Curated by Regine Basha at Cecilia Brunson Projects, the show features one of Magdy’s most recent films, The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness (2014), to be screened this month at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Basim Magdy talks to Studio International about the subject and process of his filmmaking.
The US artist Lynn Hershman Leeson, known for her performance art and film-making, talks about her latest show, Civic Radar, making films with Tilda Swinton, and her fears about bio-engineering.
Studio International has come to north west London to visit the painter Trish Wylie in her studio. Although Wylie is drawn to a broad range of creative disciplines – literature, dance, performance and music – she chooses to work, as a painter because of its immediacy and its solitary practice.
Trish Wylie – Cowboys, Belgravia Gallery, London, until 12 February 2015.
Thomas Allen talks about his background in sociology, how his latest work relies on the scribbles of perfect strangers – and why termites are so fascinating.
Thomas Allen: Contemporary Cave Painting, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, until 8 February 2015.
The London-based artist Gail Pickering talks about her recent major exhibition at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, which combined visual art, installations, videos, screenings and performances, and the ever-changing, ever-static, ever-replicating nature of images.
Jessica Stockholder talks about her work, which combines painting, sculpture, installation and language in a unique creation that calls for a close personal encounter with the viewer.
Using edible and chemical substances from hair gel to toothpaste to avocado skins and potatoes, Samara Scott explores the processes of human consumption and waste through the creation of a series of dense landscapes lit by a warm, coloured light.
The Sunday Painter, London, until 18 January 2015.
In the 1950s and 60s, Polish-born Wojciech Fangor was an artistic force to be reckoned with. Having turned to poster art as an escape from the social realism that dominated his homeland at that time, he became fascinated with the interaction between colour and space.
3 Grafton Street, London, until 9 January 2015.
Sam Belinfante talks about the role of listening in the visual arts and the challenges he faced in curating this engaging and impressive show, which features some of the key figures in aural art today.
Listening: Curated by Sam Belinfante (A Hayward touring exhibition), Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne, until 11 January 2015.
Maggi Hambling talks about the sea, life, death and love in her work, how, despite being nearly 70, she’s still learning about painting, and why sometimes a painting has to be killed off.
Maggi Hambling: Walls of Water, National Gallery, London, until 15 February 2015; Maggi Hambling: Walls of Water: The Monotypes, Marlborough Fine Art, until 10 January 2015.