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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Lucy Raven: Edge of Tomorrow

 Lucy Raven: Edge of Tomorrow Installation view, Serpentine Gallery, London (8 December 2016 - 12 February 2017)

An oddly anthropomorphic sculpture, ‘Casters’, sets the tone for Lucy Raven’s first solo show in the UK, a diverse collection of works which identify and re-animate marginal spaces of cinematic imagery. Review by Henrietta Landells

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Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG

John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea

Vertigo Sea

Stark beauty swills with reoccurring images of historical horrors in Akomfrah’s video installation. The work cuts between past and present in a manner that demands the two be examined together. Elizabeth Kane reviews

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

Oreet Ashery: Revisiting Genesis

Oreet Ashery, Revisiting Genesis, video still, 2016

Taking form as a web-series in twelve episodes, originally released weekly in soap-opera style, ‘Revisiting Genesis’ explores, amongst other things, the philosophical, socio-political, practical and emotional implications of the processes surrounding death and withdrawal. Review by Mette Kjærgaard Præst

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