Viewing articles tagged with 'Solo'

SE8 Gallery, 171 Deptford High Street, London SE8 3NU

João Biscainho: Future Nothingness

Rock Interior (2012-2014) and Uncanny River (the Crossing) (2014-2015)

In ‘Future Nothingness’ material and materiality are merged together by Portuguese artist João Biscainho in a well-choreographed display. The exhibition presents a series of works from 2013 – 2015 that take us into a series of marine references, using fluids as the main vehicle to transport the meaning of the works in the semi-dark space of the gallery. Review by Cristina Ramos González

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The Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada

Kapwani Kiwanga: A wall is just a wall

Kapwani Kiwanga: A wall is just a wall. Installation view: The Power Plant, Toronto, 2017. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

As we go about our daily lives, we enter into and are confronted by spaces designed to shape and regulate our behaviour, whether we notice it or not. It is this architecture of control that informs Kapwani Kiwanga’s solo exhibition at The Power Plant.

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

Holly Hendry: Wrot

Holly Hendry: Wrot, installation view at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2017

It is no exaggeration to say there are many layers to Holly Hendry’s ‘Wrot,’ both literally and metaphorically. In her first major institutional exhibition, the emerging British artist presents an imaginative body of work that demonstrates her boldness and ingenuity. Review by Christopher Little

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Decad, Gneisenaustraße 52, 10961 Berlin, Germany

Christopher Petit: In What’s Missing, Is Where Love Has Gone

Christopher Petit: In What's Missing, Is Where Love Has Gone, installation view at Decad, 201

Novelist and filmmaker Christopher Petit presents ‘In What’s Missing, Is Where Love Has Gone’. Using a pixelated image of the late David Bowie as a stimulus, the four works presented are an examination of a quiet voyeurism that speaks to internal, often inexpressible observations surrounding popular, repetitive images. Review by Candice Nembhard

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ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Sonia Boyce: We move in her way

Sonia Boyce: We move in her way

As the main player in a game of shifting dynamics of authority, Boyce enables a fairly unpredictable performative situation but avoids direct involvement in the action. Later on, the artist reshapes the remains of the past event, so to create an installation that aims to become a space for new experience. Review by Chiara Cartuccia

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Bonner Kunstverein and Artothek, Hochstadenring 22 D-53119 Bonn, Germany

Amanda Ross-Ho

Amanda Ross-Ho, installation view, Bonner Kunstverein, 2017. Photo: Mareike Tocher

Bonner Kunstverein presents a new solo exhibition by L.A. based artist Amanda Ross-Ho. Working primarily as a sculptor, Amanda Ross-Ho uses a diverse range of materials and techniques from traditional handicrafts to 3D printing. Within her exhibitions banal, everyday objects from her domestic or studio environment are translated and transformed with dramatic effect.

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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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