Viewing articles from 2016/07

Galería OMR, Mexico

Matti Braun

Matti Braun installation view

For the first show in Mexico of Matti Braun, the German-Finnish artist continues with his research into traditional forms of silk production

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Hester, New York


Installation view of Tarantallegra, 2016, Curated by Nicoletta Lambertucci

Tarantallegra (or The Dancing Feet Spell) is a powerful charm that forces the contender to dance frantically.

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Liverpool Biennial, 55 New Bird Street, Liverpool L1 0BW

Liverpool Biennial 2016

Mark Leckey, Dream English Kid, 1964 – 1999 AD, 2015. Photo courtesy the artist and Cabinet London

What is always already an inevitable attribute of a city-wide exhibition is actively embraced and enhanced by this year’s Liverpool Biennial. Using the thematic framework of the ‘episode’, the Biennial’s programme brings together a constellation of diverse narrative fragments, scenarios and scenes. Review by Laura Mansfield

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Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Põhja pst 35, Tallinn

Alice Kask

Alice Kask, installation view at Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, 2016

The self-titled titled survey of Alice Kask’s paintings on show at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM) presents a succinct and visually fascinating account of the artist’s career. Review by John Gayer

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Tyneside Cinema Gallery, 10 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG

Chris Watson: The Town Moor: A Portrait in Sound

Chris Watson at Tyneside Cinema, 2016

Watson’s audio collage transcends the limitations of various other artistic approaches through its expression of the passing of time, and articulation of the multiple identities of public spaces. The ensemble of recordings depict the town moor as a natural place, a meeting place, a place for partying, and a place for relaxing, a place for both people and nature, within the city. Review by Zara Worth

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LADA, The White Building, Unit 7, Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, London E9 5EN

LADA Screens - It’s All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells

Foot Washing For The Sole

Often seen as an international pioneer of intimate, one-to-one performance, Howells’ extensive body of work premises notions of care, trust and kindness. His work is an intimate theatre often taking a single participant on an intense, personal journey. Bryony White reviews his recent LADA Screens project.

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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

They Are Here: The People Behind the Financial System

The People Behind The Financial System, 2016. Installation view at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Tara Fatehi Irani reviews 'The People Behind the Financial System', a new artwork conceived by artist duo They Are Here. The work can be read as a game – one for those curious about how the world of finance operates.

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Lambda Lambda Lambda, in Pristhina, Kosovo

Europa and the Bull

Europa and the Bull, installation view

Europa and the Bull takes the Greek myth as a starting point to reflect on geography and its representation, romanticism, materials as symbols, the fetish we have towards objects and images as well as human fascination with zoology

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Wysing Arts Centre Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX

Wysing Polyphonic

Jennifer Walshe and Tomomi Adachi at Wysing Polyphonic

Time and again, artists made clear the nature of music and sound as material process. Breath pushed through a hollow vulture bone. A horse hair bow run across metal strings. Hands slapped against wet clay. Review by Luke Naessens

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SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves St, Long Island City, NY 11101

Leslie Hewitt: Collective Stance

Installation view, Leslie Hewitt: Collective Stance, SculptureCenter, 2016. Photo: Kyle Knodell

Leslie Hewitt’s new exhibition at the SculptureCenter in Queens, New York, is surprising for its spartan modesty, a quietude that highlights both the riveting intellect and powerful emotional current of her work. Review by Liam Hess

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Maureen Paley, 21 Herald St, London E2 6JT

Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans, The State We're In, A, unframed inkjet print, 273 x 410 cm, 2015, exhibition view, ground floor gallery: Maureen Paley, London 2016

‘Say you’re in if you’re in. What is lost is lost forever’. Liam Hess reviews Wolfgang Tillmans at Maureen Paley, an exhibition somewhat overshadowed by its political context.

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