Zachary Buehner has no reference to being a graffiti artist on his website, for obvious reasons (In the US and elsewhere, graffiti is considered a form vandalism or destruction of private property and many graffiti artists have served time in jail when caught painting, hence their anonymity), but that is how he began as an artist.
Royal Academy of Art, London, until 9 June 2013
Such is the historical window and nature of George Bellows’ rather short career that it seems unavoidable to think of his work in relation to the artistic and social transformations of the early 20th century.
Randall's Island, Manhattan, 10–13 May 2013
They had predicted that all those who signed on for last year’s daunting and costly round trip to a derelict sports field on Randall’s Island, to be met by an overlit tent sheltering too few galleries and too long lines for a $7 cup of coffee, were not going to return this year for more punishment.
Flowers Cork Street, London, until 18 May 2013
Patrick Hughes talks to Anna McNay about his unique technique of reverspective.
Barbican Art Gallery, London, until 9 June 2013.
This is not the first time we have “danced around the bride”. It is now well acknowledged that since the Bride rose to fame, art practice has been dancing around this mysterious figure first envisioned in Duchamp’s (in)famous work The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (1915-23) in one way or another.
Liane Lang’s works combine a mixture of photography and grotesquely lifelike silicon and rubber sculpture. Having recently undertaken a residency at the Memento Sculpture Park in Budapest, where she found herself amidst the supersized discarded sculptures of heroes from the Socialist era, her new works, currently on display at Art First, play with scale, status, and the act of iconoclasm.
One of the superstar architects of the century, Toyo Ito, who turns 72 in June, said he now faces a new challenge: to “open up” architecture to a wider audience. In fact, Ito has been doing just that since 1971, when he founded his own studio, Urbot (Urban Robot), in Tokyo.
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, until 2 June 2013.
Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, West Sussex, is showing Barbara Hepworth: The Hospital Drawings. The show coincides with the 65th anniversary year of the launch of Britain’s pioneering National Health Service in 1948. A groundbreaking change within Post-War Britain society, the NHS was embraced by artists like Hepworth, who supported the broad left ideals behind the social reconstruction of Britain, to develop a fairer, more inclusive society.