Viewing articles from 2016/08

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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White Cube Bermondsey, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ

Christine Ay Tjoe

Christine Ay Tjoe, Inside the White Cube, White Cube Bermondsey, London, 12 July - 11 September 2016.

Theo Turpin reviews the visceral, raw and organic paintings of Christine Ay Tjoe at Whitecube Bermondsey.

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Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Ragnar Kjartansson

Ragnar Kjartansson, exhibition installation view, Barbican Art Gallery, 14 July - 4 September 2016

The works on show – spanning performance, music, film, painting and drawing – take viewers on an emotional journey through humour and seriousness, from the ridiculous to the sublime. Rosie Ram reviews Ragnar Kjartansson at the Barbican.

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The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF

Damián Ortega

Damián Ortega, Altocumulus, 2016. Courtesy of the artist, kurimanzutto, mexico city and gladstone gallery, new york. photo- ruth clark1

In ‘States of Time’, rather than seeing found, industrial fragments, we see a collection of handmade objects whose structure appears to have been compromised by erosion or conjured by the wind. Review by Joy Harris

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Kevin Space, Sperrgasse 6, 1150 Vienna

KOSMO

KOSMO, exhibition view, Antoine Renard, Untitled (2840178_Terror Mum) / Jeremy Shaw, Unseen Potential (Yopo Anadenanthera Peregrina), Kevin Space 2016, Photo: Georg Petermichl

Testing out, stripping down and reconstructing belief systems with ancient and contemporary mysticism, evolves a variety of subject positions. How can we imagine a point of view that is beyond what we conceive as “self” and “other”?

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Jerwood Visual Arts, Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London SE1 0LN

Jerwood Solo Presentations

Installation view, works by Rachel Pimm, 2016

William Rees reviews Jerwood Solo Presentations, an exhibition of newly commissioned works by artists Lucy Parker, Rachel Pimm and Katie Schwab nominated by former Jerwood Visual Arts Writers in Residence.

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Parasol unit, 14 Wharf Road, London, N1 7RW

Rana Begum: The Space Between

Rana Begum, The Space Between. Installation view at Parasol unit, 2016.

As you enter, glimmers of activity jump out. No one work is overshadowed and each invites its own narrative exploring the relationship between light and colour. Review by Sophie Risner

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Division of Labour, 13-19 Herald Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6JT

Looking at People Looking at Art

Installation view, Looking at People Looking at Art

The pieces gathered here seem on the whole quite proud to show off their rough edges, pleased with their stodginess and lumpiness, and are happy to sit somewhat awkwardly before us. Tim Dixon reviews this exhibition curated by artist Mark Essen.

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