Matthew Krishanu: The Bough Breaks
Installation view, Matthew Krishanu, The Bough Breaks, Camden Art Centre, London, 26 April – 23 June 2024. Photo: Rob Harris.
Interweaving childhood memories and imagination with the history of painting, Matthew Krishanu creates narrative series of universal relevance
Wassily Kandinsky. Improvisation Deluge, 1913. Lenbachhaus Munich, Donation of Gabriele Münter, 1957.
A long-overdue exhibition exploring the friendships and relationships, shared concerns and disagreements between the expressionist artists associated with the Blue Rider.
Decolonised Structures (Sir Winston Churchill in foreground), Installation view, Yinka Shonibare CBE: Suspended States, Serpentine South, 2024. © Yinka Shonibare CBE 2024. Photo: © Jo Underhill. Courtesy Yinka Shonibare CBE and Serpentine.
When does an artistic trope stop being art? The incessant repetition of Yinka Shonibare’s trademark batik print is starting to wear thin.
Marisa Merz: Listen to the Space, installation view, LaM museum, 3 May – 22 September 2024. Photo: F. Iovino / LaM.
Refusing completion, Marisa Merz’s works bear traces of the studio, materially suggesting a state of perpetual mutability and mobility.
Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir talking to Studio International at the opening of That’s a Very Large Number: A Commerzbau, Iceland Pavilion, Arsenale, Venice, April 2024. Photo: Martin Kennedy.
Recycled jute coffee bags, plastic pizza and a heap of wet wipes – for Iceland’s Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, Birgisdóttir takes a wry look at our consumerist society and the mixed messages we absorb subliminally.
Tony Cragg talking to Studio International at the opening of his exhibition at Castle Howard. Photo: Martin Kennedy.
In the gardens of Castle Howard, north Yorkshire, Tony Cragg talks about his different sculptural series and the juxtapositions, links and contrasts they bring to the stately home’s permanent collection, architecture and landscape.
Máret Ánne Sara, Oaivemozit / galskap / madness, 2013. Sámi Art Collection. © Máret Ánne Sara.
This vast and varied show celebrating the work of indigenous artists from North and South America, Oceania, and the Nordic region is a joy.
Abdullah Al Saadi: Sites of Memory, Sites of Amnesia. Image Courtesy of National Pavilion UAE, Venice Biennale 2024. Photo: Ismail Noor of Seeing Things.
His practice centres on journeys exploring the region where he was raised and lives as he attempts to capture the passage between present and past, between remembering and forgetting.
Zineb Sedira: Dreams Have No Titles, installation view, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 15 February – 12 May 2024. Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery. Photo: Damian Griffiths.
This enveloping Gesamtkunstwerk is a multifarious evocation of political resistance that does not make the mistake of disregarding the audience’s pleasure.
Left: Marianne Breslauer, Portrait of George Hoyningen-Heune, Paris, 1932. Image courtesy George Hoyningen-Huene: Photography, Fashion, Film, published by Thames & Hudson.
This long overdue look at the life and work of Hoyningen-Huene, a master of photography, combines intriguing insights into the Paris fashion world of the 1930s and beyond, with his pictures of timeless beauty, previously unpublished photographs and private letters.
Tai Shani, The World to Me Was a Secret: Caesious, Zinnober, Celadon, and Virescent, 2024, installation view. Photo: Thierry Bal, courtesy of the Jencks Foundation at The Cosmic House.
Shani’s interest in alternate worlds and modes of existence shines through in this surreal exhibition responding to the setting of Charles Jencks-designed Cosmic House.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, 1610. Oil on canvas, 143 x 180 cm. Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, Gallerie d’Italia – Napoli. © Archivio Patrimonio Artistico Intesa Sanpaolo / Photo: Luciano Pedicini, Napoli.
This show brings Caravaggio’s last known painting to London, along with documents telling its story, and revealing a little more about the mysterious last months of its troubled and hugely influential creator.
MV Brown, installation view, Jerwood Survey III at Southwark Park Galleries, London. Photo: Veronica Simpson.
This biennial touring exhibition presents new commissions by 10 early-career artists. The result is a visually and sensually intriguing show.
The Mack: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School of Art, by Robyne Calvert, book cover; Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh, The Glasgow School of Art Building, 1897-99 and 1907-
09. Photo pre-2014. McAteer Photograph.
This richly written and sensitive work traces Mackintosh’s masterpiece from the building’s inception, through its two devastating fires, in 2014 and 2018, to its current reconstruction.
Liliane Lijn. Arise Alive, exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, München, 2024. Photo: Maximilian Geuter.
This not-to-be-missed exhibition includes a lifetime of Lijn’s works, providing new insights into her artistic vision and capacity to bridge the human and the technological in an elegant and affective fashion.
Antony Gormley talking to Studio International about Time Horizon at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, 2024. Photo: Martin Kennedy.
Probably the UK’s best-known contemporary sculptor, Gormley has created a new ‘field’ of 100 life-size cast-iron versions of himself at the historic Houghton Hall in Norfolk, where he talked to us about the work.
Mohammed Sami, Isthmus. Installation view, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy, 19 March – 13 October 2024. Courtesy the artist and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Photo: Giorgio Perottino.
In his new paintings, the rising Iraqi-born artist makes ambiguity alluring.
Kokeshi artisan Okazaki Ikuo at his studio in Zao Onsen, Yamagata Prefecture. © Okazaki Manami.
This fabulous show is dedicated to Mingei, the influential folk-craft movement developed in Japan in the 1920s and 30s, in which traditional craft objects and unnamed artisans are valued for their cultural worth and aesthetic purity.
Wayne Eager. Photo courtesy the artist.
A three-month stay in Central Australia with his partner, the artist Marina Strocchi, turned into a 30-year sojourn. Eager talks about working with Indigenous people to further their art and witnessing a transformation in the art market’s view of Aboriginal work.
Alex Ely. Photo: Katie Hyams.
What is the secret to making buildings that other architects admire and envy, but which are dedicated to the greater good? Mae Architects founder Alex Ely shares insights on the firm’s Stirling Prize-winning approach.
The Glass Heart: Art, Industry & Collaboration, installation view. © Two Temple Place. Photo: Richard Eaton.
This beguiling exhibition, which spans 170 years, reveals the impressive adaptability of glass in the most atmospheric of settings.
Anselm Kiefer, Luzifer (Lucifer), 2012–23. Emulsion, oil, acrylic, shellac, gold leaf, sediment of electrolysis, fabric, and photographic print on paper on canvas, 330 × 760 cm. Photo: © Ela Bialkowska, OKNO studio.
With a mix of new and old works, Kiefer draws us into a world where good and evil are blurred – and it’s hard not to see parallels with what is happening in Gaza.
Installation view, Acts of Creation: On Art and Motherhood, Arnolfini, Bristol. Photo: Lisa Whiting. Courtesy Arnolfini and Hayward Gallery Touring.
With works covering pregnancy, birth and nursing through to caring for older children, as well as miscarriage and involuntary childlessness, this show sets out to demonstrate that motherhood is a legitimate subject for contemporary art.
Saul Leiter, Ana, 1950s. © Saul Leiter Foundation.
This major retrospective celebrates the work of a man whose atmospheric shots of New York street scenes made him one of the most important photographers of the postwar period.
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