Viewing articles from 2017/01

Christopher Cutts Gallery, 21 Morrow Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2H9, Canada

Michael Snow: Powers of Two

Powers of Two

Snow is arguably one of Canada’s most internationally famed contemporary artists, known most commonly for his innovative work in film and video. ‘Powers of Two’ also brings together more recent sculpture and photo-based work with a refreshing collection of rarely seen early drawings and illustrations. Review by Emma Rae Warburton

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The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston Street, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran: In the Beginning

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran: In the Beginning, installation view at Ian Potter Museum of Art, 2016

Drawn to the messy nature of clay, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran admits that he is no master potter. Rather than reinventing the wheel, Nithiyendran has abandoned it entirely, in favour of a more visceral approach. Piling lump upon lump of clay, the artist forms crude figurines through which he explores notions of creation, religion and gender. Review by Hayley Haynes.

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Jerwood Visual Arts, Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London SE1 0LN

Jerwood Solo Presentations 2017

Jerwood Solo Presentation - Anna Bunting-Branch

The second edition of ‘Jerwood Solo Presentations’ showcases three separate, newly commissioned bodies of work. These works, whilst not unified by a curatorial theme, share a political pertinence and urgency, exploring ideas of privacy and visibility, what connects and unites us, and what is imposed to keep us divided. Jessie Bond reviews

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PEER, 97-99 Hoxton Street, London N1 6QL

Jonathan Baldock and Emma Hart: Love Life

Love Life by Jonathan Baldock and Emma Hart, 2016

A wicker basket spits hay across the floor from its gormless mouth. Papier-mâché masks with hooked noses and chins, a pair of hessian arms ending in red hands and a roughly hewn cudgel are nestled in a rustic bed. Jessie Bond reviews a collaborative exhibition by artists Jonathan Baldock and Emma Hart.

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Jan Colle Gallery, Jakob van Caeneghemstraat 16, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Egon Van Herreweghe and Thomas Min: The Ideal Husband

The Ideal Husband, installtion view at Jan Colle Gallery, 2016.

‘The Ideal Husband’, an exhibition of work by Egon Van Herreweghe and Thomas Min, is primarily shaped by its location. The characteristics of the venue are taken as a starting point for this show, which is a careful survey of notions related to virility, masculinity and manhood in modern times. Review by Josephine Van De Walle.

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Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS

Roger Hiorns

Roger Hiorns, installation view at Ikon galley, 2016

Hiorns’ works are charged with a bodily materiality, bio-politics, time and collapse. An atomised jet engine is placed on the floor next to the video work ‘Benign’. A series of paintings in decaying latex depict sexual acts between men, surrounded by clusters of disembodied erections. Review by Cathy Wade.

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Frith Street Gallery, 17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ

Dayanita Singh: Museum of Shedding

Dayanita Singh, Museum of Shedding, installation view

Carolina Mostert considers Dayanita Singh's 'Museum of Shedding', an exhibition that considers time, change, inspiration and the inner processes of the artist.

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Tenderpixel, 8 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE

Rehana Zaman: Tell me the story Of all these things

Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things, Part 3 (2016). HD video.

As her close-ups swing between moving hands and accessories, between the cooking and the subtle transformation of facial expressions, the artist leads the viewer into an extremely intimate territory. Bianca Baroni reviews a video installation by Rehana Zaman.

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Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Lucy Raven: Edge of Tomorrow

 Lucy Raven: Edge of Tomorrow Installation view, Serpentine Gallery, London (8 December 2016 - 12 February 2017)

An oddly anthropomorphic sculpture, ‘Casters’, sets the tone for Lucy Raven’s first solo show in the UK, a diverse collection of works which identify and re-animate marginal spaces of cinematic imagery. Review by Henrietta Landells

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Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44, D-60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Eric van Hove: Atchilihtallah – On the Transformation of Things

V12 Laraki, 2013, installation view at  Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2016.

Having enticed one so successfully, the exhibition steadily introduces the key concepts behind Eric van Hove’s practice, all of which seem rooted in a fascination with the changing cultural contexts of commercial goods. Review by J.D.A. Winslow.

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