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J Hammond Projects, Unit 2B2 Bomb Factory, Boothby Road, London N19 4AJ

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight)?

Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight) J HAMMOND PROJECTS

The objects we choose to accumulate and surround ourselves with represent a manicured veneer, and what we throw away is more revealing. Isn’t it more exciting to think about how someone would rather not be perceived? Liam Hess considers group exhibition 'Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight)?'

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Breese Little, Unit 1, 249 - 253 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 6JY

Parallax scrolling

Parallax scrolling, Nicholas Hatfull, Lauren Keeley and Jackson Sprague, Installation View

‘Parallax scrolling’ is an exhibition that proposes a series of visual tactics by artists Nicholas Hatfull, Lauren Keeley and Jackson Sprague. These invite viewers to engage with perception and perspective by utilising simple optical devices, drawing our attention to the process of representation. Review by Cristina Ramos González

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Tenderpixel, 8 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE

Tropical Hangover

Tropical Hangover, installation view.

In the hot, damp climate of the rainforest, no sooner than an animal or plant dies, it begins to decay, feeding the maggots and soil from which new life grows. The tropics are an uncompromisingly ugly environment. The notion of nature’s immutable beauty is a human construction; one, as Tenderpixel’s group show ‘Tropical Hangover’ reveals, perpetuated by art. Henry Broome reviews

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Centro de Arte Andaluz Contemporáneo (CAAC) and Sala de Exposiciones Santa Inés, Seville

Leonor Serrano Rivas: Decorative Elements and Recurrent Patterns

One way to approach the recent body of work from Leonor Serrano Rivas is to understand it as a deconstruction of sorts of what would make a theatrical event. The Spanish artist has presented three key elements of a theatre play – the stage, the costumes and the backdrop – across two venues. Text by Lorena Muñoz-Alonso.

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Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

Pilvi Takala: The Committee

Pilvi Takala, detail of The Committee project, 2013-2017, Pump House Gallery, London.

Pilvi Takala's ‘The Committee’ is a charming and timely exhibition that comments on the value of creativity for children, the opportunities it affords them and, significantly, is told from their perspective. Bobby Jewell reviews

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narrative projects, 110 New Cavendish Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6XR

Mahmoud Bakhshi: The Unity of Time and Place

The Unity of Time and Place, Detail 8

Mahmoud Bakhshi's exhibition addresses the violence of Iran's 1979 revolution, and as the title, ‘The Unity of Time and Place’, suggests, the past inhabits the present too. Review by Henry Broome

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IMT Gallery, 2, 210 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9NQ

you were high when I was doomed

Installation view, you were high when I was doomed, IMT Gallery

The walls of the gallery have been spray painted to resemble some kind of toxic sky, with poisonous greens and billowing hues of black and purple. It creates a trail of changing colours like some kind of Romantic painter’s nightmare, through to its charred end. Review by Theo Turpin

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Emalin, Unit 4 Huntingdon Estate, Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch E1 6JU

Condo: Emalin hosting Galerie Gregor Staiger

Installation View, Condo: Emalin hosting Galerie Gregor Staiger

Carolina Mostert responds to a group exhibition at Emalin, as part of the multi-sited project 'Condo'. She finds a series of curious forms layered with myth, history and a variety of technologies.

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Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS

Roger Hiorns

Roger Hiorns, installation view at Ikon galley, 2016

Hiorns’ works are charged with a bodily materiality, bio-politics, time and collapse. An atomised jet engine is placed on the floor next to the video work ‘Benign’. A series of paintings in decaying latex depict sexual acts between men, surrounded by clusters of disembodied erections. Review by Cathy Wade.

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Tenderpixel, 8 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE

Rehana Zaman: Tell me the story Of all these things

Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things, Part 3 (2016). HD video.

As her close-ups swing between moving hands and accessories, between the cooking and the subtle transformation of facial expressions, the artist leads the viewer into an extremely intimate territory. Bianca Baroni reviews a video installation by Rehana Zaman.

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Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Lucy Raven: Edge of Tomorrow

 Lucy Raven: Edge of Tomorrow Installation view, Serpentine Gallery, London (8 December 2016 - 12 February 2017)

An oddly anthropomorphic sculpture, ‘Casters’, sets the tone for Lucy Raven’s first solo show in the UK, a diverse collection of works which identify and re-animate marginal spaces of cinematic imagery. Review by Henrietta Landells

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Frankfurter Kunstverein, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44, D-60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Eric van Hove: Atchilihtallah – On the Transformation of Things

V12 Laraki, 2013, installation view at  Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2016.

Having enticed one so successfully, the exhibition steadily introduces the key concepts behind Eric van Hove’s practice, all of which seem rooted in a fascination with the changing cultural contexts of commercial goods. Review by J.D.A. Winslow.

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Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG

John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea

Vertigo Sea

Stark beauty swills with reoccurring images of historical horrors in Akomfrah’s video installation. The work cuts between past and present in a manner that demands the two be examined together. Elizabeth Kane reviews

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