Plus Kai Althoff goes with Bernard Leach at the Whitechapel Galleryby Emma Crichton-Miller / October 2, 2020 / Leave a comment
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly in League with the Night, Tate Britain, 18th November to 9th May 2021
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, a British painter of Ghanaian descent, is known for her mysterious paintings. Her imagined black subjects are summoned onto canvas, often within a single day, in an intense, moody palette of rich browns, blacks, dark greens or blues and brilliant whites. Despite their stillness, the figures have a spontaneous liveliness. This extensive survey brings together around 80 works from 2003 to the present day.
Kai Althoff goes with Bernard Leach, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 7th October to 10th January 2021
Kai Althoff creates artworks and performances that weave together influences as various as folk traditions, popular culture and German expressionism. This is his first major survey in the UK and it brings together approximately 90 works—from childhood drawings and photographs to sculptural installations and paintings. The artist pays homage to the British potter Bernard Leach with a curated selection of 40 of his pots.
Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, until 3rd January 2021
Trained as a woodcarver before studying fine art at Dusseldorf Academy, Paloma Weisz draws on fairy tales, Renaissance painting, autobiography and surrealism for her ceramic sculptures, theatrical environments and wood carvings. Also included in this exhibition are over 40 drawings from the last 20 years, offering further insight into her poetic, tender and sometimes funny imaginary worlds.