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Chanel, C-type print mounted to polished aluminium 'snug' framed in American walnut, by Alexander James
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Is Romanticism Gone For Ever?

The artist Alexander James disagrees. He has been producing underwater photographs of flowers and people for the last three decades, always wrapped up in Romanticism: the melancholia of everything being temporary and already gone; the exquisite beauty; the fated end; […]

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Jake Moore
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Performing Gender

Featuring moving image work by; Matthew Barney, Ana Mendieta, David Wojnarowicz, Ryan Trecartin, Marianna Simnett, Jacolby Satterwhite, Mandy Niewöhner, and Jake Moore.

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Newfoundland collection, 2017
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Newfoundland

An exhibition featuring the jewellery of Romilly Saumarez Smith & the photography of Verdi Yahooda

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Benjamin Sebastian: BECOMING CONSTELLATION

“Queerness is not and can never be an identity. It is a current, or imperative. Moving through and between our bodies; it is an intersubjective process of becoming. We are more than our bodies. We are relations in time & space.” – B. Sebastian.

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Marc Hulson will be showing work Friday the 21st at Five Years London
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post-trump part i

Group exhibition regarding a future/premonition beyond Trump.
Group review by Robin Woodward. Emma Starkey and Michael Bryan

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HOW MANY ABSTRACT PAINTINGS DO WE NEED TO SEE IN THE WORLD, REALLY?

TESTING 1,2,1,2   The argument over Abstraction in art (especially painting) still drags on. In Elephant magazine, issue 29 (Winter 2016/17), the prestigious American painter Kerry James Marshall makes some interesting, if debateable, comments on “Abstract picture making” as little […]

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Mali Morris. Together, 2011. Acrylic on Canvas.
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The Nine Painters

The nine painters is an exhibition featuring multiple painters, including Sean Cummings, Mali Morris and Michael Simpson.

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Evening Over the Thames by Sarah Butterfield
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Sarah Butterfield: Contemporary Impressionism At Its Best

Sarah Butterfield is one of the best representatives of the current revival of Contemporary Impressionism. Butterfield’s brushes encapsulates the way sunlight changes the patterns over the day by the second with the precision of a skilled surgeon. Her capacity to […]

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Peter Symonds
Totem, 2016
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Peter Symonds: Flotsam and Jetsam

  Flotsam and Jetsam by Peter Symonds is a show of questioning. It asks us some fundamental questions about the nature of painting, the role of spatial depth and illusion, alongside the parameters of its production – stretcher, canvas, edge, […]

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The inexhaustible middle

Exhibition featuring the work of Clare Rojas and a musical performance by the artist under the guise of Peggy Honeywell.

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Simon Whetham sound installation
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Ropewalkers

A rich show curated by Simon Lee Dicker with artists Jo Ball, Andy Parker and Simon Whetham

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Ascensionist Descending the Terrace Steps
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Dick Whall’s Return Exhibition

  If ‘Art is personality’ as Lin Yutang suggests in his book the Importance of Living then the work by Dick Whall hanging in the Rumbelow Gallery, Great Yarmouth is an example of a multi layered personality accessed easily from […]

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Kath Littler with box wood cut
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FIVE-WAYS Autumn Collection 2016

A fresh mix of artists of complimentary styles returns for the fifth showing in Monmouth from sculpture, to fresco, wood engraving (don’t miss the browsers!) to small, evocative landscapes and abstracted forms.

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One, The Side-ness of In Out, 2015, by Selma Parlour
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John Moore’s Painting Prize 2016

As the most recognised painting prize in the UK since its inception in 1957, the John Moores Painting Prize acts as a review of contemporary painting, presenting a survey of dominant themes explored by the medium.

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Stephen Irving Teesside University
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Delicious Edge: Innovation at Teesside University’s 2016 MA degree show

Delicious Edge is the 2016 MA degree show for Teesside University. It is located in the Athena and Constantine buildings of Teesside University September 14- 25. For more information please contact: [email protected]

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00040

‘The passing clouds of an Irish day infiltrate French night, establishing a link between two moments of time and place, illustrating the fragility of chance and the subjective nature of reality’

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Amelia Crouch

an exhibition of screenprints, digital films, and wall-based text works by artist Amelia Crouch.

