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Calvert 22, 22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP

Dmitri Prigov: Theatre of Revolutionary Action

Dimitri Prigov. Theatre of Revolutionary Action, Installation view, 2017.

‘Russia,’ a 2004 media-opera, like much of Prigov’s work that spans drawing, installation, performance, poetry and sculpture tests the limits of language and meaning, while exploring the complex legacy of Russia’s socialist project and its eventual unravelling. Review by Anya Smirnova

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Chisenhale Gallery, 64 Chisenhale Rd, London E3 5QZ

Hannah Black: Some Context

Hannah Black, The Situation (2017). Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery.

Articulation and destruction, ambiguity and obligation, specificity and dissolution, singularity and collectivity – their various interchanges and struggles, become descriptors for Hannah Black’s ‘Some Context’. Review by Alex Bennett

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Kunstraum, 21 Roscoe St, London EC1Y 8PT

Merike Estna: fragments from the shattered toe

Merike Estna, fragments from the shattered toe, Kunstraum, London, 2017.

Not only do Merike Estna's paintings have colourful, thick lines running erratically across large-scale surfaces, she also makes painting itself seem as playful and effortless as a 1990s computer game. Review by Brenda Guesnet

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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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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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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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White Cube Bermondsey, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ

Damián Ortega: Play Time

Damián Ortega, Play Time, White Cube Bermondsey, 27 September - 12 November 2017

For his exhibition ‘Play Time’ at White Cube, Ortega has created new large-scale installations, sculptures and two-dimensional works which address the themes of chance and accidents in the creative process. Review by Fiorella Lanni

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Edel Assanti, 74a Newman Street, London W1T 3DB

Marcin Dudek: Steps and Marches

Marcin Dudek: Steps and Marches, Edel Assanti

The personal nature of this work speaks to Dudek’s practice more widely. Over a number of years, he has been exploring group behaviour and crowd control through the context of the stadium, posing questions about responsibility and autonomy while working through his own past. Review by Kaitlyn Kane

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Siobhan Davies, Studios 85, St George's Road, London SE1 6ER

Katinka Bock: Mesonya/

Katinka Bock, Mesonya/, 2017. Siobhan Davies Dance.

As you enter the Roof Studio at Siobhan Davies Dance, you encounter a subtle array of objects distributed seemingly randomly across the space. Some are objects you might expect to encounter in this setting; a slightly dishevelled rolled black foam mat and an electric heater, for example. Others seems more alien, like the floppy, malleable looking ceramic that hangs over the side of the heater and the small video work propped up in the corner. All of course belong here in the context of Katinka Bock’s exhibition ‘Mesonya/’, part of the newly launched ‘Traces Commissions’ programme. Review by Amy Jones

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Project Narrative Informant, Morley House, 26 Holborn Viaduct, The City of London, London EC1A 2AQ

Juliana Huxtable

Installation view, Project Narrative Informant

In her first UK solo show, Huxtable's focus shifts to what covers the bodies of others. The exhibition is centered around ten panels of text displaying fragments from a larger narrative written by Huxtable. Threaded through the story of a young blonde who falls in with a crowd of skinheads in London, is an analysis of struggles over the meaning of the white skinhead aesthetic: bomber jackets, Fred Perry, Ben Sherman. Review by Kevin Brazil

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Simon Lee Gallery, 12 Berkeley Street, London, W1J 8DT

Jeff Elrod

Installation view

At a time when the slippages between our own real and virtual, Jeff Elrod exhibits a series of hybrid images that incorporate analogue techniques into experiments in digital and print media, and explore the relationship between hand-painted and digitally created mark-making.

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