Viewing articles from 2016/10

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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Petzel Gallery, 456 W 18th Street, New York 10011

Simon Denny: Blockchain Future States

Simon Denny, Blockchain Future States, Installation view, Petzel Gallery, 2016

Regularly describing his own work as a form of fan art, Simon Denny’s practice revolves around new technology narratives: from Kim Dotcom to the NSA. In ‘Blockchain Future States’, he takes on the enigmatic Satoshi Nakamoto as his subject. Review by William Rees

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Tintype, 107 Essex Road, London N1 2SL

Suki Chan: Lucida

Slit Lamp Eye,  Lucida

Suki Chan’s latest video installation, ‘Lucida’, explores historical and contemporary models of observation, interrogating the nature of human perception through the video’s visual content and method of display. Review by William Rees

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133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 4ST

Dinh Q. Lê | The Colony

The Colony, Dinh Q. Lê, 2016.

In his Artangel exhibition 'The Colony', Lê continues his confronting fascination between fact and picture making, portrayed largely from an aerial perspective and introducing a number of narratives around power, conflict and colonisation. Review by Jillian Knipe

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Herrmann Germann Contemporary Stationsstrasse 1 CH-8003 Zürich

Manuel Graf / Shaan Syed

Manuel Graf / Shaan Syed, installation view

Manuel Graf works with juxtapositions of different, indeed incompatible, models and materials. Shaan Syed’s work deals with his own ancestry, language and personal history.

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Klemm's, Prinzessinnenstraße 29, 10969 Berlin, Germany

Jan Groover: The Virtue of Balance

Jan Groover: The Virtue of Balance, installation view at Klemm's, 2016

Groover's works remind less of the supposed authenticity of the observed moment associated with the photographic medium but rather show a consciously staged image.

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I feel we think bad

I feel we think bad, installation view, Hannah perry

Ed Fornieles, Matt Goerzen, and Hannah Perry’s haptic, multimedia installation environments in “I feel we think bad”, demonstrate the notion that art depicting networked life readily explores how representational art can be abstract, and how abstract art can be representational.

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