In this post we round up the articles and other writing published by members of the visual arts section of The Critics’ Circle in September.
Tabish Khan has reviewed Marina Abramovic at Royal Academy of Arts, Sarah Lucas at Tate Britain, Frans Hals at The National Gallery and Turner Prize 2023 at Towner, Eastbourne – all for Culture Whisper. He has also previewed October’s top exhibitions for Londonist and he has written an array of weekly top 5 exhibition round-ups for FAD magazine.
Martin Bailey asks what the thefts mean for the British Museum’s future plans for the collection, the role of the trustees in this crisis, the webpage it has launched to help recover these stolen artefacts and how after 10 years the museum’s reading room is still out of bounds. He also speaks about the astonishing story of Ethiopia’s most treasured icon, and he has his regular Friday blog on Van Gogh. All for The Art Newspaper
Sue Hubbard has written God’s little artist, a biography in verse of the Welsh painter Gwen John. She has also written about Sarah Lucas’ significant work two fried eggs and a kebab and Ryan Gander’s exhibition at Lisson Gallery for Artlyst. Plus about Dora Maar at Paul Stolper gallery for Doris Press.
Oliver Wainwright has provided his take on the 2023 Stirling Prize shortlist and reviewed Workstack, a new vertical timber building by dRMM architects. He has interviewed Madelon Vriesendorp about her exhibition, Cosmic Housework and taken a frightening look inside Europe’s biggest arms fair, DSEI – all for The Guardian.
Maev Kennedy has written about an exhibition at Ditchling on a queer couple who changed textiles, for The Art Newspaper.
Photo from Marina Abramovic at Royal Academy of Arts. Live performance by Emma Fisher and Duarte Melo, 60 minutes. Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives. © Marina Abramović. Photo © Royal Academy of Arts, London / David Parry