Gillian Wearing in the Financial Times
Ahead of the opening of A Real Birmingham Family at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, this autumn, Gillian Wearing speaks to the Financial Times about her quietly subversive and unexpected take on ‘ordinary’ subjects.
Read the interview online here.
For an overview of Wearing’s work, see her monograph published by Ridinghouse, Whitechapel Gallery and K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in 2012.
Alison Wilding at Camden Arts Centre, London
Spread across both the galleries and gardens of Camden Arts Centre, London is an exhibition of work by the British artist Shelagh Wakely (1932–2011). Her work is brought into conversation with other artists at the gallery garden, including a reacreation of Alison Wilding’s Treecrabbing.
For more on the artist, see Alison Wilding: Vanish & Detail, published by Ridinghouse in 2014.
Image credit: Alison Wilding, Treecrabbing, 1982. Installation view, Sculpture in the Garden, Camden Arts Centre, London, 1982. © Alison Wilding 2014. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London.
Preview: José Damasceno
The story boards for our forthcoming José Damasceno monograph are taking shape. Exploring scale and perception, Damasceno’s imaginative and surreal approach to sculpture is catalogued in this comprehensive monograph.
This title is set for release this summer; for further information see the Ridinghouse website.
It was important to avoid some kind of nostalgia. For me, the photographs are in a persistent present tense, what remains kind of exists in an extended moment.
Paul Winstanley on his ’Art School’ series of photography during a conversation with Maria Fusco.
Filled with photographs of unpopulated studios, Paul Winstanley’s exploration of British art schools highlights their importance at a time when the art school system’s existence is more fraught than ever. For more on this title, see the Ridinghouse website.
From the backlist: Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Combining a highly expressive graphic style and a deep sensitivity to colour, Ernst Wilhelm Nay’s intense painting is surveyed in this first English-language overview of his varied life and career.
For more on the artist, see the Ridinghouse website.
Whether there ever could be enough of abstract drawing is a difficult question. I think that the mark, the means and the support come together time after time in highly particular instances, and that it is the richness of this that continually refreshes the world we live in.
Richard Deacon on his selection of works for Abstract Drawing, a group exhibition curated by the artist at Drawing Room earlier this year.
Bringing together artists from different generations and parts of the world, the accompanying catalogue explores the complexities of ‘abstraction’ in contemporary drawing. Further information can be found on the Ridinghouse website.
Nicholas Pope at Salisbury Cathedral
Nicholas Pope’s The Apostles Speaking in Tongues Lit by Their Own Lamps is now installed at Salisbury Cathedral for Pentecost, in association with the New Art Centre, Roche Court, until 3 August 2014.
First shown at Tate Britain in 1996-97, The Apostles Speaking in Tongues Lit By Their Own Lamps is a grouping of terracotta figures that represent the twelve apostles surrounded by an enthralled ‘multitude’: a gathering of elongated vessel-like forms sprouting amorphous limbs or growths.
For more on Nicholas Pope, see his comprehensive monograph, published by Ridinghouse in 2013.
Photo credit: FXP, London.
Spotted: Green Apple Books, San Francisco
The multiple notions embedded within the ‘black sun’ – relating to eclipse, transfiguration and alchemy – are explored in this beautifully produced publication conceived by the artist Shezad Dawood.
For further information on this title and a look inside, see the Ridinghouse website.
From the backlist: The Art of Tess Jaray
Examining the geometry of pattern, repetition and colour within her surroundings, British artist Tess Jaray has explored painterly perspective for more than five decades.
Spanning prints and paintings, this volume documents the artist’s enigmatic forms and colours.
Tonight: Book launch and signing with Bridget Riley and Robert Kudielka
Bridget Riley and art historian Robert Kudielka will sign copies of Robert Kudielka on Bridget Riley: Essays and interviews since 1972 at David Zwirner, London tonight from 6–8pm.
Since meeting Bridget Riley in 1967 art historian and critic Robert Kudielka has proved her keenest observer. This newly revised and expanded edition collates a substantial body of his essays on and interviews with the artist.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Electra Soutzoglou: firstname.lastname@example.org
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