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Tangible Atmosphere

Reality machines explores Olafur Eliasson’s career, offering a unique look at an artist who uses nature as a material to create experiences.

Review of Gianni Colombo, The Body and the Space 1959-1980, Robilant + Voena

We review Robilant + Voena, London’s current Gianni Colombo exhibition, organised with the Archivio Gianni Colombo, which celebrates a pioneer of environmental practice and installation.

Grayson Perry: Provincial Punk, Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary’s exhibition surveys Grayson Perry’s career from his earliest watercolours to his latest architectural project, showing him as an unflinching commentator on society and art.

Tim Etchells at Vitrine Gallery

There is something disarming about Tim Etchells’ environments in which the ordinary and the mundane become laced with an unknown potency.



Review of Mimmo Rotella, Robilant + Voena, London

In a career spanning more than 50 years, Mimmo Rotella experimented with a number of different working methods, trying to overcome traditional languages of expression and representation.

Review of Sarah Gillespie: A Love as Old as Water, Beaux Arts, London

There is a tension in Sarah Gillespie’s work between an otherworldly stillness and the innate energy of nature. Landscapes, birds and insects are captured with a sense of detail that arrests the passing of time.

Reality Departure: Angela Smith, Louis Savage & Katrine Roberts

The second instalment of Lacey Contemporary’s launch of its artists showcases the work of three British painters. Reality Departure explores painting’s ability to capture the world as it is mediated by the human mind.

Review of Allen Jones, Royal Academy of Arts, London

There is more to Allen Jones than those tables. As if to acknowledge this fact, the curators of this retrospective have placed two of them right at the beginning of the exhibition. Once the shock and awe is over, the show unfolds to reveal the unfailing ingenuity of a British Pop artist.

Review of Tracey Emin: The Last Great Adventure is You

This exhibition is – as it always has been –all about Tracey. But it is about a mature Emin who has absorbed the ravages of time and embodied them in a new materiality. Somewhere beneath the layers of gouache, Mad Tracey from Margate is lurking.

Review of Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963 – 2010, Tate Modern, London

The career of Sigmar Polke is the restless search for the optimum means of expressing the truth of the static past in the fluid present. This exhibition reveals that his key was always nothing more or less than the unstable boundaries of art.

Lacey Contemporary, London

Lacey Contemporary, which officially launched last night, opened its doors for a sneak preview with a diverse and energetic show of painting at the end of September. The gallery, nestled in a corner of Notting Hill, is the brain child of Andrew Lacey.

Review of Bernd & Hilla Becher, Sprüth Magers London

Bernd & Hilla Becher’s project to document the industrial landscape of post-war Europe, spread out over five decades, is timeless: photographs of monumental structures that bear no trace of current, past or future events.

Review of Folkestone Triennial 2014: Lookout, Folkestone, Kent

The Folkestone Triennial mobilises the past to bring contemporary art into public dialogue about a bright future. Lewis Biggs has curated site-specific works that range from experiments in relational aesthetics to proposals for regeneration.

Review of Spencer Finch: The Skies can’t keep their secret

Spencer Finch has on the wall of his studio a postcard of a watercolour by Turner. Impressed by its dynamic of figuration and abstraction, Finch seems always to have had Turner in mind with his own manipulations of the elements.

Georg Baselitz: Farewell Bill, Gagosian Gallery, London

An exhibition of new works by highly acclaimed German painter Georg Baselitz is now showing at Gagosian Gallery. In Farewell Bill, Baselitz’ new series of paintings is self-portraiture.

Review of Bailey’s Stardust, National Portrait Gallery

David Bailey is known for his iconic portraits of celebrities, but Bailey’s Stardust at National Portrait Gallery, London, of around 300 pictures reveals the true depth of his work.

Jake and Dinos Chapman: Come and See at Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

Jake and Dinos Chapman have a reputation as the bad boys of contemporary art with their anti-establishment rhetoric, searing critique of their peers and art which aims to offend every human being who comes into contact with it.

Review of Nostalgic for the Future at Lisson Gallery, London

A group show that proposes a dialogue between historical and contemporary sculpture, attempting to draw a line between a lost past, a sensuous present and an imagined future has to work hard to justify its audacious blurb.

Review of Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Damien Hirst: Candy at Blain | Southern, London

Frieze week is always a good opportunity to do something spectacular or insane. The surprising marriage of Gonzalez-Torres and Hirst captivates audiences.