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Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, Netherlands

Irene Kopelman, a solo exhibition

Irene Kopelman, 77 Colors of a Volcanic Landscape A, B, C (2016) and Puzzle Piece (2012) part of Irene Kopelman, a solo exhibition, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art 2018

Stepping into Irene Kopelman, a solo exhibition, lands one in an ambiguously sparse installation filled with plenty of air and light. Here it takes time to adjust to the presentation’s scope, as some of the works offer bare whispers of visual information that are delicately precise representations that cannot be grasped in a few milliseconds. Review by John Gayer

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Rotterdam, Netherlands

International Film Festival Rotterdam

SLEEPCINEMAHOTE installation view IFFR 2018

The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018, now in its 47th edition, flirts with the boundaries of art and film throughout the city with powerful and exciting works by Nicolas Provost, Hiwa K, Agnieszka Polska and Artur Zmijewski among others. But just how far does the synthesis between cinema and fine art achieve new experiences in viewing? Review by Laurence Scherz

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Museumpark 18-20, 3015 CX Rotterdam, Netherlands

Academy of Tal R

Academy of Tal R Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

As seen in Tal R's mid-career retrospective, Academy of Tal R, currently at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, he tends to work in series and employs intermittently recurring motifs yet his subject matter, compositional arrangements and application of materials evidences an approach that is anything but doctrinaire. Review by John Gayer

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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpak 18, 3015 CX, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Academy of Tal R

Academy of Tal R, Installation view

Academy of Tal R offers the first in-depth exploration into the artistic journey of one of the most visually exciting painters of our time. Featuring roughly 170 works, consisting of new pieces made especially for this exhibition and work spanning the past twenty years, this mid-career retrospective is the largest survey of his oeuvre to date. Academy of Tal R highlights how, from the outset, the artist has been a storyteller with a special eye for the overlooked, hidden and repressed spaces of modern life.

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Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Witte de Withstraat 50 - 3012 BR Rotterdam

Laure Prouvost: the wet wet wanderer

Laure Prouvost, installation view, 'the wet wet wanderer' (2017), Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. Photo: Kristien Daem

Prouvost’s installation transforms the ground floor of Witte de With into a sodden sub-aqueous bar. Combining sculpture, video and sound, the form of a mundane high street commercial space is defamiliarized. Here language is as slippery as a squid, function as deceitful as fiction.

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