Viewing articles tagged with 'Sculpture'

Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Nama Āto: Japanese Outsider Art

Nama Āto: Japanese Outsider Art at Tramway, 2016

If Namo Āto proves anything, it’s that we need to see more work by artists with learning disabilities in mainstream contexts, whether it’s perceived as 'Outsider Art' or not. Review by Joe Turnbull

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BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA

The Playground Project

‘The Playground Project’ at BALTIC seeks to put the subversive back into play. The exhibition, first staged at Kunsthalle, Zürich, reconnects us with the playground’s historical connections to social activism and utopian thinking. Review by Elly Thomas

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Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva: Making Beauty

Installation view of Fragility, 2015, Djanogly Gallery

Hadzi-Vasileva works across a range of mediums, from sculpture, installation and architectural intervention, to video, photography and sound. Her recent sculptural and sound works, some of which are still works-in-progress, elaborate on her exploration of the artistic possibilities of scientific research. Review by Cassie Davies

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Stuart Shave/Modern Art, 4-8 Helmet Row, London EC1V 3QJ

Nicolas Deshayes: Thames Water

Nicolas Deshayes, Thames Water, Modern Art, 1-24 September, exhibition view

'Thames Water' continues Deshayes' idiosyncratic use of industrial materials and processes by positioning cast iron sculptures that function as radiators around the perimeter of the gallery. Review by William Rees

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BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA

Caroline Achaintre

Caroline Achaintre15 July –30 October2016BALTIC Centre for Contemporary ArtGateshead |balticmill.comCaroline Achaintre(installation view), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2016. Photo: John McKenzie © 2016 BALTIC

In continuity with her work of the past, the pieces forming this current survey exhibition at BALTIC demonstrate Achaintre’s ongoing interest in the primitive - its aesthetic qualities, visual references and associations. Review by Emma Warburton

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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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Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

Keith Sonnier: Light Works, 1968-70

Keith Sonnier, installation view at Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery’s exhibition ‘Keith Sonnier: Light Works 1968-70’ brings together just four works from this early period in the artist’s career. We are taken from the gestural drawn line of neon, through to geometric compositions and large assemblages. Sacha Waldron reviews

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Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Mannerheiminaukio 2, FIN-00100 Helsinki

Choi Jeong Hwa: Happy Together

Happy Happy, 2015

Choi drops the viewer into a sequence of visions that connects the past and present, intertwines the natural with the synthetic, and speaks of life and death. Review by John Gayer

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Pump House Gallery, Pleasure Garden Fountains, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

Samara Scott: Developer

Samara Scott, Developer, 2016. Mixed media site-specific installation at the Pleasure Garden Fountains in Battersea Park, London. Image courtesy Pump House Gallery.

Near the large fountains in Battersea Park that are the remnants of the 1950s Festival of Britain, are the mirror pools and Scott’s latest work. Scott’s practice combines the physical and the explicitly bodily with the industrial and manufactured. Her concern with ‘Developer’ is the situating of the park in a former industrial heartland – how it came to be a place of pleasure within saltpetre works. Review by Betsy Porritt

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S1 Artspace, The Scottish Queen, 21-24 South Street, Sheffield S2 5QX

The Brutalist Playground

Assemble and Simon Terrill, The Brutalist Playground, 2016. Exhibited at S1 Artspace, Park Hill, Sheffield, June - Sept 2016. © the artists. Photography: Alun Bull

With the tagline ‘part sculpture; part installation; all play’, the Assemble collective and Simon Terrill’s most recent iteration of ‘The Brutalist Playground’ at S1 Artspace in Sheffield, consciously expands the sculptural field whilst importing the social history of British post-war architecture. Review by Lara Eggleton

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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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KARST, 22 George Place, Stonehouse, Plymouth, PL13NY

Material Nuclear Culture

Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson 2016 Courageous DV Video: colour, sound. variable

Ever since their invention, submarines have been a source of unextinguished curiosity. Silently present in the depths of the sea, they are in equal parts insidious and menacing as they are intriguing and mysterious. Review by Eva Szwarc

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