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Amie Siegel’s “Backstory”

THOMAS DANE GALLERY, London

Amie Siegel, Repose, 2018.
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Filipa Ramos

Continuously reappearing throughout the French version of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 film Le Mépris [Contempt], Georges Delerue’s melody Thème de Camille is the epitome of contained tragedy. Composed for a string orchestra, it has a regular, continuous motif traversed by arpeggios in counterpoint. This combination creates an immensely pleasurable (and sad)... continue reading
Pierre Huyghe’s “UUmwelt”

SERPENTINE GALLERIES, London

View of Pierre Huyghe’s “UUmwelt” at Serpentine Galleries, London, 2018.
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Flora Katz

Five large, freestanding LED panels fill the spaces of the Serpentine. Despite their technological nature, they look like temporary plaster walls and give the rooms a stripped appearance. Images scroll onscreen at high speed. In the darkened exhibition space, they have peculiar light and colors, cold and clear tones. Sounds... continue reading
Installation view of Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Earwitness Inventory, 2018.
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Jeremy Millar

Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s latest project emerged from his involvement with an extensive—and emotionally harrowing—2016 investigation by Forensic Architecture into Saydnaya Prison in Syria, commissioned by Amnesty International. (The investigation was presented in Forensic Architecture’s exhibition at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts earlier this year, for which they were nominated for... continue reading
London Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, London

View of Julia Scher, Guards, Hidden Camera, at Frieze Art Fair, London, 2018.
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Mariana Canepa Luna

Just as Frieze Art Fair opened last Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May gave her keynote speech—and dared to dance again—at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. She announced that freedom of movement would be terminated “once and for all” by limiting access to “highly skilled workers” (in short, migrants earning... continue reading
Mika Rottenberg

GOLDSMITH'S CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, London

Still from Mika Rottenberg, Bowls Balls Souls Holes (Bingo Variant), 2014.
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Lorena Munoz-Alonso

Shucking oysters, turning wheels and levers, sitting in a rammed plastic warehouse while staring at a mobile phone—to enter Mika Rottenberg’s universe is to fall down a rabbit hole of stoic drudgery. The worlds the artist conjures in her video installations are populated by extraordinary characters, such as the fantasy... continue reading
View of "Five Heads (Tavantolgoi)–Art, Anthropology and Mongol Futurism" at greengrassi / Corvi-Mora, London, 2018.
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Philomena Epps

“Five Heads (Tavan Tolgoi)” opens with video Gee, Ulaanbaatar, October 2017 (2018), an interview with the Mongolian rapper Big Gee filmed by artist and researcher Hermione Spriggs (who curated the exhibition) with Alice Armstrong and Curtis Tamm. Gee reflects on the complicated relationship between the Mongolian government, population, and the... continue reading

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