Viewing articles from 2022/06

Galeria Plan B Potsdamer Str. 77-87, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Adrian Ganea | Ghost Trade


A magical forest world is the last thing you expect to find as you make your way through the industrial setting that houses Galeria Plan B. Yet, nestled behind the gallery’s front door, the mystic realm that is Adrian Ganea’s ‘Ghost Trade’ becomes a reality. With an extensive background in scenography for theatre and performance, the Romanian-born artist sets the stage for an enchanting musical dialogue between a cast of uncanny tree-like creatures. Review by Nadia Egan.

Further reading +

Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DY

Douglas Gordon | k.364


“I’m always thinking…when you go from Germany…something about those trees…” The disembodied voice is likely that of the violinist Roi Shiloah talking on a train bound from Berlin to Warsaw via Poznań with viola player, Avri Levitan and artist Douglas Gordon. “I don’t have any Holocaust complex, but when I see those trees…unbelievable…when it’s cold and snowing…those are the only moments I think about it…to be outside in the freezing weather…so cold.” Shiloah and Levitan, both Israelis of Polish descent, are heading to Warsaw’s Philharmonic concert hall to perform the lead duet in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, also known as “k.364”, after which the exhibition is named. Review by Greg Thomas.

Further reading +

PACE Gallery, 5 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HQ

Thunderbolt Disco | Robert Nava

Night and Day Separator

There is something visceral about being in the room with Robert Nava’s latest paintings, currently exhibited at PACE Gallery, London. The work is immediate. You can feel the techno mixes, by the likes of Macro Plex and LL Cool J, in lieu of heartbeats, to which each of the figures—benevolent, evil and ambivalent—has been painted by the artist in his Brooklyn studio. Review by Clara Nissim

Further reading +

ALICE BLACK, 46 Mortimer St London, W1W 7RL

Thirst of the Tide | Rachael Louise Bailey


Bailey’s practice is a form of artistic whistle-blowing. Pushing the boundaries of art’s engagement with ecology, her practice is rooted in a local context but has a worldwide reach embedded in the social, political, economic and environmental spheres she seeks to address and expose. Bailey stands in opposition to contemporary greenwashing. ‘Thirst of the Tide’ brings together iconic pieces from Bailey’s ‘the black stuff’ series as well as new, site-specific works. She relishes the exploration of materiality and is bemused by our anthropocentric dislocation from our roots. The departure point for the exhibition is the concept of strata - geologically, environmentally, sociologically and psychologically. From the press release.

Further reading +