Collected Shadows: The Archive of Modern Conflict, The Edge, Bath
A Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition, ‘Collected Shadows’ includes 200 photographs from Archive of Modern Conflict’s (AMC) extensive collection. Hung salon-style, grouped images connect disparate worlds, time-periods and geographies related to the first and second world wars. Scientific studies, studio sittings, portraits and private snapshots, press photographs, film stills and aerial photographs, as well as images that sit closer to fine art photography, are presented in this survey of the history of the photographic medium from the mid-1850s to now. Curated by AMC Director Timothy Prus.
Until 16 June 2018. www.edgearts.org
Glasgow International 2018, various venues, Glasgow
From high-profile artists such as Mark Leckey and Lubaina Himid at the city’s main art institutions to a vast array of artist and curator-led projects at venues large and small, the eighth Glasgow International offers 18 days of diverse visual art activity in more than 70 venues. Read more about the ideas permeating this year’s festival in our interview with new GI director Richard Parry, plus find out about the work of exhibiting artist Hardeep Pandhal in this Q&A. And watch out for a-n’s GI recommendations on a-n News soon. (CS)
Until 7 May 2018. glasgowinternational.org
Graeme Todd, Laure Genillard, London
Graeme Todd explores the many spatial constructions that can be evolved through painting and this exhibition spans ten years of the painter’s practice. His dense and complex landscapes scrutinise preconceptions of the material world. First appearing warped and otherworldly, on closer inspection he reveals biomorphic and geological studies native to his surroundings in the coastal Scottish region of East Lothian.
Until 16 June 2018. www.lglondon.org
Dylan Fox, NN Contemporary Art, Northampton
A new body of work by the Northampton-based artist. The title, A Manipulation of Terms, stems from inflated truths within advertising and signage in British seaside towns, neon lights and arcades promising great prizes — aspects of which, along with sticks of rock and other text-based work, take sculptural form in the exhibition. Ideas of manipulation and miscommunication inherent within such iconography fuse with Fox’s experience of gender transition within the UK healthcare system.
Until 16 June 2018. www.nncontemporaryart.org
Mimi Hope, Supplement, London
A solo show by 2017 Chelsea College of Art graduate, Mimi Hope, comprising three bodies of work related The National Lottery and ideas of longing, transformation and unfulfilled desires. ‘Clouds’ and ‘140 Million’ are both a series of lenticular prints, which change form and perspective as the viewer moves around or closer to them. In ‘Scratch Card’ a series of images are preserved under a layer of opaque scratch card coating. Jesmonite versions of National Lottery ‘Play Here’ outdoor signs reduce the otherwise bubbly aspirational object to a dull grey. This will be the last exhibition in Supplement’s 10-year history.
Until 29 April 2018. www.supplementgallery.co.uk
1. Commissariat àlénergie atomique DAM, Atomic trial on Mururoa atoll, Tahiti, 1970. Courtesy: Archive of Modern Conflict, London
2. Installation view, Mark Leckey, Nobodaddy at Tramway, Glasgow International 2018. Photo: Keith Hunter
3. Graeme Todd, Hermit House , 2017, mixed media on plywood, 30 x 22.5 cm. Courtesy: the artist
4. Dylan Fox “Claw Machine” 2018. Photo; NN and Joe Brown. Courtesy: the artist
5. Mimi Hope, Cloud (6), 2017, aluminium framed Lenticular print, 122cm x 180cm. Courtesy: artist