- Date: 8 March 2010
- Region: London
Zoe Leonard, TV Wheelbarrow, 2001/2006 from the Analogue Portfolio, 1998-2009. Credit: © Zoe Leonard. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Each month we see as much as possible of the work produced by the hundreds of artists, organisations and projects that we fund across the capital. This month it's the turn of our Visual Arts Team to pick their highlights.
Michael Landy : Art Bin - South London Gallery
'Artist Michael Landy, who once destroyed all his possessions in an act of creative destruction, recently transformed the South London Gallery into a giant bin for art. A fascinating exhibition which created a 'monument to creative failure', Landy invited members of the public to bring their own artistic failures along to the gallery, where their value was assessed. Gary Hume, Julian Opie, Gillian Wearing and the Arts Council's very own Julie Lomax were amongst the contributors.'
Ross Head, administrator
Emily Wardell : Game Keepers Without Game - Showroom gallery
'The thing you need to know: It's a feature-length artist's film, exhibited in a gallery. Emily Wardell has been one of the consistently strongest young artist film-makers in the country and Showroom Gallery's commitment to exhibiting high-quality work remains unabated. Moving, powerful and at times violent, it is a hugely ambitious piece made to the highest standard.'
Ajay RS Hothi, officer
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize - The Photographers' Gallery
'Capturing the essence and dynamics of photography as a medium, this year's contenders offer a magnificent selection of rich and interesting work, from children in fancy dress to the dark images of Maze prison in repetition. Anna Fox, Zoe Leonard, Donovan Wylie and Sophie Ristelheuber illustrate variety and ambition in the latest international photography. See for yourself who you think should be the winner of the Prize.'
Wing-Sie Chan, administrator
Florian Hecker - Chisenhale Gallery
'Florian Hecker's new 5-channel sound installation is well worth a visit. The work challenges the viewer's perception of a gallery exhibition by creating a virtually empty space which disrupts the special perception through disorienting acoustic effects.'
Sabine Unamun, officer