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CHEWDAY’S Ltd, 139 Lambeth Walk, London, SE11 6EE
Less interested in a prescriptive rhetoric on consumer culture than exploring how the poetic and the personal can be addressed under contemporary conditions, Beveridge sits on the line between ambivalence and celebration – investigating a fascination between the lure of consumer images and objects and the values that they preserve and perpetuate.
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, 6 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BT
Farah's paintings stitch together personal histories, techniques, materials and diverse frames of reference, all underscored by the history, geography and politics of ownership, gender, labour and production. Review by Anneka French
Stuart Shave/Modern Art, 4-8 Helmet Row, London EC1V 3QJ
'Thames Water' continues Deshayes' idiosyncratic use of industrial materials and processes by positioning cast iron sculptures that function as radiators around the perimeter of the gallery. Review by William Rees
Bosse & Baum, Unit BGC, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST
Florence Peake’s show at Bosse & Baum, ‘WE perform I am in love with my body,’ comes as close to dance – as close to performance – as you can get. The pieces are so connected with the body, physicality and movement that you just can’t get away from it. Review by Kaitlyn Kane
Chisenhale Gallery, 64 Chisenhale Rd, London E3 5QZ
‘autoportrait’ is an eight minute and 50 second 35mm black and white film produced collaboratively between artist Luke Willis Thompson and its subject, Diamond Reynolds. It is also intended as a ‘sister image’ to the video documenting the fatal shooting of her partner, Philando Castile, by a police officer in Minnesota, which she broadcast via Facebook Live on 6 July 2016 and which has consumed Reynolds’s identity over the past year. Review by Alice Bucknell
Tenderpixel, 8 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE
An elaborate installation is the ‘absurdly complicated’ stage-set for the newest piece of ‘Gesamkunstwerk’ by Berlin-based artist collective CONGLOMERATE, presented at Tenderpixel as their first London-based project. The group comprises a core squadron of 5 artists and filmmakers including Sol Calero, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Derek Howard, Christopher Kline and Dafna Maimon, converging and disbanding at will in different cities and contexts in order to produce 30-minute ‘Blocks’ of programming that make a mess of traditional genres. Review by Alice Bucknell
Marian Goodman Gallery, 5-8 Lower John Street, London W1F 9DY
Hannah Newell reviews Marian Goodman's two current solo shows by Giovanni Anselmo and Adrián Villar Rojas From the Series 'The Theater of Disappearance'.
David Roberts Art Foundation, Symes Mews, London NW1 7JE
What role can the artist take in society? What path forward can a curator hope to illuminate? These are questions at the heart of the Kunsthalle Lissabon's programme, the Portuguese art institution that is currently exhibiting as part of DRAF’s Curator’s Series – only the second time an institution rather than an individual has been invited. In ‘Greater than the Sum,’ the two curators from the Kunsthalle Lissabon have taken full advantage of this rare privilege. Review by Kaitlyn Kane