Viewing articles tagged with 'Film'

Centro de Arte Andaluz Contemporáneo (CAAC) and Sala de Exposiciones Santa Inés, Seville

Leonor Serrano Rivas: Decorative Elements and Recurrent Patterns

One way to approach the recent body of work from Leonor Serrano Rivas is to understand it as a deconstruction of sorts of what would make a theatrical event. The Spanish artist has presented three key elements of a theatre play – the stage, the costumes and the backdrop – across two venues. Text by Lorena Muñoz-Alonso.

Further reading +

Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

Pilvi Takala: The Committee

Pilvi Takala, detail of The Committee project, 2013-2017, Pump House Gallery, London.

Pilvi Takala's ‘The Committee’ is a charming and timely exhibition that comments on the value of creativity for children, the opportunities it affords them and, significantly, is told from their perspective. Bobby Jewell reviews

Further reading +

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Witte de Withstraat 50 - 3012 BR Rotterdam

Laure Prouvost: the wet wet wanderer

Laure Prouvost, installation view, 'the wet wet wanderer' (2017), Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. Photo: Kristien Daem

Prouvost’s installation transforms the ground floor of Witte de With into a sodden sub-aqueous bar. Combining sculpture, video and sound, the form of a mundane high street commercial space is defamiliarized. Here language is as slippery as a squid, function as deceitful as fiction.

Further reading +

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

alien matter

alien matter, installation view at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2017.

The exhibition 'alien matter' aims to examine new relationships between man and machine through the work of thirty artists brought together around four thematic focal points: artificial intelligence, plastics, infrastructure and the internet of things. Review by Anaïs Castro.

Further reading +

Bodega, 167 Rivington Street, Lower Level East, New York

Hannah Black: Soc or Barb

Hannah Black: Soc or Barb, installation view at Bodega, 2017

Today there are many critical voices calling for America to look carefully at the political landscape of Europe in the interwar years. Hannah Black’s second solo exhibition in America, ‘Soc or Barb,’ uses an abridged citation of the communist philosopher and activist Rosa Luxemburg to remind her audience of a previous political precipice, the failed 1918 German Revolution. Review by Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe.

Further reading +

narrative projects, 110 New Cavendish Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6XR

Mahmoud Bakhshi: The Unity of Time and Place

The Unity of Time and Place, Detail 8

Mahmoud Bakhshi's exhibition addresses the violence of Iran's 1979 revolution, and as the title, ‘The Unity of Time and Place’, suggests, the past inhabits the present too. Review by Henry Broome

Further reading +

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

Further reading +

Emalin, Unit 4 Huntingdon Estate, Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch E1 6JU

Condo: Emalin hosting Galerie Gregor Staiger

Installation View, Condo: Emalin hosting Galerie Gregor Staiger

Carolina Mostert responds to a group exhibition at Emalin, as part of the multi-sited project 'Condo'. She finds a series of curious forms layered with myth, history and a variety of technologies.

Further reading +

Commonwealth & Council, 3006 W 7th St #220 Los Angeles CA 90005

Danielle Dean: a shoe, a phone, a castle

Danielle Dean: a shoe, a phone, a castle, installation view at Commonwealth & Council, 2017

In her solo exhibition at Commonwealth & Council, Danielle Dean draws from Gold Coast trade history, YouTube self-branding, and Nike product reviews to examine media's role in upholding oppressive ideologies, revealing the pervasive thread of violence in history. From the press release.

Further reading +

Bergen Kunsthall, Rasmus Meyers allé 5 N-5015 Bergen, Norway

Emily Wardill: Matt Black and Rat

Exhibition view, Emily Wardill, Matt Black and Rat, Bergen Kunsthall 2017

In a major new solo exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall, Emily Wardill presents two film works, as well as a new series of sculptural reliefs and large-scale framed rayograms to create a disorienting and highly charged environment.

Further reading +

Power Station of Art, 200 Huayuangang Rd, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China

11th Shanghai Biennale: Why Not Ask Again?

Matts  Leiderstam, Gift of Tears, Oil painting made after Marco Palmezzano, “Christ  Carrying the Cross”, 1534, and bird-scope with refitted viewfinder on a  Manfrotto tripod; printed posters and oak table, 2016

The 11th Shanghai Biennale is a dense and vastly-scaled staging that melds Chinese science fiction, Bengali parables, the principles of traditional South Asian miniature painting, turbulent shifts in political thought and a scrutiny of the transportation of mass information through technologies, screens and devices. Review by Alex Hetherington.

Further reading +

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

Jerwood Solo Presentations 2017

Jerwood Solo Presentation - Anna Bunting-Branch

The second edition of ‘Jerwood Solo Presentations’ showcases three separate, newly commissioned bodies of work. These works, whilst not unified by a curatorial theme, share a political pertinence and urgency, exploring ideas of privacy and visibility, what connects and unites us, and what is imposed to keep us divided. Jessie Bond reviews

Further reading +

Tenderpixel, 8 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE

Rehana Zaman: Tell me the story Of all these things

Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things, Part 3 (2016). HD video.

As her close-ups swing between moving hands and accessories, between the cooking and the subtle transformation of facial expressions, the artist leads the viewer into an extremely intimate territory. Bianca Baroni reviews a video installation by Rehana Zaman.

Further reading +