Portrait of Peter Kennard in his studio with Untitled 6 (2020), 2020. Photo: Jenny Matthews. Courtesy the artist and Richard Saltoun Gallery.
Ahead of a new exhibition at Richard Saltoun Gallery, the celebrated political artist Peter Kennard talks of photomontage, protest, art schools and image-making in an age of mass reproduction
Harold Offeh. Covers Live, Performance at P! Gallery, NYC, 2019. Photo: Suzanne Mooney.
Offeh discusses boredom, curiosity and 1980s pop culture, the influence of punk and hip-hop, the joy of participatory creativity, social dance as a form of healing and artist-designed playgrounds.
Lana Locke. Photo: © Toby Paton, 2020.
Locke talks about domesticity in life and art, colonialism and climate change –and how these concerns overlap in her new film.
Shneel Malik.
Architect and bio-designer Shneel Malik discusses bio-algae, eco-aesthetics, artisans pioneering ecological waste-water treatment, and the next steps for her award-winning Indus project.
Portrait of Jens Fänge. Photo © Claire Dorn. Courtesy the artist and Perrotin.
As he exhibits new work in Paris, the Swedish painter Jens Fänge talks about assemblage, the structure of dreams, and a childhood encounter with piscine mortality.
Magali Reus, Harlequin Darts, 2016. Acquired through a partnership between the Contemporary Art Society, Henry Moore Foundation and Cathy Wills, 2019. Photo: Lewis Ronald (Plastiques).
As the gallery celebrates its 10th birthday, it is apposite that it is marking its place in the century-long history of contemporary art in Wakefield. Although closed due to Covid, the online offering is comprehensive and fascinating.
Eleanor May Watson. © the artist.
Eleanor May Watson talks about the weight of history, the evolving nature of her work and the complexities of the domestic space.
Sadie Morgan. Photo: Jim Stephenson.
Sadie Morgan, of Stirling Prize-winning architects De Rijke Marsh Morgan, discusses social and environmental responsibility and collaborating with communities and other professions  .
Crystal Fischetti speaking to Studio International via Zoom about her exhibition Hello Again! at Grove Square Galleries, London, 2021.
Crystal Fischetti talks about ‘coming out’ of the spiritual closet, and how she uses her whole body to paint, in a dance-like, yogic manner.
Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, published by Phaidon/New Museum, New York.
Preceding an exhibition at New York’s New Museum, this book, based on a vision of the late Okwui Enwezor and realised by artists and curators who worked with him, is a timely response to racist violence.
Prabhakar Pachpute. Image courtesy the artist.
Prabhakar Pachpute talks about growing up in a coal-mining region in India, and how its associated landscape and characters have become his subject matter.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Tulip, 1984. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.
The first major exhibition of photography at the Dulwich Picture Gallery uses nature as a lens to examine the science, history and culture of the medium, while asking what is a ‘picture’ in the 21st century?.
Tako Taal and Adam Benmakhlouf.
Tako Taal and Adam Benmakhlouf discuss their ideas behind the 2021 Artists’ Moving Image Festival – and turning a weekend festival into a year-long event .
Nick Hornby. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Nick Hornby talks about his shift from art history to personal histories, and combining analogue and digital processes to create photo-sculptural objects.
Leola Pettway and Qunnie Pettway working at the Freedom Quilting Bee. Courtesy Souls Grown Deep Foundation and Alison Jacques Gallery, London.
Quilts from three generations of African American makers in a remote Alabama community demonstrate great skill in deployment of form and colour and a strong collective aesthetic.
Sara Barker talking to Studio International via Zoom, January 2020.
Glasgow-based Sara Barker talks about how the pandemic has affected her practice and her exhibition, undo the knot, currently on show at CAMPLE LINE.
Michael Visocchi. Photo: Adam Proctor.
Scottish artist Michael Visocchi talks about his commission to create a sculpture for South Georgia, one of the most isolated places on Earth, the pandemic and 77 crosses he is – willingly – bearing.
Luiz Zerbini (2020). Courtesy Luiz Zerbini and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photo: Pat Kilgore.
