Bluecoat, Liverpool, 18 January 2018
Division Gallery, 45 Ernest Ave, Toronto, ON M6P 3M7
Division Gallery is pleased to announce Asterisms, an exhibition of new works by acclaimed Quebec artist Nicolas Baier. His past work consisted of a self-reflexive examination of the camera’s possibilities, focusing on the medium’s transformation in the digital age. Baier’s experimentation compelled us to pay attention to the perspectival changes engendered by photography: how the technology alters both the Real and our direct reality.
Bonner Kunstverein and Artothek, Hochstadenring 22 D-53119 Bonn Germany
Titled after the first book written by a computer, The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed surveys art engaged with the age of artificial intelligence. The exhibition includes both historical and contemporary artworks made between 1961 and 2017. Comprising over 100 works by 36 artists from 14 countries, the exhibition is the largest to be held at the Kunstverein in 30 years.
Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Kungsbrostrand 19 11226 Stockholm
As its title, Beth Laurin: Provisorium, suggests, this exhibition functions as a provisional retrospective, the contents of which have settled, but are not yet final. The word provisorium also has a more everyday meaning in Swedish as ‘makeshift’. This word falls short of the fine delicacy with which much of Laurin’s work is realized, but does perhaps account for the way that the work meshes together the everyday life and environments in which she lives and works. Review by David Price
White Cube Bermondsey, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ
For his exhibition ‘Play Time’ at White Cube, Ortega has created new large-scale installations, sculptures and two-dimensional works which address the themes of chance and accidents in the creative process. Review by Fiorella Lanni
Edel Assanti, 74a Newman Street, London W1T 3DB
The personal nature of this work speaks to Dudek’s practice more widely. Over a number of years, he has been exploring group behaviour and crowd control through the context of the stadium, posing questions about responsibility and autonomy while working through his own past. Review by Kaitlyn Kane
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpak 18, 3015 CX, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Academy of Tal R offers the first in-depth exploration into the artistic journey of one of the most visually exciting painters of our time. Featuring roughly 170 works, consisting of new pieces made especially for this exhibition and work spanning the past twenty years, this mid-career retrospective is the largest survey of his oeuvre to date. Academy of Tal R highlights how, from the outset, the artist has been a storyteller with a special eye for the overlooked, hidden and repressed spaces of modern life.
Catharine Clark Gallery, 248 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
Hollow and Swell, an exhibition of new animations and watercolors by Chris Doyle. The works mark the conclusion of Doyle's extended response to Hudson River School painter Thomas Cole's iconic five part series, The Course of Empire (1833 - 1836), which depicts a single landscape as it transitions from a pastoral setting to a dense metropolis that finally, through conflict and overpopulation, deteriorates to a site of overgrown ruins. Doyle's work considers the impacts of digital technology on a rapidly proliferating cultural landscape.
Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG
Following its world premiere in Newcastle and with its current run at the Tyneside Cinema ending on the 29 October, 2017, Russian artist collective Chto Delat?’s new film, The New Deadline #17 Summer School of Orientation in Zapatism, will tour to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City. Compelling and highly charged, the film wrestles with the vast question of what it is to revolt, whether to look forward or backward and how to maintain a noble, non-egoist movement. Review by Chloe Hodge
Kestle Barton, Manaccan, Helston, Cornwall. TR12 6HU
In a converted Cornish farmstead situated just ten miles from the southernmost point of mainland Britain, a group show, Togetherness: Notes on Outrage, curated by London gallery, South Kiosk, that started out in London in the summer offers a considered response to – and celebration of – architecture critic Ian Nairn’s 1955 edition of Architectural Review, entitled Outrage. Review by Trevor H. Smith
Various locations, Coventry
The walk from the station establishes the context for this first biennial: hoardings and lightboxes promote Coventry’s bid to be the UK’s City of Culture in 2021. In parallel the council has promised ten years of support for cultural growth regardless of the bid’s outcome. For artists and curators in the city, here was an opportunity, not just to take stock of what has recently been achieved, the partnerships already instigated, but to begin plotting the parts they will play in the years to come. Review by Kit Webb
Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Schöneberger Ufer 61 10785 Berlin, Germany
There are no images or videos to look at – only the nakedness of the sounds flooding the floor. Vibrations seemingly emerge from nowhere, as suspended spirits floating then dissipating in the air like icy breath. Review by Giulia Ponzano