Viewing articles from 2016/11

Galerie Barbara Thumm, Markgrafenstrasse 68, D-10969 Berlin

Fiona Banner

Exhibition view: Fiona Banner, Galerie Barbara Thumm, 2016 Photo: Jens Ziehe Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Thumm

The ingenuity of Banner’s work is that extreme violence and banal – even crude – humour are invoked within a single moment, creating an ambiguous and often uncomfortable tension. Review by Siobhan Leddy

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Union Pacific, 17 Goulston St, London E1 7TP


 Installation view, Lanzarote, Union Pacific

By bringing together a diverse range of contemporary practices, the exhibition currently on view at Union Pacific explores concepts of otherness and dislocation, incongruence and contamination that might define Lanzarote’s unique configuration. A series of conceptual premises structure the show and set up a fluid dialogue among the constellation of practices being presented. Review by Bianca Baroni

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Grand Union, 19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RS

Mitra Saboury: Pulling Walls

Installation view, Mitra Saboury, Pulling Walls at Grand Union, 2016

Saboury utilises her own body to explore the landscape of Digbeth - an area of Birmingham’s industrial heritage, which is rapidly changing due to recent gentrification – through various sensory devices including touch, sound and taste. Review by Louisa Lee

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Tenderpixel, 8 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE

Richard Healy: Lubricants & Literature

Richard Healy, Lubricants & Literature, 2016. Installation view.

Standing in the shop window of Tenderpixel, backed by a soft pink luminescence, is a speculative book holder on which is balanced a copy of ‘Fighting Terms’ by the British poet Thom Gunn. This is ‘Lubricants & Literature’, a solo show by artist Richard Healy. Review by Theo Turpin

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