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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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Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG

Oreet Ashery: Revisiting Genesis

Oreet Ashery, Revisiting Genesis, video still, 2016

Taking form as a web-series in twelve episodes, originally released weekly in soap-opera style, ‘Revisiting Genesis’ explores, amongst other things, the philosophical, socio-political, practical and emotional implications of the processes surrounding death and withdrawal. Review by Mette Kjærgaard Præst

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Austrian Cultural Forum London, 28 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1PQ

Tender Touches

Zoe Williams, Chateaux Double Wide Series, video still

Zoe Marden reviews 'Tender Touches', an exhibition that attempts to discuss ideas of feminism, representation, intimacy and objectification through the works of 1970s avant garde and contemporary artists.

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Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

William Kentridge: Thick Time

Installation view, William Kentridge, Thick Time

Kentridge's work combines a complex and theoretically rigorous reading of 20th century art and history with a level of artistic virtuosity that can be equally appreciated by traditionalists. Review by Luke Naessens

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The Photographers' Gallery, 16 - 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW

Feminist Avant–Garde of the 1970s

 Installation Image of Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970’s- Works from the Verbund collection on display at The Photographers’ Gallery at 16-18 Ramillies Street (7 October 2016 – 29 January 2017)

Many of the 48 practices on show are already rich in dialogue and debate yet our intimacy with their work shouldn’t negate the radical, experimental, ‘avant-garde’ reality of what the artists achieved during this rich era of feminist art practice. Review by Sophie Risner

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Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ

Each fighting its own little battle in happy ignorance

Tom McCaughan, The Indefatigable Field, 2016

The exhibition is loosely based on Graham Greene’s 1934 novel ‘It’s a Battlefield’, which focusses upon the power and bureaucracy of a governing administration. The resonances of both book and exhibition extend naturally to the current global political climate. Elli Resvanis reviews

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

Wandering/WILDING

I Need This In My Life

The dichotomy between freedom in ideas but not in body is reasserted throughout ‘Wandering/WILDING’, whereby forthright playfulness and vulnerability is conveyed in the work of seven artists. Review by Lauren Velvick

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Tanya Leighton, Kurfürstenstraße 156 & 24/25, 10785 Berlin

Borna Sammak: No Hanging Out

Borna Sammak: No Hanging Out, installation view at Tanya Leighton, 2016

Borna Sammak’s unique approach to mining contemporary culture – translated into video, sculpture and painting – often amounts to an overwhelming, nearly illegible accumulation of the stuff that surrounds us. If contemporary life feels cluttered, Sammak asks just how much overstimulation we are willing to slog through to find meaning that makes sense to us.

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https://www.instagram.com/dvdisdead/

DVD IS DEAD: Zarina Muhammad

3:22 (still) Zarina Muhammad, 2016

‘DVD is Dead’ is a video channel hosted on Instagram, and October 2016’s resident artist was Zarina Muhammad, whose practice exhibits an inherent understanding of the ubiquity of the screen whilst incorporating self-evaluation and cultural critique in the form of print, video, installation, and digital collage. Text by Trevor H. Smith

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Jerwood Visual Arts, Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London SE1 0LN

Jerwood Open Forest

Installation View, Jerwood Open Forest 2016

The five artists exhibiting in ‘Jerwood Open Forest’ are part of a long line of environmentally engagement practice. They open new ways of thinking about urban industry, poetry, loss, technology, stories and historical connections. Review by Jillian Knipe

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