Viewing articles from 2016/11

Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ

Each fighting its own little battle in happy ignorance

Tom McCaughan, The Indefatigable Field, 2016

The exhibition is loosely based on Graham Greene’s 1934 novel ‘It’s a Battlefield’, which focusses upon the power and bureaucracy of a governing administration. The resonances of both book and exhibition extend naturally to the current global political climate. Elli Resvanis reviews

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Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall St, London SE11 5RH

Candice Lin: A Body Reduced to Brilliant Colour

System for a Stain

The global trade in commodities now registers as an abstraction so beyond the knowledge of the ordinary person that Candice Lin’s installation ‘System for a Stain’ is, perversely, almost reassuring. Review by James Gormley

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IMT Gallery, 2, 210 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9NQ


I Need This In My Life

The dichotomy between freedom in ideas but not in body is reasserted throughout ‘Wandering/WILDING’, whereby forthright playfulness and vulnerability is conveyed in the work of seven artists. Review by Lauren Velvick

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Basement Roma, Via Nicola Ricciotti 4, 00195 Rome

Ed Fornieles: Truth Table

Ed Fornieles: Truth Table, installation view at Basement Roma, 2016

In Truth Table, Ed Fornieles converts the gallery into the provider of an experience: a new VR product that allows the viewer to occupy a changing host of bodies as they engage in a chain of sexual interactions.

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bitforms gallery, 131 Allen Street, New York

R. Luke DuBois: The Choice Is Yours

R. Luke DuBois: The Choice Is Yours, installation view at bitform gallery, 2016

The Choice Is Yours consists of a series of mechanical voting machines from the forties, fifties, and sixties. Repurposing and building upon these machines, R. Luke DuBois questions individual agency, from the choices we make in our daily lives to those that constitute the “world’s greatest democracy.”

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Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Moss Street, Bury, BL9 0DR, UK

Reading As Art

Reading As Art, installation view

Simon Morris examines the relationship between reading and art .

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The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U 3BN

The Middle - Tom Ellis at the Wallace Collection

The Middle - Tom Ellis at the Wallace Collection, London until 27 November 2016

Oscar Gaynor reviews a solo exhibition of work by Tom Ellis at the Wallace Collection, spread between its basement white cube gallery space and some of its silk-lined historical rooms.

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Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG / Nahmad Projects, 2 Cork Street, London W1S 3LB

Naked Truth

Installation view, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (Revenge) 1991

Carolina Mostert considers the eroticism to be found within Georgia O'Keeffe's recent exhibition at Tate Modern and the artists currently exhibiting in 'Bliss' at Nahmad Projects.

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Breese Little, Unit 1, 249 - 253 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 6JY

Aimée Parrott

Installation view

Aimée Parrott is as much a painter as she is a choreographer: an expert craftsperson able to temper and transform fabric with certain ease. Review by Skye Arundhati Thomas

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New Galerie, 2 rue Borda, 75003 Paris

Amalia Ulman: Reputation

Bob's Office

The pioneer of a still loosely defined practice, Amalia Ulman uses social networks as a stage for her performances. For her exhibition at New Galerie, Ulman has transformed each room into a diffracted mirror of her virtual universe.

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Para Site, 22/F Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness, installation view at Para Site, 2016.

Filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul is deeply invested in the life, culture, spirituality, and struggles of the people excluded by the elite nationalist project of the Thai state. Para Site presents a survey of Weerasethakul's experimental short films, video installations, sculpture, photography, and drawings.

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Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

Rob Kennedy: acts of dis play

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Glasgow-based artist Rob Kennedy’s new installation for Talbot Rice Gallery seeks to describe a gallery space as site for the jarring confluence of material, subjects, reference, interference and thought.

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