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Martine Syms, still from Notes on Gesture, 2015
Artist to Watch 30 Mar 2017 By Christine Takengny

Martine Syms

Her appropriation of found footage, combined with a sophisticated take on 21st century social media communication, give her a very distinct voice, full of humour and energy.

Theo Eshetu, Atlas Fractured 2017, digital video, installation view, Athens Conservatoire (Odeion), documenta 14, photo: Theo Eshetu
Friday Dispatch 21 Apr 2017 By Ali MacGilp

documenta 14: Learning from Athens

The heady scent of orange blossom pervades the city of Athens in April: a beautiful and unexpected accompaniment to the opening of this year’s documenta exhibition.

Installation view – Patrick Hough, And If In A Thousand Years, 2017. Commissioned for Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017: Neither One Thing or Another, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Film and Video Umbrella. Image: Anna Arca.
Friday Dispatch 31 Mar 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017: Neither One Thing or Another

Lawrence Lek and Patrick Hough were this year’s award winners, both responding to the curatorial theme by using pioneering technology to examine a blurring of the line between the real and the artificial.

Still from Hito Steyerl, 'Abstract', 2012, Double screen two channel HD video with sound, 7 minutes and 30 seconds. Edition of 7, with 2 APs. Presented to GoMA by the Contemporary Art Society through the Collections Fund, 2015
Friday Dispatch 24 Feb 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Polygraphs at Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Glasgow

In a ‘post-truth’ age a good narrative defeats the facts any day, but this exhibition is a timely reminder that ‘twas ever thus, and little is new but the technology.

Pilvi Takala, detail of The Committee project, 2013-2017, Pump House Gallery, London. Photo: Eoin Carey.
Artist to Watch 22 Feb 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Pilvi Takala

Takala has built up an intriguing body of work over the last twelve years that probes how we function as a society.

John Akomfrah with artwork Auto Da Fé. Photo by Polly Thomas
Friday Dispatch 3 Feb 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Artes Mundi 7, Cardiff

Now in its seventh edition, the prize has done a remarkable job of getting respected international artists better known in the UK

Evgeny Antufiev, Untitled, 2016, fabric, thread, stuffing, brass, 41 x 27 x 8 cm and Untitled, 2016, wood, www.emalin.co.uk
Friday Dispatch 20 Jan 2017 By Ali MacGilp

CONDO, London

Relaxed and festival-like, it is heartening to witness such a collaborative, rather than competitive, artworld event

Laura Wilson, Fold and Stretch, 2016 Photo: Jules Lister
Artist to Watch 3 Jan 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Laura Wilson

In her practice, Wilson frequently collaborates with specialists to create performative sculptural works that illuminate the relationship between materiality, memory and tacit or experiential knowledge.

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