Viewing articles from 2016/07

Kadist Foundation, Paris

Margo Wolowiec, interviewed by Arash Fayez

This interview was shot in Wolowiec's studio in Queens NY, April 2016. Here, she addresses the various steps of her process from sourcing social-media imagery with an instagram aggregator app, to weaving and printing with sublimation dye.

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SPACE, 131 Mare St 131 Mare St, London E8 3RH

Josh Bilton: Undersong


In his exhibition at SPACE Josh Bilton takes Portland stone as his focus, looking at its displacement from Portland to London and the duality of these two locations. Review by Rosie Ram

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The Averard Hotel, 10 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3LH

Maybe your lens is scratched?

Astray (Part II): Smoking, 2016

‘Maybe your lens is scratched?’ hinges on a relationship between space and image disrupted by economic and political changes (rising inequality, international capital, privatization of space, shell corporations).

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Galerie Ron Mandos, Prinsengracht 282, 1016 HJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stream of Consciousness

Stream of Consciousness, Installation View

The unique group exhibition ‘Stream of Consciousness’ brings together perception-challenging works by artist collective Troika, Tom Lore de Jong and Goof Kloosterman. The title of the show refers to a term mostly used in literature which describes the notion of a stream of thoughts and feelings that pass through the mind.

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Hannah Hoffman Gallery, 1010 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles 90038

A Change of Heart

Installation view: A Change of Heart, curated by Chris Sharp, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, 2016

The exhibition, ‘A Change of Heart’, curated by Chris Sharp at Hannah Hoffman Gallery, examines and celebrates flowers and our natural fascination with them, focusing on artwork created from the 1960s onward. Review by Hyunjee Nicole Kim

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Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street, Vancouver, V6B 6R5

Jochen Lempert: Field Guide

Jochen Lempert, Field Guide, May 7 to July 17, 2016. Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Photograph SITE photography

At a glance, Jochen Lempert’s photographs seem to belong to a bygone era. Their use of repetition and a characteristically indexical photographic approach allude to a mid-nineteenth century scientific aesthetic, and yet, for the inquisitive viewer, a closer look reveals this initial encounter to be deceiving. Review by Yasmin Nurming-Por

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Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row, London W1S 2ET

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Installation view, 'Felix Gonzalez-Torres', Hauser & Wirth London, 2016

Ruth Hogan reviews Hauser & Wirth's latest exhibition of work by the ever influential Felix Gonzalez-Torres curated by his long time friends and artists, Julie Ault and Roni Horn.

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Luxembourg & Dayan, 2 Savile Row, London W1S 3PA

Melodrama, Act 1: London

Exhibition view of Melodrama: Act I

William Davie reviews the London portion of this exhibition split between Luxembourg & Dayan's New York and Savile Row galleries, finding artworks operating in performative dialogue.

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Breese Little, Unit 1, 249 - 253 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 6JY

The Science of Imaginary Solutions

Installation view

The object is front and centre of what is an incredibly wide ranging exhibition that spans millennia. In Breese Little's new space in Bethnal Green, a series of works and subtle juxtapositions probe the ways in which object-led narratives are eminently malleable, prone to changing tides in both scientific and philosophical thinking. Will Gresson reviews

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Galerie Valentin, 9 rue Saint-Gilles, 75003, Paris

Reconstructive Memory

Reconstructive Memory, Installation View

'Reconstructive Memory' is an English term borrowed from cognitive psychology meaning that memory is not a faithful reproduction of past events but rather a mental faculty based on recollection-reconstruction processes. Depending on our emotions, our level of tiredness, our beliefs, we may reconstruct episodes from our lives in a way that leads to distortions, alterations and false memories.

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Future Gallery, Schöneberger Ufer 59, 10785 Berlin

Inflected Objects # 2 Circulation – Otherwise, Unhinged

Inflected Objects # 2, Installation View

'Inflected Objects' proposes an understanding of art objects as transient things, assemblages of materials whose destinies remain unknown, and as propositions for assimilation and disintegration. At a time in which the extraction of value from every available asset seems the dominant imperative, the artworks here display forms of waste, non-use and degradation.

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The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ

No Quiet Place

Akeelah Bertram, Vase, 2012, looped digital video and audio, glass vases, water. Photograph Julian Lister

Sixteen small speakers are attached to the high wall and connected by wires to a computer, as if the building itself is hooked up to some kind of cardiac monitor. These noises, as it turns out, are not the internal organs of The Tetley but a series of audio clips of empty gun shell casings falling to the floor. Review by Sacha Waldron

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