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Shilpa Gupta – Someone Else

Shilpa Gupta Singing Cloud 2008 - 2009
Shilpa Gupta Singing Cloud 2008 – 2009

Next week, Indian artist Shilpa Gupta will be taking over part of Bristol’s Arnolfini Gallery with her Someone Else installation, which will be shown alongside other recent works including her installation Singing Cloud. The cloud is a vast, nebulous cluster of 4000 black microphones suspended from the ceiling. These are reverse-wired to emit the sounds created through abstracting the results of psychological tests on numerous individuals about the reception of images.

Someone Else runs from 3 March – 22 April at  Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1

Shipla Gupta Someone Else 2010 - 2011
Shipla Gupta Someone Else 2010 – 2011

Those Who Remain

Cesare Lucchini quasi una testa 1998 - 2001

In a weighty claim, Swiss artists Cesare Lucchini’s paintings are said to ‘bear witness to the tragedy of the human condition’. In his first UK exhibition, Rosenfeld Porcini gallery in London will host his show Those Who Remain – showcasing the artist’s ‘existential concerns’. Lucchini says, ‘The starting point (for me) to make a painting normally begins from my reflections on one of the dramatic events which take place daily in our contemporary world. Certain realities provoke in me a very strong emotional response, even anger, and, as a consequence they become a reason to begin painting.’

Those Who Remain runs from 2 March –  21 April at Rosenfeld Porcini, 37 Rathbone Street, London W1T

Cesare Lucchini quasi una testa 1998 - 2001

Tomorrow Never Knows

Naheed Raza for Tomorrow Never Knows
Naheed Raza for Tomorrow Never Knows

The Jerwood Foundation’s Film and Video Umbrella Awards recipients Ed Atkins, Emma Hart, Naheed Raza and Corin Sworn will be presenting their ‘projects of the future’ in a show opening next month at London’s Jerwood Space. Centred around the theme ‘futurology’, the exhibition will be presenting the pieces as works in progress, demonstrating each work’s potential. The works will be accompanied by texts by writers Martin Herbert and Paul Morley exploring our fears, hopes anxieties about what tomorrow might bring.

During the exhibition run, two of the featured artists will each be awarded a £20 000 commission to continue and complete their projects. The finished works will then premiere at Jerwood Space in early 2013 before travelling to Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Art

Corin Sworn for Tomorrow Never Knows
Corin Sworn for Tomorrow Never Knows

Tomorrow Never Knows runs from 14 March to 22 April at JVA at Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London SE1. For more information visit www.tomorrowneverknows.org.uk

Emma Hart for Tomorrow Never Knows
Emma Hart for Tomorrow Never Knows

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