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EX VOTO, originalprojects;, Great Yarmouth

The title of this group show, “EX VOTO”—a truncation of the Latin ex voto susceptor—translates as “from the vow made.” Curated by Lucy Stein and Sarah Hartnett, a duo also known as the Mary Ley Line Pilgrimage, the exhibition offers works from thirty contemporary artists who share an interest in a secular sense of the divine,read more

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Ghislaine Leung: ‘Bosses’ (Divided Press, 2023)

Literal descriptions of things intersperse Bosses, 2023, Ghislaine Leung’s new collection of texts: ‘Index of Services’; ‘Air Passenger Duty’; Avoidable Mortality’. They might be titles for works, such as Public Sculpture, 2018, which I encountered in Suffolk earlier this summer, a taxonomical lineup of toys from a Reading local authority lending library. Produced according toread more

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Over Hang: W139, Amsterdam

After fifteen hours on the Newcastle-Amsterdam ferry I was hungover for ‘Over hang’ at W139. I arrived, then, in the dual traditions of ‘creatives’ who’ve found that a bastard behind the eyes enables a more corpuscular encounter with art and tourists ruining Amsterdam for the locals. Or maybe, as this show, curated by exhibiting artistread more

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The Moving Museum: Şişhane Otopark, Istanbul

Contemporary art is often what occupies spaces after commerce has departed, or is yet to arrive. The Moving Museum’s Istanbul exhibition found temporary residence in Şişhane Otopark, a soon-to-be-open underground multi-storey carpark. Its street-level carapace, Şişhane Park, incorporates ‘sunset decks’ east-facing across the Bosporous and an outdoor ‘theatric room’. The park’s still incomplete mezzanine levelread more

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Malcolm Le Grice: Richard Saltoun

As a filmmaker who, like many others of his generation, rented rather than sold work through the London Filmmakers’ Co-operative, Malcolm Le Grice’s first solo exhibition in a commercial gallery raises questions about the display, distribution and, finally, perhaps, displacement of such work. While the exhibition’s playful title – ‘No Idea’ – might inadvertently reflectread more

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The Influence of Furniture on Love: Wysing Arts Centre

‘The Influence of Furniture on Love’, along with the exhibition ‘Hey, I’m Mr Poetic’, staged at Wysing Arts Centre between April and June this year, are both pauses to reflect on the institution’s 35-year history. Although Wysing has an exhibitions and events programme coordinated by in-house curators, and on-site studios and specialist workshops, over theread more

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DeWain Valentine: Almine Rech Gallery

DeWain Valentine’s jewel-like cast polyester resin sculptures at Almine Rech, London, are an unexpected compliment to the Barbican’s survey of that prodigious Californian partnership, Charles and Ray Eames. Aside from being long-term adoptive Angelenos – wisened to the ways of smog-enhanced light and space – both artist and architects were, as Rowan Moore wrote ofread more