Chikako Yamashiro @ White Rainbow

  Japan is famous for its breathtaking nature. Cherry blossoms, mountains, cranes; the image most people of the country is of a serene, gentle place, where everything is delicate and beautiful. In Chikako Yamashiro’s exhibition Shapeshifter at White Rainbow in London the viewer is exposed to the natural side of Japan, but it is not […]

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Facing the Enemy @ Palais de Tokyo

Two exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris are running concurrently that employ huge immersive installations to subvert our ideas on all things moral and political. Across large curated spaces Neil Beloufa’s L’ennemi de mon ennemi and Kader Attia and Jean-Jacques Lebel’s One and Other present the audience with work that will shock, scare […]

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Gallery Girl meets Alice Irwin

Alice Irwin uses print, etching and sculpture to reference childhood experiences and to create her own creatures and make-believe worlds. As she is about to complete her MA from the Royal College of Art in London, Gallery Girl caught up with her to chat fantasy and inspirations. “It is like you are trying to undo […]

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Basma Alsharif @ Mosaic Rooms

We are sick with an illness that cannot be cured If only I can alleviate the pain That I have myself created in you A pain that only you can relieve me of So that we will never be free Basma Alsharif’s trio of film installations at the Mosaic Rooms is a delicate and sensual […]

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Yto Barrada @ Barbican

The Barbican’s Curve Gallery is almost a piece of architectural art in its own right. Its sweeping structure is therefore the perfect space in which to exhibit artwork that comments on structure and form. Yto Barrada’s current show, Agadir, considers how the city and its citizens respond to reinvention – a process that inevitably involves […]

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Azeri Art @ Gazelli

Amongst dozens of white-cube style Mayfair galleries filled with contemporary, modern and old-master art that predominantly originates from Europe and North America, one of the exhibition spaces has been taken over by work from a location that does not often become part of the conversation of the London art scene. her shey qayidacaq* at Gazelli […]

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Gallery Girl meets Cairo Clarke

In the space of just one year Cairo Clarke has held a week long series of performance based exhibitions at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects, collaborated with London’s Art Night and organised a show at Century Club in Soho. Gallery Girl spoke with Clarke about her curatorial approach, the artists she works with and her plans […]

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