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Beyond Seven Mountains

Perpetuating Myths Once upon a time, beyond seven mountains, beyond seven forests, a black swan came to the town of Corby. The swan was nearly four metres high and looked out on to the boating lake in Thoroughsale Wood. The […]

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The Human Condition

A group of artists respond to the theme ‘The Human Condition’. Garry Barker, Leeds College of Art and Design, writes a review.

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It Fell From Earth

When Alexandra Darbyshire first came to the UK from Canada four years ago she was making paintings that, whilst tending towards abstraction, never quite transcended their starting points in photographic images, sometimes of underwater scenes and, most strikingly, of military […]

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Bill Viola

Bill Viola has a reputation as one of the pioneers of video art. Not only has he been making work since the 1970s, but he is one of the few who have managed to cross over into the mainstream imaginary, […]

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The Brixton Exchange 2

A one-day event led by artists group Anchor & Magnet using creative workshops to discuss and debate heritage, regeneration and loss in the city, that took place on 23rd April 2016. Review written by Oliver Carter. Photographs by Katarzyna Perlak.

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Droppers

Review of Droppers, Andy Webster & Darren Ray’s exhibition at OSR Project Space in West Coker, Somerset. Written by Maddy Hearn as recipient of an OSR Projects Writing Bursary for creative practitioners.

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A Heel Came Real, WESSIELING, 2016; Photo: Michael Gordon
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Review of Holy Chic

Site specific installation by UK-based WESSIELING set in an impressive Grade II listed Dominican Priory church, in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Greyhound by Anna Noel - photo by Matthew Otten (small jpeg)
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Anna Noel – The Language of Clay: Telling Tales

Anna Noël’s voice is filling the room. A film of her being interviewed by the curator, Ceri Jones, plays on a loop from a small, wall-hung monitor in the corner of Ruthin Craft Centre’s (RCC) Gallery Two. Sharpening the sound, […]

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Hetain Patel
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Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land

As an artist and parent, I spend a lot of time thinking about how art can function to both engage both myself, as a 50’s something artist and my 7 year old daughter. As a show Doug Fishbone’s ‘Leisure land […]

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Ben Rivers – The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers

To enter the space inhabited by Ben Rivers’ The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers – a joint commission by Artangel and The Whitworth – is to walk into a set of a set. The exhibition toys with ideas of narrative, […]

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Hollow by Jenny Hall, photo by Keith Morris
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HOLLOW

Installation by Jenny Hall
Photo by Keith Morris

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War Damaged Musical Instruments

War Damaged Musical Instruments. Susan Philipsz. Fourteen large speakers, strategically placed throughout the expanse of Tate Britain’s Duveen Gallery, emanate evocative sounds. Initially it is difficult to know where the cries are coming from. As you move towards one speaker, you […]

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Travelogue

Ruth Pringle’s review of Ally Wallace’s solo exhibition at Art Gene.

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[safe] at HOME

A visual art exhibition of work directly inspired by, or work considered appropriate to, Todd Haynes’ 1995 film Safe.

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Barthes and Quaife

Artist Magnus Quaife dismantles French thinker and literary theorist Roland Barthes’ heartfelt imitations of painter Cy Twombly’s work.

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Sounds of Home Suite Lecture Recital

Hats off to Paula Boulton 10th August 2015. Paula Boulton wears a fetching pink hat. Those fortunate enough to work with her before and after this date will also know she has many hats in her creative wardrobe: musician; director; […]

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Eddie Peake at the Curve

“This is disgusting” – were the words of a middle-aged man as he fled the scene of Eddie Peake’s solo show Forever Loop at the Barbican Curve. Indeed, Eddie’s work is essentially synonymous with nudity nowadays, so I did expect […]

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Alloys of ‘Wrong’: Lister at the Tate

The first thing to note is that ‘The Tate’ in this instance is a shed in an Ilkley backyard. While it’s not just any shed – but in fact a seasonally open, non-commercial gallery slowly building a good reputation- it […]

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Graham Fagen's artwork, Scotland+Venice, Venice BIennale 2015
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Weary, O.

