Nathaniel Pitt explains that he looked to the processes of artists, instead of the subjects of their work, to curate the show. The three artists in this show, he says, are not starting from media, but from their curiosity.
The Turner Prize-winning conceptual artist underscores his first institutional show in New York with a meticulously researched multimedia installation based around WB Yeats’s 1916 play At the Hawk’s Well and Noh theatre.
Canvases appear abandoned on the floor and wet paint suggest a state of un-finish, but the compositions are complex, and the overlaid marks, prints, and repeated brushstrokes, a result of a prolonged process and experimentation.
A prominent member of the post-1980s generation of Chinese artists and a former assistant of Ai Wewei, the Beijing artist talks about his visually stunning, anti-authoritarian and provocative work. Lilly Wei talked to the artist in his Beijing studio in 2015.
An enlightening and enriching insight into the juvenilia of the controversial photographer, showing 12 rarely seen collage and assemblage works, in which he develops motifs and themes that continue throughout his career.
More than 400 events and installations from high-profile designers and rising stars were included in this year’s London Design Festival, while the city’s inaugural design biennale showcased the works of 37 countries at Somerset House.
The opening room at Hauser & Wirth Somerset has been transformed into a spider’s lair, a fitting scene to start this exhibition of late etchings by Louise Bourgeois, seen here together for the first time.
In the startlingly altered states of Blenheim Palace, the multifarious Michelangelo Pistoletto spoke to Studio International about the history of time as captured in his Mirror Paintings, his rejection of the concept of a signature style, and the conviction that art can transform life.
The artist subverts photography, as she strives to ‘rub out meaning’. Instead, she explains, she is interested in the things that are lost, denied and corrupted in the transposition from object into image, and from image into reality, and from reality into meaning.
Restricting herself to the abstract and the monochrome, referencing Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman, and setting rules for the sale of her work, Schneider questions the central relationships in art – between artist and antecedent, gallerist and buyer.
From yeti expeditions to spy shenanigans, the Himalayan hotel in Kalimpong has seen it all. Now, a new virtual reality work – along with its accompanying exhibition and publication – invites you to step back in time and explore.
Since it was founded in 1985, cultural organisation Artangel has made a name for itself staging exhibitions in headline-grabbing locations. Its latest show brings a cast of literary and art-world heavyweights to the cells, corridors and chapel of HM Prison Reading, which closed in 2013.
This is Johnson at his best. Mirrors, branded wood, black soap, shea butter, cut-up photography – his trademark materials are all here in this vast gallery, as he draws visitors in to contemplate his themes of anxiety and race.
A fantastic range of Surrealist works and ephemera displayed in this exhibition shows the mutifaceted nature of the surrealist art movement, encountered through four different collections of Surrealist art.
Combining elements of Christian iconography and ritual with artefacts from North African and oriental culture, Buthe created entrancing and immersive installations, at once meditative and full of energy.