Will Jennings

Will is a visual artist and photographer largely interested in the manmade environment, landscape, memory and psychological order, often aligning in areas of concern with his previous occupation in conservation architecture. His reviewing and writing interests lay in conceptual and contemporary arts predominantly, though has a strong interest in the built environment, music and the crossover of culture and history. His website is willjennings.info.
Sam Green remembers Buckminster Fuller, with Yo La Tengo

Sam Green here turns documentary into live performance, separating and reforming the constituent parts to create an event out of understanding. His subject is Buckminster Fuller, seminal post-war American thinker, architect and designer.

Friday 13th December 2013 Read more...
Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost at the Contemporary Art Society

In a timely presentation of a video work from four years ago, it is possible to read the language, style and approach of the artist who was awarded this year's Turner Prize the night before this exhibition opened. A small show, but useful viewing for anyone who wants to find out more about Laure Prouvost.

Friday 6th December 2013 Read more...
Manu Dibango celebrates his 80th birthday at the Barbican

With over four decades and 40 albums of recordings to pick from, this Barbican concert could have included anything from funk, disco, jazz or soul. As it was, it had a bit of it all and had some real moments of partying atmosphere.

Friday 29th November 2013 Read more...
Body Language at the Saatchi Gallery

Unclear curation leave holes in this group show of emerging artists whose work all features the human form. The work is hit and miss, and while there are some lovely pieces within, there is little opportunity for reflection or discussion on the exhibition's theme.

Thursday 21st November 2013 Read more...
Pop Art Design at the Barbican explores the crossover between art and design

In Pop Art Design, the Barbican explores connections between Pop Art of the post-war years and the wider field of design at the time. In doing so they pack the galleries with some beautiful objects and artworks, but ultimately miss out on the chance to fully mine the world of design and the explosion of ideas which served both fields.

Wednesday 23rd October 2013 Read more...
Staged brutality – Lazarides Gallery's Brutal at 180 The Strand

Inviting you into a subterranean and subcultural world beneath the Strand, Lazarides Gallery have crafted a beautiful and unsettling architecture for their their group exhibition. The mixed-media works inside, which react to the current political climate, are unfortunately overshadowed by their setting.

Wednesday 16th October 2013 Read more...
Robert Mitchell, Eska and the Romain Pilon Quartet at Kings Place

As part of the three-day Whirlwind Recordings festival at Kings Place, this was a double-header concert featuring two distinct artists from the label. Jazz pianist Robert Mitchell played left-handed compositions and then performed alongside singer Eska; later, the intertwining sounds of the Romain Pilon Quartet took the music to a different place.

Monday 14th October 2013 Read more...
Leon Chew and Andrew Curtis take a closer look at the post-industrial landscape

Bringing together all the collaborative works by Leon Chew and Andrew Curtis, this exhibition seeks to test material: both the subject and of the flattening nature of photography, and that of the art object itself through the use of physically adding to the printed images. In doing so they create a space celebrating both order and accident.

Saturday 12th October 2013 Read more...
A deftly-curated "house": Tomorrow by Elmgreen & Dragset at the V&A Museum

Elmgreen & Dragset have taken over five rooms of the V&A and turned them into a decaying but grand townhouse. Make yourself at home and relax with a good book to discover who lived there and what's happening to the place in this work of great scope, humour and layered detail.

Sunday 29th September 2013 Read more...
Zaha Hadid's first permanent central London project, and the capital's newest gallery: the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery has expanded to take over a nearby former gunpowder store. They appointed Zaha Hadid for the delicate job of restoring and extending the 200-year-old listed building, bringing new gallery and public spaces to the heart of the city.

Friday 27th September 2013 Read more...
A Freudian journey amongst ruins and totems: Daniel Silver's Dig

The latest of Artangel's rich series of site-responsive projects sees sculptor Daniel Silver turning a disused site in central London into a repository of imagined archaeological discoveries. Using two levels of an abandoned construction project, he seeks to explore the history of the sculptural object and its relationship to a psychological experience.

Thursday 12th September 2013 Read more...
Bosco Sodi: Graphein at Pace Gallery London

In Bosco Sodi's first UK solo exhibition, we are introduced to his abstract experiments in materiality and natural processes resulting in a beautiful, understated and contemplative reflection upon nature, time and place. In an age where so much in the art world and wider culture is striving to startle, to be something newer, louder and glossier, Sodi's subdued palette, materiality and austere approach is more than welcome.

Monday 9th September 2013 Read more...
The birth of two emerging performance-based artists: The Birth Caul at Vitrine Gallery

Vitrine, the small window-gallery in Bermondsey acts as a repository for curious objects and constructions which take key roles in performances and videos of these two emerging artists. The public space which the gallery faces will host a ritual and ceremony on 31 August.

Tuesday 20th August 2013 Read more...


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