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Drawing Room, Unit 8 Rich Estate, 46 Willow Walk London SE1 5SF

Drawing Biennial 2017

 Drawing Biennial 2017, Photography by Dan Weill

Drawing Biennial 2017 offers insights into how artists contend with a world in rapid and disorienting flux. A snapshot of contemporary drawing practices, the exhibition includes more than 200 new and recent works on paper by leading international artists of different generations.

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OUTPOST, 10b Wensum Street, Norwich, NR3 1HR

Rebecca Ackroyd: House Fire

Rebecca Ackroyd: House Fire, installation view at OUTPOST, 2017

Lodged in the entrance of a former Skittle Salon in Norwich, the home of Outpost gallery, are the hips of a nude female. Review by Cleo Roberts

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Frith Street Gallery, Soho Square (60 Frith Street), London

Adrian Paci / Giuliana Racco: Another Place

The Guardians

Informed by Adrian Paci's personal history of exile from Albania to Milan in 1997 during an armed uprising, he is characteristically drawn to dislocating the viewer and exploring the ambiguities of space, and the intersection between fact, fiction, reality and fantasy. His work has found a suitable counterpart in Giuliana Racco. Review by Cleo Roberts

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New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE

UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time

UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time, installation view at New Art Exchange, 2017

UNTITLED provides a number of guilty pleasures. Opening with Harold Offeh's video Covers Playlist (2016), in which a slightly over the hill man works on his disco diva moves, the show manages to maintain that identity politics can be playful as well as a serious subject. Review by Piers Masterson

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The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ

Laura Oldfield Ford: Alpha/Isis/Eden

Laura Oldfield Ford, Alpha/Isis/Eden, installation view, The Showroom, 2017

Her omnipresence comes from a series of movements through the landscape as a squatter and activist. It is through Oldfield Ford’s political ideologies that the thematic of resistance in her work surfaces. Review by Sophie Risner

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Hannah Barry Gallery, 4 Holly Grove, Peckham, London SE15 5DF

Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq: BLACK SUN

BLACK SUN

Encountering Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq’s work, ‘Black Sun’, is as much a lesson on the poetics of architecture as it is a visual experience. Review by Joan Lee

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IMT Gallery, 2, 210 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9NQ

you were high when I was doomed

Installation view, you were high when I was doomed, IMT Gallery

The walls of the gallery have been spray painted to resemble some kind of toxic sky, with poisonous greens and billowing hues of black and purple. It creates a trail of changing colours like some kind of Romantic painter’s nightmare, through to its charred end. Review by Theo Turpin

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Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag, Netherlands

Rinus Van de Velde

Rinus Van de Velde, installation view at  Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2016

Stepping into Rinus Van de Velde’s installation situates one in an outsized and totally absorbing graphic novel. His large and powerful charcoal on paper drawings tell of life at an artists’ colony led by the idiosyncratic, manipulative and fictional sculptor Isaac Weiss, just the latest in a string of stand-ins Van de Velde employs in his work. Review by John Gayer.

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Pilar Corrias Gallery, 54 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8EF

Charles Avery: The People and Things of Onomatopoeia: Part 2

Installation view gallery 2

Recent political developments in the UK have naturally left the issue of an island mentality very present in people’s minds. Avery has described his protagonists as philosophically engaged rationalists but with such clear contrast between the Island’s urban and rural life, you wonder how long before the Islanders might have a revolution. Review by Tessa Norton

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Christopher Cutts Gallery, 21 Morrow Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2H9, Canada

Michael Snow: Powers of Two

Powers of Two

Snow is arguably one of Canada’s most internationally famed contemporary artists, known most commonly for his innovative work in film and video. ‘Powers of Two’ also brings together more recent sculpture and photo-based work with a refreshing collection of rarely seen early drawings and illustrations. Review by Emma Rae Warburton

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Maureen Paley, 21 Herald Street, London E2 6JT

“…HOUNDED BY EXTERNAL EVENTS…”

“…HOUNDED BY EXTERNAL EVENTS…” Curated by Michael Bracewell. Exhibition view, Maureen Paley, London 2016

Unease seems to be the mood of the moment. We are in a state of political flux, paranoia and polarised views. If it feels familiar to the human race it’s because we’ve lived this before. As the blurb accompanying the latest exhibition at Maureen Paley tells us, each generation experiences its own rise of unease. Review by Jesc Bunyard

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South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH

Roman Ondak: The Source of Art is in the Life of a People

Roman Ondak, The Source of Art is in the Life of a People, installation view at the South London Gallery, 2016.

Time marches on in Ondak's piece 'Event Horizon', a performance structure that rolls on over the duration of the 100 days of the exhibition at South London Gallery. A sliced up oak tree lies on the floor divided into 100 sections. Over the course of the exhibition, every day a piece is taken and placed on a grid of dowels mounted on the wall. Each of the tree sections has painted on to it text stating a significant event from each year. Review by Piers Masterson

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Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

William Kentridge: Thick Time

Installation view, William Kentridge, Thick Time

Kentridge's work combines a complex and theoretically rigorous reading of 20th century art and history with a level of artistic virtuosity that can be equally appreciated by traditionalists. Review by Luke Naessens

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