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English Filth: Cat Roissetter, installation view, The Cob Gallery, London, 2020.
In her latest exhibition, Roissetter creates a distorted dreamworld that playfully, but subtly reveals the seediness inherent in England’s ‘polite society’
Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum. The Two II, 2020. Pencil, oil and acrylic on wood panel, 152 x 152 cm. © the artist.
Through multilayered works that merge vibrant female figures with fantastical landscapes, the South African artist, who currently has a solo show at Goodman Gallery, London, is forging more complex and nuanced portrayals of black women.
Craig Gough.
Now in his 80s, Gough continues to paint his vast abstract canvases. He talks about his long career and, in particular, the influence John Walker had on him.
Emma Critchley. © the artist.
She has worked with dancers in the world’s deepest swimming pool, with scientists investigating glacial retreats and others investigating the effect of noise pollution on the oceans’ inhabitants. She explains how her work responds to environmental crises.
Dress, Comme des Garçons / Rei Kawakubo, 2028, Spring Summer.
How did you choose the clothes you are wearing today, and what do they say about you? This show picked apart fashion and the meaning of dress codes.
Paul Gauguin, Portrait of a Young Girl, Vaïte (Jeanne) Goupil, 1896. Oil on canvas, 75 x 65 cm. © Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen. Photo: Anders Sune Berg. Exhibition organised by Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen and the Royal Academy of Arts.
Do we need yet another impressionist exhibition? This Royal Academy showcase of Denmark’s Ordrupgaard collection proves that there is life still in the old dog.
Bill Brandt, East Sussex, 1963, colour transparency, Bill Brandt Archive Ltd., © Bill Brandt/Bill Brandt Archive Ltd.
The work of the photographer Bill Brandt and the sculptor Henry Moore first came together during the second world war. From their depictions of coalmines to the London underground, a new book tells the story of their intersecting practices in a way that helps us see the work of both artists afresh.
Rose English. Quadrille, 1975/2013. Colour, silent DVD of performance in Southampton, England, 1975, in a fitted pink box, duration 10min 57sec. Copyright the artist. Courtesy of Richard Saltoun Gallery.
Seven artists interpret the sexuality of the female body in subversive and surreal ways.
Sarah Lucas, Cool Chick Baby, 2020. Tights, wire, kapok, shoes, acrylic paint, vinyl and metal chair, 96.5 x 77.5 x 90 cm plus 20.3 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm. Image courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ. © Sarah Lucas, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo: Robert Glowacki.
One of the most infamous YBAs returns to London and Sadie Coles with an exultant, expressive refinement of a seminal sculptural series.
Nalini Malani, Studio Bombay. Photo: Johan Pijnappel. © Nalini Malani.
Malani won the Joan Miró Prize last year and the resulting exhibition, You Don’t Hear Me, is now on in Barcelona. She has also just been awarded the first National Gallery Contemporary Fellowship. She explains why telling and retelling stories, often from a feminist perspective, has been at the core of her art.
John Byrne. Three Cats, 2020. Screenprint, 55 x 45 cm. © the artist.
This celebratory exhibition of Byrne’s screenprints, along with a companion show of portraits of the artist, by his friend the photographer David Eustace, champions the camaraderie, craft and warmth of one of Scotland’s most admired and multi-talented artists.
Héctor Zamora, Lattice Detour, 2020. Installation view, The Roof Garden Commission, courtesy of the artist. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo: Anna-Marie Kellen.
With its nod to the US-Mexico border wall, Zamora’s installation at the Met raises provocative questions about socioeconomic and environmental issues as well as the increasing scrutiny facing art in public spaces.
Jean-Marie Appriou, The Horses, 2019. Cast aluminum, courtesy of the artist and CLEARING, New York/Brussels; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich/New York. Presented by Public Art Fund, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, Sep 11, 2019 - Aug 30, 2020. Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY.
With museums and galleries shut due to the pandemic, art had to be rethought. Online shows have their place but can’t compete with seeing the real thing. With that in mind, here is a roundup of New York’s best outdoor offerings.
Christo in front of the London Mastaba, Hyde Park, London, 2018. Photo: Tim Whitby, Getty.
A clever smartphone app has turned Christo & Jeanne-Claude’s London Mastaba into a trick of augmented reality that you can carry around in your pocket, allowing you to site it anywhere you chose.
Yoko Ono, DREAM TOGETHER, 2020, installed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art © Yoko Ono. Image: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by Anna-Marie Kellen.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York reveals Yoko Ono’s new commission, created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, ahead of the museum’s reopening this month.
The Artist in Time: A Generation of Great British Creatives by Chris Fite-Wassilak is published by Herbert Press
With contributions from painters, poets, illustrators and film-makers, including Ralph Steadman, Rasheed Araeen and Frank Bowling, this glossy publication gives older creatives a platform to discuss their daily working habits and motivations, and how their approaches have adapted over the years.
Pat Steir in her studio. Film still, Pat Steir: Artist, 2019. Courtesy Pat Steir and Veronica Gonzalez Peña.
She discusses a new, candid documentary of her life, and talks about her art practice and the influence of John Cage, Sol LeWitt and Agnes Martin, and about feminism, politics and civil rights.
Aliza Nisenbaum.
Nisenbaum is preparing for two exhibitions this year, one at Anton Kern Gallery in New York and one at Tate Liverpool. She was meant to be in the UK now, painting for the Liverpool show. She explains how she has instead had to adapt to working with her subjects via Zoom.
Sam Lucas.
The artist talks about clay’s therapeutic and expressive qualities, and how her work helps her to explore and articulate feelings of social awkwardness and displacement.
Anish Kapoor. Eight Eight, 2004, onyx. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery. © Anish Kapoor. All rights reserved DACS, 2020. Photo: Pete Huggins.
Anish Kapoor’s postponed exhibition at Houghton Hall opens as lockdown eases in the UK.
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