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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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Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG


Risk, installation view at Turner Contemporary

The ‘Risk’ exhibition at Turner Contemporary explores the notion of risk as part of the creative process, intending to show us “what happens when art and risk collide”. Review by Philomena Epps

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Birmingham Open Media, 1 Dudley St, Birmingham B5 4EG

Fierce Festival, Davis Freeman: Karaoke(ART)


Karaoke(ART) activates video through invitation - for contemporary artists to reinterpret the available space of karaoke, to use it as they wish, to add, unbalance, distort or reveal truths that can be pulled from the undercurrents of their chosen song. Review by Cathy Wade.

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Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015

UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015, Installation View at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

'UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015' is the most comprehensive midcareer survey of the work of the Los Angeles–based artist and writer to date, featuring 125 drawings, collages, paintings, and video installations.

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