Viewing articles tagged with 'Film'

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

3-Phase

Nicola Singh, Sweet Spot, 2017 – installation view. Commissioned for 3-Phase, a partnership between Jerwood Charitable Foundation, WORKPLACE and Eastside Projects.

For this second edition of '3-Phase', artists Larry Achiampong, Mark Essen and Nicola Singh have been selected by an independent panel to develop and present new works through three exhibition moments. Following the first at Jerwood Space, the artists will exhibit at WORKPLACE Gallery in Gateshead and Eastside Projects in Birmingham in 2018. Review by Giulia Ponzano

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DenFrie, Oslo Pl. 1, 2100 København Ø, Denmark

Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence II

Staging Silence II, video still

The subject matter of Staging Silence II, a video work by internationally acclaimed Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck, consists of miniature dioramas depicting deserted scenarios that are built by anonymous hands, working with meticulous precision. There is no plot, no storyline, only empty scenes, where something might happen.

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Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, London W2 2AR

Torbjørn Rødland: The Touch That Made You

Torbjørn Rødland, Bathroom Tiles, 2011-13

In Torbjørn Rødland’s photography activity is stalled. Chemistry is cauterised and left to breathe and rest, surfaces and nubile skins are luminous and lustful, viscosities slip and collaborate. Review by Alex Bennett

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Plymouth Arts Centre, Peninsula Arts, KARST, Plymouth College of Art, The Council House, Plymouth

We The People Are The Work

More Than A Pony Show, Matt Stokes.

A partnership between Plymouth’s major visual arts venues, 'We The People Are The Work' is comprised of five new commissions installed across the city. With each involving varying degrees of collaboration with the city’s inhabitants, at the core of the work is how each artist navigates the complexities of ‘social engagement’. Review by Rowan Lear

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Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1PQ

Emotion + the Tech(no)body

Emotion + The Tech(no)body, Ulla Rauter

Hosted at the Austrian Cultural Forum, the exhibition brings together works which evoke and unveil emotions dealing with technology as a subject or a tool. The show challenges our cultural attachment to data and the relationship of our bodies to technology, offering points of view on artistic practices that on the one hand bring these notions together, and on the other convey the tension within them. Review by Fiorella Lanni

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Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH

Zach Blas: Contra-Internet

Zach Blas, Jubilee 2033, film still, 2017. Commissioned by Gasworks; Art in General, New York; and MU, Eindhoven.

The prefix, ‘contra-’ designates the oppositional, the illicit. The title of Zach Blas’ show, ‘Contra-Internet’ then, affirms the internet as the hegemonic network, the principal arena of political control where social possibility is dictated, mediated and constrained. ‘Contra-Internet’ asks: how can we think beyond or outside the internet? What happens when the internet dies? Review by Alex Bennett

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Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG

Chto Delat?: The New Deadline #17 Summer School of Orientation in Zapatism

Chto Delat? The New Deadline #17 Summer School of Orientation in Zapatism

Following its world premiere in Newcastle and with its current run at the Tyneside Cinema ending on the 29 October, 2017, Russian artist collective Chto Delat?’s new film, The New Deadline #17 Summer School of Orientation in Zapatism, will tour to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City. Compelling and highly charged, the film wrestles with the vast question of what it is to revolt, whether to look forward or backward and how to maintain a noble, non-egoist movement. Review by Chloe Hodge

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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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University of Brighton Gallery, 154-155 Edward Street, Brighton BN2 0JG

Natasha Caruana: Timely Tale

Natasha Caruana, from the series, Timely Tale, 2017

Based on the theme of excess, ‘Timely Tale’ invites the audience into the private world of the artist’s mother, Penny. Caruana examines the difficulties of her mother’s life, as she deals with decisions regarding her health, her love of expensive designer clothes and the search for ‘Mr Right’. Review by Fiorella Lanni

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15th Istanbul Biennial

a good neighbour: 15th Istanbul Biennial

Wonderland

There’s a certain irony to the theme of this year’s Istanbul Biennial. As Donald Trump promises to build a wall between the US and Mexico, Kim Jong-Un fires missiles over Japan, and Teresa May negotiates Brexit, the title, ‘a good neighbour’ seems, well…laughable. Yet, when the curators - Danish artist duo, Elmgreen and Dragset - initially set the subject of the exhibition, how were they to know that this worthy attempt at exploring our universal endeavour to establish a sense of place, would be so timely? Review by Wilhemina Madeley

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The Miller’s House, Three Mill Lane, London E3 3DU

Changing Places

Changing Places at the House Mill - Residue by Desire Machine Collective.

‘Changing Places’ is a touring exhibition of recent film and video work from South Asia. Curated by Mariam Zulfiqhar and Film and Video Umbrella, the show has been supported by the Canal and River Trust and is being shown in heritage buildings and sites along its network across England. The intention of this in the 70th anniversary of the end of British rule in India is to make a link between sites in the UK that developed through imperial trade and the contemporary experience of South Asian artists in order to reflect upon the legacy of colonialism and globalisation. Review by Piers Masterson

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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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Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

Stephen Sutcliffe: Sex Symbols in Sandwich Signs

Stephen Sutcliffe, Sex Symbols in Sandwich Signs (2017). Installation view.

Stephen Sutcliffe’s exhibition at Talbot Rice Gallery opens a moving image season showcasing recent work by three highly-regarded practitioners noted for the referential density of their work, through an ever-closing margin between documentary and fiction and manifested through exuberant styles. Review by Alex Hetherington

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