BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights, Tate Modern, London
Taking place in the Tanks at Tate Modern, this is the organisation’s first annual live exhibition, a format that sees installations, performance, film, music and choreography unfold over a period of ten days. Part of the gallery’s ongoing performance programme, the exhibition includes a fog sculpture by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya, and a series of sensory gatherings led by artist in residence Isabel Lewis.
Until 2 April 2017. www.tate.org.uk
Carolyn Curtis-Magri: Silent Voices, The Portico Library, Manchester
An exhibition of intense drawings, paintings and sculptures by Carolyn Curtis-Magri that take crime fiction and forensics as a starting point, inspired by the artist’s work in prisons and her research into criminal investigations and the minutiae of life ‘inside’. ‘Silent Voices’ also demonstrates a combination of other sources including Thomas De Quincey’s 1827 essay, On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts, as well as Curtis-Magri’s own observations of imagery including x-rays, polymer chains, scars and fragments of evidence.
Until 22 April 2017. www.theportico.org.uk
Mishka Henner: Search History, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
A solo exhibition of new and existing works by Manchester-based British/Belgian artist Mishka Henner. In recent years, Henner has mined datasets and online archives to produce pointed critiques of the American military-industrial complex’s reach across the world. ‘Search History’ broadens the artist’s contemporary gaze and includes a series of signs, symbols, and landscapes of the 21st century.
Until 22 April 2017. www.airspacegallery.org
Rebecca Ackroyd: House Fire, Outpost, Norwich
With direct reference to her personal history, ‘House Fire’ is a solo exhibition of new work by Rebecca Ackroyd that looks to embody attitudes of the artist as her former teenage self. Including a sculpture with inlets for windows like those of her parent’s house (where the artist would sit and smoke), and the piece Ironside – a stuffed toy with her mother’s maiden name – each work is more object-like than purposefully sculptural, capturing uncanny narratives inspired by literature such as JG Ballard’s 1989 short story, The Enormous Space.
Until 16 April 2017. www.norwichoutpost.org
Maybe It’s Just Me, Embassy, Edinburgh
Maybe It’s Just Me started as an open-ended invitation from Embassy to artists Caspar Heinemann, Jake Kent and Daisy Lafarge. Described as existing somewhere at a point in time between “desperately holding onto things we think are important and a point where we are also searching for something more affective for our futures”, the project manifests in a series of events, which this weekend include a poetry event with CA Conrad, Sophie Robinson and Jane Goldman, and a reading group with Amy Todman.
Until 16 April 2017. www.embassygallery.org
1. Fujiko Nakaya, Fogfalls #47626, Showa Kinen Park 1982. © Jill Krauskopf. Courtesy: the artist
2. Carolyn Curtis-Magri, Silent Voices, The Portico Library, Manchester. Courtesy: the artist and Portico Library
3. Mishka Henner, ‘Search History’, 2017, gallery installation view. Photo: Glen Stoker.
4. Rebecca Ackroyd, ‘House Fire’, 2017, gallery installation view. Courtesy of artist and Outpost Norwich.
5. Sophie Collins reading at ‘Maybe It’s Just Me’ poetry event, Sunday 26 March 2017, Embassy Gallery.