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
Scottish Dance Theatre: Miann, Southbank Centre
Taking its title from the Gaelic word for craving and desire, Miann is Fleur Darkin’s first full-length work as artistic director at Scottish Dance Theatre. The piece will appear at Southbank Centre.
Brendan Stuart Burns: Gesture, Glimpse, Memory, Osborne Samuel
Recently awarded a Creative Wales Major Award by the Arts Council of Wales, internationally-renowned artist Brendan Stuart Burns presents his first solo show in London with intimate studies in oil.