The Collection and Usher Gallery, Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP , 24 March 2017

Make.Practice.Perfect.  Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands

Make.Practice.Perfect will consider how we make art and maintain an art practice, where we turn for help in the process and practice of making art, if we are looking in the right places and whether we need look at all.

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag, Netherlands

Rinus Van de Velde

Rinus Van de Velde, installation view at  Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2016

Stepping into Rinus Van de Velde’s installation situates one in an outsized and totally absorbing graphic novel. His large and powerful charcoal on paper drawings tell of life at an artists’ colony led by the idiosyncratic, manipulative and fictional sculptor Isaac Weiss, just the latest in a string of stand-ins Van de Velde employs in his work. Review by John Gayer.

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Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP

Lubaina Himid: Invisible Strategies

Lubaina Himid: Invisible Strategies, installation view at Modern Art Oxford, 2017

Opening the day following the inauguration of President Trump, Lubaina Himid’s exhibition at Modern Art Oxford comes at a significant moment. Yet it must be remembered that as an artist, curator and self-described ‘political strategist,’ Himid has worked tirelessly throughout her practice over the last 30 years to highlight the implicit and systemic racial exclusion within British art institutions and society.

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Emalin, Unit 4 Huntingdon Estate, Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch E1 6JU

Condo: Emalin hosting Galerie Gregor Staiger

Installation View, Condo: Emalin hosting Galerie Gregor Staiger

Carolina Mostert responds to a group exhibition at Emalin, as part of the multi-sited project 'Condo'. She finds a series of curious forms layered with myth, history and a variety of technologies.

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Pilar Corrias Gallery, 54 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8EF

Charles Avery: The People and Things of Onomatopoeia: Part 2

Installation view gallery 2

Recent political developments in the UK have naturally left the issue of an island mentality very present in people’s minds. Avery has described his protagonists as philosophically engaged rationalists but with such clear contrast between the Island’s urban and rural life, you wonder how long before the Islanders might have a revolution. Review by Tessa Norton

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Passen-gers, Brunswick Centre, London

Evy Jokhova: Towering in the condition of fragments

Installation view, l-r: Totem VIII, 2017, plaster, steel, cement, polystyrene, stone effect; Slabs on Stone II, 2016, carved stone, linoleum, oil paint, stone effect, timber; Slabs on Stone I, 2016; Totem I, 2016

Evy Jokhova’s exhibition consists of a mix of sculptures and installations that generate questions about nature and artifice, crafted and found objects, and subjective and objective states. Stacked in formations that resemble cairns, the works explore the social and historical dimensions of stone, linoleum, paint and fur. Review by Anya Smirnova

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Commonwealth & Council, 3006 W 7th St #220 Los Angeles CA 90005

Danielle Dean: a shoe, a phone, a castle

Danielle Dean: a shoe, a phone, a castle, installation view at Commonwealth & Council, 2017

In her solo exhibition at Commonwealth & Council, Danielle Dean draws from Gold Coast trade history, YouTube self-branding, and Nike product reviews to examine media's role in upholding oppressive ideologies, revealing the pervasive thread of violence in history. From the press release.

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Bergen Kunsthall, Rasmus Meyers allé 5 N-5015 Bergen, Norway

Emily Wardill: Matt Black and Rat

Exhibition view, Emily Wardill, Matt Black and Rat, Bergen Kunsthall 2017

In a major new solo exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall, Emily Wardill presents two film works, as well as a new series of sculptural reliefs and large-scale framed rayograms to create a disorienting and highly charged environment.

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Power Station of Art, 200 Huayuangang Rd, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China

11th Shanghai Biennale: Why Not Ask Again?

Matts  Leiderstam, Gift of Tears, Oil painting made after Marco Palmezzano, “Christ  Carrying the Cross”, 1534, and bird-scope with refitted viewfinder on a  Manfrotto tripod; printed posters and oak table, 2016

The 11th Shanghai Biennale is a dense and vastly-scaled staging that melds Chinese science fiction, Bengali parables, the principles of traditional South Asian miniature painting, turbulent shifts in political thought and a scrutiny of the transportation of mass information through technologies, screens and devices. Review by Alex Hetherington.

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Rodeo Gallery, 123 Charing Cross Rd, Soho, London WC2H 0EW

Condo: Rodeo Gallery hosting Supportico Lopez: Franziska Lantz: Expanding Arid Zones

Installation view, Condo: Franziska Lantz, expanding arid zones, Rodeo hosting Supportico Lopez, Rodeo, London, 2017.

In the corridor of Rodeo Gallery’s reception, fragments of material hang in an assemblage of abstracted male and female forms. Lurking silently, the figures observe my arrival. The assemblage is part of a new body of work by Franziska Lantz on show in the first floor gallery space. Laura Mansfield reviews Lantz within the context of 'Condo'.

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Christopher Cutts Gallery, 21 Morrow Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2H9, Canada

Michael Snow: Powers of Two

Powers of Two

Snow is arguably one of Canada’s most internationally famed contemporary artists, known most commonly for his innovative work in film and video. ‘Powers of Two’ also brings together more recent sculpture and photo-based work with a refreshing collection of rarely seen early drawings and illustrations. Review by Emma Rae Warburton

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