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DREI, Arndtstrasse 4 D-50676 Cologne

Martin Soto Climent: Paradise

Paradise, Installation View

Under the concept of Paradise, an allegorical figure of a lost origin and promised destination, Martin Soto Climent explores the writings of Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han concerning respect and erotic experience. The artist proposes a way to liberate the identity of intimacy, consumed in our days under the rule of an overwhelming system.

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Frutta, Via Giovanni Pascoli 21, 00184 Roma, Italy

Stefano Calligaro and Alex Ebstein

Stefano Calligaro and Alex Ebstein, Installation View

Alex Ebstein's pieces are somewhere between paintings and collages. Ebstein uses yoga mats to investigate the space between abstraction and figuration, suggesting the body through material rather than direct depiction. Stefano Calligaro's own visual slang is built up around acrylic columns, pizza boxes and shopping-lists-on-rhymes freely hung in the space of the gallery, translating the clichè symbols of Rome into a new visual alphabet of signs.

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Carlos/Ishikawa, Unit 4, 88 Mile End Road, London, E1 4UN

Richard Sides: Invisible World

Invisible World, Installation View

The lighting, music and layout are such key parts of Richard Sides' work that 'Invisible World' is an exhibition to experience rather than see. João Abbott-Gribben reviews Sides' solo show at Carlos/Ishikawa gallery in London.

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Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin: Democratic Luxury

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Part of the first generation of Turkish artists considered to be globally active and nationally influential, Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin is considered one of the most significant figures in the established contemporary art scene of Istanbul. The exhibition 'Democratic luxury' is a major retrospective of his practice, bringing together works produced between 1990 and 2015.

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