Friday Dispatch

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, installation view, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (26 November 2014 - 25 January 2015). Photo: Mark Blower
Friday Dispatch 12 Dec 2014 By teamcas

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 and Julie Verhoeven at ICA, London

The fortieth, and final Dispatch of 2014 reports from the ICA which on a dark, cold and blustery December night was absolutely hopping with energy yesterday.  For anyone crazy enough…

Joachim Brohm, Mies Model Study (Golfclub), BW III, 2013/2014, archival pigment print on fine art paper, 110 x 135cm, edition of 5. © Joachim Brohm, courtesy Grimaldi Gavin
Friday Dispatch 5 Dec 2014 By teamcas

Joachim Brohm, Vernacular and Modern, at Grimaldi Gavin, London

For the penultimate Dispatch of 2014 I am back in the West End of London at the Grimaldi Gavin gallery on Albermarle Street. This is a gallery with no shop front, so you have got to know it is there, but counterintuitively, once you descend to the lower ground floor you find a gracefully proportioned suite of rooms flooded with natural light from a glass atrium roof. It’s a pleasure just to discover this unexpectedly delightful space in a street you thought you knew so well.

Caragh Thuring, exhibition view, Chisenhale Gallery, 2014. All works 2014. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery. Courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery. Photo: Andy Keate.
Friday Dispatch 28 Nov 2014 By teamcas

Caragh Thuring at Chisenhale Gallery, London

It is always quite exciting when the Chisenhale Gallery turns itself over to a painter. We are more used to walking down the concrete ramp and entering a darkened space…

Chance and Order, installation view, 2014. Courtesy The Eagle Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 21 Nov 2014 By teamcas

Chance and Order at The Eagle Gallery, London

Andrew Bick, Katrina Blannin, Natalie Dower, Kenneth Martin, Mary Martin, Jeffrey Steele  Emma Hill set up The Eagle Gallery, in a beautifully proportioned room above the Eagle Pub on Farringdon Road…

Julian Stair, Quotidian, 2014, still from video projection, duration 9 minutes 42 seconds. Courtesy the artist and Corvi Mora, London.
Friday Dispatch 14 Nov 2014 By teamcas

Julian Stair, Quotidian, at Corvi Mora, London

I should declare my hand from the outset here: I have, until very recently, been a life-long craft-denier. I am in a process of rehabilitation, and must thank a number of patient individuals, who know who they are, for gently easing me out of this state of profound ignorance. I am therefore probably the least qualified person imaginable to address the most recent exhibition of work by the very distinguished ceramicist, and academic, Julian Stair. But I will plough on, with all the zeal of a recent convert.

Alexandra Bircken, Deflated Bodies, 2014 a new site-specific installation from her new exhibition 'Eskalation' at The Hepworth Wakefield. Photo by Stuart Whipps.  Image courtesy the artist, The Hepworth Wakefield and Herald St, London.
Friday Dispatch 7 Nov 2014 By Team

A Grand Day Out

This week I am going to try and tempt you out of London and up to Yorkshire, where in a day trip you can take in an amazing variety of…

Philippe Van Snick, Eviter Le Pire, installation view at Arcade, London, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Arcade, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 31 Oct 2014 By teamcas

Philippe Van Snick, Eviter Le Pire, at Arcade Fine Arts, London

For the next three weeks, as the nights draw in and the colour seems to drain out of the natural world with the falling of the leaves, should you wander…

Banu Cennetoğlu, Gentle Madness, 2014, installation view at Rodeo, London. Image courtesy Rodeo, London. Photograph: Harry Scott. © the artist
Friday Dispatch 24 Oct 2014 By teamcas

Tamara Henderson, Charmer Scripture, and Banu Cennetoglu, Gentle Madness, at Rodeo, London

Charing Cross Road. 123 Charing Cross Road, to be precise. It’s an address that evokes a romantic, bookish notion of London. It’s also the London of theatreland, of international students with matching rucksacks and of ‘arty’ bookshops with pulsing neon signs and pulsating basements.

Cabinet Gallery, Apartment 6, 49 - 59 Old Street, London EC1 V 9HX. Open Thursday - Saturday 12.00 - 18.00, until 6 December 2014.  www.cabinet.uk.com
Friday Dispatch 17 Oct 2014 By Team

James Richards, Raking Light, at Cabinet Gallery, London

One of the distinguishing features of the offerings of Frieze week this year has been the relative absence of the moving image work that had dominated in previous years.  Performance…

Danh Voh, Alphabet (J), 2011. Photo courtesy of the Danjuma Collection © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 10 Oct 2014 By teamcas

One Man’s Trash (is Another Man’s Treasure) at Danjuma Collection, London

Neil Beloufa, Simon Denny, Matias Faldbakken, Cyprien Gaillard, Nicholas Hlobo, Yngve Holen, Rashid Johnson, Moshekwa Langa, Klara Liden, Glenn Ligon, Sarah Lucas, Ernest Mancoba, Julie Mehretu, Nandipha Mntambo, Chadwick Ratanen,…

Olivier Castel, ONCE ACROSS THE BRIDGE, PHANTOMS CAME TO MEET THEM, 2014. Image courtesy the artist and ANDOR. Photograph: Tom Carter
Friday Dispatch 3 Oct 2014 By teamcas

Olivier Castel, ONCE ACROSS THE BRIDGE, PHANTOMS CAME TO MEET THEM, at ANDOR, London

Olivier Castel’s exhibition at ANDOR Gallery on Hackney Road begins before you step off the pavement and into the gallery.  Installed over the gates is a large scale LED display,…

Dorothea Tanning, Reality, 1973-83, oil on canvas, © The Estate of Dorothea Tanning. Courtesy The Dorothea Tanning Foundation and Alison Jacques Gallery, London. Photograph: Michael Brzezinski
Friday Dispatch 26 Sep 2014 By teamcas

Last chance to see – Dorothea Tanning, Web of Dreams, at Alison Jacques Gallery, London

But afterwards I wandered up to Alison Jacques Gallery, and the show of predominantly late paintings by Dorothea Tanning, who died in 2012 aged 101. Tanning’s surrealising paintings of female figures in interiors, distorted bodies and tangled limbs seemed like a continuation of the lunchtime conversation.

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