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Ann Dumas in Giverny.
One of the UK’s leading curators, Dumas talks about women in the art world, the trials and triumphs of curatorial life, the differences between working in the US and the UK, and Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas, and Picasso – the subject of her latest exhibition, about to open at the Royal Academy
Saad Qureshi, Something About Paradise, 2019 (detail). Courtesy the artist and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © Jonty Wilde.
Step into a fantastical dreamworld as you explore Qureshi’s mindscape inspired by stories British people have told him of how they imagine paradise.
Marc Chagall. The Trampled Flowers, illustration for the publication Daphnis and Chloe, 1961, lithograph. Private collection. © ADAGP, Paris, 2019.
This colourful exhibition explores the influences of the Hellenic world and its Bacchanalian myths on the Jewish artist of folklore, circus, and biblical tales.
Francesco Clemente, Musica da camera IV, 1994. Pastel on paper, 26 3/8 x 19 in (67 x 48.3 cm). Collection of the artist, New York. Courtesy of Francesco Clemente Studio. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging.
A career-spanning selection of pastels by the transavantguardia stalwart is best when at its most whimsical and extempore.
Vivian Suter, Nisyros (Vivian’s bed), 2016–17. Oil, pigment, and fish glue on canvas and paper, and volcanics, earth, botanical matter, microorganisms, and wood, 110 x 86 cm. © Courtesy of the artist and Karma International, Zurich and Los Angeles; Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels; House of Gaga, Mexico City; and Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City.
The Swiss-Argentine artist’s first exhibition in Britain is fragrant, sensorial and enigmatic in expression.
Portrait of Alfredo Jaar. Image courtesy of Goodman Gallery.
As his seminal Rwanda Project is revived at London’s Goodman Gallery, the Chilean artist and architect speaks on inculcating empathy, the difficulty of representing real-world tragedy and the malaise of the contemporary media.
David Bomberg. Study for In the Hold, c1914. Charcoal on paper, 54.8 × 65.4 cm. Tate, London. Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1967. © Tate.
This disappointingly limited exhibition does little to uphold the promised insight into the influence of the old masters on Bomberg’s work.
Studio Malka Architecture, The Green Machine, 2014. Architecture project. Courtesy of the artist.
This Royal Academy exhibition addresses a planet in a state of emergency with a range of artists and architects’ speculative responses to our manmade environmental crises.
Dora Maar. Untitled, c1980. Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper, 30 x 23.7 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019.
This fascinating exhibition explores the long and varied career of the surrealist photographer and shows that her work went far beyond her links to Picasso.
Angelo Plessas. Karma Dome, 2019. Installation view, The Extended Mind, 2019. Image courtesy Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh.
This fascinating show explores the mind and how we think through our connections with other people, things and places.
Hamish Fulton. Google Champa Tenzin, Tibet, 2007, 2007. Framed archival inkjet print, 48 × 75 cm. © Hamish Fulton. Courtesy Parafin, London. Photo: Peter Mallet.
This exhibition of almost 50 years of Fulton’s experience of walking the natural world is a breath of fresh air in the heart of London’s Mayfair.
Installation view of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 at South London Gallery. Photo @ studiostagg.
From Ryan Orme’s inventive form of urban landscape painting to Eleonora Agostini’s weird depictions of family life and Ben Yau’s deep-dive into the history of the 1973 military coup in Chile, here are some of the best from this year’s New Contemporaries.
Alison Carlier, January 2020. Photo: Amanda.
The artist, the first to win the Jerwood Drawing Prize for an audio piece, talks about the overlap between drawing and words, and explains what informs her practice.
Josef Herman. Transit Officer, 1941. Gouache on paper, 55.5 x 43.5 cm (21 7/8 x 17 1/8 in) framed. © The Estate of Josef Herman, courtesy of Flowers Gallery.
As part of the nationwide arts festival Insiders/Outsiders, this retrospective of the Jewish émigré artist brings to life his suffering and his search for a common humanity, epitomised in his paintings of Welsh miners returning home against the twilight sun.
Bernd and Hilla Becher. Blaenserchan Colliery, Pontypool, South Wales, GB, 1966. © Estate Bernd & Hilla Becher, represented by Max Becher, courtesy Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur – Bernd und Hilla Becher Archive, Cologne, 2019.
The Bechers’ austere photographs documenting industrial architecture across Britain, Europe and North America in the second half of the last century are a stark reminder of a lost world of labour.
Robert Holyhead, 2019. Photo: Andrew Smart, AC Cooper Ltd. Courtesy of the artist, and Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris | London.
The artist discusses his new work, No Movement, No Colour, at Galerie Max Hetzler, London, and why, despite months of meticulous preparation, each oil painting must be finished in a single day.
Tau Lewis. Installation view, Art Basel Miami Beach 2019. Photo: Jill Spalding.
Hit the refresh button! Just as the fair that 17 years ago rebranded Miami as an art hub began sitting on its laurels, a series of concurring innovations has now rebranded the fair.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Brothers to a Garden, 2017. Oil on linen. Lent by Lonti Ebers, © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, and Corvi-Mora, London.
In this gem of a show a handful of Yiadom-Boakye’s paintings and etchings beckon you into their space, captivating you with their imagery.
Miao Jiaxin. Borders, 10 November 2019. 120 min. Photo: ©2019CieArtincidence, FIAP 2019 Martinique / Jean Baptiste Barret.
There were some riveting performances at this second iteration of the West Indian island’s festival, which took as its theme its neo-colonial history and the overwhelming threat from climate change.
Anselm Kiefer, Superstrings, Runes, The Norns, Gordian Knot, White Cube Bermondsey 15 November 2019 - 26 January 2020 © Anselm Kiefer. Photo © White Cube (Ollie Hammick). Courtesy White Cube.
Kiefer’s vast new works bring together scientific theory, mythology, astrology, mathematics and spirituality. The result is mysterious and unsettling.
Karlyn Sutherland. Light Study, Toyama (4), 2019. © the artist. Photo: Angus Mackay.
This exhibition of nine Scottish-based abstract artists repays visitors who are prepared to take their time and appreciate a different pace and dynamic.
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