Picks of the week

Slow Violence

Eight artists, including Adam Chodzko and Thomson & Craighead, reject the common iconography of melting ice caps and desertification and share new visual interpretations that bring climate change unnervingly close to home.

Art & Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, 29 November 2017 - 20 January 2018

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Jacqueline Donachie | Right here among them

Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career exhibition encompassing sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing. 

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 11 November 2017 - 11 February 2018

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Julia Crabtree & William Evans | Gullet

The artists present a new expansive sculptural work that combines craft with technological processes.

Cell Project Space, London, 17 November 2017 - 21 January 2018

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Sounds Like Her

Seven women artists from diverse cultures explore aspects of sound; voice, noise, organic and synthetic sounds, rhythmic patterns and sonic structures. The resulting works use a variety of media from painting through to immersive installation and video.

New Art Exchange, Nottingham, 14 October 2017 - 3 January 2018

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John Akomfrah | Purple

The Curve is filled with an ambitious six-channel video installation by artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah, combining newly shot film and archival footage to build a picture of humankind's impact on the planet. While you're there, don't miss Gayle Chong Kwan's sculptural installation in the foyer, with contextual text by Steven Bode.

Barbican, London, 6 October 2017 - 7 January 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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Tension & Conflict, Video Art after 2008

Quicksand by FVU alumnus Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen joins an exhibition of moving image works probing the political and social consequences of the 2008 financial crisis.

MAAT, Lisbon, 13 September 2017 - 19 March 2018

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Again and Again

Video works using looping, multi-channel installation, split-screen and seriality present fragmented depictions of the self and examine the connections between individual identity and mass media. 

Haus der Kunst, Munich, 15 September 2017 - 8 April 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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