It is a dreich November day, a day when the whole country is shrouded in mist, perhaps as the aftermath of Halloween or just the reality of autumn. I have the chance to escape and listen to Graham Fagen talking […]

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Unearthed

Review of new work by Simon Lee Dicker in response to a residency at the Twineworks in West Coker

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Still Life (Betamale)
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In a Galaxy far, far away

Slip off your shoes, submerge into a ball pit and watch a film of … well I am not entirely sure. Sometimes, art is just fucking weird, but at Jon Rafman’s solo show at Zabludowicz Collection, I caught a glimpse […]

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Rachel Howard: At Sea

The display of Rachel Howard’s recent work at the Hastings branch of the Jerwood Gallery feels like a strangely divided affair, the paintings falling into two quite distinct groups. The more compelling set, smaller in scale, are mainly concerned with […]

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Back in 5 Minutes Squad, Even after the complete collapse of civilisation there will still be product placement and power ballads, Plymouth, 2015
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Plymouth Art Weekender

The inaugural Plymouth Art Weekender took place in a range of venues and public locations throughout the ocean city between 25-27 September 2015. Pippa Koszerek considers projects from the Crafts Council, Karst, The Alamo Project, Plymouth Arts Centre and Royal William Yard.

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American Tan
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American Tan

Cathy Lomax’s artful mining of her own personal mythologia of the
U.S of A

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Attempted Murder, Mat Collishaw
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Mat Collishaw – In Camera

In 2014 GRAIN Photography Hub and the Library of Birmingham approached artist Mat Collishaw, creator of spectacularly crushed butterflies, corrupted, syphilitic flora, and monumental, dark zoetropes, to respond to the rich photography archive held at the Library.

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‘Paper Works’

To 10th October Weekdays 9-6, Late Thursdays to 8pm,Sat 9-5Buckhurst Lane. ‘Paper Works’ is an experimental project that aims to push boundaries, exploring both the nature of collaboration and the parameters of working on paper.

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Hopscotch, 1962, Anthony Caro
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Caro In Yorkshire

As one might hope, sculpture has been at the forefront of programming at the Hepworth. Recent highlights have included the great Lynda Benglis show earlier in 2015, to which this Caro retrospective is a commanding companion. There is a lot […]

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Weather Station (Part 1) at OSR Projects. Image: Martyn Windsor
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Weather Station (Part 1)

Weather Station (Part 1) marks a new step towards an ecological rhetoric; one in which our tangential relationship to nature can be made visible.

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Album 31 – Sophy Rickett and Bettina von Zwehl

Album 31, produced by GRAIN and the Library of Birmingham, is a collaboration between artists Sophy Rickett and Bettina von Zwehl. The exhibition developed from a commission which saw the two artists responding to ‘Album 31’ a miscellaneous album by Sir Benjamin Stone.

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NY Show #3

An exhibition featuring work from resident artists in combination with a show-reel from Prague based artists curated by Mariana Serranová.

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Sofltly Overrripe

4-18 July, 2015.

Brings together ten artists exploring an array of ideas through idiosyncratic incorporation and employment of text in various media – ‘text’ being a glyph of a writing system or a mark forming part of printed/written language.

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Once Upon A Time in Hastings

Taking Hastings as their starting point, these three local artists have investigated different aspects of the town’s rich past and have discovered extraordinary stories, both factual and imaginative.

