Viewing articles from 2022/03

Kadel Willborn, Birkenstrasse 3 40233 Düsseldorf

Ayan Farah | Kasbah

Ayan Farah ́s paintings are produced within a cycle of material production and reclamation. Informed by the history of landscape and land art in formal and material sense respectively, these works are formed by the place the pigments are sourced and its geology. Often reflecting on personal history, the geographical location of the source material and the place of production is key. Socio-cultural concepts and geological properties as well as the aspect of mobility as part of the production process driven by Farah‘s own biography. From the press release.

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David Zwirner New York, 533 West 19th Street

Let’s Go | Nate Lowman

Installation view, Nate Lowman: Let’s Go, David Zwirner, New York

Lowman has become known for deftly mining images culled from art history, the news, and popular media, transforming visual signifiers from these distinct sources into a diverse body of paintings, sculptures, and installations. Since the early 2000s, the artist has continually pushed the boundaries of his multimedia approach with works that are at turns critical, humorous, political, and poetic. In his work, Lowman stages an encounter with commonplace, universally recognizable motifs, questioning and revisiting their intended meanings while creating new narratives in the process. From the press release.

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Quench Gallery, Cliftonville Avenue, Margate CT9 2NU

Ruth Claxton | once solid now dissolved

once solid now dissolved install

As pandemic lockdowns lift, I repeatedly visit the vestiges of the cell of a mediaeval anchoress, which once adjoined St James church in Shere. The stone lintel and two small openings in the church wall are all that remains of the tiny room in which Christine Carpenter, the Anchoress of Shere, is thought to have been entombed for most of her adult life. The Anchorite tradition involved an individual, usually a woman, voluntarily forgoing village life to be enclosed in a chamber to pursue solitary, religious devotion. Walled in, the cell protected the anchoress from the sins of the world, shielding her from the mortal dangers of plague and pestilence as well as the social perils of moral temptation. Essay written by Kelly Large.

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Carl Freedman Gallery 28 Union Crescent, Margate CT9 1NS

To All The Kings Who Have No Crowns | Curated by Jennifer Lauren Gallery


Carl Freedman presents Jennifer Lauren Gallery, showcasing seventeen international, distinct contemporary practices, revealing a diverse collection of art forms including drawing, painting, ceramics, embroidery and found object sculptures. The title, To All The Kings Who Have No Crowns, represents the seventeen self-taught and disabled artists chosen who, despite being skilled artists, are yet to receive the recognition they rightly deserve within contemporary arts. Jennifer is passionate about creating awareness and gaining respect for these and many other similar artists. From the press release.

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Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

Wayfinder: Larry Achiampong & JMW Turner


Wayfinder (2022) is Achiampong’s most ambitious film to date. Set in a pandemic, it follows the Wanderer, a young girl played by Perside Rodrigues, on an intrepid journey across England. Travelling from North to South, she passes through different regions, towns and landscapes, encountering people, stories and situations on her way. Across six chapters, including ‘The North’, ‘The Big Smoke’ and ‘The Kingdom of the East’, this epic film builds a dialogue about class and economic exclusion, belonging and displacement, cultural heritage and the meaning of home. From the press release.

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Boekhorststraat 125 2512 CN The Hague The Netherlands

Kafka For Kids and The Dust Channel | Roee Rosen

Kafka For Kids

For Kafka for Kids and The Dust Channel, 1646 transforms into a cinema. A public premiere of the new two-hour film Kafka for Kids, made by renowned artist, writer and filmmaker Roee Rosen, is complemented by his film The Dust Channel (2017). In his exhibition at 1646, Rosen offers a critical look into Israeli society’s private perversions and socio-political phobias. Kafka for Kids takes the shape of a musical pilot episode of a television series that aims to make Kafka’s tales suitable for toddlers. The film premiered for the jury of the IFFR 2022 Tiger Competition, after which it is on view for the public in 1646’s cinema. From the press release.

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1a Kempsford Road (off Wincott Street), London, SE11 4NU

Roger Hiorns | Corvi-Mora


That an artwork is an arena of removed experience, that we are present in the view of it, but if it’s sophisticated and attuned and composed and put together with interior considerations then it takes us to another place, a complex place of balanced vibrations, of ouroboros at its consumed final point, and these artworks are emitting an endless energy, of transitional proposals, and we on the whole miss their readings, let the power from them go to waste, power picked up by a later generation, with better tools to interpret. From the press release. Essay by the artist.

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M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

Anthea Hamilton | Mash Up

The Squash

Mash Up, the first major survey exhibition of works by British artist Anthea Hamilton, opens at M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp.For nearly two decades, Anthea Hamilton has developed a complex practise that spans sculpture, installation, film and performance. Hamilton dives without restraint into the meandering history of visual and cultural production, using her eye as both a subjective and productive lens through which to view (and recreate) the world. From the press release.

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Fruitmarket 45 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DF

Howardena Pindell | A New Language


The historical work of Howardena Pindell is an excellent addition to the walls of Fruitmarket in Edinburgh. As her first solo exhibition in a public organisation in the UK, this exhibition displays Pindell’s work from the 1970s to the present day. Pindell is an established artist, curator, teacher and activist – born in 1943 in Philadelphia and hired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York as an exhibition assistant in 1967. Pindell teaches at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island. Review by Laura Baliman

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