Not many artists would want to work with bacteria, smelly faecal transplants or anthrax, but Dumitriu is at the crossover between science and art, as happy in a microbiology lab as she is in a studio. Here, she talks about her process.
This group exhibition makes a strong case that assemblage – as an art form – is still influential and prevalent among today’s contemporary artists.
APT | Art in Perpetuity Trust, London, until 6 September 2015.
Eleven artists come together to reflect on colonialism and its aftermath in a complex, multimedia, collaborative exhibition, which pulls apart the notions of origin and authorship.
Personne et les Autres: Vincent Meessen and Guests, Belgian Pavilion, Venice, until 22 November 2015.
At an exhibition of Oswaldo Vigas’s work in Bogotá, his son Lorenzo talked about his father’s love of people, how mythology and witchcraft shaped his output, and his friendship with Picasso.
Having been associated with the California Light and Space movement in the 1960s, Larry Bell, who was born in Chicago in 1939, has made exploring the relationship between the art object and its environment his primary concern for more than 40 years. Initially a painter, Bell began by painting angular geometric compositions that suggested three-dimensional forms. Frustrated by the two-dimensional limitations of the medium, he then made the switch to sculpture.
Larry Bell’s 2D-3D: Glass & Vapor, White Cube Mason’s Yard, London, until 26 September 2015.
With his sailing background, Charles Lim explains, he sees the sea as ‘just an office’. His 10-year-old, 10-part project, Sea State, explores the biophysical, political and psychic contours of Singapore, which this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence.
Fifteen years after Richard Long’s last exhibition of any scale in his native Bristol, he is the Arnolfini’s showcase artist during the city’s 2015 European Green Capital celebrations. Director Kate Brindley speaks to Studio International about the exhibition.
The US conceptual artist and educator talks about why he believes art should be interested in knowledge ahead of pleasure, being influenced by Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, and why he contests his students rather than nurturing them.
The Lisson Gallery’s summer show takes a linguistic turn while tapping into the trends of the networked age. Studio International talked to its curators, Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot, and discovered the meaning of the ‘metamodern’.
Lisson Gallery, London, until 5 September 2015.
The California-based multimedia artist Toni Scott talks about how, in DNA – Bloodlines and the Family of Mankind, she has woven her own personal family history with the universal history of African Americans and Native Americans in a celebration of the human spirit.
DNA – Bloodlines and the Family of Mankind, Dame Jillian Sackler International Artists Exhibition Program, Arthur M Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University, until 27 September 2015.
The artist explains the complex mechanisms of a cinema organ and its colour-changer to Studio International with ease and clarity.
Eloise Hawser: Lives on Wire, ICA Lower Gallery, London, until 6 September 2015.
The artist discusses her hometown of Tangier, palaeontology, her concerns with trade and smuggling, and the difficulties of opening a cinema when you have no previous experience.
Yto Barrada: Faux Guide, Pace Gallery, London, until 8 August 2015.
This unmissable two-venue retrospective of Anthony Caro’s work encompasses everything from his vast steel sculptures of the 1960s to his table pieces, to his jewellery, ending with his final works.
Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, until 1 November 2015.