Albert Oehlen at the Serpentine

  Albert Oehlen is an exciting, not to say pugnacious, artist. One of the Neue Wilde generation that emerged in Germany in the 1980s, he is still going strong. He mixes oil painting with digital printing and collage and the result is something special. You really need to download the 35 page press pack if…

Nate Lowman ‘October 1, 2017’ at David Zwirner

  The title of this show refers to the date of a mass shooting in Nevada, when a gunman, holed up high in a multi-storey hotel, shot fifty-nine people in the audience of a country music festival. The paintings are based on the crime photos which were released to the public.   Lowman’s practice is…

Mona Hatoum ‘Remains to be Seen’ at White Cube Bermondsey

      Mona Hatoum is a marvellous artist and this is an exceptional show. She was born in Beirut of Palestinian parents but in 1975 she got stranded in London because war broke out in the Lebanon. Some years later she made the video piece Measures of Distance. It shows the  warm and lovely…

Marie Bovo ‘Stances” at kamelmennour

  Marie Bovo is Spanish and was born in 1967. Her large photographs are simple but effective.  They are mostly black and white with only sparse indications of colour: a dark red band of steel and a red stripe across a white column.   They have been taken through the open window of a train…

Dôra Maurer at Tate Modern

    Dôra Maurer  was born in 1937 and still seems to be going strong.  She is Hungarian but as she pointed out there is no need to characterise works on  the basis of their nationality.   In fact her work is part of the story of international modernism and  much of it can be…

Wong Ping: Heart Digger at the Camden Arts Centre

  The day-glo videos of Wong Ping stop you in your tracks. He worked as a digital editor for a TV studio in Hong Kong.and has commented that his work is his diary. ‘It’s all about sucking in stuff from society’. The result is a kind of twisted morality which comments on political values in…

‘Tribute to Mono-Ha’ at Cardi Gallery

  Mono-Ha, or The School of Things, was the name given to a loose group of artists that appeared in Japan post 1968. This exhibition documents much of what occurred, with a lot of photos and quotes, as well as some beautiful art.     What is immediately apparent is the serenity of this work…