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Gordon Shrigley: Practising artist and electoral candidate for his Campaign party in Hackney South and Shoreditch
An artist who has been concerned with concepts related to the line for more than 20 years, Shrigley explains why he is now working with performance, and what made him enter the fray for the 2015 general election.
Kate Downie and Susan Winton: Drawing on the landscape
Both these painters are engaged in defining their place within the landscape. From the Forth Bridge to the Parramatta River north of Sydney, from Shetland to the Spanish coast, these two women draw on their Scottish home base and their travels for inspiration.
Kate Downie and Susan Winton: Drawing on the landscape
Both these painters are engaged in defining their place within the landscape. From the Forth Bridge to the Parramatta River north of Sydney, from Shetland to the Spanish coast, these two women draw on their Scottish home base and their travels for inspiration.
The New Whitney
As the Whitney opens its doors for the first time at its new building, it is clear that architect Renzo Piano has not disappointed – the museum’s footprint is palatial, its presence majestic. And with most of its collection left offstage for future exhibitions, the inaugural show, America is Hard to See, is but a teaser.
Andrew Hewish: ‘I founded C4RD on the smell of an oil rag’
We asked Andrew Hewish to outline the thinking behind this space for drawing, and to tell us about some of the exhibitions and events that have taken place there over the past 10 years. Will Peck and Gordon Shrigley talk to us about how they negotiated this shared creative space, and we visited Hewish’s studio and talked to him about the different processes he employs, and the thinking behind his creative practice.
Louise Cattrell: ‘I think you can use your memory to create that 360-degree panorama’
Landscape artist Louise Cattrell shares her secrets for bringing the viewer into the landscape and explains the magic of being presented with a blank white canvas.
Louise Cattrell: Another Place. 71 Blandford Street, London, until 16 May 2015.
Bryan Kneale: ‘I always liked the idea of being totally in charge of the shape’
From shrapnel from a second world war German bomb to early editions of Studio International, Royal Academician Bryan Kneale talks about the inspiration behind his work and his latest show covering half a century of output.
Mathieu Lehanneur: ‘If you say, I’m an industrial designer, a chair appears in people’s minds ... I would like to push the boundaries’
Paris-based designer Mathieu Lehanneur talks about combining nature, science and technology in his creative practice, which ranges from a Wi-Fi station in Paris to a rather unusual cafe in Massachusetts, to working with Huawei, the world’s third largest mobile phone company.
Gavin Turk: ‘For a long time I’d say: “I don’t think I’m growing a beard, I’m just not shaving”’
For the launch of Project Beard at the Other Art Fair, artist Gavin Turk will shave off his beard in stages, transforming himself into six famous artists from Auguste Rodin to Salvador Dalí. Studio International went to Turk’s east London studio for a chat about facial hair and to exclusively film the final moments of his shaving spree.
The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, Southampton Row, London, 23-26 April 2015.
Sarah Jane Moon: 'Painting is fundamentally the relationship between an artist’s senses and the subject’s presence'
Portrait painter Sarah Jane Moon spoke to Studio International at the opening of Inside Portraits at the Mall Galleries Learning Centre, London.
Lydia Gifford: ‘I’m learning how to let go. At times it feels like something’s being wrenched from you’
The British artist says her work is a continually generating material mass that is more about trying to catch movement than trying to make work.
Lydia Gifford: To. For. With. Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, until 10 May 2015.
Frances Walker: ‘For me, art is all about being able to communicate with someone I haven’t even met’
Film-maker and experimental publisher Jonn Herschend explains why Don Quixote has been such a major influence on him, why he relishes making films to show in galleries, and how growing up in an 1880s theme park shaped his work.
Modigliani: A Unique Artistic Voice
This exhibition of Modigliani, who died tragically young, focuses on his works on paper, and shows how, drawing on classical tradition as well as the contemporary art of the time, his distinctive style evolved.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London, until 15 April – 28 June 2015.
Sanya Kantarovsky: Apricot Juice
Russian artist Sanya Kantarovsky has based this exhibition on Mikhail Bulgakov’s satirical novel The Master and Margarita. Exploring the story on canvas with oil, pastel, watercolour and oil stick, he translates the author’s words into art.
Studio Voltaire, London, until 7 June 2015.
SP-Arte: The São Paulo International Art Fair 2015
SP-Arte 2015 hosted work from more than 140 galleries and 170 countries. The glittering opening had its moments and the solo exhibitions and performance events were memorable. But if only the organisers had been bolder.
Marcin Maciejowski: ‘I would be happy to always paint my wife’
The Polish portrait artist reveals the stories behind some of the paintings in his latest exhibition, Unsettled Matters – from his best friend’s wife, who didn’t really like him, to the girl in a YouTube video of a George Michael song, with whom he was once in love.
Michel François: A Frozen Eagle Melting on the Theatre of Operations
In his latest exhibition, Belgian multimedia artist Michel François presents fragmented sculptures that toy with our desire to understand.
Thomas Dane Gallery, London, until 23 May 2015.
FB55
This show, while not shedding new light on Francis Bacon himself, does paint a picture of a very restrictive period for gay men and thus highlights the artist’s bravery in producing such provocative work.
Fox Reading Room, ICA, London, until 17 May 2015.
Shirin Neshat: ‘Nothing is more powerful than human expression’
The artist talks about her latest exhibition, for which she photographed ordinary people in Azerbaijan, how she incorporates poetry into her work, and her feelings about being so close to her own birthplace, Iran, which she has not visited for more than 20 years.
One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works
The artist’s 60-part work, based on the Great Migration of black people from the south to the north of the US from 1915, is shown here in its entirety. Shifting between the personal and the monumental, it tells the story of the thousands who left their homes in search of a brighter future.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, until 7 September 2015.
CUBISM 2.0: Post-Cubism in Europe
This rare and beautiful exhibition presents 18 works by artists from France, Hungary, Russia and the US who shared the aims of cubism as applied to landscape, still-life and quotidian life.
Hanina Fine Arts, London, until 8 July 2015.
Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection
Cats came to Japan from China in the sixth century, aboard ships carrying Buddhist texts. An enchanting new exhibition at the Japan Society presents these frolicsome felines in a distinctly Japanese cast, in ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints by Edo-period masters of the genre.
Japan Society, New York City, until 7 June 2015.
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Nicola Homer: Lawrence Lek has won the Converse x Dazed Emerging Artists Award. His work is on show at the Royal Academy from 18 April until 17 May.