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An Afternoon Tea With Adam Fenton

I went to Copenhagen for the show of artist Adam Fenton. Adam, who often paints landscapes had constructed a tearoom as an all-encompassing ‘Victorian’ experience. The serious nature of a crafted traditional painting staple was expertly contrasted by Adam’s performance […]

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One Year On

A show created by a group of 2014 MA graduates from Norwich University of the Arts

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'Kleckztale Chairs', and 'A Study for Above the Shoulders' by Mike Chavez-Dawson and 'Pablo Picasso - Untitled Portrait' by Simon Attard.
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Fabrications

Fabrications
July 4th to 11th.
Opening times: Sat to Tuesday 12-4pm by appointment only.
Email for further information: [email protected]
Telephone: +44(0)7801 030290

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Homage to the Starving Poet 1951 by Gustav Metzger born 1926
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Gustav Metzger: towards auto-destructive art

Nestled between 1950s self-contained formalism and monumental Henry Moores, is a succinct homage to the visionary artist-activist, Gustav Metzger. Metzger’s approach to art as process, expressed both in paint and the ‘real world’, continues to influence generations of artists and […]

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Ground #3
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Ground: Amy Pickles and Townley and Bradby

Ground: Amy Pickles and Townley and Bradby Hosted at ATTIC, One Thoresby Street Curated by Alice Gale-Feeny and Oliver Tirré Exhibition: 4-20 June 2015 Gallery Open: Thu-Sat, 12-6pm Written by Hannah Drake, June 2015 Hidden up the seemingly endless, onslaught […]

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Measuring Tanks and Tablecloths at Plymouth Arts Centre

Tanks and Tablecloths is a long-standing research collaboration between artists Lizzie Ridout and Elizabeth Masterton. Their research examines the parallels between military and domestic spheres. In particular, the artists suggest that the regimentation and control so fundamental to life in the […]

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Palaces of Wonder

For me the most exciting exhibition venues at the Venice Biennale were the ancient palaces, particularly those located on the Grand Canal. The juxtaposition of sumptuous architecture can collide wonderfully with contemporary art. The well considered combinations, such as The […]

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György Kepes 'The New Landscape' (1951)
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György Kepes: The New Landscape

György Kepes: The New Landscape 15 April – 19 June 2015 Exhibition Research Centre, Liverpool John Moores University In 1951, Hungarian-born polymath György Kepes organised The New Landscape at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he had worked since 1947. […]

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Invisible Achievements

Venice is without doubt one of the biggest and most important Contemporary art events in the calendar. Every year the Biennnale seems to get bigger as more and more countries join together with the curated projects and larger gallery exhibitions. […]

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Martin Church, Julia Farrer, Rhys Coren.
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From Centre

Abstract, largely geometric or reductive art is alive and well in the UK if this exhibition was an indication. Organised in collaboration with the online forum Saturation Point and featuring twenty three artists from every decade from the 1930s to […]

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Isha Bohling and Ian Monroe (2015)
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Between thought and space

Countering Venice Biennale’s narcissistic tone this humble show, set in a deconsecrated Italianate chapel (Dilston Grove), works on you like a transcendental Indian raag; quietly seeping into your whole being. Between Thought and Space is a live interdisciplinary site-research project spanning […]

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Inside/Outside

Jane Lawson reviews Crossing the Tide, the Tuvalu Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale

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Vickie Fear- Art in the Bearpit

‘What on earth is that?’ one might ask upon visiting the Bearpit on during its inaugural event in a new programme of commissioned artworks aimed at rejuvenating the spot at the centre of Bristol. ‘Well…quite.’ The Bearpit played home to […]

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Roadside Museum

Roadside Museum featured a selection of artworks excavated from a twelve-month burial in a roadside field in West Lancashire.

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Ori Gersht, Blow-up, 2007
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Revelations: Experiments in Photography

The connections between art and science are always an interesting subject to explore. Added to this, the fact that this is an ‘art’ exhibition at the Science Museum, not an obvious venue for such a show, means that Revelations: Experiments […]

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Dorine Van Meel, Still from At Least the Oranges come from Sicily, single channel video installation, 2015
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Dorine Van Meel: Between the Dog and the Wolf

Dorine Van Meel’s exhibition at the South London Gallery considers dualities or dual natures. The intriguing subtitle, ‘Between the Dog and the Wolf’, refers to a French expression, ‘entre le chien et le loup’, which describes twilight, which is neither […]

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Samara Scott
- Silks

Samara Scott
- Silks
, Eastside Projects, Birmingham 16 May – 11 July 2015 Before entering the exhibition I am warned that the show contains pools of liquid and to watch my step, not to touch or disturb the surfaces – most […]

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Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Ernest Truly’s  ‘From City of Love’ performance at Collaborate!
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Collaborate!

