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
Review of Malevich, Tate Modern, London
Kazimir Malevich was one of the great innovators and explorers of European abstraction. He had a clear sense of the trajectory of style and purpose in the visual arts, and in his eyes, art had an exalted destiny in the modern world.
I Had No Idea & Examination at Platform Arts Belfast
Running concurrently at Platform Arts in Belfast are the exhibitions I Had No Idea by the London-based artist Keef Winter and Examination by the regional artist Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell.
Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Artist Philip Gurrey
There are two weeks left to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, a celebration of excellence in contemporary art from around the world. Longlisted artists include Philip Gurrey whose After Goya #2 was selected in the Painting and Drawing category.