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/ OMAR KHOLEIF
Isaac Julien’s “PLAYTIME”

VICTORIA MIRO, London

Isaac Julien, PLAYTIME, 2014.
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Omar Kholeif

The cornerstone of Isaac Julien’s new exhibition in London is PLAYTIME (2014), a seven-screen, high-definition video installation that features well-known actors James Franco, Maggie Cheung, and Mercedes Cabral, as well as Swiss auctioneer Simon de Pury. Set across three continents, the work follows a suite of characters—the Artist, the Hedge... continue reading
“Trade Routes”

HAUSER & WIRTH, London

View of “Trade Routes,” Hauser & Wirth, London (Picadilly), 2013.
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Omar Kholeif

Hauser & Wirth opened its latest show in its flagship London location at 196 Piccadilly with a new exhibit entitled “Trade Routes.” The exhibition comes at a time when recent iterations of major international exhibitions from the likes of Documenta to the Gwangju Biennale, Istanbul Biennial, and... continue reading
George Barber’s “The Freestone Drone”

WATERSIDE CONTEMPORARY, London

View of George Barber’s “The Freestone Drone,” Waterside Contemporary, London, 2013.
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Omar Kholeif

George Barber, the pioneering British video artist influential in defining the Scratch Video movement, launched his first solo show at Waterside Contemporary with “The Freestone Drone”—an installation that resembled a domestic yard-cum-war zone. As one entered, strung up across the gallery walls were numerous washing lines, covered with sheaths of... continue reading

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