Collaborate! is a compact and energised survey show that explores the range of collaborative practice in contemporary art. With its focus on the social relations of production across a broad spread of media and approaches, the exhibition is inevitably diverse […]

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The Fading Afterglow of Creation: Dave Briggs, Jack Squires

There is a scene in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), where, after the eponymous aliens’ discovery by the authorities, the protagonist Elliott’s house is hermetically sealed, covered in plastic and invaded by government agents in boiler suits, quaranting the inhabitants. A […]

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Laura Aldridge – California Wow!

There is a lot to take in within California wow!: giant MDF boxes disguised as mammoths, silky banner-collages standing in buckets of concrete and cheeky suns that appear to be blown up car air fresheners. Inverted brickwork mosaic, vertically poised […]

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DRAY, Installation view.
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Natalie Dray – DRAY

Through a narrow alley hung with palm trees, and up the steel staircase, I enter Cell Project Space. This affordable studio and gallery complex in East London is committed to showing the work of emerging artists. Bearing that in mind, […]

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Exhibition View
Photograph by James E Smith
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Ground: Paul Housley & John Smith

John Smith and Paul Housley Hosted at ATTIC, One Thoresby Street Curated by Alice Gale-Feeny and Oliver Tirré Exhibition: 3-18 April 2015 Gallery open: Thu-Sat, 12-6pm Written by Joseph Winsborrow, April 2015 Photograph by James E Smith   Presented upon […]

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You were shit in the 80s (Lucian Freud)
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The eerie world of Mackie

An alleged spat between Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon is the theme running through Mackie’s exhibition “You were shit in the 80s” currently on show at James Freeman Gallery. However, rather than focusing on these alleged disagreements, the viewer feels […]

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The Perfect Sound, 2009. Photo by Original&theCopy. Courtesy of the artist  & Tenderpixel
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M/Other Tongue

Tenderpixel is a gem of a gallery, tucked away amongst independent bookshops in a pedestrian street, a stones-throw from the casinos of Leicester Square and providing much needed respite from the tourist traps. Their current exhibition presents work by five […]

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A Fold in the River

A book of poetry and image, by myself and poet Philip Gross. The result of 2 years immersion in the landscape walking the rivers Taff and Frome, which produced a subtle and provocative book, questioning ways of seeing and collaboration.

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Binita Walia, Emilia Telese, Modern Women film posters, Airspace Gallery. Photo: Mark Reeves
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Modern Women

A new exhibition and collaboration between artists Emilia Telese and Binita Walia providing commentaries and insight on how the role of women is shaped and constrained by social, economic and political contexts.

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Image Courtesy of Oriel Myrddin
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Thin Place

A thin place is a landscape’s anomaly, where the division between this world and another is particularly thin.

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Marlene Dumas - Sigmund's wife
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MARLENE DUMAS

A review of the Dutch painter Marlene Dumas’ new exhibition entitled The Image as Burden

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Idit Nathan’s Footnotes Playing Dead

Just ten years after the start of the First World, in a shaken Germany in aftermath, Ernst Friedrich wrote War Against War!, a critique of the process of indoctrination which enabled and enables the war machine to operate. Friedrich positions […]

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Adventures of the Black Square

There can be very few works that are still echoing and reverberating through artistic practice a century or more after they were made. The latest show at the Whitechapel takes futurist Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square (1915) and shows just how […]

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Artists as Architects

When you’re having a bad day in London, I’d like to recommend my own, personal remedy, handed down from my design-obsessed hoarder of a mother: the V and A. There’s always more marble-lined nooks to explore in the place, more […]

