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July 23, 2018

Jenny Holzer @ Tate Modern

July 23, 2018 - July 31, 2019

Tate Modern,

Bankside


London,

SE1 9TG

United Kingdom

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American artist Jenny Holzer presents statements that can provoke strong responses. Whether encountered on city streets or in art galleries, Holzer's work asks us to consider the words and messages that surround us. Her art takes many forms, including stone benches, projections, signs, posters, paintings, plaques and textiles. Words are central to her work, whether pasted on a wall, flickering from an electronic sign, carved in granite or stitched in wool. Her texts can be forceful and apparently simple, but may contradict…

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September 1, 2018

Alice Kettle @ The Whitworth

September 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Thread Bearing Witness, is a major new series of monumental textiles by renowned artist Alice Kettle, which recounts the stories of cultural heritage, displacement and the global refugee crisis and forms an immersive installation in the gallery.

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Heather Ackroyd @ White Horse Wood Country Park, Maidstone

September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019

Ash to Ash by internationally recognised artists Heather Ackroyd & Dan Harvey is a major new environmental artwork commissioned by The Ash Project. As part of their process the artists have undertaken a substantial research and development project, creating a work that responds to the loss of ash across the globe.

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Ulla von Brandenburg @ Whitechapel Gallery

September 20, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Whitechapel Gallery,

77-82 Whitechapel, High Street


London,

E1 7QX

United Kingdom

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Five hundred children visited Whitechapel Gallery on 28 January 1973 to learn about sweets as a popular art. An enticing display of donated confectionary was part of the ‘Fanfare for Europe’ celebrations, marking Britain’s entry into the European Common Market. Billed as a ‘Sweet Feast’, children were invited to sample the candies, but the exhibition came to an unexpected end when they overwhelmed the guard and devoured all the displays. A new film by Ulla von Brandenburg, commissioned by the…

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October 5, 2018

Rachel Maclean @ Chapter Gallery

October 5, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Commissioned for the Venice Biennale in 2017, Rachel Maclean’s critically-acclaimed ‘Spite Your Face’ travels to Cardiff to present her first solo exhibition in Wales. It references the Italian folk-tale 'The Adventures of Pinocchio, ‘Spite Your Face’ (2017) advances a powerful social critique, exploring underlying fears and desires that characterise the contemporary zeitgeist. Set across two worlds – with a glittering, materialistic and celebrity-obsessed upper world, and a dark, dank and impoverished lower world – the lure of wealth and adoration…

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November 10, 2018

Susan Hiller & others @ Birmingham Museum of Art Gallery

November 10, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Marking a century since the first women won the right to vote, 'Women Power Protest' brings together modern and contemporary artworks from the Arts Council Collection and Birmingham’s, to celebrate female artists who have explored protest, social commentary and identity in their work. Showcasing pieces by celebrated artists including Susan Hiller, Lubaina Himid, and Mary Kelly, as well as sometimes controversial artists such as Sam Taylor-Johnson, Sonia Boyce, and Margaret Harrison, the exhibition will not shy away from difficult subjects,…

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December 3, 2018

Fifty Works by Fifty British Women Artists @ The Mercer’s Company

December 3, 2018 - March 23, 2019

‘Fifty Works by Fifty British Women Artists 1900 - 1950’, marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People’s Act. The inaugural exhibition is at the newly restored Ambulatory, Worshipful Company of Mercers (City of London). Through a heterogeneous collection of painting and sculpture by fifty artists, the exhibition pays tribute to the extraordinary cultural production of women in Britain during the first half of the 20th century. Despite the inequality of opportunity, patronage and critical attention, many female…

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Cathie Pilkington @ Pallant House Gallery

December 8, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Pallant House Gallery,

9 North Pallant


Chichester West Sussex,

PO19 1TJ

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Sculptor Cathie Pilkington RA explores the relationship between personal collections and public display co-opting works from the gallery’s collection to sit alongside more than 30 of her own figurative constructions. Selected works include Eileen Agar, Henry Moore, Paula Rego, Victor Willing, and a series of Lord Snowdon’s arresting portraits of women artists that form an anchor in the curation of each room. Suggesting themes of motherhood, privacy, domesticity and the unconscious, this dialogue with the collection and architecture is the…

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January 18, 2019

Beatrice Gibson @ Camden Arts Centre

January 18, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Camden Arts Centre,

8 Arkwright Road


London,

NW3 6DG

United Kingdom

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Crone Music presents two new, interconnected films by British artist Beatrice Gibson, alongside an expanded events programme featuring artists, poets, musicians and wider community with whom the films have been made.  It borrows its title from American composer Pauline Oliveros’ 1990 album of the same name, the exhibition seeks out an explicitly feminist lineage through which to recast the syncretic, collective and participatory nature of Gibson’s practice. Working at the intersection of art, feminism, expanded cinema, experimental literature and film, Crone Music explores…

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Anna Chrystal Stephens @ Space Studios

January 18, 2019 - March 23, 2019

Anna Chrystal Stephens works with photography, sculpture and action to explore living strategies, sustainability and societies’ changing relationship to the natural environment. She is interested in prehistoric archaeology, ecology and collaboration. Her practice includes the gathering and dispersal of survival skills and craft processes through walks, discussions and workshops. The exhibition, Anorak, is made in reaction to anxiety about environmental crisis, and puts forward learning survival skills and DIY processes, which can be empowering steps to gaining a greater understanding and…

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