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The Sunday Painter, 1st Floor, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QL

Assorted Paper

Installation view, Assorted Paper, The Sunday Painter

The gallery plays host to a number of works, all wrestling with different aspects of the material, and manages to arrange them in a way that provokes dialogue between the works without it being overwhelming. There is a mixture of surprising and expected responses to working with paper. Review by Jesc Bunyard

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Furtherfield Gallery, The McKenzie Pavilion, Harringay, London N4 2NQ

PLEASE IDENTIFY YOURSELF.

Refugee Flag, Installation view at Furtherfield Gallery, 2017

‘PLEASE IDENTIFY YOURSELF.’ announces itself with a song and a flag. Yara Said’s ‘Refugee Nation’ flag, designed in lifejacket orange for stateless participants of the 2016 Olympics, floats over the small pavilion in Finsbury Park housing Furtherfield Gallery. Review by David Morris

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CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD

The Sky is Falling

Laura oldfield ford, radiant futures, sound and mixed media, 2017.

The Sky is Falling is concerned with city spaces as the site for utopias, dreams and social visions. Meanwhile, it documents the abrasive and contradictory experiences of citizens as the potential that urban utopias offer declines and fails. Review by Alexander Hetherington

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Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945. Installation View, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 23 March - 25 June 2017

This is an exhibition that, alongside showing ground breaking architectural designs and their socio-economical contexts, attempts to dig deeper into the psyche of the Japanese family. Spread across two floors centred around a courtyard with lovingly reconstructed walk-through models of contemporary Japanese rooms, the show allows us to sense what it’s like to live in these finest examples of nanotecture. Review by Dominika Mackiewicz

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Luxembourg & Dayan, 2 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 3PA

The Ends of Collage: London

Installation view, The Ends of Collage, Luxembourg & Dayan, London, 10 March - 13 May 2017

While on one count, the show’s conception of collage is flawed, it presents a complete and compelling account of its connection to other mediums. Review by Henry Broome

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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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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

Abstract Expressionism

View of the installation at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Abstract Expressionism

The rationale behind this blockbuster-style show is that the movement was a multifaceted group phenomenon, involving artists from all mediums and practices, and spanning the East to West Coast of America. Prominent names such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko or Willem de Kooning are not typically associated with group shows; rather represented in large-scale solo retrospectives dedicated to exploring their individual oeuvres. The exhibition is a major feat; most of these works haven’t been seen in tandem since 1959. Review by Philomena Epps

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Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

Whitney Biennial 2017

Installation Occupy Museums,  Debtfair, 2017  ( 2017 Whitney Biennial, March 17—June 11, 2017).  Thirty artworks and interactive website.  Whitney Museum of American Art

The 78th instalment of the Whitney Biennial for 2017 - which always aims for the zeitgeist and the seminal - opens at a time of crisis not only in the United States, but around the world. Review by Arthur Ivan Bravo

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Auto Italia, 44 Bonner Rd, London E2 9JS

Feral Kin

Feral Kin, Auto Italia South East (2017). Installation detail (left to right): Billy Howard Price, Taut Pupil (2017). Digital print. Jaakko Pallasvuo, MASK (2016) written by Huw Lemmey & Jaakko Pallasvuo. Single channel video.

‘Feral Kin’ is London’s first glimpse into Auto Italia’s collaborative, ongoing project ‘On Coping’. From Johannesburg to Copenhagen, Auto Italia has brought ‘On Coping’ across the world. Working locally with artists in each city, the project seeks to unpack the artist precariat by developing systems of growth through collaboration. Review by Ashley Janke

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Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT

SEVENTEEN

Olga Grotova, One (2016)

The centenary of the Russian Revolution is being celebrated in various exhibitions and cultural events this year. ‘Seventeen’ at Centrala more obliquely explores what a centenary of such significance might mean through the work of three UK-based Russian artists, Olga Grotova, Yelena Popova and Nika Neelova. Review by Jessie Bond

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Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX

All Channels Open

Lawrence Lek, FABRICK, 2017. Two video loops, 12 min, Stereo sound, Architectural model, Lasercut MDF, HD Screens, Raspberry Pis, LED Strip. 65 x 25 x 15 cm.

‘All Channels Open’ is similar to a compilation played within a subdued, minimally lit dance floor. An imaginable mic is passed to each artist in an effort to amplify her or his voice and position in the space. Review by Jaime Marie Davis

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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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