Art Reviews

Ian Giles: Common Room – The Java Project, Brooklyn

This review was commissioned by and first published on Temporary Art Review  Anyone with a modicum of interest in the American modernists will be aware of their fondness for gathering in particular urban spaces – cafés, bookstores, libraries – that

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Ian Giles: Common Room – The Java Project, Brooklyn

This review was commissioned by and first published on Temporary Art Review  Anyone with a modicum of interest in the American modernists will be aware of their fondness for gathering in particular urban spaces – cafés, bookstores, libraries – that

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Ed Atkins – Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York

This piece was commissioned by and first published in this is tomorrow: If there’s one artist I’ve always been curious to meet in the flesh, it’s grand master of the avatar and wordsmith of wonk Ed Atkins. The Berlin-based British

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Ed Atkins – Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York

This piece was commissioned by and first published in this is tomorrow: If there’s one artist I’ve always been curious to meet in the flesh, it’s grand master of the avatar and wordsmith of wonk Ed Atkins. The Berlin-based British

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Peter Fischli and David Weiss: How to Work Better – The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York

This piece was commissioned by and first published in this is tomorrow: Many artists are stubbornly solitary creators. Trying to have a conversation with a solo practitioner while they’re holed up in their studio mid-make can prove difficult, if not

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Peter Fischli and David Weiss: How to Work Better – The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York

This piece was commissioned by and first published in this is tomorrow: Many artists are stubbornly solitary creators. Trying to have a conversation with a solo practitioner while they’re holed up in their studio mid-make can prove difficult, if not

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Tempo Al Tempo: Art from Anno Domini To Roni Horn – Roman Road Project Space

This review was first published by this is tomorrow Anonymous 1930, Anonymous 1450, Roni Horn, Anonymous 1 AD, Thomas Struth, Anonymous 1400, Darren Almond, Anonymous 2 AD, Domingo Milella, Anonymous 1550, Bartolomeo Vivarini 1460 ‘TEMPO AL TEMPO’ is about as

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Tempo Al Tempo: Art from Anno Domini To Roni Horn – Roman Road Project Space

This review was first published by this is tomorrow Anonymous 1930, Anonymous 1450, Roni Horn, Anonymous 1 AD, Thomas Struth, Anonymous 1400, Darren Almond, Anonymous 2 AD, Domingo Milella, Anonymous 1550, Bartolomeo Vivarini 1460 ‘TEMPO AL TEMPO’ is about as

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This island, and its buildings, is our private paradise – Maia Conran – Kingsgate Workshops

This review was first published on this is tomorrow   What do you think of when you think of an island? A gorgeous white beach with swinging palms? A rocky, deserted enclave battered by storms? Or do you find the

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This island, and its buildings, is our private paradise – Maia Conran – Kingsgate Workshops

This review was first published on this is tomorrow   What do you think of when you think of an island? A gorgeous white beach with swinging palms? A rocky, deserted enclave battered by storms? Or do you find the

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Jerwood Drawing Prize – Jerwood Space, London

This review was first published on this is tomorrow Drawing, I’ve heard, is the medium no artist can ever hide behind. A decent one is the most open, uninhibited extension of a practitioner’s thoughts, and nothing reveals a lack of

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Jerwood Drawing Prize – Jerwood Space, London

This review was first published on this is tomorrow Drawing, I’ve heard, is the medium no artist can ever hide behind. A decent one is the most open, uninhibited extension of a practitioner’s thoughts, and nothing reveals a lack of

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Performance Publishing – Maurice Carlin – Islington Mill, Manchester

This review was first published on this is tomorrow This review might initially strike the more eagle-eyed readers of the art press as a little late to the party. Maurice Carlin’s ‘Performance Publishing’ is a work that was originally installed

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Performance Publishing – Maurice Carlin – Islington Mill, Manchester

This review was first published on this is tomorrow This review might initially strike the more eagle-eyed readers of the art press as a little late to the party. Maurice Carlin’s ‘Performance Publishing’ is a work that was originally installed

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Round Tripping – Gareth Nyandoro and Richard Parry – Narrative Projects, London

This review was first published on this is tomorrow Flick through any art news source over the last few months and you’re guaranteed to find a story exclaiming at the giddy, apparently exponentially increasing prices being commanded at various auctions.

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Round Tripping – Gareth Nyandoro and Richard Parry – Narrative Projects, London

This review was first published on this is tomorrow Flick through any art news source over the last few months and you’re guaranteed to find a story exclaiming at the giddy, apparently exponentially increasing prices being commanded at various auctions.

