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Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold, Installation view, 6 June - 8 September 2019, Serpentine Galleries

As I walk through the Serpentine Gallery’s retrospective of her 50-year career I can’t get Faith Ringgold, the person, out of my mind. The works on display, despite many of them depicting horrific scenes of physical and social violence; the riots that took place during the civil rights era of 1950s and 60s America; gender inequality; the Black Power movement and the manipulation of black bodies in white consumer-capitalist culture, are permeated with the same warmth and affirmative energy that emanates from the artist in her interviews. This is an unusual brand of ‘political’ art; the works are critical, incisive and defiant, yet the tone remains warm and positive, even joyful - much like the artist herself. Review by India Nielsen

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Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St, Exeter EX4 3LS

Young In Hong: The Moon’s Trick

Detail of Burning with Triadic Harmony

In South Korean artist Young In Hong’s solo exhibition at the Exeter Phoenix, The Moon’s Trick, themes of censorship, authorship, and reinterpretation with a focus on Korea’s own cultural and historical struggle with similar issues are explored. Named after a Soo-Young Kim poem, Hong’s exhibition refers to the vortex created by a spinning top which poet Kim once watched and felt let him exist in a different sphere from our world and gave him a new level of perception. Review by James McColl

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The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HY

Cut Cloth: Contemporary Textiles and Feminism

Cut Cloth, The Portico Library, installation view

‘Cut Cloth’ presents an encounter with ten artists who work at the intersection of textiles and feminism. It constitutes an important snapshot of the ongoing conversation. Review by Elspeth Mitchell

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Basement Roma, Via Ricciotti 4, 00195 Rome, Italy

Mundus Muliebris

Mundus Muliebris, Installation View

Performing what Wittgenstein would call a family resemblance, artists Than Hussein Clark, Patrizia Fabri and George Henry Longly collaborate under the brand MM, producing a body of work which sits at the intersection between art and fashion.

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