Viewing articles tagged with 'Sculpture'

Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Treitlstraße 2, 1040 Vienna, Austria

Camille Henrot: If Wishes Were Horses

Camille Henrot: If Wishes Were Horses, installation view at Kunsthalle Wien, 2017.

Before entering Camille Henrot’s solo exhibition ‘If Wishes Were Horses,’ the viewer is required to remove their shoes. While this serves the practical function of not damaging the floor, it is also an intimate gesture with associations of religious worship, the comfort of being at home, privacy, or even sensuality. Review by Deborah Krieger

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Kunstraum, 21 Roscoe Street, London EC1Y 8PT

Sophie Jung: Producing My Credentials

Sophie Jung, Producing My Credentials, Kunstraum, London, 2017.

‘Producing My Credentials’ is a series of performances and an exhibition that invites the audience to enter an audacious and curious version of Sophie Jung’s memory theatre. Review by Christian Lübbert

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

Oliver Beer

Oliver Beer, installation view at Ikon, 2017

Beer’s practice is diverse – encompassing film, sound, and sculpture – and perhaps more easily related by sensibility than subject matter. His home video, ‘Mum’s Continuous Note’, which welcomes us into the exhibition, serves as our induction. Review by Kit Webb

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Marian Goodman Gallery, 5-8 Lower John Street, London W1F 9DY

Annette Messager: avec et sans raisons

Installation view of Annette Messager, avec et sans raisons, Marian Goodman Gallery London 19 April - 27 May 2017

‘Daily’ (2016) features ropes of black thread akin to dusted cobwebs, a recurring thematic throughout the show used to strangle and surrender items of gigantic proportions; scissors, combs, keys and locks. Items charged with domestic associations lie surrendered in mid-air, transfixed and immobile, a metaphor for frustration which is echoed in the exhibition’s accompanying work. Review by Sophie Risner

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CCA Glasgow, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD

The Sky is Falling

Laura oldfield ford, radiant futures, sound and mixed media, 2017.

The Sky is Falling is concerned with city spaces as the site for utopias, dreams and social visions. Meanwhile, it documents the abrasive and contradictory experiences of citizens as the potential that urban utopias offer declines and fails. Review by Alexander Hetherington

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Castor, Enclave 8, 50 Resolution Way, London, SE8 4AL

Jack West: Time and Attendance

Jack West: Time and Attendance, Castor

The videos exist in a digital purgatory with nothing around them apart from pixels and hyperbolic colour palettes emulating materials we know. Review by William Davie

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Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945. Installation View, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 23 March - 25 June 2017

This is an exhibition that, alongside showing ground breaking architectural designs and their socio-economical contexts, attempts to dig deeper into the psyche of the Japanese family. Spread across two floors centred around a courtyard with lovingly reconstructed walk-through models of contemporary Japanese rooms, the show allows us to sense what it’s like to live in these finest examples of nanotecture. Review by Dominika Mackiewicz

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Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

A World View: John Latham

A World View, John Latham, Speak, 1962, Installation view, Serpentine Gallery, London, 1 March 2017 - 21 May 2017

Neither chronological nor particularly thematic, the show’s organisation drives home one of the main characteristics of Latham’s work: to a greater or lesser extent all of it reflects his peculiar and esoteric theories of universal time, and his theory of art as event. Review by Anya Smirnova

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ACUD Gallery, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin Mitte, Berlin

Monira Al Qadiri: Bubble

Monira Al Qadiri: Bubble, installation view at ACUD, Berlin

For her first solo exhibition in Germany at ACUD Gallery in Berlin, Monira Al Qadiri presents a simple combination of sculptures and video works created in the past five years. Review by Anaïs Castro

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Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo, Finland

Olafur Eliasson: Pentagonal Landscapes

Olafur Eliasson: Pentagonal Landscapes, installation view at EMMA, 2017

Strolling through Olafur Eliasson’s remarkable Pentagonal Landscapes exhibition re-awakens the mind to the dynamic complexity of spatial experiences. To accomplish this, Eliasson not only brings together a host of authentic and reflected vistas, but also convincingly manifests their fragmentary, confounding and, ultimately, ephemeral nature. Review by John Gayer

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

Abstract Expressionism

View of the installation at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Abstract Expressionism

The rationale behind this blockbuster-style show is that the movement was a multifaceted group phenomenon, involving artists from all mediums and practices, and spanning the East to West Coast of America. Prominent names such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko or Willem de Kooning are not typically associated with group shows; rather represented in large-scale solo retrospectives dedicated to exploring their individual oeuvres. The exhibition is a major feat; most of these works haven’t been seen in tandem since 1959. Review by Philomena Epps

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OUTPOST, 10b Wensum Street, Norwich, NR3 1HR

Rebecca Ackroyd: House Fire

Rebecca Ackroyd: House Fire, installation view at OUTPOST, 2017

Lodged in the entrance of a former Skittle Salon in Norwich, the home of Outpost gallery, are the hips of a nude female. Review by Cleo Roberts

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Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

Whitney Biennial 2017

Installation Occupy Museums,  Debtfair, 2017  ( 2017 Whitney Biennial, March 17—June 11, 2017).  Thirty artworks and interactive website.  Whitney Museum of American Art

The 78th instalment of the Whitney Biennial for 2017 - which always aims for the zeitgeist and the seminal - opens at a time of crisis not only in the United States, but around the world. Review by Arthur Ivan Bravo

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