Viewing articles tagged with 'Photography'

Hunt Kastner, bořivojova 85 Prague, Czech Republic

Basim Magdy: only stone, bronze and the sky shall outlive all the rest

Basim Magdy ‘Only stone, bronze and the sky shall outlive all the rest’ Exhibition view at hunt kastner, 2017. Courtesy hunt kastner, Prag © Basim Magdy. Photo by Ondrej Polak

Basim Magdy's work opens a part of memory that does not need to succumb to historiographical categorizations. For his exhibition at Hunt Kastner, he presents the 2014 film ‘The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness’ alongside a series of photographs. In Basim Magdy‘s world we stand in motion. For him, neither history, present, nor the future are merely a linear succession of facts, figures, data, liters of blood spilled, military operations, revolutions, or paradigm shifts.

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The Third Line, Warehouse 78 & 80, Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Alserkal Avenue Dubai, UAE

Sophia Al-Maria: EVERYTHING MUST GO

Sophia Al-Maria EVERYTHING MUST GO, installation view at The Third Line, Dubai 2017. Courtesy the artist and The Third Line.

Sophia Al-Maria's exhibition at The Third Line creates an immersive experience, capturing the chaotic, almost apocalyptic act of consuming. The viewer is invited to experience illusions of order in underlying confusion and pandemonium.

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Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AZ

Mark Neville: Child’s Play

Mark Neville, Arts and Crafts at Somerford Grove Adventure Playground, 2011

The Foundling Museum’s 'Child’s Play' by Mark Neville is a photography exhibition which inhabits that grey, often elusive space between contemporary art, documentary photography and political activism. The project aims to focus attention on attitudes towards play in the UK by bringing together a book, a symposium and this exhibition which presents images of children playing set against a number of vastly contrasting backdrops around the world. Review by Alexander Daniel

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Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Forms of Action

Asuncion Molinos Gordo, Contestador (Answerphone), 2016, installation view at Forms of Action, CCA Glasgow

‘Forms of Action’ presents the work of seven artists whose actions in society are the core of their practice. Each with rich cultural, historical and political backdrops, this assembly of artists is, in itself, a timely form of action. Review by Kate Self.

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South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH

Amie Siegel: Strata

Amie Siegel, Quarry, 2015. HD video, colour and sound. Exhibition view South London Gallery, 2017

Siegel probes ideas of value, wealth, attraction and symbolism through her work, presenting a layering of geological and allegorical strata which gives the exhibition its title. Review by Jillian Knipe

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SpazioA, Via Amati, 13 Pistoia 51100 Italy

Ode de Kort: O froooom O toooo O

Ode de Kort, 'O froooom O toooo O', 2017, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia

For her first solo show Belgian artist Ode de Kort presents a new body of work comprising photographic, typographic and choreographic objects, exploring tensions between stasis and movement, and challenging the boundaries between media and disciplines.

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The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ

Laura Oldfield Ford: Alpha/Isis/Eden

Laura Oldfield Ford, Alpha/Isis/Eden, installation view, The Showroom, 2017

Her omnipresence comes from a series of movements through the landscape as a squatter and activist. It is through Oldfield Ford’s political ideologies that the thematic of resistance in her work surfaces. Review by Sophie Risner

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IMT Gallery, 2, 210 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9NQ

you were high when I was doomed

Installation view, you were high when I was doomed, IMT Gallery

The walls of the gallery have been spray painted to resemble some kind of toxic sky, with poisonous greens and billowing hues of black and purple. It creates a trail of changing colours like some kind of Romantic painter’s nightmare, through to its charred end. Review by Theo Turpin

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Passen-gers, Brunswick Centre, London

Evy Jokhova: Towering in the condition of fragments

Installation view, l-r: Totem VIII, 2017, plaster, steel, cement, polystyrene, stone effect; Slabs on Stone II, 2016, carved stone, linoleum, oil paint, stone effect, timber; Slabs on Stone I, 2016; Totem I, 2016

Evy Jokhova’s exhibition consists of a mix of sculptures and installations that generate questions about nature and artifice, crafted and found objects, and subjective and objective states. Stacked in formations that resemble cairns, the works explore the social and historical dimensions of stone, linoleum, paint and fur. Review by Anya Smirnova

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Christopher Cutts Gallery, 21 Morrow Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2H9, Canada

Michael Snow: Powers of Two

Powers of Two

Snow is arguably one of Canada’s most internationally famed contemporary artists, known most commonly for his innovative work in film and video. ‘Powers of Two’ also brings together more recent sculpture and photo-based work with a refreshing collection of rarely seen early drawings and illustrations. Review by Emma Rae Warburton

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Frith Street Gallery, 17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ

Dayanita Singh: Museum of Shedding

Dayanita Singh, Museum of Shedding, installation view

Carolina Mostert considers Dayanita Singh's 'Museum of Shedding', an exhibition that considers time, change, inspiration and the inner processes of the artist.

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Primary, 33 Seely Rd, Nottingham NG7 1NU

Anna K.E.: Leaving the Rock Stage

Leaving the Rock Stage (2016)

Pivotal to the exhibition, through physical dominance and content, are photographs supported by stage trussing. These are structures that would, as the exhibition title suggests, be at home within the context of large stadium gig. Review by Alice Gale-Feeny

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Roman Road, 69 Roman Rd, London E2 0QN

Natalia LL: Probabilities

Natalia LL: Probabilities, installation view, Roman Road, London, 4 November 2016-14 January 2017.

Natalia LL’s solo exhibition ‘Probabilities’ gathers photographic and text works from the early 1970s created during the onset of Poland’s ‘consumer communism’ initiative. Jaime Marie Davis reviews

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