At Chatsworth House and Nottingham Contemporary, Pablo Bronstein is exhibiting a series of drawings inspired by Baroque and Palladian design. He is an artist engaged with histories of taste and how it feeds into contemporary life. The project is named ‘The Grand Tour’ borrowing the term used to describe a rite of passage for 18th Century aristocrats sent to Europe to further their education who would in turn bring back artworks to Britain.
In the second part of his exhibition, ‘The Grand Tour’, Pablo Bronstein curates decorative arts from Chatsworth House at Nottingham Contemporary beside a new frieze of drawings imagining ruins along a famous ancient Roman road, the Via Appia.
The Art Channel brings you a film of the Agnes Martin exhibition at Tate Modern including analysis of several major works. Martin was a painter who retreated from New York City to a solitary life in New Mexico in the 1970s, where she acquired a mythic status. But what do her abstract paintings communicate and how might we understand them? Grace Adam and Joshua White lead you through this significant exhibition.
Titled ‘Freedom of Assembly’, Theaster Gates recently showed a new body of work illustrating his interest in labour, community and art historical traditions. The exhibition showed sculptures made from found materials and ‘paintings’ constructed as if building roofs. The Art Channel investigates the show and looks in detail at Gates’ themes and materials.
Grace Adam and Joshua White explore Luc Tuyman’s latest exhibition of paintings at the David Zwirner gallery in London. Titled, ‘The Shore’, the series continues Tuyman’s interest in painting found images, fragments copied and adapted from cinema, the news and even wallpaper from an Edinburgh hotel.
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The Institute of Sexology at the Wellcome Collection reviewed on The Art Channel with Grace Adam.
Exhibiting artworks alongside scientific artefacts, The Institute of Sexology explores how human sexuality became a field of scientific research. It shows how several brave individuals used pioneering research to end the stigma, repression and ignorance surrounding the body and sex. In the exhibition, historic objects and records illustrate the achievements of Sigmund Freud, Marie Stopes and Alfred Kinsey among others, interspersed with artworks that take a more imaginative interpretation. The exhibition runs until September 2015 at London’s Wellcome Collection on Euston Road.