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Huis Marseille, Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam, Netherlands

Deana Lawson

Ring Bearer, 2016

Large-scale portraits are sparsely hung throughout lofty rooms with white panelling, accompanied by unframed snapshots and Polaroids. The latter are stuck into the portrait’s frames while the former cluster into corners like living organisms; a sprawling archive of intimate yet anonymous faces. Review by Rosanna van Mierlo

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Van Gogh Museum, Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hockney - Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature

More Felled Trees on Woldgate

This is about perspective. In his landscapes, David Hockney, wants to challenge the ways people have learned to look at things. In the film which introduces ‘The Joy of Nature’, Hockney appears on-screen, a mixture of understated British chic and colourful Los Angeles ostentation, like a hipster Toby Jug. “In a way,” he muses, “Nature doesn’t really have perspective.” Review by Adam Heardman

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Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam

Ryoji Ikeda

Ryoji Ikeda, Eye Museum, installation view, copy right studio hans wilschut

Standing outside Eye Museum in Amsterdam, after being amazed by the hyper-tight angles of the structure wrapped around - and forming - the building, one notices a myriad of tessellating shapes etched into its skin.

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Galerie Fons Welters, Bloemstraat 140-C, 1016 LJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Evelyn Taocheng Wang: Four Season of Women Tragedy

Four Season of Women Tragedy at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, installation view

Evelyn Taocheng Wang’s second solo show at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, flaunts references to Wang’s wardrobe of Agnès B. clothing, her background in traditional Chinese painting techniques, her daily life in Rotterdam and Virginia Woolf’s 1927 novel 'To the Lighthouse' which Wang uses to draw comparisons between her life and the novel’s main character, Lily Briscoe, who questions her identity in relation to her parents and gendered conventions. Review by Helena Julian

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Galerie Ron Mandos, Prinsengracht 282, 1016 HJ Amsterdam

Troika: Glitches

All Colours White, 2017, Glitches, Installation View, Galerie Ron Mandos, 2017

Troika is a collaborative contemporary art practice formed in 2003 by Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel and their first exhibition at Galerie Ron Mandos, in Amsterdam, Glitches, brings Troika’s site-specific installation Limits of a Known Territory (2015) to Europe for the first time to be shown alongside new and recent bodies of work.

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Stedelijk Museum, Postbus 75082, 1070 AB Amsterdam

Jordan Wolfson: MANIC / LOVE / TRUTH / LOVE

Installation view Jordan Wolfson: MANIC / LOVE. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Collection LUMA Foundation.

Merging the boundaries between abstraction and figuration, and challenging the formal and narrative potency of the sculptural discipline Jordan Wolfson presents MANIC / LOVE / TRUTH / LOVE. In this exhibition Wolfson explores the increasing digitalization of society and other technological developments.

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Galerie Ron Mandos, Prinsengracht 282, 1016 HJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stream of Consciousness

Stream of Consciousness, Installation View

The unique group exhibition ‘Stream of Consciousness’ brings together perception-challenging works by artist collective Troika, Tom Lore de Jong and Goof Kloosterman. The title of the show refers to a term mostly used in literature which describes the notion of a stream of thoughts and feelings that pass through the mind.

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Upstream Gallery, Kloveniersburgwal 95, 1011 KB Amsterdam

Shifting Optics III

Shifting Objects III, installation view at Upstream Gallery, 2016

Following ‘Shifting Optics I’ and ‘II’, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam presents the third in a series of group exhibitions concerning digital artists both emerging and established. ‘Shifting Optics III’ shows works by six artists that investigate the fine line between digital and analogue, between form and function. Review by Laurence Scherz

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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ed Atkins: Recent Ouija

Ed Atkins, Ribbons, still, 2014

British artist Ed Atkins' twists tired CGI into full-blooded self-questioning with his first major solo exhibition outside the UK. There's piss, there's booze and there's Johann Sebastian Bach. Review by Rich Thornton

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P/////AKT, Zeeburgerpad 53, 1019 AB Amsterdam

Dan Walwin: Sun room

Dan Walwin, Sun room, installation view at P/////AKT, 2015

Teasingly titled ‘Sun room’, Dan Walwin’s exhibition channels the viewer through a semi-darkened space, within which watery flows are both depicted on screen and suggested by architectural interventions. Review by Maeve Connolly

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