Nicola Homer: A major UK retrospective of Sonia Delaunay’s vibrant work is now at Tate Modern after its exhibition in Paris, reviewed here: http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/sonia-delaunay-les-couleurs-de-l-abstraction-review

Cindi Di Marzo: Wild Garden: Outsider Art in Iran opens 22 April, Galerie Hamer, Amsterdam, compares "weeds" in nature and art http://bit.ly/11Haf0H

Cindi Di Marzo: Maker and Muse displays 250 pieces of art jewellery made by women in the early 20th century, Driehaus Museum, Chicago, http://bit.ly/1uLEvDe

Cindi Di Marzo: Frida Kahlo Art, Garden, Life, NY Botanical Garden, recreates her Casa Azul studio/garden, with a display of paintings http://bit.ly/14MQbeY

Cindi Di Marzo: In Effie Gray, Dakota Fanning's insightful portrait reveals Gray's brave defiance of husband John Ruskin's cruelty: http://bit.ly/1GhPxXD

Cindi Di Marzo: Becoming Another: The Power of Masks, Rubin Museum NYC, explores spiritual and ritual uses of masks across times and cultures @RubinMuseum

Anna McNay: Happy 70th Birthday to Anselm Kiefer! Revisit his @royalacademy show here: http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/anselm-kiefer-retrospective-royal-academy-of-arts-london

Anna McNay: Maggi Hambling's War Requiem & Aftermath opens tomorrow @CultInstKings http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/maggi-hambling-walls-of-water-review-interview-national-gallery-scallop

Anna McNay: Shortlist announced for @ArtCatlin Prize http://www.artcatlin.com/en/ @studiolatest will be filming the exhibition & artists in May

Cindi Di Marzo

Cindi Di Marzo, 1963-2015.

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Cindi Di Marzo, aged 52. Cindi contributed beautifully written, insightful reviews and interviews to Studio International for many years. She was a much loved colleague and friend, and her enthusiasm and consummate professionalism were an inspiration to all. She will be dearly missed by all at Studio.
She once told me: "Enjoy life, life is short." Cindi, your life was indeed too short. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time.
Cindi Di Marzo left us on Saturday April 25, 2015.
Miguel Benavides
Editor

The Drawn Word: ‘Even if I write my name I am drawing’

The Drawn Word. Published by Studio International and the Studio Trust, 2014. Cover image: Will McLean. “All writing is drawing/ Method of Investigations”.

 

This publication focuses on explaining the relationship between writing and drawing; the ideas raised at the symposium are expanded and clarified, with the inclusion of artists’ and academics’ contributions from sources as diverse as Oxford professor emeritus Martin Kemp – who has written on the Leicester Codex by Leonardo da Vinci and Professor Asa Briggs (a leading British historian and a key code-breaker at Bletchley Park during the second world war) – who discusses, “Drawing as Code”.

The Drawn Word is the product of a research project funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council networking grant that explored the relationship between writing, drawing and literacy. As such it is a collaborative publication between Studio International, the University of the Arts London (UAL) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT).

Editors: Professor Stephen Farthing RA and Dr Janet McKenzie
Publisher: Studio International and the Studio Trust, New York and London, 2014.
Content: 128 pages, full colour.
Language: English.
ISBN: 9780983259954 (Softcover).
Dimensions: 280 x 115 x 11 mm (11.0 x 8.7 x 7/16 in).
Price: UK £20, US $30, A $40.


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