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go and see bursary review

we made our go and see visit to grizedale to see and experience the sculpture and to research what it was like to work outdoors.  there were numerous circumstances that influenced the visit to take place in mid September.  the weather […]

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Richard Serra, Backdoor Pipeline, 2014
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Richard Serra

Having set the bar so high recently with his Torqued Ellipses and the Gestaltkunstwerk, The Matter of Time at the Guggenheim Bilbao, the question arises as to whether Richard Serra can continually raise sculptural parameters? It is a tough challenge […]

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Breathe

Making visible the breath of patients and staff at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals open until 22 November 9-5pm.

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Recursive
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RECURSIVE

9 Oct – 2 Nov
Gallery Hours Thurs to Sun 11am -5pm

Late Opening Friday 31Oct 6pm – 8-30pm – Informal Curator/Artists’ talk, ‘Personal History as Muse’

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Anselm Kiefer, Velimir Khlebnikov Fates of Nations The New Theory of War. Time, Dimension of the World, Battles at Sea Occur Every 317 Years or Multiples Thereof, Namely 317 x 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 . . . . . . . ., 2011-14,
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Anselm Kiefer

All hail the King! The heavyweight champ is in town, with the other contender to the throne also due in London at Gagosian from October the 11th. Anselm Kiefer is lead to Richard Serra’s steel. But for now it’s all […]

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Turner Prize 2014
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TURNER PRIZE 2014

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone – it’s time for the Turner Prize and the media’s annual attempt at creating contemporary arts own funeral. Roll on the cheap Warhol allusions – Ciara Phillips screen-prints are sure to draw […]

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Denis O'Conner, 
Once A Catholic Always A Catholic
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Defining a Line

The Crossing literally opens Denis O’Connor’s show Defining a Line, by forcing viewers to walk between the gateway of its dual ladders, and underneath a lightening streak that bridges the gap. Atop is miniscule chair, equidistant between the two poles […]

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Frank Auerbach: Mornington Crescent – Winter morning. © Frank Auerbach, Courtesy of Tate.
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Frank Auerbach

It’s just one room, but what a room. Fifty years of work are condensed into what could stand as a mini retrospective of Frank Auerbach’s work. The landscapes are mostly the familiar subjects of Primrose Hill and Camden Town: Mornington […]

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Aideen Doran, from the Connect/Exchange blog post 'The Trials of Oblomov'.
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Connect/Exchange

Rebecca Travis reflects on Northern Film and Media’s pilot project Connect/Exchange launched earlier this year.

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Paula MacArthur / Oil on Canvas
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Correspond

5-11 September 2014 / An exhibition of works by 19 painters enrolled on the 2014 Turps Correspondence Course.

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Malevich

Walking through this engaging retrospective at the Tate is like seeing someone’s purpose come into focus and then slowly dissipate again. A slightly overloaded first room shows Malevich trying out various styles of his time including Impressionism, Fauvism and Symbolism. […]

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Girls in the field
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KAZEMIR MALEVICH

Travelling home from visiting the new Malevich exhibition at the Tate Modern today I am trying to understand why I have been so much more impressed with this show than the Matisse cut-outs that have been so highly praised recently? […]

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I’d still like to see the Governor…

  August 28 – August 30, 11.00-19.30 August 31 – September 4, 11.00-17.00    I’d still like to see the Governor… takes place at Brewery Tap (UCA’s Project space) in conjunction with the Folkestone Triennial. This is the second opportunity […]

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Axolotl

The first in a series of independently curated group exhibitions during Liverpool Biennial, Axolotl has an abundance of connotations, within the press release we are teased with curious narratives

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After Dark – IK Prize 2014

Its ten o’clock, Wednesday 13th August, 2014 – armed eventually with an up to date Google Chrome and an Internet Explorer tab open in reserve it can mean one thing only. The 2014 IK Prize winning project has landed. Welcome […]

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CURRENTS – YANN SEZNEC

Currents has been commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival, and is the work of Artist and musician Yann Seznec. Produced by Suzy Glass using computer fans donated by Computers for Charities the piece re-appropriates previously discarded technology into an essentially recycled […]

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Horizon, Caroline Wendling, Cley 14.
Photo: Sally Todd
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Horizon

In ‘Horizon,’ a choreographed walk by artist Caroline Wendling for Cley 14, the walkers inhabit and become the horizon, reflecting the landscape; changing it from a line into a collective action.

