Until 7 October 2018. www.nottinghamcontemporary.org
Jo Lathwood, Fabrica, Brighton
This summer, Fabrica has commissioned British sculptor Jo Lathwood to produce Getting There, a new site-specific sculpture built in front of the eyes of visitors. Concerned with the making of a journey on one spot, the artwork combines sculptural, performative and philosophical aspects and is being constructed, exhibited and deconstructed entirely within a six to seven-week period. Visitors will be able to watch its construction for the first three weeks, visit it and use if for the next two, and then see it dismantled in the last week.
Until 28 August 2018. www.fabrica.org.uk
FLIPSIDE, Fold Gallery, London
A group exhibition inspired by Ursula Le Guin’s essay, The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, which challenges the ‘story of the ascent of man the hero’ – a narrative of early human survival through male heroism and hunting. Le Guin refuses the linear, predictable and masculine notion of a ‘hero’ and his ‘story’ and his sword. Instead, she adopts the carrier bag as a cultural device, celebrating and encouraging a more complex and unresolved narrative made up of many different voices and experiences. The featured artists are: Lotte Andersen, Saelia Aparicio, Joel Chan, Phoebe Cummings, Laura dee Milnes, Kira Freije, Roxanne Jackson, Rebecca Jagoe, Lindsey Mendick, Kamile Ofoeme, Paloma Proudfoot, and Rosie Reed.
Until 18 August 2018. www.foldgallery.com
Women Artists of the North East Library, Workplace Foundation, Gateshead
This evolving exhibition and public programme of events and discussions presents the work of women artists associated with the North East. Initiated by Holly Argent (who also curated the exhibition at Workplace in-conversation with George Vasey, Workplace and CGP London) and Rene McBrearty in 2017, ‘Women Artists of the North East Library’ is an artist-led project with donated material – books, art, images, oral histories and music – forming a usable resource, contributing to the history of women artists working in the region. Presented at Workplace Gallery throughout the Great Exhibition of the North 2018, elements of the library are also currently on show at CGP London (until 26 August) as part of its ‘The Everyday Political’ exhibition.
Until 9 September 2018. www.workplacegallery.co.uk
Hemispheric Phases, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh
Newly commissioned work from Birthe Jorgensen, Santiago Poggio and Scott Rogers, produced following a residency exchange between La Ira De Dios (Argentina) and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Jorgensen’s installations intertwine disparate narratives, places and time frames, introducing themes of geographical displacement, entanglement, feminism and environmentalism, while Poggio’s work unpicks social, economic and political systems. Rogers focuses on encounters between humans, animals and natural forces, and the implications they have for understanding power, desire and ecology.
Until 25 August 2018. edinburghsculpture.org
1. Pia Camil, Bara, Bara, Bara, installation view at Dallas Contemporary, 2017. Photo: Kevin Todora; Courtesy: Dallas Contemporary.
2. Jo Lathwood, Getting There, 2018. Photo: Fabrica; Courtesy: the artist
3. Saelia Aparicio and Paloma Proudfoot, ‘Your Death Is My Ornament, Said’, 2018. Ceramic, polymer clay, epoxy resin, ceralun, mouth blown glass, marbles, bronze powder 16 x 31 x 22 cm.
4. ‘Women Artists of the North East Library’, installation view at Workplace Foundation, Gateshead, 2018. Photo: Miles Thurlow.
5. Santiago Poggio, installation view of work at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 2018. Courtesy: the artist.