Viewing articles from 2017/07

Estonia Pavilion, Palazzo Malipiero, San Samuele Square, San Marco 3199, 2nd floor, Venice, Italy

Venice Biennale 2017: Katja Novitskova: If Only You Could See What I’ve Seen with Your Eyes

Katja Novitskova, If Only You Could See What I've Seen with Your Eyes, exhibition view at the Estonian Pavilion, Palazzo Malipiero, 57th Venice Bienniale

Outside the entrance of the Estonian Pavilion in the 57th Venice Biennale, the phrase ‘If only you could see what I’ve seen with your eyes’ is printed on a poster in glowing red type. Katja Novitskova’s exhibition title originates from the 1982 post-apocalyptic film ‘Blade Runner’ and points toward several themes that run throughout the exhibition. Review by Ashley Janke

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Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX

Siobhan Davies Dance: material / rearranged / to / be

Siobhan Davies Dance, Material / rearranged / to / be at Bluecoat, 2017

‘Material / rearranged / to / be’ is a performative installation by Siobhan Davies Dance that completed its tour at Bluecoat. Daily performances took place throughout the day in the galleries and adjacent corridor. This was a complex proposition with new works by six choreographers, two visual artists and a design collective to create a landscape in flux. Kate Self reviews

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CANADA 333 Broome St, New York, NY 10002

Tomorrow Tomorrow

Installation view, Tomorrow Tomorrow, 2017

Tomorrow Tomorrow, curated by Stephanie Snyder, the Anne and John Hauberg Curator and Director of the Cooley Gallery, and Wallace Whitney, is a group exhibition featuring Demian DinéYazhi’ and Noelle Sosaya, MK Guth, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Kristan Kennedy, Evan La Londe, Charlie Perez-Tlatenchi, Michelle Ross, Storm Tharp, and Heather Watkins. These nine artists are preoccupied with physical abstraction, changeability, and working with materials to shape space with emotional purpose.

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Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

Michael Armitage and Phyllida Barlow: Every Day is a New Day

Phyllida Barlow, installation view, Turner Contemporary

‘Every Day is a New Day’ is comprised of two solo shows, and as such comparisons are inevitable. Different as the work of Phyllida Barlow and Michael Armitage are – in medium, in scale, in cultural and social preoccupations – it is difficult to get away from the sense that one is being led through a critical narrative. Review by Benedict Hawkins

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Klein Sun Gallery, 525 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011, USA

Ji Zhou: Real Illusion

Ji Zhou, Greenhouse 2, 2017, archival pigment print, 110 x 250 cm

Moving between imagined and inhabited geographies, the artist suggests that our grasp on the tangible world is a tendentious fiction. Review by Tausif Noor

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David Roberts Art Foundation, Symes Mews, London NW1 7JE

Curators’ Series #10. Greater than the Sum by Kunsthalle Lissabon

Laure Prouvost, GDM future franchise, 2017 (details)

What role can the artist take in society? What path forward can a curator hope to illuminate? These are questions at the heart of the Kunsthalle Lissabon's programme, the Portuguese art institution that is currently exhibiting as part of DRAF’s Curator’s Series – only the second time an institution rather than an individual has been invited. In ‘Greater than the Sum,’ the two curators from the Kunsthalle Lissabon have taken full advantage of this rare privilege. Review by Kaitlyn Kane

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Galerie Ron Mandos, Prinsengracht 282, 1016 HJ Amsterdam

Troika: Glitches

All Colours White, 2017, Glitches, Installation View, Galerie Ron Mandos, 2017

Troika is a collaborative contemporary art practice formed in 2003 by Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel and their first exhibition at Galerie Ron Mandos, in Amsterdam, Glitches, brings Troika’s site-specific installation Limits of a Known Territory (2015) to Europe for the first time to be shown alongside new and recent bodies of work.

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Vienna Secession Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna

Alex Da Corte

Alex Da Corte, Slow Graffiti, installation view

For his first major solo exhibition in Europe, Alex Da Corte has created a new work for the Vienna Secession.

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Olga Korper Gallery, 17 Morrow Avenue Toronto M6R 2H9, Canada

Paterson Ewen

Installation view, Paterson Ewen, Olga Korper Gallery

Apart from a single lithographic print, the exhibition presents pieces that were all produced during the 1990s, and together they powerfully illustrate the artist’s interest in space, astronomy, cosmic events, and the phenomenal relationship between our physical world and the celestial environment that surrounds it. Review by Emma Rae Warburton

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

Jerwood Makers Open 2017

Jessica Harrison, 54 Pins, 44 Followers (detail), 2017

The biannual Jerwood Makers Open returns for its sixth edition, presenting new works by Sam Bakewell, Juli Bolanos-Durman, Jessica Harrison, Marcin Rusak and Laura Youngson Coll. The five artists were selected from 271 applications and explore making as practice and process. Review by Edmée Lepercq

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