On the list: the London five
Art preview: five London shows to see Feb-April 2020
Contagio: Cecilia Brunson Projects
What a great title for a group exhibition, ‘Contagio’, ushering in with it the sense that ideas and influences are catching. And, that the good ones are only...
On the List: the great national eight
Llandudno Anj Smith Oriel Mostyn, until March 1 Anj Smith appears equally intrigued by the histories of art and fashion. A veritable modern master, her finel...
Nov 27, 2019
On the List: London
David Cheeseman Once Ever After, Thrice Removed, Domobaal until Dec 14 Drawn Breath, Tintype until Dec 7 The Twin, Coventry Biennial until Jan 26 This extrao...
Nov 12, 2019
Turner Prize: Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Checking out the updated Cabinet website, Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s name sits atop the magazine’s contributors’ list with a 2011 article on the history of forens...
Oct 8, 2019
Turner Prize 2019: Tai Shani
If you enter Tai Shani’s installation and don’t find immediate joy in the colourways and furnishings of her post-patriarchal playground, then you may not dri...
Oct 6, 2019
Turner Prize 2019: beyond the view
That knockout view over the sea from the second floor of the Turner Centre was familiar to me before I knew of JMW and his legacy
Oct 1, 2019
On the List: London. Five shows to see in Frieze week
Preview of London art shows in Frieze week
Sep 17, 2019
Wales in Venice 2019: Sean Edwards
UNDO THINGS DONE with its shouty sloganic caps proclaiming loudly from the exhibition literature, speaks simultaneously of artistic pursuits and commercial m...
Jun 13, 2019
Venice Biennale pavilion picks: Larissa Sansour, Denmark
I first encountered Larissa Sansour at the Braziers’ International workshop in Oxford where she was exercising her political performance muscles as the ‘Beth...
May 28, 2019
Venice Biennale pavilion picks: Switzerland
The artist duo responsible for Moving Backwards set their agenda in no uncertain terms with this title and consolidated such in their pavilion opening speech...
May 22, 2019
Venice Biennale part 1: Overview
As I write this, it’s reported Huawei is to be blocked by Google from using its apps on the company’s phones. Like some predictable terror-movie plot line, t...
May 7, 2019
Going, Gone: Jerwood/FVU Awards
Jerwood Space, London, until June 2 In 2018, for the sixth year of this award, Richard Whitby and duo Caitlin and Andrew Webb-Ellis were chosen from 145 peop...
Apr 15, 2019
Gill Ord: Companions & Furrows
at Studio 1.1 London, until April 28 Full disclosure, I’ve known Gill Ord for many years and have seen enough of her studio back catalogue to know she is abl...
Apr 11, 2019
Chris Hanlon: A Stone in a Cloud
Domo Baal, London, until June 4 I’ve been on a fairly ad hoc London commute for the last couple of years, but how I’ve managed to miss Chris Hanlon’s paintin...
Apr 9, 2019
Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, until June 9 With a little light digging, I’ve discovered this exhibition was made possible by the University of Oxford (with e...
Mar 29, 2019
On the List: London art preview
Five shows to see in London this month Dilston Grove (CGP London) in association with Matt’s Gallery Beth Collar – Daddy Issues (until 28/4) It’s a great tit...