Encounters, Art Basel

A sector of Art Basel’s Hong Kong show, this year’s edition of Encounters will present 20 large-scale projects by artists from a wide selection of countries including Indonesia, Germany and the U.S.

Interview with Andrew Whaley, Writer of The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco

Andrew Whaley’s play, The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco transports the audience back to Zimbabwe in 1986. The piece focuses on Comrade Fiasco, who claims to be a freedom fighter.

The Other Art Fair 2015

Now in its eighth edition, the UK’s leading artist fair, The Other Art Fair, opens on 23 April at its new location in Bloomsbury, London.

Theatrical Animations

Puppet Animation Scotland and manipulate support and explore the crossover between puppet theatre and animated film, breaking the boundaries and encouraging a wider audience.

We Could Be Heroes, The Photographers’ Gallery

In 20 bittersweet photographs taken over the last century from master photographers, this exhibition explores youth culture and the various rites of passage towards adulthood.

Review of Jeff Koons, Pompidou Centre, Paris

In this retrospective of American artist Jeff Koons, Pompidou Centre provides viewers with an illuminating chronology on the evolution of one of contemporary art’s most controversial figures.

Christian Marclay, White Cube Bermondsey, London

Continuing Christian Marclay’s long-standing interest in the relationship between image and sound, this show is comprised of works on canvas and paper.

We Never Dream Alone, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery

In We Never Dream Alone, works by Sidsel Christensen, Andrew Leventis and Lisa Slominski see the borders between real and unreal, fact and fiction, virtual and visceral, and blurred and explored.

Highlights of London Art Fair, 21 – 25 January, 2015

The UK’s premier fair for Modern and contemporary British art opens for its private view. Situated in the Business Design Centre, Islington, the 27th edition of the London Art Fair runs 21-25 January.

FutureEverything Festival, 25-28 February, Manchester

FutureEverything is not staging a retrospective, but a platform for a global community to collaboratively reflect on the bleeding edges of art, academia, design and business.

Highlights from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

During December 2014, the small fishing town of Kochi in South India’s state of Kerala, was besieged by the international art crowd as the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 (KMB) opened its second edition.

HISTORY IS NOW: 7 Artists Take On Britain, Hayward Gallery, London

In the run up to the 2015 General Election, History Is Now will look at the last 70 years of British history to offer a new way of thinking about how we got to where we are today.

KAIROS, In Conjunction with Playtime Exhibition, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Group exhibition, Playtime, is the final Cornerhouse group exhibition before they make their move into HOME in May 2015. The show sees a selection of artists including Rosa Barba, Niklas Goldbach, Andy Graydon and many more.

Review of Julie Verhoeven: Whiskers Between My Legs, ICA, London

Described as a “grotto of visual excess” Julie Verhoeven’s exploration of gender identity past and present is a disturbing explosion of kitsch and womanhood.

Tunga: From”La Voie Humide, Pilar Corrias London

The enigmatic, almost totemic, structures currently on view at Pilar Corrias in London, are the new body of work by Brazilian artist Tunga. Entitled “La Voie Humide” (translated The Humid Way), this is his second show at the gallery.

Manual Cinema: Mementos Mori, MCA Chicago

Manual Cinema’s Mementos Mori is a feature-length cinematic shadow play that combines overhead projectors, intricate paper puppets, sound effects, a live onstage chamber ensemble, and live actors to discuss digital culture.

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva: Papagaio, Camden Arts Centre

Portuguese artists João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva will present a magical, immersive film installation. Their kaleidoscopic world created by 27 16mm films and two camera obscura works, takes viewers on an imaginative journey into science, philosophy and religion.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA

For its 65th anniversary, Bloomberg New Contemporaries arrives at the ICA for the fifth time and selectors Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga have chosen works by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools out of 1,400 submissions.

Sophie Calle’s First Solo Exhibition in China, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong

For Sophie Calle’s first solo exhibition in China, the artist has covered an entire wall with images from her Cash Machine project. The piece first originated in 1988 and was extended 15 years later.

Akram Khan Curates One Side to the Other at The Lowry, Salford Quays

Renowned choreographer and dancer, Akram Khan curates the second in The Lowry’s Performer as Curator series, bringing together a personal selection of his influences in the form of sculpture, painting, photography, film, live installation and performance.