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ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Sonia Boyce: We move in her way

Sonia Boyce: We move in her way

As the main player in a game of shifting dynamics of authority, Boyce enables a fairly unpredictable performative situation but avoids direct involvement in the action. Later on, the artist reshapes the remains of the past event, so to create an installation that aims to become a space for new experience. Review by Chiara Cartuccia

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Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Grabbeplatz 4 40213 Düsseldorf

Samson Young: A dark theme keeps me here, I’ll make a broken music

Installation view of “Samson Young: A dark theme keeps me here; I’ll make a broken music,” 2016–17, at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Photo: Simon Vogel

For his first institutional exhibition in Germany and Europe, Samson Young presents sound works, installations, performances, drawings, sound walks, and films. Making concrete historical and social references, the work addresses the political qualities of sound in relation to war and conflict.

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Bristol Old Vic, King St, Bristol, BS1 4ED

600 Highwaymen: The Record

The Record, Bristol Old Vic

The Record is 61 minutes in which 45 local people perform a series of choreographed movements on the vast empty stage of Bristol Old Vic. They are here because they responded to an open call for participants. None of them had met prior to arriving at the theatre for opening night. Review by Andy Field.

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Centro de Arte Andaluz Contemporáneo (CAAC) and Sala de Exposiciones Santa Inés, Seville

Leonor Serrano Rivas: Decorative Elements and Recurrent Patterns

One way to approach the recent body of work from Leonor Serrano Rivas is to understand it as a deconstruction of sorts of what would make a theatrical event. The Spanish artist has presented three key elements of a theatre play – the stage, the costumes and the backdrop – across two venues. Text by Lorena Muñoz-Alonso.

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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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