Contemporary Art, Outside Art, Visual Art

Have Faith in Cod

Harland Miller’s show York, So Good They Named it Once, including some 30 paintings, opened in York Art Gallery on 14 February and was originally due to run until the end of May, but with the museum now closed, the local audience are robbed of the chance to see these works in the flesh. The…

How I Naturally Improved

Entering this exhibition, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled into a trade fare, with its sparsely populated space and temporary walls, their feet showing, dividing the works. First impressions, we are often told, count, but they can sometimes be misleading, with further engagement revealing surprising riches beyond the immediate façade. And so it…

Live Forever

Elizabeth Peyton’s intimate and romantic paintings, depicting an eclectic brew of rock stars, actors and historical figures as well as more recent images of her friends and fellow artists, are among the most familiar and acclaimed portraits of recent years. David Lock presents a personal portrait of the artist. Since the mid-’90s, American artist Elizabeth…

KOKOKO

Performing in April at XOYO, London, Alex Zawadzki met with Boms Bomolo, Debruit and Makara Bianko; three members of collaborative art and music collective Kokoko!   Formed on the streets of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a lively and raw city frustrated by political instability, media gagging and the crippling outside exploitation of…

Lyle Perkins – Ease of Use

BY GREGG LOPEZ /  French Riviera Until 13 December 2015 When I first met London-based artist Lyle Perkins, in Los Angeles in 2011, he was a visiting artist-in-residence at the Raid Gallery Downtown. LA’s Arts District is full of legally zoned industrial spaces, where artists live on the fringes between Tinseltown and Skid Row. This…

Ciao, Chianciano!

BY GREGG LOPEZ / London based gallerists Marie and Roberto Gagliardi really did escape to the country when they bought an empty hotel in Chianciano Terme and transformed it into a museum to house their art collection. The Museum of Art of Chianciano is open from June to September and also hosts a biennial which is…

‘When artists make cookbooks’ Podcast

BY CEDAR LEWISOHN / Listen: A&M’s Cedar Lewisohn discusses artists who make cookbooks. Why did the Futurists want Italians to stop eating pasta? Would you try Henri Toulouse-Lautrec sheep’s feet recipe? On this episode we discuss the relationship between art and food via creative cookbooks by artists and chefs. Discover some famous artists who have…

Review: Christian Marclay

BY GREGG LOPEZ / As you stroll through the wide entrance hall of Bermondsey’s White Cube gallery, sound and video depicting bottles rolling along the pavement are cast at foot level from eight digital projectors. Marclay shot the footage for this work, titled ‘Pub Crawl’, as he tapped and kicked the bottles, beer spilling out,…