Viewing articles tagged with 'Sculpture'

Roman Road, 69 Roman Road, London E2 0QN


EMPO AL TEMPO. ART FROM ANNO DOMINI TO RONI HORN, Installation View, Roman Road, London, 2015.

Curious, delicately wrought and fascinated with the passing of time, the exhibition is so explicitly an extension of Italian artist Domingo Milella’s photographic practice that any weaker works here could easily have been shouted down by the strength of his curatorial premise. Helena Haimes reviews

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CIRCA Projects, John Joyce Building, Saltmeadows Road, Gateshead NE8 3AH

Mario Pfeifer: Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear

 Mario Pfeifer: Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear, installation view at CIRCA Projects, 2015

‘Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear’, seems like a prophetic title, steeped in a type of dystopian rhetoric; in fact it is a much more specific, contemplative description of the dissolution of smaller cultural identities, irreverently ignored and ousted by globalised industry and capital. Review by Josh Wilson

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Jacob Lewis Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Matthew Weinstein: É Lobro

Matthew Weinstein, É Lobro, film still, 2015

In Weinstein’s ‘É Lobro’ there are references to the voyeuristic gaze, the coy flirtations of a beautiful but non-emotive female character, and the delicious precision of Death bathed in precious metal. Review by Shana Beth Mason

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Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, Video Recorder, 2010. Marble, 43 x 19 x 19 cm

It is the first room that captures the imagination in Ai Weiwei’s striking, frequently spectacular exhibition. To reach it, first you must pass through a thicket of reconstructed trees, each clamped into place by rusting iron girders in the RA courtyard. A counter to these snarling, twisted, fairy tale forms, the opening room eschews theatricality to thrilling effect. Edward Ball reviews

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Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1 1070 Vienna, Austria

Political Populism

Political Populism, Installation View

'Political Populism' is the extremely populist title for an exhibition which aims to critically question this phenomenon through artistic means. The exhibition is not designed to present a picture of the cultural and historical development of populist tendencies but instead gathers over twenty international artists’ works and showcases them according to diverse topics.

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Tenderpixel, 8 Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4HE

All the Revolving Cells

All the Revolving Cells, Installation View

'All the Revolving Cells' at Tenderpixel considers how to create a wider set of relations where nature is understood as a historical and material conditioning of social life.

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Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 3AA

British Art Show 8

Anthea Hamilton, Ant Farms, 2015

Every five years the British Art Show, now in its eighth edition, tours four venues throughout the UK. The scale of the exhibition is colossal, the curatorial impetus similarly large in that it seeks to gauge the current climate of contemporary British art. Review by Fiona Haggerty

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Cooper Gallery, DJCAD, 13 Perth Road, Dundee DD1 4HT

Tomorrow Was a Montage

 Zbigniew Rybczynski, Tango, 1980. Installation view of Tomorrow Was a Montage, Cooper Gallery DJCAD. Photo: Kathryn Rattray 2015. Courtesy of Cooper Gallery DJCAD and Zbig Vision Ltd.

'Tomorrow Was a Montage' opens up an exploration of the visual languages and polemical politics of the Former East in the 1960s and 1970s. Its legacies are scrutinized alongside contemporary practice, permeated with that era’s sensibility of high alert, provocation and disquiet. Review by Alexander Hetherington

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Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’art contemporain, avenue Conti - 58 320, Pougues-les-Eaux

Les ruses de l’intelligence

Les ruses de l'intelligence, Installation View

Gathering its artists under the title of a book by Marcel Détienne and Jean-Pierre Vernant about the Greek notion of cunning, metis, 'Les ruses de l’intelligence' does not try to offer a survey or vision of our socio-economic context. Rather, taking its cue from this notion of metis, it highlights a practical form of intelligence, the know-how and stratagems that call into question the established order.

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von Bartha, Kannenfeldplatz 6 CH–4056, Basel

John Wood and Paul Harrison: Some Things are Undesigned

Some Things are Undesigned, Installation view at Von Bartha, Basel

Von Bartha presents an ambitious new exhibition by British artists John Wood and Paul Harrison, displaying the full range of their current practice; video, photography, drawing, and sculpture, in a unique maze-like setting of their own design. Though working across a number of mediums, Wood and Harrison’s works all share a common thread - that of everyday objects or experiences being subverted.

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Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG


Risk, installation view at Turner Contemporary

The ‘Risk’ exhibition at Turner Contemporary explores the notion of risk as part of the creative process, intending to show us “what happens when art and risk collide”. Review by Philomena Epps

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