Gallery run 17th September

Harmony Hammond at White Cube Official with great abstract works based partly on the materiality of canvas and other fabrics.

Dora Maurer at White Cube Official with colourful shaped canvases.

Mona Hartoum at White Cube Official . When by chance a woman was leading a tour of this show, I did a quick google search and her characteristic curly hair revealed it was in fact the artist. Fascinating tour I had tagged onto and here is something the artist described as being almost a self portrait… any guesses?

Goshka Macuga at Kate Macgarry with works that on first sight seem based on the theme of weaving. However, the deeper reference is computing and the artist explains that there are many connections between the information needed to weave fabrics mechanically and that of the old computer punch cards. Surprisingly the pioneer of such technology was a not a male we have heard about, such as Charles Babbage, but rather a woman living in the early 1800’s.

Cui Jie of Pilar Corrias with paintings of Chinese viewing platforms and architecture.

Yoshimoto Nara and David Shrigley of #StephenFriedman with cartoon-like drawings that depict clever or witty ideas.

Jasmine Thomas Girvan at David Zwirner with intricate figurative sculptures shown alongside the paintings of Chris Ofili.

Chris Ofili at David Zwirner with figurative paintings including this great piece.

A wheel of sorts and it’s a big one.

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Gallery run 8th December

Battersea Park, Hyde Park.

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Magnus Plessen at White Cube with painted portraits of him and pregnant wife.

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Zaha Hadid at the Winton Gallery of the Science Museum.

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Richard Oelze at Michael Werner with slightly surreal landscapes.

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Zaha Hadid early paintings at Serpentine Gallery. This is London with a skewed viewpoint in the artist’s customary (as we discover) style.

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Gavin Turk with his famous blue plaque given pride of place in Newport Street Gallery. There is plenty more and a great show.

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Huma Bhabha at Stephen Friedman with carved polystyrene figures.

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Lee Friedlander at Pace Gallery with an ironic take on the subject object relationship in photography. It’s his shadow not mine!

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Peter Peri at Almine Rech with circular heads on the bronzes made of cast tape rolls and loo rolls.

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David Shrigley of Stephen Friedman Gallery exhibiting on the 4th plinth.

Gallery run 24th March

Drawing by David Shrigley and Keren Cytter. A simple but effective film and miniature sculptures in a show called Junkie. Lastly, yellow voids.141
At Pace Gallery. Wang Guangle presents much brighter vods than the black openings in earlier work. The X shape comes from successive layering.

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Keren Cytter, Ocean, at Pilar Corrias. Much of the art making paraphernalia becomes subject matter along with the animals and organisms expected from the title.

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David Shrigley at Stephen Friedman.

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David Shrigley, my favourite in the 2013 Turner Prize shortlist, exhibiting at Stephen Friedman. 4th plinth commission is on its way later in the year.

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This lovely little video piece looks like micro-organisms being gently wafted around in a fluid. Tiny points of light beat rhythmically. But it is actually the artist’s own heartbeat and the moving points of light, we are told, come from a glitzy reflective top that moves gently to the rhythm.

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Jac Leirner at White Cube with a show called Junkie. The spirit levels are still present in the new show and now mixed with drug paraphernalia. The tiny head is made of cocaine.