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David Blandy, The End of the World, 2017.
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Patrick Langley

In his three-volume book Principles of Geology (1830-1833), Charles Lyell pioneered a theory whose clunky title belies its elegance. Uniformitarianism, as Lyell’s argument is known, suggests that the earth was shaped, over hundreds of millions of years, by incremental processes that are observable all around us: erosion, sedimentation, and so... continue reading
Cosey Fanni Tutti

CABINET, London

View of "Cosey Fanni Tutti," Cabinet, London, 2017.
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Lucy Reynolds

Cosey Fanni Tutti’s exhibition at Cabinet Gallery is divided into two parts, a photographic exhibition and a film, which together invite the visitor to negotiate not only questions of morality but also archival memento mori. Upon entering the upper gallery, the viewer confronts frames from Cosey’s 1977 photographic collaborations with... continue reading
View of "When my eyes saw and when my ears heard," Hollybush Gardens, London, 2017.
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Patrick Langley

In her 1974 memoir Handbook in Motion, Simone Forti describes how, when she moved from San Francisco to New York in 1959, the city seemed a “maze of concrete mirrors.”(1) New York didn’t just disorient: it “shocked” her. She took solace from the city’s alienating architecture by rooting herself in... continue reading
Amar Kanwar’s “Such A Morning”

MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, London

Amar Kanwar, Such A Morning, 2017.
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Colin Perry

Amar Kanwar’s latest video installation delves into more mystical concerns than the documentary format, for which he is known, might seem capable of containing. The eponymous single-channel video at the heart of “Such A Morning” (all works 2017) is an exquisitely installed piece of visionary slow cinema—a work whose mode... continue reading
Frieze Art Fair

FRIEZE ART FAIR, London

View of David Zwirner booth, Frieze Art Fair, London, 2017.
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Herb Shellenberger

Leave or Remain, Trump or Clinton, terror, peace, boredom, or indifference: no matter where the world is at culturally, politically, socially, or existentially, there will always be another Frieze fair in early October. If last year’s edition occurred within the shadow of a particularly pronounced period of political uncertainty, by... continue reading
“Letter from Istanbul”

PI ARTWORKS, London

View of "Letter from Istanbul," Pi Artworks, London, 2017.
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Filipa Ramos and Morgan Quaintance

In curating “Letter from Istanbul” at Pi Artworks, London, Morgan Quaintance combined multiple approaches to examine the cultural, social, and political life of Istanbul. He expanded the format of the exhibition to open a direct dialogue between artworks and diverse materials and documents, while also including radio broadcasts and a... continue reading

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