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Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4JX

Alfredo Jaar: The Garden of Good and Evil

Alfredo Jaar, Shadows, 2014.

Alfredo Jaar’s newest work, ‘The Garden of Good and Evil’ (2017), is the titular piece of Jaar’s current solo show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The garden is a grid of 101 potted ever-green trees: Black Pine, Scots Pine, Green Yew, Variegated Holly, Green Holly, White Pine and Western Red Cedar, all species already present in the landscape of the sculpture park. Review by Hannah Newell

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Aeschylia Festival 2017, Eleusis, Athens

Danae Stratou: Upon the earth and under the clouds

Upon the earth and under the clouds (2017)

The major installation work, Upon the earth and under the clouds, by Greek artist Danae Stratou at the site of the Old Oil Mill in Eleusis, a major industrial town 11 miles northwest of central Athens which will be the European Capital of Culture 2021, takes visitors on a journey of multiple dimensions. Heavily charged by its ancient past revolving around the practices of Eleusinian Mysteries, a series of significant yet secret rituals and ceremonies known all across the ancient Greek and Roman world, the small town triggered the artist’s imagination and played host to a distinctive visual vocabulary. Review by Dr Kostas Prapoglou

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Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG

Andrea Luka Zimmerman: Civil Rites

Film Still, Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Civil Rites

At its core, this is a film about the citizens of Newcastle and their indefatigable spirit of resistance, as it’s expressed itself over centuries. It takes us on a journey through a series of simply and beautifully composed shots of prosaic city spots that have also, at some historical moment, witnessed extraordinary acts of protest. Review by Helena Haimes

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Stuart Shave/Modern Art. 4-8 Helmet Row, London EC1V 3QJ

David Noonan: A Dark and Quiet Place

David Noonan, exhibition view, Modern Art, Vyner Street, London,

In the current political climate, few things seem more appealing that a quiet, dark room where one can shut out the world. Perhaps it is this escapist fantasy, then, that is the drive behind David Noonan’s new exhibition at Stuart Shave/Modern art entitled ‘A Dark and Quiet Place’. Review by Amy Jones

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Access Gallery, 222 E Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7

Some Spontaneous Particulars: Vanessa Brown, Heide Hinrichs, Kathleen Ritter

Some Spontaneous Particulars,  Installation view

Some Spontaneous Particulars presents never-before exhibited work by three artists whose research-based practices have drawn them to the work of historical women artists Marianne Brandt (for Brown), Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (for Hinrichs) and Mina Loy (for Ritter), whose own production and memory has been overlooked or stifled within the art historical canon.

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Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

They Are Here: 40 Temps, 8 Days

Temps, 8 Days - Day 8: Reflecting on Life

For their new performance 40 Temps, 8 Days, artist collective They Are Here employed forty temp workers at an hourly rate of £10.50 to do activities normally done in one’s spare time.

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Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

Leonor Antunes: the frisson of the togetherness

Installation view at the Whitechapel Gallery, Leonor Antunes: the frisson of the togetherness, Gallery 2

The installation invites viewers to navigate the gallery’s history without words but through the fully accessible, the common and even the residual, giving the latter a value. Review by Rafael Barber Cortell

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