Viewing articles from 2016/08

Pump House Gallery, Pleasure Garden Fountains, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

Samara Scott: Developer

Samara Scott, Developer, 2016. Mixed media site-specific installation at the Pleasure Garden Fountains in Battersea Park, London. Image courtesy Pump House Gallery.

Near the large fountains in Battersea Park that are the remnants of the 1950s Festival of Britain, are the mirror pools and Scott’s latest work. Scott’s practice combines the physical and the explicitly bodily with the industrial and manufactured. Her concern with ‘Developer’ is the situating of the park in a former industrial heartland – how it came to be a place of pleasure within saltpetre works. Review by Betsy Porritt

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Jeu de Paume, 1 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France

Guan Xiao: Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

The titles of Guan Xiao's works at the Jeu de Paume indicate that transience and transformation are at stake. Judith Dean reviews the exhibition of video work.

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Treignac Project, 2 Rue Ignace Dumergue, 19260 Treignac, France

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

Performance view, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, Treignac Project, 2016

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine is an exhibition project that has been developed through ideas and imaginations of social and communal ecstasy, as both emancipatory and tragic. The exhibition features new work by Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh and Bea McMahon, presented alongside iterations of recent work by Melanie Bonajo, Philipp Kremer, and Megan Rooney.

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S1 Artspace, The Scottish Queen, 21-24 South Street, Sheffield S2 5QX

The Brutalist Playground

With the tagline ‘part sculpture; part installation; all play’, the Assemble collective and Simon Terrill’s most recent iteration of ‘The Brutalist Playground’ at S1 Artspace in Sheffield, consciously expands the sculptural field whilst importing the social history of British post-war architecture. Review by Lara Eggleton

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Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6AN

Supernormal Festival

Medea at Supernormal Festival

Much of what is experienced at a festival is serendipitous, but Supernormal has an especial tendency towards cryptic timings and locations. Review by Oscar Gaynor

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Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, London SW4 7JR

The Neo Naturists

The Neo Naturists, 2016. Installation view, Studio Voltaire, London.

Studio Voltaire plays host to the expressive oeuvre of the Neo Naturists in the most comprehensive exhibition of their work to date. Jenine McGaughran reviews

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South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH

Under the Same Sun

Jonathas de Andrade, Posters for the Museum of the Man of the Northeast, 2013.  Installation view: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, South London Gallery, June 10-September 4, 2016.

Centres of economic might are shifting, and the geographic catchments of the Guggenheim’s UBS-sponsored MAP programme are not defined as much by shared cultural context as they are by their markets. Alex Quicho reviews 'Under the Same Sun'.

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Marlborough Contemporary, 6 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BY

Sigalit Landau: Salt Bride

Sigalit Landau in collaboration with Yotam From, Salt Bride, Exhibition view at Marlborough Contemporary, August 2016.

Landau's photographs feature a black dress submerged in the Dead Sea. Over time it progressively whitens, encrusting in salt, until emerging as a shimmering bridal frock with tiny surface gaps that reveal its dark origins. Review by Jillian Knipe

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KARST, 22 George Place, Stonehouse, Plymouth, PL13NY

Material Nuclear Culture

Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson 2016 Courageous DV Video: colour, sound. variable

Ever since their invention, submarines have been a source of unextinguished curiosity. Silently present in the depths of the sea, they are in equal parts insidious and menacing as they are intriguing and mysterious. Review by Eva Szwarc

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Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17, 0167 Oslo

Buenos Tiempos, Int. at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

Buenos Tiempos, Int. at One Year Art Book Fair, Kunstnerneshus, Oslo, 2016

Torpedo is an Oslo-based publisher and bookshop; they invited Buenos Tiempos, Int. to exhibit at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo (15–26 June 2016), along with FRANK, Girls Like Us, Petunia and Spesial Nord, within the context of the One Year Art Book Fair.

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Simon Lee Gallery, 12 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DT

Bas Jan Ader

Installation view, Bas Jan Ader at Simon Lee Gallery

Throughout Bas Jan Ader's work, failure is manifested in the action of falling, taking precedent in many of the films featured in his current, posthumous exhibition at Simon Lee Gallery. Ruth Hogan reviews

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