Artvehicle 31 — Editorial

Welcome to the new look Now monthly, and with an updated format, searchable archive and more creative writing, is still going to bring you just what you expect; insights into and opinions on the best of new and exciting contemporary art in London. This month's edition of features reviews of Cornelia Parker's interview with Noam Chomsky at the Whitechapel, Roman Signer at Hauser and Wirth and States of Exchange at the new Iniva space. There are artist's pages from William Hunt and Eric Fong and a new feature 'Asides' by Ed Atkins looking at film and music through contemporary art.

Elsewhere this month, out East, Ludovica Gioscia shows her wonderful and vibrant wallpaper sculptures at the Agency Gallery (15a Cremer St, E2 8HD until 29 March), artist Tatiana Echeverri Ferandez has curated an intriguingly minimal exhibition Mittlere Körnung at Carl Freedman Gallery (44a Charlotte Road, EC2A 3PD until 12 April), on Vyner Street, there's a lot of painting (Kate McGarry shows some great ones by Tasha Amini, 7a Vyner Street until April 6th). Vanessa Desclaux & Isobel Harbison have curated a third series of Sunday evening screenings at the Scolt's Head in Dalston. Invite artists to present a selection of their works on film or video alongside a feature film of their choice (107a Culford Road, London N1 4HT, Sundays in March and April from 7pm).

Back in the West End, if one work isn't enough for you, Cornelia Parker has a second exhibition at Frith Street Gallery (17-18 Golden Square, W1F 9JJ, 7 March - 24 April), while Blow de le Barra houses What History Do They Represent? An exhibition of the work of Vangelis Vlahos (Athens) and Zbynek Baladrán (Prague), two artists who explore the experience of transition and change in contemporary Greek and Czech Republic societies (35 Heddon Street, W1B 4BP until 20 March) and the Red Mansion Foundation shows the oblique work of Chinese artist Lu Chunsheng (12 Great Portland Street, W1W8QN until 20 April).

Across town, The South London Gallery shows the great Alfredo Jaar's multi-media presentation of six works centring on his enduring interest in Africa (65 Peckham Road, SE5 8UH until 6 April), and while you're in the area catch Matt Darbyshire 'Blades House' at Gasworks (155 Vauxhall St, SE11 5RH until 23 March); check out the screenings afternoon on Sunday 16 March from 4-6pm, which take the Darbyshire's work as a starting point and run with them to look at how artists and filmmakers have used interiors in their work to reflect upon wider social and economic issues. Further down the road in Camberwell, watch out for a season of performance as the Guy Hilton Gallery presents 'Live on Stage', for 30 consecutive days; each day curated by a new person (Sun and Doves Pub, Coldharbour Lane, SE5 9NS, 20 March - 18 April).

Elsewhere, don't miss Simon Fisher Turner's 'For Blue'; a new reworking of the music and sound for Derek Jarman's 'Blue' with narration by poet and musician Black Sifichi presented live in the Serpentine Gallery (Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA Friday 14 March, 7pm, £5). As part of his exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, Thomas Scheibitz is screening Almereyda's contemporary New York 'Hamlet' on Wed 12 March (Arkwright Road, NW3 6DG 7pm). And, finally this Sunday, 9 March, Mark Wayman leads a tour starting from Project Space 176 in Kentish Town, lasting around 45 minutes, the tour will consider various 'fun actions' proposed for the area (176 Prince of Wales road, NW5 3PT, 2pm Sunday 9 March).

Rose Lejeune