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Addis Fine Art, 21 Eastcastle St, London W1W 8DD


Pace of Life Exhibition/Installation

Addis Fine Art London presents 'Pace of Life' by Nigatu Tsehay. A new body of work that explores the interrelations between human beings and the spaces they inhabit. The exhibition is a part of the 2022 edition of London Gallery Weekend. Born in Addis Ababa and currently working in Frankfurt, Nigatu’s works are inspired by his lived experience within different cultures and the shared humanity that he’s encountered. Rich with human forms, Nigatu likens his canvases to a suddenly paused film scene – an instant in time bearing the weight of existence. His works are replete with distorted characters who frequently gaze in disparate directions, hands and feet punctuating a forested twist of limbs. From the press release.

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Serpentine Galleries Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster | Alienarium 5

Metapanorama detail

Bettina Korek, CEO, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine, say: “Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is an artist synonymous with experimentation, whose career has spanned decades of research into sensorial and existential dimensions of human life. As such, we are honoured that she has accepted our invitation to create a bold, immersive environment that we hope will change the ways that those who experience it think, see and feel. It is with great anticipation that we look forward to inviting audiences to encounter her phenomenological ‘mise-en-espace,’ to quote the artist herself.”

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Sadie Coles HQ, 62 Kingly Street W1

Seth Price | Art Is Not Human

My Hand Is Already Dead crop

Seth Price has rarely shown in the UK; this exhibition marks his first solo gallery presentation in London since his film and video survey at the ICA London in 2017. Born in 1973 and based in New York, Price works in many media, experimenting with contemporary materials and themes to evoke a sense of “increasing abstraction, the alienated self, all the weird ways that material and immaterial go back and forth,” as he explained in a recent interview. From the press release.

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Chisenhale Gallery 64 Chisenhale Rd, Old Ford, London E3 5QZ

Rachel Jones | Say Cheeeeese

Say cheeeeese installation view

Rachel Jones’ latest body of expansive canvases at Chisenhale Gallery, London beams with colour and complexity. A continuation of her ongoing exploration of semi-visible teeth, Jones’ newest paintings feel as much like expressionistic landscapes as they do depictions of technicolour jaws. Review by Kate Kirby

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IMT Gallery Unit 2/210 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9NQ

Thomson & Craighead | No Escape

See through

“They dream of a new life in orbit; a new life on the moon; on asteroids, and on the dead planet of Mars. They dream of leaving their mistakes behind and starting again. They dream and dream and dream but there is no escape. Back at Ground Zero, we live with their mistakes ever more divided, a little warmer every year.” - Thomson & Craighead (2022)

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Harlesden High Street, 57 High Street, London NW10 4NJ

Dream Rich | Hongxi Li

Dream rich, solo show

At the cornerstone of Plato's theory of forms - where the essence of a thing is what we know, and that essence is its form - we find the humble chair. We don't need all chairs to look the same to know they fit into the category of items we refer to as a "chair", which we understand as a stool to sit on. The essence of something is also its purpose. So when an exhibition takes up the chair and negates its chairness, is it still a chair? Review by Jillian Knipe.

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Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors


Prime: Art's Next Generation

There’s something especially thrilling about seeing new masterworks for the very first time. Anyone who received and read a copy of Phaidon’s classic contemporary overview, Cream, may well remember that feeling. In 1998, (then) little-known art-world luminaries such as Hans Ulrich Obrist and Okwui Enwezor selected the brightest new young talents of the day; the book showcased Olafur Eliasson, Sarah Sze, and Kara Walker, among many others. Follow-up titles in that series featured similarly prescient picks, featuring works by Elmgreen & Dragset, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, and Yoshitomo Nara, to name just a few. This season, Phaidon returns to this theme with Prime: Art's Next Generation. Once again, we appointed an esteemed panel of experts to select 107 of the best contemporary artists under the age of 40. The selection committee includes plenty of notable figures, such as Frieze’s editor-in-chief, Andrew Durbin; Victor Wang, artistic director and chief curator at M WOODS Museum in Beijing; Tate curator Fiontan Moran; Krist Gruijthuijsen, Director of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin; and Bernardo Mosqueira, artistic director of Solar dos Abacaxis in Rio de Janeiro and curatorial fellow, of the New Museum in New York. From the press release Thisistomorrow is giving you a sneak peak at some of our favorite artists included in the book! Click to find out more.

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