Garth Evans – interview: ‘There has to be the sense that the physicality of one's being is engaged’
Garth Evans at his exhibition A Place in the World, Fundación Calosa, Irapuato, Mexico, 2024. Photo: Iván Rmz.
In the lead up to his 90th birthday, the sculptor talks to Sam Cornish, curator of A Place in the World, his current exhibition in Mexico, about the role of colour in sculpture, the necessity of working without concern for an audience’s reaction and allowing a lack of control into the process of making
Percy Wyndham Lewis, Robe, 1913-14. Embroidered and block-printed silk robe. Background: Henry Lamb, Edie McNeill, 1911. Oil on canvas. On loan courtesy of Southampton City Art Gallery. ⁠Copyright The Artist⁠. Reproduced by kind permission of the Henry Lamb Estate. Installation view, Augustus John and the First Crisis of Brilliance, Piano Nobile, London 2024. Photo courtesy of Piano Nobile, London.
Augustus John was a star around whom many significant artists were in orbit. This enlightening exhibition paints a lively picture of their interface.
Sonia Boyce. Benevolence, 2024. Installation view, GAMeC / Palazzo della Ragione, Bergamo, 2024. Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri. Courtesy GAMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo. © Sonia Boyce by SIAE 2024.
Not so much a festival as a cultural programme that runs over two years, Thinking Like a Mountain aims to weave stories between nature and culture, with events and exhibitions taking place in and around Bergamo, to alert new audiences to the riches on their doorstep.
Installation view, Vanessa Bell A Pioneer in Modern Art, The Courtauld Gallery, 2024. Photo: Fergus Carmichael/The Courtauld.
This exhibition focuses on the 1910s, the most radical and experimental period of an artist who individually, and as a member of the Bloomsbury set, changed the face of British art.
Henri Cartier-Bresson. Washington, USA, 1957. © 2024 Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos.
This comprehensive retrospective of the French master of street photography Henri Cartier-Bresson focuses on his political side while also presenting a wider perspective on his work chronicling the 1930s to the 1970s.
Ronald Moody with Concrete
Family, 1963. © Val Wilmer. Photo:
Val Wilmer.
Moody’s sculptures fizz with life in this beautifully paced show, in which the Jamaican artist’s works sit alongside those of contemporaries such as Jacob Epstein, Elisabeth Frink and Henry Moore.
Igshaan Adams: Weerhoud, installation view, The Hepworth Wakefield, 22 June – 3 November 2024. Photo: Mark Blower.
This show, about the imprints of the human body, and which includes three new commissions – two tapestries and one of his ‘dust cloud’ installations – is conversely light and celestial.
Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris 1900-1939, published by Yale Books in association with the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
Robyn Asleson’s beautifully illustrated book follows women such as Zelda Fitzgerald and Peggy Guggenheim, who, freed from the restrictions of gender, sexuality and race in the US, became leading avant garde figures in early 20th-century Paris.
Roger Mayne. Men and Boys, Southam Street, London 1959. Vintage gelatin silver print, 18.5 x 27 cm. © Roger Mayne Archive / Mary Evans Picture Library.
Roger Mayne’s genuine curiosity about people shines through in his photographs of kids playing on the streets of 1950s and 60s Britain and intimate shots of his family.
Huong Dodinh: Transcendence, installation view, Pace Gallery, New York, 3 May – 16 August 2024. Photo courtesy Pace Gallery.
This exhibition, the Paris-based artist’s first solo show in New York, is a revelation in elegant minimalism honed over the past six decades.
Mella Shaw. Photo © Olive and Maeve.
The artist talks about her award-winning work Sounding Line, which focuses on the overuse of marine sonar and its devastating effect on whales, and what she hopes it will achieve.
Jules Chéret. Folies-Bergères. Miss Lala, 1880. Colour lithograph, 55 x 39 cm. Bibliothèque-musée de l'Opéra. © Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
Take one exceptional work and tease out various strands to create a small but exemplary exhibition – this approach has paid dividends in the case of Degas and Miss La La.
