Picks of the week

Somewhere in Between

The Wellcome Collection hosts four immersive installations created through collaboration between scientists and artists, including FVU alumna Daria Martin. The works explore elements that are vital to human life, such as food sources and the limitations of our bodies.

Wellcome Collection, London, 8 March - 27 August 2018

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Rachel Maclean | Spite Your Face

Rachel Maclean's commission for the Venice Biennale arrives in Edinburgh. Expect commentary on the abuse of patriarchal power and exploitation, and Maclean’s trademark theatrical aesthetic.

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 24 February – 5 May 2018

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Wilderness

Esther Johnson's Hinterland (previously featured in our curated show for Hull 2017, Somewhere Becoming Sea) joins a group of works in film, painting, drawing and photography that engage with the natural world and our innate need for solitude and open space.

The New Art Gallery Walsall, 2 February - 6 May 2018

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Hammer Projects: Lawrence Abu Hamdan

An installation of audiovisual works attempts to reconstruct the conditions and architectural plans of a Syrian military prison, using only the acoustic memories of surviving former detainees who were kept in total darkness. 

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 20 January - 20 May 2018

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Diaspora Pavilion

Featuring the work of 7 of the artists from the Venice Pavilion; Larry Achiampong, Kimathi Donkor, Michael Forbes, susan pui san lok, Paul Maheke, Erika Tan and Abbas Zahedi.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 10 February - 29 April 2018

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Kurt Schwitters | Collage & Assemblage

Schwitters’ classic 'Merz' collages are on display at Newcastle University's Hatton Gallery. Find out more about the FVU group project inspired by the work of Schwitters here, or click below for more on the exhibition.

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, 7 October 2017 - 11 May 2018

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Generation Loss

Video artist and FVU alumnus Ed Atkins curates an exhibition from the extensive Julia Stoschek Collection. The videos are exhibited in close proximity to one another, divided only by acoustic glass, allowing the visual content to form a relationship between the works.

Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, 10 June 2017 - 10 July 2018

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