Ahead of his delayed new exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, Brazilian painter Luiz Zerbini discusses urbanity and nature, the power of geometry and the secret life of paintings.
Jordan Baseman, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Matt's Gallery, London.
Dealing with everything from embalming to post cancer surgery tattoos, Jordan Baseman’s films seek to explore difficult subjects with wit and honesty.
Moynihan Train Hall, Manhattan, 2020. Photo: Nicholas Knight, courtesy Empire State Development.
Wrought of sheer will, the Moynihan Train Hall, a radiant new gateway to Manhattan, addresses past, present and future with bravura engineering, lighting, and art.
Christine and Jennifer Binnie. Photo: © Rosie Powell.
Artist sisters Christine and Jennifer Binnie talk about their joint curation of an exhibition from the Towner Collection, returning to East Sussex, where they were raised, and life and work during lockdown.
Sarah Wood, Renaissance. Still from Here is Elsewhere, 2020. © Sarah Wood.
Sarah Wood talks about what lockdown has taught her and how making her latest film piece has challenged the way she works.
Young Poland Book: The Polish Arts and Crafts Movement, 1980-1918. Edited by Julia Griffin and Andrzej Szczerski. Published by Lund Humphries.
The range of work to emerge from the Young Poland movement is staggering and this well-researched, beautifully illustrated book covers everything from furniture and textiles to wood carvings and toys, as well as interiors and paintings.
Jim Dine. © the artist.
Jim Dine talks about his six-decade-long career, his various mediums of expression, his use of Pinocchio as a metaphor for art, and how he will never give up on a work.
Vasily Kandinsky. Landscape with Factory Chimney (Landschaft mit Fabrikschornstein), 1910. Oil on canvas, 66 × 81.9 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, By gift 41.504. © Vasily Kandinsky, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2020.
With 62 of Kandinsky’s paintings and works on paper, this exhibition charts the development of his style as he attempted to free painting from its ties to the natural world.
Shaping the World: Sculpture from Pre-History to Now, by Antony Gormley and Martin Gayford. Published by Thames & Hudson; Antony Gormley, Another Place, 1997. Permanent installation, Crosby Beach, Merseyside, England. A Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council Commission. Photo: Stephen White. © the artist.
This is a fascinating account of conversations between Antony Gormley and the art critic Martin Gayford, over almost 20 years, about sculpture, from Iraqi palaces built in 860BC through totem poles to Richard Serra’s Backdoor Pipeline of 2010.
Genesis, a floating faith space, designed by architects Denizen Works. Photo: Gilbert McCarragher.
Elements of care and craftsmanship link Genesis, a floating faith space on a traditional narrowboat, to ancient and rural church typologies. Designed by the architects Denizen Works, it will support communities on and around east London’s canals.
Abigail DeVille. ​Light of Freedom, 2020. Welded steel, cabling, rusted metal bell, mannequin arms, metal scaffolding, wood, 156 x 96 x 96 inches approximately. Collection the artist. Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York. Photo: Andy Romer.
In the year that has seen the Black Lives Matter movement and the questioning of what public statues should represent, Abigail DeVille’s symbolic installation is particularly timely.
Jenn Nkiru, Project Art Works, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, Larissa Sansour, Michelle Williams Gamaker and Andrea Luka Zimmerman. The Film London Jarman Award 2020 shortlist.
After a challenging year in view of the global pandemic, the prize named after the legendary film-maker Derek Jarman applauds six very different artists. And, for the first time in its history, the award has been split between those shortlisted.
Brian Dawn Chalkley. Antonin Artaud on the beach, 2020. Pencil, felt tip and thread on cotton pillow case, 75 x 45 cm.
Brian Dawn Chalkley’s alter ego, Dawn, has sketched a world of androgynous figures with guns in seaside landscapes, on to pillowcases, in a continuing exploration of gender and sexuality.
Katharina Grosse.
Katharina Grosse talks about the importance of layering, colour and bodily intelligence in her painting practice, and her work on show at the Fondazione Merz in Turin, which is inspired by the medieval tale of Perceval and the Black Knight.
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