Portrait of Gavin Jantjes Photo: Angela Musil. Courtesy the artist.
The South African painter, printmaker and former curator talks about the pitfalls of expectation, diversifying Britain’s art scene and creating a truly visual art.
Sandra George. Claim Now: Craigmillar Welfare Rights, 1988. Image courtesy of Craigmillar Now.
George’s social-documentary photography is the standout exhibition of this year’s Glasgow International, giving agency once more to the less privileged among whom she worked.
Tribute to Lin May Saeed, Works 2006 – 2023. Sculptures, reliefs, cut-paper silhouette. Realised by GAMeC, Bergamo in Collaboration with Biennale Gherdëina 9. Courtesy of The Estate of Lin May Saeed and Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt/Main. Photo: Tiberio Sorvillo.
Against the breathtaking landscape of the Val Gardena in Italy’s Dolomites, under the curation of Lorenzo Giusti, contemporary artists explore the links between culture and nature, between humans and the non-human.
Zanele Muholi photographed at Tate Modern, 2024. Photo (c) Tate (Larina Fernandes).
Anger, hurt, vulnerability, love, togetherness, celebration, passion … South African visual activist Zanele Muholi captures and evinces every imaginable emotion at high intensity.
All That Glitters: A Story of Friendship, Fraud and Fine Art by Orlando Whitfield, published by Profile.
Orlando Whitfield recounts the behind-the-scenes story of his friend and one-time business partner Inigo Philbrick, the charismatic man finally sentenced to seven years in prison for fraudulent art-dealing.
Max Liebermann, Self-portrait at the easel to the right, 1908. Oil on canvas. Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence © Gabinetto Fotografico delle Gallerie degli Uffizi.
This exhibition explores uncharted territory not only by tracing Max Liebermann’s visits to Italy but also by revealing how much interest Italians showed in the works of this German impressionist.
Angelica Kauffman. Self-portrait with Bust of Minerva, c1780-81. Oil on canvas, 93 x 76.5 cm. Grisons Museum of Fine Arts, on deposit from the Gottfried Keller Foundation, Federal Office of Culture, Bern.
Finally, 256 years after Angelica Kauffman became one of its founding members, the Royal Academy is giving a solo exhibition to the artist who, despite the challenges to her sex, more than earned her place in history.
Dominique White in her studio in Todi during her Italian residency, 2024. Photo: Zouhair Bellahmar.
Ahead of her Whitechapel Gallery commission, the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women talks about manufacturing, mythology and submerging work underwater.
Judy Chicago: Revelations, 2024. Installation view, Serpentine North. © Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jo Underhill. Courtesy Judy Chicago and Serpentine.
After years of patriarchal prudishness and censorship, the vulva is now considered acceptable art world imagery. But does its dominance in Judy Chicago’s biggest UK institutional show so far reveal progress in gender equality or just her marketability?.
Installation view, Donald Rodney: Visceral Canker, Spike Island, Bristol, 2024. Photo: Lisa Whiting.
He was a young Black artist who railed against racism and sickness, both personal and in society. This retrospective, more than 25 years after his untimely death, is a reminder that his work is as relevant today as it was in his lifetime.
Installation view, Phyllida Barlow. Unscripted, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2024. © Phyllida Barlow Estate. Courtesy Phyllida Barlow Estate and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Ken Adlard.
Barlow’s playful approach turned found objects into composites that shone, while nodding to the artists she loved. Following her death last year, the curator here has attempted to reimagine rather than repeat her installations.
Eric Yahnker. Study for a Hollywood Ending, 2024. Pastel on Stonehenge, 11 x 24 in (28 x 61 cm). Image courtesy The Hole, Los Angeles.
The world may define Los Angeles by Hollywood, but the culture is better represented by the art.
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