Viewing articles from 2016/09

Komplot, Chaussée de Forest, 90 Vorstse Steenweg, 1060 Brussels


Composition with bench, flowers and mirror, wooden bench, Harry Potter Mirror of Erised cast-iron replica, recycled cardboard box, polystyrene, flowers, 2016

Fenêtreproject is the name of Paris-based artist and curatorial duo, Francesca Mangion and Dustin Cauchi. For their first show in Brussels, they set out to explore the role of economic immanence on hopes, expectations and aesthetics.

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Stuart Shave/Modern Art, 4-8 Helmet Row, London EC1V 3QJ

Nicolas Deshayes: Thames Water

Nicolas Deshayes, Thames Water, Modern Art, 1-24 September, exhibition view

'Thames Water' continues Deshayes' idiosyncratic use of industrial materials and processes by positioning cast iron sculptures that function as radiators around the perimeter of the gallery. Review by William Rees

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Raven Row, 56 Artillery Ln, London E1 7LS

Lukas Duwenhögger: You Might Become a Park

Rezalet – Impertinence

Spanning his career of over thirty years, and coming hot on the heels of its sister exhibition, ‘Undoolay’ held earlier in the year at Artists Space, New York, the show testifies to the mounting interest in the artist at a point caught between looking back at the precocious production of youth and the wistful reverie of older age. Review by Oscar Gaynor

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Sid Motion Gallery, 142 York Way, London N1 0AX

Morgan Wills: 12 Conversations

Installation view, 12 Conversations

Thomas Ellmer reviews an exhibition of new figurative works by Morgan Wills, finding subjects that are humorous, troubled and full of emotive potential.

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BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA

Caroline Achaintre

Caroline Achaintre15 July –30 October2016BALTIC Centre for Contemporary ArtGateshead |balticmill.comCaroline Achaintre(installation view), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2016. Photo: John McKenzie © 2016 BALTIC

In continuity with her work of the past, the pieces forming this current survey exhibition at BALTIC demonstrate Achaintre’s ongoing interest in the primitive - its aesthetic qualities, visual references and associations. Review by Emma Warburton

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Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX

Stuart Whipps: Isle of Slingers

(clockwise from left) Marble Book; Marble Book (Detail 001); Marble Book (Detail 002)(2016); Birmingham Central Library Wall (2016); Tilly Losch, Dance of the Hands (2013) Video

‘Isle of Slingers’ draws together multiple strands of Stuart Whipps’ working practice, revealing his working method and showing an archive of information researched and compiled over a period of five years. Review by Rory Duckhouse

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Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

Keith Sonnier: Light Works, 1968-70

Keith Sonnier, installation view at Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery’s exhibition ‘Keith Sonnier: Light Works 1968-70’ brings together just four works from this early period in the artist’s career. We are taken from the gestural drawn line of neon, through to geometric compositions and large assemblages. Sacha Waldron reviews

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Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, 6 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BT

Ayan Farah: Maps

Ayan Farah, Maps, installation view, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, 2016

Farah's paintings stitch together personal histories, techniques, materials and diverse frames of reference, all underscored by the history, geography and politics of ownership, gender, labour and production. Review by Anneka French

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