This exhibition lacks coherence and has little to say about the influence British artists had on the French impressionists, but is redeemed by paintings of the Thames, the highlight of which are eight works by Claude Monet
This exhibition considers abstract expressionism through its Asian-American practitioners, with a focus on Hawaii’s artists, as it brings them together with their US counterparts, such as Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock.
The French architect Jean Prouvé was a radical modernist whose graceful prefab buildings used cutting-edge techniques to further his socially progressive ideals. In an era of housing shortages and mass migration, his work is powerfully relevant – as this extraordinary exhibition demonstrates.
Zarah Hussain (b1980, Cheshire, UK) places her work at “the intersection of science and spirituality”. She combines a lifelong fascination with – and extensive training in – hand-drawn Islamic geometry with the latest digital software to create hypnotic, looping animations made with code. Her work also encompasses apps, paintings and sculptures.
In his filmic and photographic portraits of architect Moshe Safdie’s abandoned 1968 housing project Habitat Puerto Rico, David Hartt explores the relationship between site, ideology and environment, at a poignant moment for a country currently struggling with environmental and economic disaster.
The curatorial mission, to showcase the influence on artists and their practice of two distinct moments of political impact – the Tiananmen Square crackdown and the failed promise of the 2008 Beijing Olympics – upends our understanding of the modern Chinese aesthetic.
In her latest exhibition, the rather unwieldy title of which refers to the volume of space in the gallery vs that of the artist, Monica Bonvicini employs her large installations to consider notions of power, domination and control.
As his student subway drawings go on show alongside recent paintings and sculptures at Timothy Taylor, London, Alex Katz explains why he believes content to be unimportant, and what he means by seeking only to portray the ‘immediate presence’.
In her first comprehensive survey in the US, the artist and designer reveals a diverse and colourful practice that started with legendary design collective Memphis. Here, she talks about the show and moving from design to painting.
Studio International visited the Dulwich Picture Gallery to view the Finnish artist Tove Jansson’s first retrospective exhibition in the UK. She is well-known as the creator of the Moomins, but as this major retrospective makes clear, Jansson’s work encompasses many creative disciplines.
In Irish film artist Grace Weir’s latest exhibition, Unfolded, past and present, the real and representational repeatedly elide. Here, Weir talks about her work and about challenging notions of fixity in art, physics and philosophy.
The barren, dystopian landscapes of Kelly Richardson’s audiovisual installations are hypnotically beautiful, recalling sci-fi and Romanticism, and issuing a subtle call to arms over the catastrophic effects of climate change.
Australian artist Julie Montgarrett uses her work to explore the continent’s problematic colonial past, employing textiles and stitching to tease out the selective histories and mythologies of settler narratives.
Remaining committed to the Bauhaus ideals of uniting art and design as one field of form-production, Anni Albers’s pictorial weavings and later graphic prints promoted the egalitarian dissemination of artistic forms and prototypes.
After a summer of double Documentas, the Moldovan artist Pavel Brăila is now included in the second edition of the Art Encounters Biennial in Timișoara, Romania. Here, he talks about how his home region has inspired his work.
An ambitious Expo Chicago showed positive signs of a refined personality, an adventurous pioneering of emerging galleries and artists, as well as an exciting off-site collaboration with Palais de Tokyo.