Viewing articles tagged with 'Performance'

NoguerasBlanchard, Doctor Fourquet 4 28012, Madrid

AXOLOTLISM

Documentation of performance by Oreet Ashery: Cómo matar a un cerdo, 23 May 2015. Performers: Alex de la Croix, Julián Cruz, Nina Paszkowski, and Ana Sáez.

The exhibition 'AXOLOTLISM' takes as its point of departure an enigmatic story by Julio Cortázar, 'Axolotl' (1956), in which the Argentinean writer short-circuited the distance between observer and observee.

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Ort Gallery, 500 – 504 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9AH

High Street Casualties: Ellie Harrison’s Zombie Walk

High Street Casualties, installation view

Anneka French reviews Ellie Harrison's High Street Casualties, which continues the artist’s research into the currency of capitalism in visual and popular culture, and the complex political and social workings of various groups, this time via zombies.

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Tintype Project Space, 107 Essex Road, London N1 2SL

Holly Slingsby: Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain

The Book of Exodus; sixteenth century triumphal processions; shamanism and medieval frescoes are all chewed up and spat out in the artist’s own, distinctive visual language. Holly Slingsby's Behind the Curtain is reviewed by Helena Haimes.

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Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

Peter Liversidge: Notes on Protesting

 Notes on Protesting performed at Whitechapel Gallery, 10 May 2014

A mass of small children holding placards and voicing aspects of their lives they want to change: Cathy Wade reviews Peter Liversidge's Notes on Protesting.

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Chisenhale Gallery, 64 Chisenhale Road, London E3

Ahmet Öğüt: Happy Together: Collaborators Collaborating

Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery, 2015. Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery as part of How to work together.

David Price responds to Happy Together: Collaborators Collaborating. Taking the form of an opening event, a filmed central discussion event, and finally the presentation of the film which forms an exhibition, the project does not lend itself to straightforward explanations.

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Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP

Test Run: Performance in Public

Michael Smith, Baby Ikki, 1978.

‘Test Run: Performance in Public’ presents the works of seventeen artists, each with poetic, subversive, sometimes elegiac and often playful approaches to performance work. Review by Karl Musson

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Cell Project Space, 258 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA

Columbidae

Barbara T. Smith, Pink, 1965, Vitrine Barbara T. Smith, Rebellion, Joy, The Poetry Sets, 1965-1966 & Dena Yago, Standard Remote, 2011–2015

Columbidae probes the effect of work on our body and mind, dispersing the subjects into a rolling narrative of anxiety-induced productivity with neither start nor finish. Review by Louisa Lee

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NEW STUDIO, 4-17 Frederick Terrace, London, E8 4EW

Sophie Dupont: Marking Breath

Marking Breath, Saturday 18 April 2015, 5:57 am - 8:02 pm (sunrise to sunset), performed at NEW STUDIO, London

A whitewashed studio in a former fabric-cutting factory was the setting for 'Marking Breath', a daylong performance by Danish artist Sophie Dupont.

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David Roberts Art Foundation, Symes Mews, London NW1 7JE

The Violet Crab

Carter Mull, Disney / Warm Flame / Cool Flame, 2015 (courtesy the artist and Lindon Gallery); John Cecil Stephenson, Sketch For Solar House, 1955 (David Roberts Collection); Luiz Roque, Alvorada [ Dawn ], 2014 (courtesy the artist); Francois-Xavier

Gallery spaces are transformed into a cloakroom, backstage, main stage, lounge and shadow theatre through the elaborate staging of The Violet Crab at David Roberts Art Foundation. Jaime Marie Davis reviews

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

Christian Marclay

Installation view, solo exhibition, White Cube Bermondsey

In this major solo show, Christian Marclay’s intention is to close the gaps between moments of looking and listening, or indeed being looked at or listened to. The exhibition is reviewed by Joseph Constable.

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Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1G4

Introducing Suzy Lake

Suzy Lake, Extended Breathing While Highlights Travel, 2009

‘Introducing Suzy Lake’ is the first large-scale exhibition to comprehensively address the influential artistic production of the American-Canadian artist Suzy Lake, whose early investigations were at the frontline vein of feminism in art. Review by Sam Ackerley

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The James Gallery, The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016 | e-flux 311 East Broadway New York, NY 10002

Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art

Anton Vidokle, This Is Cosmos, 2014, in “Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art” at The James Gallery, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Saturated with intense thoughts and concepts, the exhibition explores the present social and political reality of the situation in Russia, haunted by specters of its communist past. Review by Laura Herman

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