Viewing articles from 2016/05
narrative projects, 110 New Cavendish Street London, Fitzrovia W1W 6XR
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.
Studio Leigh, 4 Garden Walk, London, EC2A 3EQ
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.
Henry Moore Institute, 74 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH
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
Brighton and Hove's curated and commissioned visual arts festival
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
The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT
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
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain
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
Parasol unit, 14 Wharf Rd, London N1 7RW
Aris Kourkoumelis reviews an exhibition at Parasol unit that attempts to map the relationships between photography, surface and the uncanny.
Artist interview: Caroline Walker
Dr Rina Arya speaks to Caroline Walker to find out more about her working practices, inspirations and plans for the future, finding that the artist puts herself in different spaces, and sets herself new challenges in order to enable her creativity to evolve.
Parallel Oaxaca, José López Alavez esq, Sto Tomás Barrio Xochimilco , 68040 Oaxaca, México
'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.
Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
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