Ashitha Nagesh

Mary Kelly

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

September 2014

The works in “On the Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Period of Time,” American artist Mary Kelly’s first London solo exhibition in more than a decade, consider how an era is shaped by political events and their media … READ ON

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Zhang Enli

Zhang Enli talks about his latest “Space Painting”

November 2013

Currently based in Shanghai, Zhang Enli grew up in the provincial town of Jilin, Manchuria, and is well known for his interest in the materiality of painting. His ongoing “Space Paintings” series, begun in 2010, consists of full-scale … READ ON

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“All That Is Solid Melts into Air”

Manchester Art Gallery

October 2013

Curated by artist Jeremy Deller, this Hayward Gallery touring exhibition is simultaneously a love letter to the socially progressive politics that held sway in the UK over the last several centuries and a sharp critique of what Deller views… READ ON

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Daniel Silver

Artangel

October 2013

Artangel’s latest commission, Daniel Silver’s Dig, 2013, imbues new life into an otherwise abandoned, desolate corner of central London. Silver’s bilevel installation recalls Freud’s collection of statues (on display in his old house… READ ON

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“The Instability of the Image”

Paradise Row

August 2013

This group exhibition purports to demonstrate how technological progress has affected images through the deconstruction of its materiality. Hannah Perry’s Untitled #1, 2013, is one of the most striking pieces in the show—it seems to be … READ ON

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“Points of Departure”

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

July 2013

This moving exhibition is an exploration of living in liminality—of Palestine and its people, as well as of war and occupation. Each artist here addresses a sense of homelessness, and mobilizes narratives concerning identity, history, and… READ ON

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Subodh Gupta

Hauser & Wirth London | Savile Row

July 2013

Subodh Gupta’s life-size Keralan fishing boat, What Does the Vessel Contain, That the River Does Not, 2012, has made its first sojourn out of India. Originally created for the first Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala, India, the work represents… READ ON

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Falke Pisano

The Showroom

May 2013

Falke Pisano’s solo debut in the United Kingdom takes up the mercurial nature of the mental condition, providing an unsettling representation of the mind. Consider 5 Black Boards, 2011-2013, an ongoing project that consists of six chalkboards… READ ON

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“Sous Influences”

La Maison Rouge

April 2013

“Sous Influences” (Under Influences) could be the most comprehensive exhibition of hallucinogenic drug-induced and drug-inspired artworks to have ever been conceived. Walking through the labyrinthine show is enough to make visitors feel… READ ON

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Eileen Gray

Centre Pompidou

April 2013

The first work encountered in this exhibition is not, as might be expected, one of Eileen Gray’s designs or objects, but rather a Percy Wyndham Lewis drawing, Lady with a French Poodle, 1902. The “Lady” in question is indeed Gray herself,… READ ON

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