Viewing articles tagged with 'Photography'

Austrian Cultural Forum London, 28 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1PQ

Tender Touches

Zoe Williams, Chateaux Double Wide Series, video still

Zoe Marden reviews 'Tender Touches', an exhibition that attempts to discuss ideas of feminism, representation, intimacy and objectification through the works of 1970s avant garde and contemporary artists.

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National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Pl, London WC2H 0HE

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Katlehong Matsenen by Claudio Rasano, 2016

Despite the obvious limitations on subject matter and medium, the judges manage to offer a diverse range of works that chart moving personal stories and global sociocultural shifts centred mainly around issues of gender, race and age. Review by Aris Kourkoumelis

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Laura Bartlett Gallery, 4 Herald St, London E2 6JTt

Breather

Breather  Installation view, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, 2016

Carolina Mostert reflects on 'Breather', a group exhibition of work by Alex Olson, Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Sarah Dobai, Brie Ruais and Simone Forti.

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The Photographers' Gallery, 16 - 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW

Feminist Avant–Garde of the 1970s

 Installation Image of Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970’s- Works from the Verbund collection on display at The Photographers’ Gallery at 16-18 Ramillies Street (7 October 2016 – 29 January 2017)

Many of the 48 practices on show are already rich in dialogue and debate yet our intimacy with their work shouldn’t negate the radical, experimental, ‘avant-garde’ reality of what the artists achieved during this rich era of feminist art practice. Review by Sophie Risner

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Annka Kultys Gallery, 472 Hackney Road, Unit 3, 1st Floor, London, E2 9EQ

Molly Soda: Comfort Zone

Molly Soda: Comfort Zone, installation view at Annka Kultys Gallery, London, 2016

Comfort Zone brings together Molly Soda's exploration of how instant messaging, constant sharing, retweeting and ranking through likes, invades and permeates our lives today. All these technologies profoundly affect our concept of human identity and the relationship between the public and the private realms.

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

Aude Pariset: GREENHOUSES

Stallion Dad

In her first UK solo show, Aude Pariset critiques the systems that perpetuate human damage on the environment and floats potential solutions via home-manufactured bioplastics and living sculptures that evolve for the duration of the exhibition. Review by Jessie Bond

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Photoworks, 154-155 Edward Street, Brighton, England BN2 0JG

Brighton Photo Biennial 2016

The Smarteez, Joburg style battles series 2012© Daniele Tamagni2012

A more illustrative title for this year's Brighton Photo Biennale - arguably UK's most important photography festival - could easily have been 'Identity, Portraiture, Self-Expression'. All three subjects are intertwined together in every BPB exhibition across the city as the representation of the body is approached through key themes, such as sexuality, gender, race and age. Review by Aris Kourkoumelis

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Galerie Christophe Gaillard, 5 Rue Chapon, 75003 Paris

Kate Steciw

Kate Steciw, installation view at Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, 2016

Kate Steciw's sculptural encounters with the photographic embody the subjective possibilities of our contemporary image environment.

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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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Stills Centre for Photography, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP

Jo Spence

‘Jo Spence' The Polysnappers, Family, Fantasy & Photography, (1981). Installation view at Stills, 2016

Spence’s photographs remain shockingly relevant to current debates about care, education and a consideration of art’s autonomous or social function. Review by Victoria Horne

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Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX

Stuart Whipps: Isle of Slingers

(clockwise from left) Marble Book; Marble Book (Detail 001); Marble Book (Detail 002)(2016); Birmingham Central Library Wall (2016); Tilly Losch, Dance of the Hands (2013) Video

‘Isle of Slingers’ draws together multiple strands of Stuart Whipps’ working practice, revealing his working method and showing an archive of information researched and compiled over a period of five years. Review by Rory Duckhouse

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

Under the Same Sun

Jonathas de Andrade, Posters for the Museum of the Man of the Northeast, 2013.  Installation view: Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, South London Gallery, June 10-September 4, 2016.

Centres of economic might are shifting, and the geographic catchments of the Guggenheim’s UBS-sponsored MAP programme are not defined as much by shared cultural context as they are by their markets. Alex Quicho reviews 'Under the Same Sun'.

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