Viewing articles tagged with 'Sculpture'

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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Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Terzo Paradiso/Third Paradise

Oscar Gaynor reviews a large scale exhibition of works by Michelangelo Pistoletto inserted into the opulent interiors and exteriors of Blenheim Palace.

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

Giuseppe Penone: Fui, Sarò, Non Sono (I was, I will be, I am not)

Installation view at Marian Goodman Gallery

The title of Giuseppe Penone’s show at Marian Goodman – ‘Fui, Sarò, Non Sono, or I was, I will be, I am not’ – plays off the theme of growth and change. Sculptures and drawings, mainly of trees, are twisted, moulded and developed throughout the space, assuming a new identity. Review by Phoebe Cripps

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Maureen Paley, 21 Herald Street, London E2 6JT

Olivia Plender

Exhibition view: Maureen Paley, London 2016. Empire City: The World on One Street, architectural model, 19.7 x 150 x 119.9 cm, 2009. Britannia Receiving Her Newest Institution, hand-embroidered banner and wooden beam, 252 x 149 cm, 2012.

Piers Masterson reviews a solo exhibition of works by Olivia Plender that bring together a number of perspectives on historical and contemporary political agendas.

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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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