Walsall, United Kingdom
31 March 2021
The Guardian is currently exploring the collections of British institutions, highlighting important artworks. From the New Art Gallery in Walsall, Julie Brown the collection's curator, analyses and celebrates Sally Ryan's sculpture 'The Martinique'.
'The Martinique' was gifted along with 15 other works to the Walsall gallery by Kathleen Garman in 1973. It is now the only public museum in Britain to feature Ryan's work.
The bust is one of the 365 objects held at the heart of the gallery, in an intimate wooden clad room by Caruso St John. The space reflects the personal tastes of its two female collectors and acts as a biographical legacy. "The stories of the people associated with the objects are at its core, and the themes of love, life, loss and dysfunctional families are universal."
Photo © The New Art Gallery Walsall. Sally Ryan (1916-1968), The Martinique, 1934, bronze, Garman Ryan Collection
New Art Gallery Walsall, United Kingdom
11 February 2020
The occasion is marked by Party! an exhibition featuring an eclectic range of artists whose works are linked through broad reference to the party, a theme which extends across music, singing, dancing, greetings cards, food and drink, dress and decorations.
A selection of Caruso St John's recent competition entries feature in Issue 103 of AV Proyectos. The issue includes prize-winning designs for the new AXA office building in central Zurich, the OLMA exhibition pavilion in St Gallen, and a pair of apartment buildings in Eggen, Lucerne.
Facade mock-ups for Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena have been photographed as part of Canadian artist David K. Ross' new publication Archetypes.
Theatrically lit at night and isolated from their surroundings, the compilation of photos aims to demonstrate how pre-constructed architectural components have become a charged form of proto-architecture.
Adam Caruso contributes a review of Sébastien Marot's 'Taking The Country’s Side, Agriculture and Architecture' to Drawing Matter.
A+ Sessions was launched last year to discover more about architects' approaches. Interviewing a range of international architects, A+ has shown the breadth of contemporary architectural thinking.
Adam Caruso answers a series of quick-fire questions, choosing between Robert Smithson or Gordon Matta Clark, painting or photography, and architecture or agriculture.
Adam Caruso contributes an essay to monumental_. The 'monumental' in the 21st century is seen as a questionable characteristic. Its dubious reputation resulting in its demise, particularly with urban planning. Dortmund Positions' first book in a series of symposium texts, tackles this issue with writing from Adam Caruso, Heike Hanada, and Wilfried Kuehn, among others.
Jesús Vassallo discusses the work of Caruso St John in his recently published book.
Epics in the Everyday: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism, sets out to write an alternative history of contemporary architecture and documentary photography, through a series of case studies that include Caruso St John's collaborations with Thomas Demand.
Caruso St John's Falconhoven apartment building is reviewed in the February edition of Architecture Today. Tom Avermaete explores the project's effect on the city through its materiality, details and references.
Canterbury, United Kingdom
The Architects' Journal has published a detailed building study of Caruso St John's new organ loft for Canterbury Cathedral. The article follows the project from competition entry to construction, with insights from Peter St John and Project Architect, Will Pirkis.
In December's edition of Casabella, Francesco Dal Co discusses the development of Europaallee in central Zurich, focusing on Caruso St John and Bosshard Vaquer's mixed-use building, its neighbour, designed by Graber Pulver, and the influence of modern Milanese architecture on both buildings.