Diaspora Pavilion | Venice to Wolverhampton, Wolverhamption Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
This group show features seven of the 19 artists who previously featured in an exhibition at last year’s Venice Biennale that explored the ‘diaspora as a lived in reality’. Their work, much of which was site specific, has now been adapted for the gallery spaces at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, with susan pui san lok and Abbas Zahedi adding new and existing pieces to their installations. Also included are works by Larry Achiampong, Kimathi Donkor, Michael Forbes, Paul Maheke and Erika Tan.
Until 29 April www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk
Jasmina Cibic, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Slovenian artist Jasmina Cibic’s solo show at Baltic includes film, sculpture, performance and installation. Projected on massive screens in separate rooms are a trio of films that explore works by three of European modernism’s most important architects: Mies van der Rohe and his trade fair designs for Germany in the 1920s; Vjenceslav Richter’s Yugoslav Pavilion for the 1958 Brussels EXPO; and Arne Jacobsen’s Aarhus Town Hall finished during the Nazi occupation of Denmark. Adding to the overall theatrical effect, Cibic has installed a number of corridors, curtains and murals which guide the viewer through the exhibition.
Until 28 May www.baltic.art
Down from London, Linden Hall Studio, Deal
The London Group was originally set up in 1913 by 32 artists including high profile names such as Jacob Epstein, Lucien Pissarro, and Walter Sickert. This bumper exhibition features work by 60 of its members, spread over two floors of Linden Hall Studio in Deal, Kent. There’s a wide variety of work on show, with highlights including the abstract sculpture of Jeff Lowe, the figurative painting of Julie Held and Philippa Tunstill’s abstract works.
Until 25 February www.thelondongroup.com
Nancy Rubins: Diversifolia, Gagosian, London
‘Diversifolia’ is American artist Nancy Rubins’ first solo show in London, and it features a number of large-scale sculptures comprised of animal-shaped forms, as well as drawings and small bronze works. Transforming found objects and industrial refuse, she employs a structural technique called ‘tensegrity’, where individual parts are arranged in balanced compression and secured with tensile cables, resulting in works that appear as though they are exploding into space.
Until 14 April www.gagosian.com
Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’, Turner Contemporary, Margate
This exhibition explores the significance of TS Eliot’s poem The Waste Land through the visual arts. The work was written in 1921 when Eliot spent a few weeks in Margate reflecting on the aftermath of the first world war and his own fragile mental and physical state. Featuring over 60 artists, and almost 100 objects, the exhibition includes works by Fiona Banner, Cecil Collins, Tacita Dean, Elisabeth Frink, Patrick Heron, Edward Hopper, Barbara Kruger, Helen Marten, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Paula Rego, John Smith and JMW Turner.
Until 7 May www.turnercontemporary.org
1. susan pui san lok, Untitled (West), shimmer curtains, 2018. Installation at Wolverhampton Art Gallery
2. Philippa Tunstill, Marine, 80x80x4cm, oil on board, .
3. Nancy Rubins, Crocodylius Philodendrus, 2016 – 2017. © Nancy Rubins; Photo: Brian Guido; Courtesy: Gagosian
4. Cecil Collins, The Quest, 1938. © Tate, London, 2017