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Behind The Curtain – Holly Slingsby – Tintype Project Space, London

This review was first published on this is tomorrow Artworks that attempt to seriously interrogate aspects of the religious or the spiritual often run the risk of tipping over into triteness. In the hands of a less capable performance artist,

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Behind The Curtain – Holly Slingsby – Tintype Project Space, London

This review was first published on this is tomorrow Artworks that attempt to seriously interrogate aspects of the religious or the spiritual often run the risk of tipping over into triteness. In the hands of a less capable performance artist,

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Georg Baselitz – White Cube at Glyndebourne Festival, East Sussex

This review was first published on this is tomorrow Of all the artists to have been selected to show in White Cube’s new temporary, offsite space at one of the world’s most renowned opera festivals, Georg Baselitz isn’t exactly the

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Georg Baselitz – White Cube at Glyndebourne Festival, East Sussex

This review was first published on this is tomorrow Of all the artists to have been selected to show in White Cube’s new temporary, offsite space at one of the world’s most renowned opera festivals, Georg Baselitz isn’t exactly the

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Isa Genzken – Geldbilder – Hauser and Wirth, London

This review was first published on this is tomorrow Isa Genzken’s punkish sense of humour, I can happily report, is still very much alive and kicking after four decades of art-making. There aren’t a huge number of contemporary artists who’d

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Isa Genzken – Geldbilder – Hauser and Wirth, London

This review was first published on this is tomorrow Isa Genzken’s punkish sense of humour, I can happily report, is still very much alive and kicking after four decades of art-making. There aren’t a huge number of contemporary artists who’d

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Things that Tumble Twice – Oliver Castel, Ian Law, Florian

This review was first published on this is tomorrow It’s good to see that it’s not only London’s über-gallerists that are able to afford the huge curatorial possibilities that two, neighbouring spaces allow. While larger, commercial spaces here usually use

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Things that Tumble Twice – Oliver Castel, Ian Law, Florian

This review was first published on this is tomorrow It’s good to see that it’s not only London’s über-gallerists that are able to afford the huge curatorial possibilities that two, neighbouring spaces allow. While larger, commercial spaces here usually use

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Adventures of The Black Square – Whitechapel Gallery, London

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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Adventures of The Black Square – Whitechapel Gallery, London

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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Roy Voss – All The World’s A Sunny Day – Matt’s Gallery, London

21 January – 8 March 2015   This piece was originally published in ‘this is tomorrow’   I bumped into a friend on the towpath on my way to look at Roy Voss’s current show at Matt’s Gallery. She asked

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Roy Voss – All The World’s A Sunny Day – Matt’s Gallery, London

21 January – 8 March 2015   This piece was originally published in ‘this is tomorrow’   I bumped into a friend on the towpath on my way to look at Roy Voss’s current show at Matt’s Gallery. She asked

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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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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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British Folk Art – The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Right, I’ve decided to out myself – I’m a quilter. A very cack-handed, painfully slow and sporadically committed one, but a quilter nonetheless. My oeuvre up to now includes a crazed, patchwork version of the Shard on a cushion cover

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British Folk Art – The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Right, I’ve decided to out myself – I’m a quilter. A very cack-handed, painfully slow and sporadically committed one, but a quilter nonetheless. My oeuvre up to now includes a crazed, patchwork version of the Shard on a cushion cover

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Jordan Wolfson, The McLellan Galleries, Glasgow International Festival

Nationality in art is a curious thing. There are some artists whose work really could be from anywhere on the planet, inhabiting a blank space devoid of national signifiers that means you can’t tie them – stylistically, historically or otherwise

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Jordan Wolfson, The McLellan Galleries, Glasgow International Festival

Nationality in art is a curious thing. There are some artists whose work really could be from anywhere on the planet, inhabiting a blank space devoid of national signifiers that means you can’t tie them – stylistically, historically or otherwise

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Benedict Drew – Heads May Roll – Matt’s Gallery, London

The art school authority figure I remember with the most abject terror is an AV technician and former TV cameraman who I shall call Bob. I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that Bob loathedart students, and

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Benedict Drew – Heads May Roll – Matt’s Gallery, London

The art school authority figure I remember with the most abject terror is an AV technician and former TV cameraman who I shall call Bob. I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that Bob loathedart students, and

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Elmgreen and Dragset – Tomorrow – The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Since I can remember, the most enjoyable way I’ve found to experience the V & A has been to wander any number of their 145 galleries with an afternoon to spare, getting lost in whichever mind-bogglingly large crowd of de/recontextualised

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Elmgreen and Dragset – Tomorrow – The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Since I can remember, the most enjoyable way I’ve found to experience the V & A has been to wander any number of their 145 galleries with an afternoon to spare, getting lost in whichever mind-bogglingly large crowd of de/recontextualised

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Emma Hart – Dirty Looks – Camden Arts Centre, London

 As I walked into the upper lobby between exhibition spaces in Camden Arts Centre, the grating noise of a well-known mobile phone ringtone echoed through the space. I shot a withering look at the only other person there – an

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Emma Hart – Dirty Looks – Camden Arts Centre, London

 As I walked into the upper lobby between exhibition spaces in Camden Arts Centre, the grating noise of a well-known mobile phone ringtone echoed through the space. I shot a withering look at the only other person there – an

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