Viewing articles tagged with 'Installation'

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, S Shore Rd, Gateshead NE8 3BA

Susan Philipsz: A Single Voice

Susan Philipsz: A Single Voice installation view

Susan Philipsz’s work has often been described as a form of ‘sound sculpture’ that you hear long before you see it. The exact significance behind A Single Voice is not perfectly clear. Philipsz has pointed out that the apocalyptic story of Aniara holds just as much relevance today as when the poem was first written in 1956 (arguably more), and the mournful quality of the deconstructed violin combined with the player’s stark isolation as she accompanies an invisible, inaudible orchestra through her headphones, could almost be read as a last chilling goodbye to the human race as it peters into extinction. Review by Sara Jaspan

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Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

From Ear to Ear to Eye: Sounds and Stories from Across the Arab World

Joe Namy, Red Filled the Intervals; Between the Musical Notes, 2017/2017. Courtesy of the artist. Installation shot, From Ear to Ear to Eye, Nottingham Contemporary, Dec 2017- Mar 2018. Photo Stuart Whipps.

‘From Ear to Ear to Eye: Sounds and Stories From Across the Arab World’ at Nottingham Contemporary explores sound, music and listening in the Arab world, revealing different layers of meaning, intertwined histories, complicated political situations and complex questions. This expansive exhibition spreads across six rooms and showcases works by almost 20 artists who work with sound, are musicians or explore oral stories. Review by Roma Piotrowska

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Hauser & Wirth London, 23 Savile Row, London W1S 2ET

Monika Sosnowska: Structural Exercises

Installation view, Monika Sosnowska. Structural Exercises, Hauser & Wirth London,  1 December 2017 to 10 February 2018

Monika Sosnowska is known for turning space into her canvas and the exhibition of new work by the artist currently on show at Hauser & Wirth’s space in Savile Row is no different. Titled ‘Structural Exercises,’ it is both a display of sculptures and an immersive installation – large scale structures extend in space so ambitiously as to transcend the boundaries between each other. Review by Anya Smirnova

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Chiba City Museum of Art: 3 Chome-10-8 Chuo, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture 260-0013, Japan

Tsuyoshi Ozawa: Imperfection: Parallel Art History


Tsuyoshi Ozawa not only interrogates modern Japanese art history, illuminating the unique and sometimes odd pathways it has taken, he also questions the acts of looking and showing. He is distinct from Takashi Murakami, who proudly proclaimed the value of forgotten history by pushing anime-like figures to the forefront. Ozawa keeps an unstable and ambiguous position, enjoying the diverse and imaginative visions sustained by his perspicacity and sense of humour. Review by Kodama Kanazawa

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Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London Kingston School of Art, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ

P!CKER, PART II Céline Condorelli: Prologue

Céline Condorelli, ‘Prologue' (2017), installation view, Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University London.

Condorelli’s prologue is merely the latest episode in a continuous process of exchange and renewal, where the legacy of a project – in this case both Lustig Cohen’s show, and Condorelli’s own show at P! last year – is archived, mined and reworked, forming new projects, new exhibitions, and new ways of understanding the contexts within which we work. Review by Phoebe Cripps

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The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA, 152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance

MOCA presents Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance, a site-specific installation inside The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA’s warehouse space. Villar Rojas (b. 1980, Rosario, Argentina) has built a singular practice by creating environments and objects that seem to be in search of their place in time. Villar Rojas’s interventions beckon viewers to consider fragments that exist in a slippery space between the future, the past, and an alternate reality in the present. With his post-human artworks, Villar Rojas posits the question: What happens after the end of art?

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Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London W1S 4NJ

Lee Bul: After Bruno Taut

Lee Bul, After Bruno Taut, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Through complex and elaborate works, Lee Bul portrays failed models that echo the qualities of utopian systems of early twentieth century architecture as well as the politics of totalitarian regimes. The works displayed in ‘After Bruno Taut’ at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac strongly emphasise the excess and fragility of our world, and our failure to control it. Review by Fiorella Lanni

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Plymouth Arts Centre, 38 Looe Street, Plymouth, PL4 0EB

Clare Thornton: Materials of Resistance installation view

Clare Thornton: Materials of Resistance installation view

In Clare Thornton’s current solo exhibition, Materials of Resistance, showing work from the last seven years, delicate materials – including the body itself and those that stand in for it – are put at risk and tested to breaking point. Review by Ellen Wilkinson

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4JX

Alfredo Jaar: The Garden of Good and Evil

Alfredo Jaar, Shadows, 2014.

Alfredo Jaar’s newest work, ‘The Garden of Good and Evil’ (2017), is the titular piece of Jaar’s current solo show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The garden is a grid of 101 potted ever-green trees: Black Pine, Scots Pine, Green Yew, Variegated Holly, Green Holly, White Pine and Western Red Cedar, all species already present in the landscape of the sculpture park. Review by Hannah Newell

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Aeschylia Festival 2017, Eleusis, Athens

Danae Stratou: Upon the earth and under the clouds

Upon the earth and under the clouds (2017)

The major installation work, Upon the earth and under the clouds, by Greek artist Danae Stratou at the site of the Old Oil Mill in Eleusis, a major industrial town 11 miles northwest of central Athens which will be the European Capital of Culture 2021, takes visitors on a journey of multiple dimensions. Heavily charged by its ancient past revolving around the practices of Eleusinian Mysteries, a series of significant yet secret rituals and ceremonies known all across the ancient Greek and Roman world, the small town triggered the artist’s imagination and played host to a distinctive visual vocabulary. Review by Dr Kostas Prapoglou

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

Andrea Luka Zimmerman: Civil Rites

Film Still, Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Civil Rites

At its core, this is a film about the citizens of Newcastle and their indefatigable spirit of resistance, as it’s expressed itself over centuries. It takes us on a journey through a series of simply and beautifully composed shots of prosaic city spots that have also, at some historical moment, witnessed extraordinary acts of protest. Review by Helena Haimes

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Stuart Shave/Modern Art. 4-8 Helmet Row, London EC1V 3QJ

David Noonan: A Dark and Quiet Place

David Noonan, exhibition view, Modern Art, Vyner Street, London,

In the current political climate, few things seem more appealing that a quiet, dark room where one can shut out the world. Perhaps it is this escapist fantasy, then, that is the drive behind David Noonan’s new exhibition at Stuart Shave/Modern art entitled ‘A Dark and Quiet Place’. Review by Amy Jones

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Access Gallery, 222 E Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7

Some Spontaneous Particulars: Vanessa Brown, Heide Hinrichs, Kathleen Ritter

Some Spontaneous Particulars,  Installation view

Some Spontaneous Particulars presents never-before exhibited work by three artists whose research-based practices have drawn them to the work of historical women artists Marianne Brandt (for Brown), Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (for Hinrichs) and Mina Loy (for Ritter), whose own production and memory has been overlooked or stifled within the art historical canon.

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

Leonor Antunes: the frisson of the togetherness

Installation view at the Whitechapel Gallery, Leonor Antunes: the frisson of the togetherness, Gallery 2

The installation invites viewers to navigate the gallery’s history without words but through the fully accessible, the common and even the residual, giving the latter a value. Review by Rafael Barber Cortell

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