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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
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

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