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Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
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New this week Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Opens: 10/07/2014 Closes: 26/10/2014 National Portrait Gallery, London
Virginia Woolf was famously forthcoming (and often sharp-tongued) with opinions of others, but it is portraits of Woolf by her contemporaries that dominate the first gallery exhibition dedicated to her life. Likenesses by her Bloomsbury chums (including her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell), photographs by Man Ray and personal diaries and letters are among 100 works on display in an intimate exploration one of literature's brightest minds.
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Ryan Gander: Make every show like it's your last
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Ryan Gander: Make every show like it's your last
Opens: 03/07/2014 Closes: 14/09/2014 Manchester Art Gallery
The British artist Ryan Gander told us all about his belief in imagination and ambiguity during a recent National Trust project. This is a chance to see his ideas in action, such as an ad campaign he commissioned to promote a fake government initiative titled ‘Imagineering' and his unusable escape routes into a fictional world of fun called Culturefield.
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Barbara Kruger
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Barbara Kruger
Opens: 28/06/2014 Closes: 31/08/2014 Modern Art Oxford
Shouty black and white works made Barbara Kruger a key figure in late-70s postmodern feminism, alongside artists like Cindy Sherman. She now engulfs Modern Art Oxford with new and old work, confronting the viewer with large-scale slogans that provocatively examine consumerism and the gendered gaze.
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Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland
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Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland
Opens: 28/06/2014 Closes: 25/01/2015 Various venues, Edinburgh
Scotland puts on a good show of pride for its artistic output from the last quarter century, and rightfully so. A yearlong project entitled Generation entails exhibitions across the country featuring work by 100 Scots artists. Edinburgh's three National Galleries house the biggest segment during festival season, exhibiting old, new and significant work by 30 artists including Turner Prize winners and nominees Simon Starling, Douglas Gordon, Charles Avery and David Shrigley, plus the likes of Karla Black, Martin Boyce and Rosalind Nashashibi.
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Making Colour
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Making Colour
Opens: 18/06/2014 Closes: 07/09/2014 National Gallery, London
Animals, vegetables and minerals have all provided pigment over the centuries. This colour-by-colour exhibition – reaching from the Renaissance to the Impressionists – examines the science in art's history: how colours were created and what that meant for artists. Eyes can be feasted on works by the likes of Botticelli, Van Dycke and Degas.
Rated 70 %
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Franz West - Where is my eight?
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Franz West - Where is my eight?
Opens: 13/06/2014 Closes: 14/09/2014 The Hepworth Wakefield
Conceived with the Austrian artist before his death, this show features installations made up of West's own past works, what he termed ‘combi-pieces'. More interested in creating somewhere nice to sit down and have a chat (or something to wear and handle) than lofty works of sculpture, West carved out a strange, playful, sometimes scatological niche and was honoured with the lifetime achievement gong at 2011's Venice Biennale.
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Ed Atkins - Ribbons
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Ed Atkins - Ribbons
Opens: 11/06/2014 Closes: 25/08/2014 Serpentine Gallery, London
The video game experience, along with visceral, gothic tendencies, is recurrent in Ed Atkins film work. This new installation is no different; the HD obsessed artist (previously Whitechapel's writer in residence) creates a dark, avatar-inhabited virtual reality, accompanied by powerful, immersive sound.
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Marina Abramovic: 512 Hours
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Marina Abramovic: 512 Hours
Opens: 11/06/2014 Closes: 25/08/2014 The Serpentine, London
Abromovic's dictum ‘more and more of less and less' is stretched to its limits in her first piece since the sit-and-stare performance The Artist is Present. The self titled grandmother of performance art is (literally) handed the keys to the Serpentine, performing eight hours a day, six days a week for three months. Audiences must leave all baggage at the door and enter a gallery in which anything (or nothing) could happen.
Rated 65 %
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British Folk Art: The House that Jack Built
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British Folk Art: The House that Jack Built
Opens: 10/06/2014 Closes: 31/08/2014 Tate Britain, London
Attempting to renegotiate the gap between fine art and Toby jugs, the first museum scale UK folk art show features thatched sculpture and giant pocket watches among its 200 plus exhibits. Makers include embroiderer Mary Linwood and painter Alfred Wallis; the aim being to bring these artists and their output into the narrative of British art history.
Rated 72 %
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Summer Exhibition 2014
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Summer Exhibition 2014
Opens: 09/06/2014 Closes: 17/08/2014 Royal Academy, London
The world's largest open entry exhibition returns. In addition to the plethora of pieces by those not necessarily working within the contemporary art establishment, see a light installation by the great minimalist James Turrell, Thomas Heatherwick's Garden Bridge model, Cornelia Parker's ‘black and white' room (with work by David Shrigley and Martin Creed), paintings by Marlene Dumas, and you probably won't be able to miss a leaning tower of cakes by Yinka Shonibare.
Rated 66 %
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