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Galerie Charraudeau, 3/4 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France

Interview with Pepo Moreno

Pepo Moreno, 'Dimoni', installation view, Galerie Charraudeau

Pepo Moreno is a multidisciplinary artist bringing the intimacy of his bedroom studio to the walls of a Parisian gallery. I chatted to Moreno about his creative process, the importance of queer art in the 21st century, and how 70s porn magazines and Catalonian folklore helped him to tame his ‘demons’ - the title of his new show at Galerie Charraudeau. Interview by Noémi Martini

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Kadist, Paris, 19bis/21 rue des Trois Frères, 75018, France and Kadist, 3295 20th Street CA 94110, San Francisco, USA

AP: Assembled Personalities

Alex Da Corte, 'Slow Grafitti', 2017 (still). Courtesy of the artist, KADIST collection.

The computer screen: the only gallery left open during lockdown. We’re glued to laptops and their infinite possibilities – but they also have a few obvious limitations. So how do galleries render art that is both authentic and innovative in this paradox? Showing films are at the front of the queue – we can choose to pause, re-watch, fast-forward at our own pace, which we can’t do in a gallery. ‘AP: Assembled Personalities’ for gallery Kadist, is an online exhibition of film that, as the title suggests, addresses the identities of five artists: Guy Ben-Ner, Keren Cytter, Alex Da Corte, Mark Leckey, and Li Ran. Review by Ted Targett

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Kadist, 19bis/21 rue des Trois Frères, Paris, 75018, France

Affective Utopia

Reynier Leyva Novo, A Thousand and One Times Revolution, 2009-2018, exhibition view Affective Utopia, KADIST, Paris.

Imagining utopia seems to have become the principal task of artists as of late, any speculative, social practice is quickly branded as such. So much so that the title of Kadist’s latest exhibition ‘Affective Utopia’ almost washes past unnoticed. Review by Jessica Saxby

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Parc de la Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France

Interview: Will Ryman on his commission for Parc de la Villette

Will Ryman, La Villette, Heads

New York-based sculptor Will Ryman recently unveiled his first large-scale European presentation of work in La Villette, an expansive urban public park located in the northeast of Paris. Three sculptures, ‘Pac-Lab’, ‘Heads’ and ‘Sisyphus’ (all 2018), have been commissioned as part of the interdisciplinary Festival 100%. Made first in clay and then fabricated in painted resin and bronze respectively, the sculptures have a theatrical bent, something the artist is keen to connect to personal experiences of making processes, histories and audience dialogue. Anneka French speaks to the artist.

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

Chto Delat?: The New Deadline #17 Summer School of Orientation in Zapatism

Chto Delat? The New Deadline #17 Summer School of Orientation in Zapatism

Following its world premiere in Newcastle and with its current run at the Tyneside Cinema ending on the 29 October, 2017, Russian artist collective Chto Delat?’s new film, The New Deadline #17 Summer School of Orientation in Zapatism, will tour to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City. Compelling and highly charged, the film wrestles with the vast question of what it is to revolt, whether to look forward or backward and how to maintain a noble, non-egoist movement. Review by Chloe Hodge

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Valentin, 9 rue Saint-Gilles, 75003, Paris

George Henry Longly: The Smile of a Snake

The Smile of a Snake, Installation View

George Henry Longly’s new exhibition at Valentin, 'The Smile of a Snake', takes its name from a language tutorial emphasising the pronunciation of the letter “s”. A phonetic exercise forlearning English as a foreign language it also highlights problems with the physical materialisation of language.

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New Galerie, 2 rue Borda, 75003 Paris

Amalia Ulman: Reputation

Bob's Office

The pioneer of a still loosely defined practice, Amalia Ulman uses social networks as a stage for her performances. For her exhibition at New Galerie, Ulman has transformed each room into a diffracted mirror of her virtual universe.

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Palais de Tokyo, 13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris

Carte blanche to Tino Sehgal

Vue du Palais de Tokyo, Juillet 2014. Photo Florent Michel

For his Palais de Tokyo ‘Carte blanche’ exhibition Tino Seghal his filled the space with six of his own works as well as works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, James Coleman, Daniel Buren, Isabel Lewis, Pierre Huyge and Philippe Parreno. Review by Elli Resvanis

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Galerie Christophe Gaillard, 5 Rue Chapon, 75003 Paris

Kate Steciw

Kate Steciw, installation view at Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, 2016

Kate Steciw's sculptural encounters with the photographic embody the subjective possibilities of our contemporary image environment.

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Jeu de Paume, 1 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France

Guan Xiao: Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast

The titles of Guan Xiao's works at the Jeu de Paume indicate that transience and transformation are at stake. Judith Dean reviews the exhibition of video work.

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Galerie Valentin, 9 rue Saint-Gilles, 75003, Paris

Reconstructive Memory

Reconstructive Memory, Installation View

'Reconstructive Memory' is an English term borrowed from cognitive psychology meaning that memory is not a faithful reproduction of past events but rather a mental faculty based on recollection-reconstruction processes. Depending on our emotions, our level of tiredness, our beliefs, we may reconstruct episodes from our lives in a way that leads to distortions, alterations and false memories.

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Palais de Tokyo, 13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

Ragnar Kjartansson: Seul Celui qui Connaît le Désir

Scenes From Western Culture (Commissionned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna)

Palais de Tokyo presents the first solo show in France of the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson whose singular work is a cross between performance and cinema, sculpture and opera, plein air painting and music. In a poetic and surprising manner, the exhibition portrays everyday desires, longing for the transcendent, blurring the boundary between mundane and sublime.

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Valentin, 9 rue Saint-Gilles, 75003, Paris

Gabriele De Santis: We’re Short A Guy

We're Short A Guy, Installation View

Gabriele De Santis questions the codes of a fast-paced society that is constantly forced to perform demanding success, giving space to a translation of a system, the construction of a contemporary iconography and of an aesthetic of the present.

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