Viewing articles tagged with 'Painting'

Tenderpixel, 8 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE

CONGLOMERATE: Station ID

CONGLOMERATE, Still from Desde el Jardin, directed by Sol Calero and Dafna Maimon, 2016.

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

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Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

Michael Armitage and Phyllida Barlow: Every Day is a New Day

Phyllida Barlow, installation view, Turner Contemporary

‘Every Day is a New Day’ is comprised of two solo shows, and as such comparisons are inevitable. Different as the work of Phyllida Barlow and Michael Armitage are – in medium, in scale, in cultural and social preoccupations – it is difficult to get away from the sense that one is being led through a critical narrative. Review by Benedict Hawkins

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Olga Korper Gallery, 17 Morrow Avenue Toronto M6R 2H9, Canada

Paterson Ewen

Installation view, Paterson Ewen, Olga Korper Gallery

Apart from a single lithographic print, the exhibition presents pieces that were all produced during the 1990s, and together they powerfully illustrate the artist’s interest in space, astronomy, cosmic events, and the phenomenal relationship between our physical world and the celestial environment that surrounds it. Review by Emma Rae Warburton

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Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Serebryanicheskaya naberezhnaya 19, Art House, Moscow 109028

Peter Halley

In his latest exhibition, at Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Peter Halley examines the complexity and scale of urban structures unique to his native New York as well as diagramming the city’s systems of movement and communication.

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Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Tschabalala Self

Tschabalala Self, Tramway 2017

American artist Tshabalala Self's work is concerned with the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture, its fantasies and misrepresentations and their concurrent emotional, physical and psychological impacts. Review by Alex Hetherington

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Hales Gallery, Tea Building, 7 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

Carolee Schneemann: More Wrong Things

Carolee Schneemann, More Wrong Things, 2017, Hales London

Recently awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Carolee Schneemann is best known for her innovations in feminist and performance art. Yet Schneemann’s decades-spanning multimedia practice has also consistently questioned the personal and cultural politics of violence and mourning, which the eloquent recent works in the exhibition continue to examine. Review by Carlos Kong

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

Jürgen Partenheimer: Lichtschwarm

Jürgen Partenheimer, Lichtschwarm, White Cube Bermondsey, 28 April - 18 June 2017

Jürgen Partenheimer's works hover in a peculiar location. Somewhere specifically approximate. In his first London exhibition, ‘Lichtschwarm’ (Light Swarm), Partenheimer presents his continuing and illusive conversation between art of itself and of its circumstances. Jillian Knipe reviews

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Sprüth Magers, Oranienburger Straße 18, 10178 Berlin

Pamela Rosenkranz: She Has No Mouth

Installation view, Pamela Rosenkranz: She Has No Mouth

The Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz is interested in the invisible phenomena that affect the material world. Behind a sensual aesthetic, her work is subtly subversive. Rosenkranz often draws from consumer research, notably the effect of toxoplasmosis, a parasite said to infect 30% of the world population and researched for influencing a series of human behaviours, including fear, spending habits, physical attraction and most relevant to the concept of her inaugural solo exhibition at Sprüth Magers Berlin, human fondness for cats. Review by Anaïs Castro

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White Rainbow,47 Mortimer St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8HJ

Minimalist Anyway | Kazuko Miyamoto and Lydia Okumura

Minimalist Anyway, Installation view at White Rainbow, London, 2017.

‘Minimalist Anyway’ held at White Rainbow presents a dialogue between the works of two artists with Japanese origins: Lydia Okumura and Kazuko Miyamoto, considering how the legacy of minimalism has impacted upon the reading of their work. Review by Rafael Barber Cortell

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Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High St, Colchester CO1 1JH

Zhang Enli: Gesture and Form

Zhang Enli: Gesture and Form, installation view at Firstsite, 2017

A site-specific painting, made over a ten-day period by Chinese artist Zhang Enli, wraps the entirety of Firstsite Gallery’s 140-meter curved interior wall. All year, the work will ensconce visitors in a teeming landscape comprised of Chinese and British trees. Review by Cleo Roberts

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Kunstraum, 21 Roscoe Street, London EC1Y 8PT

Sophie Jung: Producing My Credentials

Sophie Jung, Producing My Credentials, Kunstraum, London, 2017.

‘Producing My Credentials’ is a series of performances and an exhibition that invites the audience to enter an audacious and curious version of Sophie Jung’s memory theatre. Review by Christian Lübbert

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Marian Goodman Gallery, 5-8 Lower John Street, London W1F 9DY

Annette Messager: avec et sans raisons

Installation view of Annette Messager, avec et sans raisons, Marian Goodman Gallery London 19 April - 27 May 2017

‘Daily’ (2016) features ropes of black thread akin to dusted cobwebs, a recurring thematic throughout the show used to strangle and surrender items of gigantic proportions; scissors, combs, keys and locks. Items charged with domestic associations lie surrendered in mid-air, transfixed and immobile, a metaphor for frustration which is echoed in the exhibition’s accompanying work. Review by Sophie Risner

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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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