedies that have inspired her most recent work.
Griffin Gallery, White City, London, until 2 October 2015.
A rebel, an iconoclast and a playful symbolist – Ai Weiwei is all these things, but surely history will remember him as one of China’s most influential dissident artists. Curator Adrian Locke talks about Ai’s latest exhibition at the Royal Academy.
Royal Academy of Arts, London, until 13 December 2015.
This exhibition of contemporary artworks by more than 20 women artists reflects the changes in art practice in the 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act was introduced in the UK.
Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, until 21 October 2015.