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Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX

The Practice of Theories

Andy Holden, The Dan Cox Library for the Unfinished Concept of Thingly Time, 2011

'Poly’ a new programme of exhibitions, residencies and events launched at Wysing Arts Centre last month with ‘The Practice of Theories’, a group exhibition which brings together a collection of works that attempt to communicate complex, and at times intangible, theories and ideas as concrete actions and forms. Review by Beth Bramich

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Bosse & Baum, Copeland Estate, 133 Copeland Road, London, SE15 3SN

Miriam Austin: Lupercalia

Lupercalia, Installation View

Through its combination of installation and performance, 'Lupercalia' institutes a narrative matrix, which in sculptural objects become sacred instruments, tools and vestments. The resulting works push towards imaginative slippages in which objects and bodies meld, generating hybrid forms that are simultaneously alarming and seductive.

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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd: Here She Comes

Here She Comes, Performance at Southbank Centre 10 March 2016

Marvin Gaye Chetwyn's new performance is part sculpture, part performance, and tells the stories of women from different moments in history, from Boudicca to Montessori, alongside narratives from seminal feminist texts. 'Here She Comes' is one of eight new works commissioned by Arts Council Collection in celebration of their 70th anniversary and was performed on Thursday 10th March at The Royal Festival Hall as part of Southbank Centre’s WOW - Women of the World festival.

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Grand Union, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RS

They Are Here: Precarity Centre

Precarity Centre (Installation view)

Precarity Centre is an interdisciplinary framework and an experiment in social space rather than an exhibition. It sets out to be a much more fluid entity – one that is unfolding over time, has multiple points of access and a sense of precariousness to its content and form. Review by Anneka French

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Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki, Warehouse B1, Port P.O.Box 10759, Thessaloniki

Flying over the Abyss

 Installation view of Flying over the Abyss, 2016

‘Flying over the Abyss’ is the title, as well as the transcendent subject, of this group exhibition developed by NEON Organisation for Culture and Development in collaboration with the Thessaloniki Centre of Contemporary Art. Review by Ioanna Maneta

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Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT


Installation view from ALL SYSTEMS…go. Left: Liam Gillick & Anton Vidokle, A Guiding Light, 2010. Right: Miranda Pennell, Tattoo, 2001

‘ALL SYSTEMS...go’ journeys through ideas of the individual as an agent of free will, in conflict, apart or in harmony with the group or collective. Review by Alexander Hetherington

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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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Recorded inside Ben Cruachan, Scotland and broadcast on BBC Radio 4

Maria Fusco: Master Rock

Master Rock by Maria Fusco, performed inside Cruachan Power Station, 2015.

The voice of John Mulholland is a rich, long-vowelled working class Ulster with a bone to pick. A life of dusty toil has gritted it to the core, and as surely as he has spent his working life digging into rock, so has it dug its way into him. ‘The more we do the more we get,’ he says, ‘but over time our lungs get set.’ James Gormley responds to Master Rock by Maria Fusco.

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Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop

 Eddie Peake: The Forever Loop 9 October 2015 - 10 January 2016

The spine of the exhibition is ‘Revolution’ - a 30-minute video displayed on five monitors throughout the gallery and accompanied by a live choreographed performance. This mash up of dancers in a studio performing strong, synchronised choreography, Kool FM DJs jamming to Drum & Bass and Peake family home videos dictates the throbbing, erratic rhythm that permeates the space. Review by Alex Borkowski

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Global Committee, 1040 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

An Englishman’s House is His Castle

Transaction Stall

'An Englishman's House is His Castle' at Global Committee repositions the idea of an artist's studio as a home space - a place where the artist can be free to explore their inner world, to work according to their own set of rules; the studio is a world in and of itself and a place of refuge.

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Cooper Gallery, DJCAD, 13 Perth Road, Dundee DD1 4HT

Tomorrow Was a Montage

 Zbigniew Rybczynski, Tango, 1980. Installation view of Tomorrow Was a Montage, Cooper Gallery DJCAD. Photo: Kathryn Rattray 2015. Courtesy of Cooper Gallery DJCAD and Zbig Vision Ltd.

'Tomorrow Was a Montage' opens up an exploration of the visual languages and polemical politics of the Former East in the 1960s and 1970s. Its legacies are scrutinized alongside contemporary practice, permeated with that era’s sensibility of high alert, provocation and disquiet. Review by Alexander Hetherington

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