Viewing articles tagged with 'Performance'

Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS

Roger Hiorns

Roger Hiorns, installation view at Ikon galley, 2016

Hiorns’ works are charged with a bodily materiality, bio-politics, time and collapse. An atomised jet engine is placed on the floor next to the video work ‘Benign’. A series of paintings in decaying latex depict sexual acts between men, surrounded by clusters of disembodied erections. Review by Cathy Wade.

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Lisson Gallery, 52-54 Bell St, London NW1 5DA

In Defence of the Demos

In Defence of the Demos

Bringing to life both Ai Weiwei’s Foundation (2012) and the Lisson Gallery where it is currently on display, In Defence of the Demos was a sorely needed response by the art world to the ‘real’ world.

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Yuz Museum, 35 Fenggu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China


Tan Tian, installation view at Yuz Museum Shanghai, 2016

OVERPOP focuses on a group of artists who are responding to the impact of the Internet on the visual environment. Their work is more than post-internet, however: it incorporates the historical tradition of Pop Art in addition to responding to the acceleration of digital imagery.

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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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OSR Projects, Drill Hall, Easton Lane, Portland, DT5 1BW

Weather Station (Part II)

OSR Projects, Weather Station (Part II)

Devised as a response to flooding, extreme weather, and our changing relationship with the natural world the Weather Station has, for two summers now, travelled around South West England gathering traces of its journey and of the actions of its residents. Review by Trevor H. Smith

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Various locations, Bristol

Bristol Biennial 2016: In Other Worlds

Liquid Presence

Bristol Biennial 2016 presents thirteen new commissions on the theme of ‘In Other Worlds’. This otherness took many forms: human to non-human, present to future; from the city streets to the very air we breathe. A series of exhibitions, talks, events and satellite projects encourage encounters with, conversations on and explorations of an array of alchemically transformed locations across the city. Review by Kate Self

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Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 6AN

Supernormal Festival

Medea at Supernormal Festival

Much of what is experienced at a festival is serendipitous, but Supernormal has an especial tendency towards cryptic timings and locations. Review by Oscar Gaynor

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Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, London SW4 7JR

The Neo Naturists

The Neo Naturists, 2016. Installation view, Studio Voltaire, London.

Studio Voltaire plays host to the expressive oeuvre of the Neo Naturists in the most comprehensive exhibition of their work to date. Jenine McGaughran reviews

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Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

Ragnar Kjartansson

Ragnar Kjartansson, exhibition installation view, Barbican Art Gallery, 14 July - 4 September 2016

The works on show – spanning performance, music, film, painting and drawing – take viewers on an emotional journey through humour and seriousness, from the ridiculous to the sublime. Rosie Ram reviews Ragnar Kjartansson at the Barbican.

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LADA, The White Building, Unit 7, Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, London E9 5EN

LADA Screens - It’s All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells

Foot Washing For The Sole

Often seen as an international pioneer of intimate, one-to-one performance, Howells’ extensive body of work premises notions of care, trust and kindness. His work is an intimate theatre often taking a single participant on an intense, personal journey. Bryony White reviews his recent LADA Screens project.

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

They Are Here: The People Behind the Financial System

The People Behind The Financial System, 2016. Installation view at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Tara Fatehi Irani reviews 'The People Behind the Financial System', a new artwork conceived by artist duo They Are Here. The work can be read as a game – one for those curious about how the world of finance operates.

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

Wysing Polyphonic

Jennifer Walshe and Tomomi Adachi at Wysing Polyphonic

Time and again, artists made clear the nature of music and sound as material process. Breath pushed through a hollow vulture bone. A horse hair bow run across metal strings. Hands slapped against wet clay. Review by Luke Naessens

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NewBridge Project Space, 16 New Bridge St West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AW

Konrad Smoleński and Honza Zamojski: Transparent

Konrad Smoleński and Honza Zamojski: Transparent

Transparent features configurations of objects and humans, humans and architecture and exhibits, institutions and individuals. Within a carefully structured environment and a precisely scripted scenario of live action, humans animate the system regardless of bounds to establishment and restrictions.

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