|Lora Hristova: Self-Portrait (Money Shot)|
11 Apr — 3 May (talk 11 May): www.waddingtoncustot.com
|Bang Goes the Theory|
To 10 May: www.richardsaltoun.com
|Ger van Elk: detail from The Co-Founder of the Word O.K. - Hollywood, 1971|
Richard Saltoun has taken over the ground floor of the former David Roberts space, and this agreeably contradictorily-titled show provides a chance to sample the sly wit of three renowned Dutch conceptualists' 60's - 80's work. It's all worth a look, but here van Elk poses with a framed letter in Hollywood to indicate that he - or maybe his work – is okay (odd how that's good for a person, but faint praise for an artwork). Apparently 'one source for the word OK comes from the nickname of US President Martin van Buren, known as Old Kinderhook. Van Buren, like Van Elk, a Dutchman living in the USA, adopted the political slogan Vote for O.K. for the 1840 presidential election. He lost the election'.
|Head study for St John the Evangelist|
|Dorothy Iannone: The Next Great Moment in History is Ours, 1970|
To 27 April: www.southardreid.com
To 11 May: www.barthacontemporary.com
Hinotori 1-9: dialogue to manga by Osamu Tezuka
In this unusual exhibition, Jeremy Cooper - insider track author of a book on YBA's at 50 - presents a cornucopia relating to his other recent book on artists' postcards. Here, for example, is his presentation of 169 'leavers' from Harrow School where his father taught. They are photographs given to friends or to those who taught the boy: these are given to Cooper himself or his father. That's just one corner of the show which also incorporates several artists, including Frances Richardson, Tracey Emin, Georgie Hopton and Julie Cockburn, invited to make artistic use of Cooper's huge collection. Possibly Daniel Eatock's pseudo-LeWittian deconstruction of the lines on a plain postcard is the highlight...
David Nash at Kew Gardens
To 14 April: www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/david-nash
|Murmur (video still)|