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Daisy Delaney 100 Liver Birds 2014
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Artist Daisy Delaney Brings A Forgotten Liver Bird Home to Roost

100 Liver Birds have recently appeared on the streets of the city of Liverpool. These ghostly white birds, created by artist Daisy Delaney for the Liverpool Biennial, are subtle interventions blending into their grey urban surroundings. Occasionally their reflective surfaces […]

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Xavier White’s Full Circle

Xavier White’s Full Circle, a glass art exhibition ORTUS Learning and Events Centre, The Maudsley Hospital, 82-96 Grove Lane, Camberwell, SE5 8SN 16 July – 26 September 2014   With its spacious atrium and glass ceiling reaching up to the […]

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Gustav Metzger (2014) Drawing Tubes [Compressed air and plastic tubing]
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GUSTAV METZGER: LIFT OFF!

Gustav Metzger: Lift Off! Is both a homecoming and retrospective exhibition for the artist which is currently being held at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. Across the exhibition space Metzger’s creative activism and symbiosis with science is captured in a space housing […]

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Marina Abramović
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Marina Abramović:512 Hours

I so admire the work of Marina Abramović and had done my best to avoid reading about her endurance piece over 64 days at the Serpentine before I went so that I could experience it with fresh eyes. I was […]

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Ursula von Rydingsvard
Krasawica II
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Ursula von Rydingsvard

A hitherto unrepresented artist in the UK, von Rydingsvard is newly re-presented by a survey show at YSP through sculptures of all scales. Hers are deeply physical sculptures that make no attempt to hide their laborious and quasi-ritualistic construction. The […]

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Ben Hanley

Childrens (and grown-ups) candid camera photographer www.ohanley.co.uk at @Elsie’s_Place

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Book Launch

A fabulously nonsensical launch of The Owl and the Pussy-cat and the Turtles of Fun, a new book containing Matt Black’s Prequel and Sequel to Edward Lear’s famous poem, illustrated by Pip Hall, the evening accompanied by Jonny Fill’s Nonsense Orchestra.

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The Human Factor

Aside from a few decades in the middle of the twentieth century when abstraction and minimalism ruled and anything vaguely figurative was pointedly ignored by the art world, the human figure has been the most timelessly familiar and most frequently […]

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Alex Gene Morrison 'Forest (with inverted symbols)', 2014
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Alex Gene Morrison: Same As It Ever Was

The woods don’t look welcoming. Straying off the path, if you can find one, would probably lead you into trouble. The trees look dead, bare branches in the brownish murk. If we went in, what might we find? A scary […]

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Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), Composition with Grid 8: Checker board Composition with Dark Colours, 1919
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Mondrian and Colour

At the end of this show there is a small display of commercial items (and no, I’m not referring to the gift shop). Photographs of models wearing angular dresses are shown next to a box of tissues and other goods. […]

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Bruce McLean, Pipe Smoker
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Bruce McLean: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film

Upon entering the exhibition space the sculpture Pipe Smoker greets you. This is quickly followed by the obligatory vinyl text blurb on the white wall situated next to a line of exhibition posters which allow an insight into the breadth […]

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Mycophilia

Old Boots shop, Terrace Rd next to Museum, Aberystwyth
17 April – 31 May 2014

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Radio Dreaming
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Radio Dreaming

Online Radio, London and elsewhere
28 March 2014 – 31 March 2015

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Picture Box
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Enclosure

Danielle Arnaud Contemporary art, London
7 March – 13 April 2014

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One Church Street Gallery exhibition
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Pinpoint

One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden
12 October – 9 November 2013

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Mental
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