Viewing articles from 2016/05

Laura Bartlett Gallery, 4 Herald St, London E2 6JT

Under a falling sky

Under a falling sky, installation view, Laura Bartlett Gallery, 2016

The exhibition, comprised of works by five artists, tackles shifting perspectives on labour, industry, technology and nature. Review by Tom Ellmer

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narrative projects, 110 New Cavendish Street London, Fitzrovia W1W 6XR

Carlos Noronha Feio: discursive foundations of sunsight

Installation view, discursive foundations of sunsight

The kimono is one of a few singular, arresting, indigestible chunks of history that Portuguese artist Carlos Noronha Feio has included in his display. Others include a vase decorated with wartime propaganda and a rusted cannonball. James Gormley reviews an exhibition that grapples with ideas of nationhood, history and displacement.

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Studio Leigh, 4 Garden Walk, London, EC2A 3EQ

Natalie Dray: Facelift

Facelift, Installation View

Natalie Dray's recent work featured in 'Facelift' at Studio Leigh, blends sculptural and painting techniques used in both mechanical and biological applications, such as auto-body repairs, customisation, surgery and cosmetics.

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Henry Moore Institute, 74 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH

A Lesson in Sculpture with John Latham

 A Lesson in Sculpture with John Latham, installation view, 2016

Books, access to knowledge and what that means, are central to this exhibition and to Latham’s practice. Books stuck together, burned up, glued into glass, arranged as monuments. Review by Sacha Waldron

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Brighton and Hove's curated and commissioned visual arts festival

HOUSE 2016

Gillian Wearing, A Room With Your Views, Brighton

HOUSE has the potential to bring together a meaningful constellation of projects. On the occasion of Brighton Festival’s celebration of its 50th year, the two festivals have jointly taken up the theme of “home,” provoking ruminations about place and identity—and also the relationship between the local and the international. Review by Amy Luo

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The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT

good things come…

Good things come..., installation view 2016

Managing to avoid an overly academic discourse in favour of a materially playful framework, ‘good things come…’ gives sensitive and considerate investment to seventeen contemporary artists. Review by Bob Gelsthorpe

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain

Windows on the City: The School of Paris, 1900-1945

Windows on the City: The School of Paris, 1900-1945, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 2016

This exhibition at the Guggenheim Bilbao showcases some of the most important figures and works of the short period between 1900 and 1945. While lightly stocked, it manages to convey the richness and complexity of the time. Review by Betsy Porritt

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Cell Project Space, 258 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9DA

Josh Bitelli: A Partition

All Doors and No Exits

Bobby Jewell reviews an exhibition by Josh Bitelli that deals with the aesthetics, language, impact and contexts of health care provision.

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Parallel Oaxaca, José López Alavez esq, Sto Tomás Barrio Xochimilco , 68040 Oaxaca, México

Elusive Earths III

Elusive Earths III, Installation View

'Elusive Earths III' is an ongoing in situ work, process, and dialogue between Jennifer Teets and Lorenzo Cirrincione, that looks to the elusiveness of rare clays, soils, and earths with forgotten origins.

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NEW STUDIO, 4-17 Frederick Terrace, London, E8 4EW

Wendy Plovmand: Wet Paint

Wet Paint, Installation View

For her new solo show 'Wet Paint', Danish artist Wendy Plovmand takes the gallery space itself as her source material, transforming architectural photographs and found images into digital abstractions.

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Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX

Double Act: Art and Comedy

Maurice Doherty, I Slept with The Curator To Get This Show (2016) Neon, Courtesy of the Artist

Comedy as a technique illustrates the need to feel awkward, vulnerable and suggestible if we're to challenge norms in society. It also highlights that feeling entertained can also be just as emancipatory an experience when discussing something with potency. Review by Sophie Risner

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