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Wael Shawky

LISSON GALLERY, Milan

View of Wael Shawty, Lisson Gallery, Milan, 2017.
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Ilaria Bombelli

Craggy peaks of stone, desolate plains, parched and rasping arctic coasts—still caught perhaps in some distant geologic era—provide a home to stray beasts of all kinds: the spindly heads of snakes rise like pinnacles from the summits of crumbling towers. The sagging legs of pachyderms prop up arcades redolent of... continue reading
John Akomfrah

LISSON GALLERY, New York

John Akomfrah, The Airport, 2016.
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Andrew Stefan Weiner

It is lamentable and somewhat curious that John Akomfrah is just now receiving his first major exhibition in the US. Despite the critical acclaim Akomfrah has received in the UK and Europe, both for his recent solo output and his earlier work with the Black Audio Film Collective, he remains... continue reading
View of Gerard Byrne’s “Present Continuous Past,” Lisson Gallery, 52–54 Bell Street, London, 2013.
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Gil Leung

To adequately reflect on the present moment requires a certain distance, some way of pulling out of the perpetual now of contemporary time and into another. This phenomenon can be evidenced in the compression of time that occurs when attempting to recall the near past; years turn into events and... continue reading
Ai Weiwei

LISSON GALLERY, London

Ai Weiwei, Moon Chest, 2008.
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Filipa Ramos

Be it tax evasion or political activism with excessive media, or the former that makes the perfect bait for the latter, it will be hard to tell. What is certain is that artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail by the Chinese police after being arrested and detained without access... continue reading
Ceal Floyer at Lisson Gallery, London

LISSON GALLERY, London

Ceal Floyer at Lisson Gallery, London
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JJ Charlesworth

There's a kind of neo-conceptualism that loves puns. After all, it was old-style conceptualism that first sternly denounced the usually invisible join between object, language, and concept, but that was only on the back of the dry wit of conceptualism's own errant uncle, Marcel Duchamp, who, unlike his dour descendants, couldn't resist the ludic anarchism of wordplay and wayward signification. In the middle of winter, you’re always forced to smile at Duchamp's snow... continue reading
Rodney Graham's "Painter, Poet, Lighthouse Keeper" at Lisson Gallery, London
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Tyler Coburn

Since first stepping onto the other side of the lens in the mid-90s, Rodney Graham has fashioned himself as all color of amateur and outlaw in a wry game of wish fulfillment for an artist of inescapable renown. ... continue reading

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