From the Nineties to the Noughties: Paul Jenkins in London

From the Nineties to the Noughties: Paul Jenkins in London

A collection of works produced in the 1990s and early 2000s by the American artist Paul Jenkins are the subject of a significant solo exhibition at the Ronchini Gallery in London. ‘Paul Jenkins: Works on Canvas from the Nineties and Noughties’ opened on 23 November and highlights the multiformity of acrylic paint as a medium. Jenkins, who lived in New York City as a contemporary of Pollock, Rothko, and Motherwell, is recognised for his method of pouring luminous layers of paint as a foundation for his abstract works. The exhibition comes following a major presentation at the Tampa Museum of...

Review of William Kentridge at the Royal Academy, London

Review of William Kentridge at the Royal Academy, London

One of the Royal Academy’s most impressive exhibitions in recent years, William Kentridge is a testament to his standing as one of the most important artists of our time. Throughout the show, the artist’s versatility, breadth and insightful approach to every medium he works with shine through. More than six years in the making, this is Kentridge’s largest exhibition in the UK. It continues a chronology of monumental single-artist retrospectives that the RA has held over the past few years, including those of Antony Gormley and Anselm Kiefer. It also coincides with the 35-year survey William Kentridge: In Praise of...

Art Business: Up-to-the-Minute at Christie’s Education, with Piero Tomassoni

Art Business: Up-to-the-Minute at Christie’s Education, with Piero Tomassoni

Christie’s Education is set to hold a two-day programme on the latest art world developments from 16 November to 17 November. Piero Tomassoni and other speakers will discuss the most recent developments in the art world, and provide insights on a wide range of topics relevant to today’s art professionals and scholars. Tomassoni’s segment will focus on the recent art market and curatorial trends, their origins and where we may be headed next. This lecture comes as an introduction to more in-depth courses on the art market that Piero Tomassoni and Nico Epstein will lead in the spring and summer of...

‘Giuliana Balice 1974-75’ at Atelier Coldefy, Paris

‘Giuliana Balice 1974-75’ at Atelier Coldefy, Paris

The exhibition Giuliana Balice 1974-75, organised by Zuecca Projects in collaboration with Fondazione Tomassoni, was inaugurated in October at the Atelier Coldefy in Paris, on the occasion of Paris+ par Art Basel art fair. This solo show is the first episode of an extensive project about the convergence between art and architecture. Throughout the history of art, art and architecture have always been closely tied. During the Renaissance, the figure of the artist, of the architect, and of the theorist was often one and the same, as in the case of Leon Battista Alberti, Vasari, and Michelangelo. This close tie...

‘Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art’ at Hayward Gallery, London

‘Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art’ at Hayward Gallery, London

Large-scale installations by Shahpour Pouyan (b. 1979) and Salvatore Arancio (b. 1974) are featured in an ongoing major survey exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London. Curated by Dr Cliff Lauson, ‘Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art’ presents large-scale and immersive sculptural works by twenty-three multi-generational and international artists working across recent decades. Contributing to the expanding dialogue between art and craft, the presentation proposes new perspectives and insights beyond the kiln as it inquires about the possibilities of ceramics as an inventive medium. It explores thinking through production and addresses meaningful conversations from architecture, the body, the domestic and organic,...

Reverie’s Sogno 5: Icaro at Fondazione Morra, Naples

Reverie’s Sogno 5: Icaro at Fondazione Morra, Naples

On Friday, 30 September 2022, the Italian artist Reverie carried out her performance Sogno 5: Icaro in the courtyard of Casa Morra in Naples. The event was curated by Isabella Morra and was accompanied by a text by Piero Tomassoni. Reverie (b. 1994, Vinci, Italy) is an Italian artist based in Milan. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Il corpo dei sogni (2022, Basilica di San Celso, Milan); Sogno 4: alba lunare (2021, Festa della Ceramica, Montelupo); Sogno 3: la camera degli specchi (2021, FOG, Triennale, Milan); Sogno 2: The Sleeping Muse (2020, Palazzina Liberty, Milan, in collaboration with Fondazione Mudima,...

Vanessa Jackson. Spin off. Exhibition at Artvisor, London

Vanessa Jackson. Spin off. Exhibition at Artvisor, London

Geometry, the site of form and function, may resist its innate rules to offer a sense of liberation, allowing elaboration, ornamentation and re-engagement with the curve, without gesture’s touch. The breadth of geometry, crossing all boundaries and civilisations, can embrace illusion with decorative connotations but may equally demand severity. I have no need for invention. – Vanessa Jackson, from the book Murmurations, Copy Press, 2022. We are delighted to announce our upcoming exhibition, Vanessa Jackson. Spin off, viewable by appointment in London from 11 October 2022. Born in Peaslake, Surrey, in 1953, Vanessa Jackson RA has been a prominent figure...