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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Alex Da Corte @ Josh Lilley

Somewhere in the heart of Fitzrovia lies a gallery that has been given a psychedelic makeover. Neon signs, fluorescent lighting and 90s style box-televisions have taken over the traditional gallery environment so that not an inch of white wall space at Josh Lilley remains in sight. This surreal utopia is what makes up BAD LAND, […]

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The Future is Certain @ Calvert 22

Society forces us to believe that anything is possible in the future. While we may speculate about upcoming events in the days, weeks or even years to come, we would rarely be brave enough to say that what lies ahead is certain. However, a new exhibition at Calvert 22 subverts all of this, purporting that […]

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Basim Magdy @ Arnolfini

If you were an animal, what you would you be? A whale. They’re too big to care. – Basim Magdy, An Apology to a Love Story The Future is Your Enemy reads the text printed on a large screen that appears on the poster of Basim Magdy’s incumbent exhibition at Arnolfini in Bristol. The screen […]

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Wael Shawky @ Serpentine

Egyptian artist Wael Shawky is enjoying his first major London show at the Serpentine Gallery. The gallery hosts drawings, puppets and political film Upon entering the gallery, the visitor is greeted by a procession of puppets standing statically and in a dimly lit room, all facing the same direction. The figures seemed to me, somewhat […]

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