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Bonner Kunstverein and Artothek, Hochstadenring 22 D-53119 Bonn Germany

The Policeman´s Beard is Half Constructed: Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Installation view, The Policeman's Beard is Half Constructed: Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Bonner Kunstverein 2017

Titled after the first book written by a computer, The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed surveys art engaged with the age of artificial intelligence. The exhibition includes both historical and contemporary artworks made between 1961 and 2017. Comprising over 100 works by 36 artists from 14 countries, the exhibition is the largest to be held at the Kunstverein in 30 years.

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Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street Manchester, M15 4GB

AND A 123

Aand a 123 installation view

The title for Castlefield Gallery’s exhibition, AND A 123, suggests a pace and a child-like playfulness that is experienced throughout this cohesive group show. Review by Eli Regan

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White Cube Bermondsey, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ

Damián Ortega: Play Time

Damián Ortega, Play Time, White Cube Bermondsey, 27 September - 12 November 2017

For his exhibition ‘Play Time’ at White Cube, Ortega has created new large-scale installations, sculptures and two-dimensional works which address the themes of chance and accidents in the creative process. Review by Fiorella Lanni

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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpak 18, 3015 CX, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Academy of Tal R

Academy of Tal R, Installation view

Academy of Tal R offers the first in-depth exploration into the artistic journey of one of the most visually exciting painters of our time. Featuring roughly 170 works, consisting of new pieces made especially for this exhibition and work spanning the past twenty years, this mid-career retrospective is the largest survey of his oeuvre to date. Academy of Tal R highlights how, from the outset, the artist has been a storyteller with a special eye for the overlooked, hidden and repressed spaces of modern life.

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Various locations, Coventry

Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art

Bermuda Collective, Alcoholism '65

The walk from the station establishes the context for this first biennial: hoardings and lightboxes promote Coventry’s bid to be the UK’s City of Culture in 2021. In parallel the council has promised ten years of support for cultural growth regardless of the bid’s outcome. For artists and curators in the city, here was an opportunity, not just to take stock of what has recently been achieved, the partnerships already instigated, but to begin plotting the parts they will play in the years to come. Review by Kit Webb

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Institute for Contemporary Art Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Drive Boston, MA 02210

Dana Schutz

Big Wave

Dana Schutz is among the foremost painters of her generation and is part of a group of artists leading a revival of painting today. Her distinct combination of figuration and abstraction, expressive colour palette, and her use of imagined and hypothetical scenarios are unique among her contemporaries. The artist’s work captures the frenzy, tension, vulnerability, and struggle of life today, as her subjects actively manage, even fight, both the limitations of the canvas and their depicted environments.

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The Midland Hotel, Marine Road West, Morecambe LA4 4BU

Jenny Steele: This Building for Hope

Not so Nautical A Divide, print on vinyl banner, 2017 artwork and beach

It's rare to find an exhibition which leaves viewers feeling uplifted, sentimental and optimistic. More often than not, artists hotfoot it past nostalgia and the seemingly passé. Manchester-based practitioner Jenny Steele reinvigorates our acquaintance with the past: in this case, with the ‘Seaside Moderne’ and its transatlantic journey between Miami and Morecambe. Review by Selina Oakes

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David Roberts Art Foundation, Symes Mews, London NW1 7JE

(X) A Fantasy

Installation view of (X) A Fantasy at DRAF, 2017

‘(X) A Fantasy’ is David Roberts Art Foundation’s 10th year anniversary exhibition, its final in the current Camden space. The show brings together twenty-five paintings, photographs, friezes, sculptures, installations and videos by close to twenty artists. Series are rife, their repetitions and alterations mirroring the mechanisms of fantasies. Review by Edmée Lepercq

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Jerwood Visual Arts, Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London, SE1 0LN

Jerwood Drawing Prize

Installation View – Barbara Walker, Exotic Detail in the Margin, 2017. Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

This wide scope has been a cornerstone of the project since it was founded in 1994. The longest running and largest annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, it has developed a reputation for celebrating the considerable diversity that exists within contemporary drawing practice. As the 2017 iteration shows, it is also a platform that highlights the value of drawing in both an artistic practice and within communities. Review by Kaitlyn Kane

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Victoria Miro Mayfair, 14 St George Street, London W1S 1FE

Kara Walker: Go to Hell or Atlanta, Whichever Comes First

 Go to Hell or Atlanta, Whichever Comes First, Installation view

The facelessness interrupts personal empathy, forcing the viewer to observe from a distance. There is no possibility for intervention, we are powerless and we have failed. Benjamin Murphy responds to Kara Walker's current exhibition at Victoria Miro Mayfair.

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James Fuentes, 55 Delancey Street, New York, NY 10002

Jessica Dickinson: ARE: FOR + remainders

Jessica Dickinson: ARE: FOR + remainders installation view 2017

Jessica Dickinson’s work in her current exhibition, ARE: FOR + remainders, currently on view at James Fuentes, New York, focuses on the sensations of time, light, and matter within shifting philosophical, perceptual and psychological states. Working with oil paint and various tools on a plaster-like ground, various additive and subtractive actions of countering speeds and pressures are layered, from repetitive marking to aggressive chiseling. These procedures draw their direction from a specific period and poetic sequence of events, where abrupt change is intertwined within daily time.

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New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, USA

Kaari Upson: Good thing you are not alone

Kaari Upson: Good Thing You Are Not Alone, 2017. New Museum, New York.

‘Good thing you are not alone’, the Los Angeles-based artist Kaari Upson’s first solo museum exhibition in New York City’s New Museum, immediately follows her also having participated and contributed to the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2017 Biennial, which took place not too far uptown in Manhattan. Timing aside, the exhibition is also notable for its size, promising to be of particular interest in providing a glimpse into what Upson’s been up to in the last number of years, especially since having possibly moved on from the monumental ‘Larry Project’, an omnipresence in her practice since the early 2000s. Review by Arthur Ivan Bravo

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De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP

Simon Patterson: Safari: an exhibition as expedition

Simon Patterson, rehearsal of Seascape, 2017, with Bexhill Sailing Club

Simon Patterson’s ‘An Exhibition As Expedition’ takes you on a discursive and peripatetic journey, one which is immaterially played out in the mind of the visitor as they traverse the De Le Warr Pavilion. While doing this the artist sets out to undermine traditional bodies of 'stable' knowledge such as maps, museums and archives. Suggesting that meanings, not just in the world of art, are always in a state of shape shifting flux and that truth is just another strange sub-genre of fiction. Review by Matthew Turner

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