Alexandre Da Cunha (b. 1969) has referred to his practice not as ‘making’ but as ‘pointing’. Pointing at existing objects, somehow, in plain sight, and highlighting or revealing new and unexpected facets or meanings within them. This approach has allowed him to unpick our preconceptions and instinctive responses to things and re-direct them into new areas of seeing and understanding, giving way to a lush potential, not only in interpreting his work, but also in everything we subsequently see in the world. Following up on his first show, Full Catastrophe, in 2012, Thomas Dane Gallery presents Free Fall, from 21 January.
Alexandre Da Cunha, Free Fall, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Shelagh Wakely, Camden Arts Centre, London
This summer the Camden Arts Centre dedicates all of its galleries and gardens to a large-scale, major exhibition of work by Shelagh Wakely. One of the UK’s most influential artists, the exhibition provides the rare opportunity to experience the ephemeral magic of Wakely’s work.
Commissioning Art History
Celebrating 20 years of unparalleled new and innovative work, Artangel shows new work at 2011’s Manchester International Festival and a retrospective too.