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  1. Focal Point Gallery, The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1NB

    Duh? Art & Stupidity

    Rather than simply describing intellectual inability or lack of understanding, the show’s curators demonstrate that stupidity can be used as a constructive mode of critique employed to reveal, reframe or subvert standard modes of thinking. Review by Laura Mansfield

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  2. Rodeo Gallery, 123 Charing Cross Rd, Soho, London WC2H 0EW

    Condo: Rodeo Gallery hosting Supportico Lopez: Franziska Lantz: Expanding Arid Zones

    In the corridor of Rodeo Gallery’s reception, fragments of material hang in an assemblage of abstracted male and female forms. Lurking silently, the figures observe my arrival. The assemblage is part of a new body of work by Franziska Lantz on show in the first floor gallery space. Laura Mansfield reviews Lantz within the context of 'Condo'.

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  3. Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL


    Drawing inspiration from dystopian literature, ‘Qwaypurlake’ presents the audience with a narrative proposition: to reimagine the Somerset landscape as dominated almost entirely by water, a future world in which humans have been marginalized. Review by Laura Mansfield

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  4. Manchester International Festival, various venues

    Manchester International Festival

    Incorporating a programme of music, dance, theatre and contemporary art, Manchester International Festival is expansive. With daily broadcasts by BBC 6 Music’s Radcliffe and Maconie and regular email updates on what to do at MIF landing in my inbox, it can be difficult to find one’s own way into and through the programme beyond the mediated story of the festival with its pervasive marketing and slick imagery. Yet perhaps this very mediation provides an additional facet to the theme of storytelling that seems to echo throughout MIF’s varied programme. Laura Mansfield reviews

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  5. Liverpool Biennial, 55 New Bird Street, Liverpool L1 0BW

    Liverpool Biennial 2016

    What is always already an inevitable attribute of a city-wide exhibition is actively embraced and enhanced by this year’s Liverpool Biennial. Using the thematic framework of the ‘episode’, the Biennial’s programme brings together a constellation of diverse narrative fragments, scenarios and scenes. Review by Laura Mansfield

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