Viewing articles from 2016/10

The Koppel Project, 93 Baker Street, London W1U 6RL / 26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AQ

Mitologia de la Tierra and From Myth to Earth

Installation view, From Myth to Earth

Artists Sol Bailey Barker and Gabriella Sonabend travelled to Colombia to spend six months exploring its landscapes, and researching and responding to its bloodied history, mythologies and the current volatile climate. The results of this process can be seen in ‘From Myth to Earth’. In ‘Mitologia de la Tierra’, meanwhile, Bailey Barker and Sonabend have contextualised their journey and invited six Colombian artists who have never previously shown in the UK to exhibit their work. Review by William Davie

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kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Sporta iela 2 LV-1013, Rīga, Latvia

Daiga Grantiņa: Heap-core,,,

Daiga Grantiņa: Heap-core,,, installation view at kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, 2016

The exhibition hall at kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Latvia is transformed into a site-specific installation by Riga-born, Paris-based artist Daiga Grantiņa.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG

Not Vital

Not Vital, House to Watch the Sunset, 2005. Aluminium, 430 x 550 x 330 cm. Courtesy the artist and YSP. Photo © Jonty Wilde

Within the aesthetics of all the works there is a blend between graffiti and the Old Masters. This curious mix is most prevalent within the work at the Underground Gallery, where self-portraiture becomes merged within the cool feel of stainless steel and marble. Review by Jesc Bunyard

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Bortolami, 520 W 20th Street New York, NY 10011

Caitlin Keogh: Loose Ankles

Caitlin Keogh: Loose Ankles, installation view at Bortolami, New York

Caitlin Keogh's first solo exhibition ‘Loose Ankles’ at Bortolami, readily displays the ongoing inspiration she continues to find in the themes of femininity, anxiety, minimalism and juxtaposition, the bodily form as subject, fashion and advertising literature, and the historical juncture between textiles and design. Review by Arthur Bravo

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Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: An Autumn Lexicon

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: An Autumn Lexicon; Installation View, Serpentine Gallery (20 September-20 November 2016)

With new installations created specifically for the exhibition and existing works reconfigured for the space, the overall experience of Marc Camille Chaimowicz’s ‘An Autumn Lexicon’ is one of intense visual pleasure. Review by Jessie Bond

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

Virginia Overton

 Virginia Overton, Solo exhibition, White Cube Bermondsey, London, 30 September - 6 November 2016

Overton uses materials and signifiers that have been familiar throughout her life. These highlight a shift in perspective, considering how buildings, design and objects shape our cultural identities and the ways in which we view the world. Review by Elli Resvanis

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Galerie Christophe Gaillard, 5 Rue Chapon, 75003 Paris

Kate Steciw

Kate Steciw, installation view at Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, 2016

Kate Steciw's sculptural encounters with the photographic embody the subjective possibilities of our contemporary image environment.

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

Joey Holder: Ophiux

Ophiux, Joey Holder.  photograph: Damien Griffiths.

Following her “Multiverse” residency at the Wysing Arts Centre in 2015, Joey Holder’s solo show, Ophiux, draws us into the possible near future of biology and medical sciences. Review by Emilie Cloos

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Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, City Library and Arts Centre, Fawcett Street, Sunderland SR1 1RE

John Lawrence: Sickly Revelations*

John Lawrence: Sickly Revelations*, installation view at NGCA, Sunderland, 2016

Central to Sickly Revelations* is a film in three parts including a soundtrack by musician Mark Good. Respectively titled, The Observer, The Receiver and The Transmitter, the piece incorporates the banal observations of an unseen narrator, focusing on his home cinema and audio/visual equipment that can be seen strewn across his floor.

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