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Artist Interview: Lubaina Himid

Interview: Lubaina Himid

Lubaina Himid

Ahead of tonight's Turner Prize winner announcement, which she is odds on to win, Cleo Roberts, art historian and research associate at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, interviewed Lubaina Himid to find out more about her practice, research process and the intricacies of her visual language.

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Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011, USA

Gary Hume: Mum


Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Gary Hume: Mum, the next exhibition in his gallery at 522 West 22nd Street. This body of work focuses on a range of subjects, but at its core is a suite of highly personal paintings about memory and loss. Hume’s mother is 86 years old and suffers from dementia. And while the ostensible subjects of many of the new paintings are flowers, their titles — Mourning, Spent, Blind — reflect Hume’s thoughts of her.

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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 1100 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Memories of Underdevelopment: Art and the Decolonial Turn in Latin America, 1960-1985

Installation view of Memories of Underdevelopment: Art and the Decolonial Turn in Latin America, 1960-1985

Memories of Underdevelopment is set within the context of Latin America during the 1960s to 1980s, a period that coincides with both the apex and unraveling of the developmentalist project in many countries in the region, most notably Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and Mexico. In contrast to dominant ideologies that guided the modernization process in these countries, Memories of Underdevelopment traces the emergence of a distinct set of artistic practices that questioned the developmentalist rhetoric and proposed alternative forms of cultural production that responded to this situation of cultural and economic dependency.

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Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG

Nathalie Du Pasquier: Other Rooms

 Installation view of Nathalie Du Pasquier: Other Rooms at Camden Arts Centre, 2017.

Self-described as a painter of still lives ‘who makes her own models’ – carefully colour toned, modular, geometric constructions – Du Pasquier has taken two gallery rooms as her field of composition for a new body of work that comes together as a comprehensive, if many sided, installation. Review by Hannah Newell

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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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Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

Nina Chanel Abney: Seized the Imagination

Nina Chanel Abney: Seized the Imagination installation view 2017

There seems to be a dichotomous relationship between specificity and standardization at play in Seized the Imagination. While occasional zeitgeist-adjacent signifiers prove easy to recognize, the activity afoot isn’t immediately identifiable. Review by Torey Akers

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Gió Marconi, Via Alessandro Tadino, 20, 20124 Milano

Wade Guyton: Siamo arrivati, in forma abbreviata

iPhones, cameras, computers, consumer-grade Epson printers… American artist Wade Guyton’s practice surrounds the digital universe of our daily lives. Guyton’s process-based approach consists of an apparently simple method, focused on an authorial use of technology. The limitations of a large-format Epson UltraChrome inkjet printer create stutters and miss-fires on his large-scale canvases challenging the notions of painting and photography. Review by Marialuisa Pastò

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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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Jack Shainman Gallery, 524 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011

Hayv Kahraman: Re-weaving Migrant Inscriptions

Hayv Kahraman: Re-weaving Migrant Inscriptions installation view 2017

In Re-weaving Migrant Inscriptions at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, Hayv Kahraman’s material treatment of characters is important – pale, nude bodies and homogeneous features contextualize them in the annals of visual history, but while their faces look opaque, their bodies, suspended in the negative space of raw linen, feel ghostly, merely outlining the promise of a form. Review by Torey Akers

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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpak 18, 3015 CX, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Academy of Tal R

Academy of Tal R, Installation view

Academy of Tal R offers the first in-depth exploration into the artistic journey of one of the most visually exciting painters of our time. Featuring roughly 170 works, consisting of new pieces made especially for this exhibition and work spanning the past twenty years, this mid-career retrospective is the largest survey of his oeuvre to date. Academy of Tal R highlights how, from the outset, the artist has been a storyteller with a special eye for the overlooked, hidden and repressed spaces of modern life.

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Catharine Clark Gallery, 248 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103

Chris Doyle: Hollow and Swell

Hollow and Swell, Installation view

Hollow and Swell, an exhibition of new animations and watercolors by Chris Doyle. The works mark the conclusion of Doyle's extended response to Hudson River School painter Thomas Cole's iconic five part series, The Course of Empire (1833 - 1836), which depicts a single landscape as it transitions from a pastoral setting to a dense metropolis that finally, through conflict and overpopulation, deteriorates to a site of overgrown ruins. Doyle's work considers the impacts of digital technology on a rapidly proliferating cultural landscape.

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Various locations, Coventry

Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art

Bermuda Collective, Alcoholism '65

The walk from the station establishes the context for this first biennial: hoardings and lightboxes promote Coventry’s bid to be the UK’s City of Culture in 2021. In parallel the council has promised ten years of support for cultural growth regardless of the bid’s outcome. For artists and curators in the city, here was an opportunity, not just to take stock of what has recently been achieved, the partnerships already instigated, but to begin plotting the parts they will play in the years to come. Review by Kit Webb

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Institute for Contemporary Art Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Drive Boston, MA 02210

Dana Schutz

Big Wave

Dana Schutz is among the foremost painters of her generation and is part of a group of artists leading a revival of painting today. Her distinct combination of figuration and abstraction, expressive colour palette, and her use of imagined and hypothetical scenarios are unique among her contemporaries. The artist’s work captures the frenzy, tension, vulnerability, and struggle of life today, as her subjects actively manage, even fight, both the limitations of the canvas and their depicted environments.

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