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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Shades of Summer @ Arthill Gallery

Imagine the glittering surface of a private swimming pool in Los Angeles in July. The pool is yours and you are alone, nobody is here to bother you. As you begin to get into the water, you see an oasis inhabited with tropical birds and exotic flora. Out of curiosity you get out of the […]

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Mat Collishaw @ Blain Southern

Everything is black. Suddenly lights flash frantically and bright flowers and birds fly in front of your eyes. This is how the centrepiece of Mat Collishaw’s Centrifugal Soul is experienced at Blain Southern. It sounds awful, like an evening spent at a bad nightclub that you’d rather forget. The installation however, is utterly mesmerising. Collishaw’s […]

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Anish Kapoor @ Lisson

The inside of the Lisson Gallery looks like it has just been taken over by Martians. There is red everywhere. Large unexplained craters are lying around the gallery space, while images of abstract forms appear on the walls. The current environment at Lisson however, has not been left in such a state by visitors from […]

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