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View  of  "Signals:  If  You Like  I  Shall  Grow,"  kurimanzutto  hosted  by  Thomas  Dane  Gallery,  London,  2018.
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Lorena Munoz-Alonso and Isobel Harbison

Double Take is a feature of art-agenda in which two authors review the same exhibition. Written separately, the two texts share the same images and are published below. –By Isobel Harbison “Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow” is an exhibition of works that come from a past that was alive to... continue reading
Joan Jonas

TATE MODERN, London

Joan Jonas, Reanimation, 2010/2012/2013.
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Philomena Epps

When I was a child, I received a disco ball as a birthday gift. Hung haphazardly above my bed and lit by a repurposed old desk lamp, it reflected a scintillating constellation across the ceiling. In a flick of a switch, the quotidian transformed: I had entered a secret world.... continue reading
View of Abigail Reynolds, Lost Libraries at Shoreditch Library, London, 2018.
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Tom Jeffreys

“Many artists consider books and libraries to be oppressive hierarchies of knowledge, dogmatic and hectoring,” writes artist Abigail Reynolds in her new book Lost Libraries. But Reynolds does not agree: “I consider them the gates of freedom.”(1) Three simultaneous exhibitions in east London exemplify this fascination with books and their... continue reading
View of Ed Atkin’s “Olde Food” at Cabinet, London, 2018.
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Patrick Langley

A boy in a bruise-pink jacket jogs through a dusky idyll, limp-kneed and panting for breath. The grass that flanks the path is dappled with blooming flowers: purple, yellow, orange, and white. In the foreground is an upright piano, incongruously plonked between two trees. The boy staggers past it and... continue reading
Yto Barrada’s “Agadir”

THE BARBICAN CENTRE, London

View of Yto Barrada's "Agadir" at The Curve, Barbican Centre, London, 2018.
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Mitch Speed

Just before midnight on February 29, 1960, an earthquake hit the Moroccan city of Agadir, killing between 12,000 and 15,000 people—roughly a third of the city’s population. As many were injured; at least 35,000 were left homeless. Yto Barrada’s “Agadir,” in The Curve gallery at London’s Barbican Centre, invokes the... continue reading
“Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture”

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, London

View of "Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture" at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2018. 
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Naomi Pearce

In his 2014 lecture “The Future of Forensic Science in Criminal Trials,” judge Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, identified a communication problem. In light of the increasingly complex science used in court, he called for a set of judicial primers: standardized documents, written in “plain... continue reading

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