Alice Morey: She doesn’t love, she just devours, The RYDER, London
The first UK solo exhibition by artist Alice Morey, offering insight into experimentations with material processes that address ecologies, traditions and digital technologies within contemporary subjectivity. Using installation, sculpture, painting and performance, the artist invites viewers to participate in rituals that highlight the political implications of materials and care relationships. Multiple artworks feature materials such as pheasant hides, urine bags, paintings made from home-made yoghurt and charcoal, and porcelain chains.
Until 18 May 2019. theryderprojects.com
Re-collections: Susan Hiller, Elizabeth Price, Georgina Starr, Site Gallery, Sheffield
This first exhibition in a series celebrating Site Gallery’s 40th year offers a chance to intimately experience three works by Susan Hiller, Elizabeth Price and Georgina Starr. Hiller’s Lost and Found sets out a record of lost or near-extinct languages; Price’s two-screen digital video installation A RESTORATION employs the photographic and graphic archives of the Ashmolean Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum; and Starr’s The Joyful Mysteries of Junior features the artist in conversation with her alter-ego Junior, a character conceived in a hotel room in Den Haag in 1994 which has since become integral to her practice and life.
Until 19 May 2019. www.sitegallery.org
Anna Boghiguian, Tate St Ives
The first UK retrospective of the Egyptian-Canadian artist of Armenian origin who was nominated for the 2019 Artes Mundi Prize. A close observer of the human condition, Boghiguian draws on the past and present, poetry and politics, as well as joyfulness and modern world critique. At Tate St Ives she presents an immersive installation featuring dramatic large-scale paintings on sailcloth and papier-mache sculptures. The exhibition also includes a new work inspired by the industrial history of Cornwall featuring characters, processes and materials drawn from mining and fishing industries.
Until 6 May 2019. www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives
Petra Bauer & SCOT-PEP, Workers!, Collective, Edinburgh
An exhibition featuring Workers!, a film initiated by Collective in 2016, produced by Swedish artist and filmmaker Petra Bauer with Scotland-based sex worker-led organisation SCOT-PEP. Joining the film installation in Collective’s City Dome is a workers’ banner by SCOT-PEP and artist Fiona Jardine, inspired by the iconography and craft in trade union banners and tapestries. Collective’s library hosts audio works and reading materials on the sex worker rights movement, providing an archive of resources to open out the process of making Workers! as well as discourses around the politics of sex work.
Until 30 June 2019. www.collective-edinburgh.art
Anna Falcini, In Between the Folds are Particles, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys
A body of new work exploring the archival ‘conversations’ artist Anna Falcini has pursued with late Welsh artist Gwen John (1876 -1939) since 2014. Falcini has used draft letters and diaries housed at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth – material that unravels John’s life, her vulnerabilities, passions, doubts and artistic concerns – to discover commonalities in female-artist experience. This exhibition includes film, sound, photography and drawing, which maps the complexity of John’s artistic and personal journey.
Until 5 June 2019. www.orieldavies.org
1. Alice Morey, ‘She doesn’t love, she just devours’, 2019, installation view at The RYDER Projects, London
2. Elizabeth Price, A RESTORATION, 2016. Photo: Jules Lister; Courtesy: the artist
3. Petra Bauer & SCOT-PEP, Workers!, 2018, film still
4. Anna Falcini, Dieppe, 2018, digital image. Photo: Siôn Marshall-Waters