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Viewing Olga de Amaral

There hasn’t been a solo Olga de Amaral exhibition in London for almost a decade, but Lisson Gallery’s much-anticipated show more than makes up for it. Born in Bogota in 1932, the Colombian artist has made her name creating large-scale abstract tapestries and sculptures made with natural fibres and precious metals, notably gold leaf, that blur the line between art and craft.

Featuring her cascading, layered textiles and numinous clouds of hanging strands, it examines her mastery of the loom and the ways in which her practice crosses over into painting, sculpture and installation.

Central to the exhibition is Luz Blanca (White Light, 1969), an early work in which Amaral experimented with sheets of plastic as well as the iridescent surface reflections. Equally captivating are her cloud-like Brumas (Mists, 2014), in which three-dimensional coloured forms seem to appear within gathered skeins of thread.

It will be a chance to see the scope of Amaral’s practice and to celebrate an artist of prodigious talent. Add to your autumn to-do list now.

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23 September 2022 — 29 October 2022
The Wick - Catinca Malaimare, Gamma and Omega hold hands, 2023, performance documentation, Zabludowicz Collection. Photo Tim Bowditch 7
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Viewing Catinca Malaimare: Gamma and Omega hold hands

The Wick - Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads, Simon Lee Gallery, London, Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates
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Viewing Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads

The Wick - Installation view of Mike Nelson, Triple Bluff Canyon (the woodshed), 2004. Various materials. M25, 2023. Found tyres. Photo: Matt Greenwood. Courtesy the artist and the Hayward Gallery.
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Viewing Nike Nelson: ‘Extinction Beckons’

The Wick - My Reality is Different, 2022 (detail);
Animation chamber, 9-channel installation, sound: 25.15 mins
© Nalini Malani; Photo: Luke Walker
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Viewing Nalini Malani: My Reality is Different

The Wick - ‘Collect’, the annual international fair produced by the Crafts Council at Somerset House in London, showcasing contemporary craft and design from 40 galleries and works from over 400 artists. Picture date: Wednesday March 1, 2023. PA Photo. The 19th edition of ‘Collect’ features textile, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fibre art, and glass made in the last five years. The fair runs from March 3 – 5, alongside online presentations of all participating galleries in partnership with online art marketplace, Artsy until March 12. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire.
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Viewing Collect art fair