Installation art work is often passed off as theatre these days, so it's refreshing to have a theatrical exposition of installation art in Howard Brenton’s new play about Ai Weiwei, whom the Chinese authorities detained for 81 days and made world famous
For the seventh year, the Caitlin Art Prize celebrates the best new talent in the UK, a year on from their graduate art shows. This new display showcases new work from nine artists, showing how each could make an impact on the art world in the future.
For his debut exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, Sterling Ruby displays new ceramics, collages, fabric and urethane sculptures. Each of the pieces highlight the artist's subversion of both material and content.
The Happiest Man was first created in 2000 at the Jeu de Paume in Paris and forms part of a series of ‘total installations’ – all-encompassing environments, in which viewers find themselves completely absorbed by the atmosphere of the work.
“I had never been cool. I liked the same music as my mother,” writes an anonymous member of Bernadette Corporation, the New York artists’ collective, founded in the early 90s, whose oeuvre spans fashion, literature, film, and installation.