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Hunt Kastner, bořivojova 85 Prague, Czech Republic

Basim Magdy: only stone, bronze and the sky shall outlive all the rest

Basim Magdy ‘Only stone, bronze and the sky shall outlive all the rest’ Exhibition view at hunt kastner, 2017. Courtesy hunt kastner, Prag © Basim Magdy. Photo by Ondrej Polak

Basim Magdy's work opens a part of memory that does not need to succumb to historiographical categorizations. For his exhibition at Hunt Kastner, he presents the 2014 film ‘The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness’ alongside a series of photographs. In Basim Magdy‘s world we stand in motion. For him, neither history, present, nor the future are merely a linear succession of facts, figures, data, liters of blood spilled, military operations, revolutions, or paradigm shifts.

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Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH

Jamie Crewe: Female Executioner

Jamie Crewe, Female Executioner, 2017. Installation view.

‘Female Executioner’ translates the 1884 work, ‘Monsieur Venus: A Materialist Novel’, into compact visual sequences theatrically staged across the sparse Gasworks gallery. Review by Ashley Janke

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Blain|Southern, 4 Hanover Square, London W1S 1BP

Tim Noble and Sue Webster: STICKS WITH DICKS AND SLITS

Tim Noble and Sue Webster, STICKS WITH DICKS AND SLITS, 2017, Installation view

Their exaggerated expressions, dishevelled hair and naked bodies rendered with a cartoonish aesthetic make an adequate mockery of the Mayfair surroundings. The artists are seemingly running riot in their white cube play-pen. Review by Cleo Roberts

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The Third Line, Warehouse 78 & 80, Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Alserkal Avenue Dubai, UAE

Sophia Al-Maria: EVERYTHING MUST GO

Sophia Al-Maria EVERYTHING MUST GO, installation view at The Third Line, Dubai 2017. Courtesy the artist and The Third Line.

Sophia Al-Maria's exhibition at The Third Line creates an immersive experience, capturing the chaotic, almost apocalyptic act of consuming. The viewer is invited to experience illusions of order in underlying confusion and pandemonium.

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Lodos, Edificio Humboldt, 116 Calle del Artículo 123, Int. 301, Colonia Centro, Mexico City, Mexico

Kasia Fudakowski: Bad Basket

Kasia Fudakowski: Bad Basket, installation view at Lodos, 2017

‘Everything that is not a basket, is a bad basket’ exclaims Kasia Fudakowski in her solo show at Lodos Gallery in Mexico City. Craft, and its valuation, is at the centre of this show, as Berlin-based Fudakowski archly comments on appropriation, market value and the definition of artistic labour. Review by Henry Osman

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Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AZ

Mark Neville: Child’s Play

Mark Neville, Arts and Crafts at Somerford Grove Adventure Playground, 2011

The Foundling Museum’s 'Child’s Play' by Mark Neville is a photography exhibition which inhabits that grey, often elusive space between contemporary art, documentary photography and political activism. The project aims to focus attention on attitudes towards play in the UK by bringing together a book, a symposium and this exhibition which presents images of children playing set against a number of vastly contrasting backdrops around the world. Review by Alexander Daniel

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Thomas Dane Gallery 3 Duke Street St James's London SW1Y 6BN

Anya Gallaccio: Beautiful Minds

Anya Gallaccio, Beautiful Minds, 2017. Installation view, Thomas Dane Gallery, London

'Beautiful Minds’ at Thomas Dane Gallery presents a collaborative sculptural installation that interrogates notions of authorship, performativity and our relationship to technology. Review by Zoe Marden

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Cell Project Space, 258 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9DA

Ghislaine Leung: The Moves

Pictures, 2017, Ghislaine Leung. Raised floor with sunken recess, black rubber Push to Shove, 2017, Ghislaine Leung. Foam board, tape, carpet, rubber, phones, night lights, video, photos, paper, acetate, mirror, extension cables, cable ties. 61 x 112

The display overwhelms by its absence of images and presents instead a series of glass wall panels bracketed inside aluminium structures. These panels, covered with black vinyl texts, spell out incidental conversations, unsolicited quotes, traces of speech. Review by Rafael Barber Cortell

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Vienna Secession, Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Viennassion

Angelika Loderer

Angelika Loderer, installation view, Secession 2017, Photo: Matthias Bildstein

Angelika Loderer's new sculptural works call conceptions of value in to question. Here, simple and commonplace forms are enhanced with precious materials, bearing witness to the ambivalence of perishability and meaning.

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Stedelijk Museum, Postbus 75082, 1070 AB Amsterdam

Jordan Wolfson: MANIC / LOVE / TRUTH / LOVE

Installation view Jordan Wolfson: MANIC / LOVE. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij. Collection LUMA Foundation.

Merging the boundaries between abstraction and figuration, and challenging the formal and narrative potency of the sculptural discipline Jordan Wolfson presents MANIC / LOVE / TRUTH / LOVE. In this exhibition Wolfson explores the increasing digitalization of society and other technological developments.

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Plymouth University, Roland Levinsky Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA & Plymouth Arts Centre, 38 Looe St, Plymouth PL4 0EB

Malcolm Le Grice: Present Moments and Passing Time

Present Moments and Passing Time, installation view at Plymouth Arts Centre, 2017

Both a prolific and experimental artist, Malcolm Le Grice has amassed an innovative body of work throughout his career. Now considered a pioneer of British Expanded Cinema, the Plymouth-born artist has explored diverse territory over the years, the results of which have been brought together in a new exhibition, ‘Present Moments and Passing Time’. Review by Eva Szwarc.

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South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH

Amie Siegel: Strata

Amie Siegel, Quarry, 2015. HD video, colour and sound. Exhibition view South London Gallery, 2017

Siegel probes ideas of value, wealth, attraction and symbolism through her work, presenting a layering of geological and allegorical strata which gives the exhibition its title. Review by Jillian Knipe

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

Peter Halley: Paintings from the 1980s

Peter Halley, Paintings from the 1980s, exhibition view, Modern Art.

The works focus on paintings, drawings and prints from a pivotal period in his career, 1982-1987. It is during this period that Halley began developing a striking signature visual language that he has refined and expanded on over the last four decades. It is comprised of textured and flat geometric elements that he refers to as prisons, cells and conduits. These seemingly abstract compositions were reflections of the increasing geometric divisions of the social and domestic spaces Halley saw people inhabiting. Review by William Davie

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SpazioA, Via Amati, 13 Pistoia 51100 Italy

Ode de Kort: O froooom O toooo O

Ode de Kort, 'O froooom O toooo O', 2017, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia

For her first solo show Belgian artist Ode de Kort presents a new body of work comprising photographic, typographic and choreographic objects, exploring tensions between stasis and movement, and challenging the boundaries between media and disciplines.

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