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
Alighiero Boetti: i Colori, Luxembourg & Dayan, Frieze Masters, London
A special presentation of Alighiero Boetti’s post-war conceptual work graces the Frieze Masters programme, 15 – 19 October. The exhibition, staged by Luxembourg & Dayan, focuses on i Colori (1967) : a series of Boetti’s early monochromes, first shown at Galleria Stein, Turin, back in 1967.
100 Years of championing poetry
Celebrating one hundred years of the one of the most beautiful written forms, the Poetry Society is at the very heart of today’s literary culture.