ORGAN THING: Hugh Mendes, twenty years on from that day, a powerful retrospective, a provoking exhibition, the role of a painter? A dirty job but someone’s got to do it…

Hugh Mendes – 2021: A Retrospective: It was 20 years ago today…  – presented by Charlie Smith London at The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, East London It really is hard not to appreciate Hugh Mendes, hard not to like his art, hard to not really (really) like his work – is ‘like’ the right word?…

ORGAN: Five Recommended Art Things – Rob Voerman at New Art Projects, Turps Painters Open Studios, We Consume at Ugly Duck, Insert (Title Here), Geraline Swayne at Charlie Smith, Ben Eine and co. at Jealous, Sarah Lucas at Sadie Coles…

Every inventor is a potential dissenter? Geranium mines on Orkney? That’s what I heard anyway. Peter Maxwell Davies? Five Recommended Art Things? Back to the grindstone? The squares have been squared now, all about inserting titles this week, not quite so intense this time  Five more upcoming art things to check out this coming week…

ORGAN: Five Recommended Art Things – Hugh Mendes at Charlie Smith, Stik and Thierry Noir’s wall, Dave Buonaguidi at Jealous, Cathie Pilkington, Pierre Molinier and Morton Bartlet, Ed Hadfield, at Cable Depot, Henrique Paris at Nudawn…

Five Recommended Art Things? Are we that bothered? Are you? Shall we do it again? Rubbish? I saw a man, a middle aged man who really should have known better, a middle aged man who was about to throw a trombone in a skip, I asked him why he didn’t at least take it to…

ORGAN: Five Art Things, five more art recommendations with Faith Ringgold, Matthew Day Jackson’s Still Life and the Reclining Nude, Charlie Evaristo-Boyce’s pop art, Context at Charlie Smith London, Jan Frank’s New Paintings at Nahmad Projects…

Five five five, five art things, five more London art recommendations, five art things in no particular order, five things that are about to open, five things that interest us, five things that might interest you, an ongoing series of recommendations, five things that look like they might be genuinely interesting or exciting and not…