Video art

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In the Black Fantastic review – reaching for tomorrow’s art world
Eleven contemporary artists inspired by Afrofuturism consider possible futures with a hopeful, fizzing energy

Aindrea Emelife

28, Jun, 2022 @2:08 PM

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From Poirot to poppers! Jarman award shortlist celebrates ‘risk-taking’ film-makers
Contenders for the £10,000 video art prize offer up a range of work, from explorations of the UK prison system to surreal skin cream adverts

Tim Jonze

28, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Beam me up, Priti! The sci-fi about teleporting refugees that feels very real
Set in a futuristic detention camp, Meriem Bennani’s eye-popping films follow immigrants caught zapping over borders. With Patel’s Rwanda plan, says the animator, it no longer seems far-fetched

Alex Rayner

23, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Future Shock review – like a pretentious nightclub where no one is dancing
It claims to showcase the art of the future, but surely we have more to look forward to than dry ice, lights and music that sounds like the contents of Brian Eno’s dustbin

Jonathan Jones

29, Apr, 2022 @12:21 PM

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The Guardian view on the Venice Biennale: sensuous and serious | Editorial
Editorial: The latest edition of the art exhibition feeds all the senses. It feels exactly right for now


28, Apr, 2022 @5:26 PM

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The minaret that flew to the moon – Kutluğ Ataman returns with a thrilling show
Ten years after he went off to tend land in rural Anatolia, the Turkish artist is back – with an exhibition about a bizarre space mission, LGBT persecution, and how to dig an irrigation ditch

Hettie Judah

20, Apr, 2022 @10:23 AM

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Survey II review – ‘like a David Lynch riff on my grandma’s lounge’
From a cake flattened by a paving stone to a bed that is the stuff of nightmares, this group show of new artists seems affected by lockdown-induced cabin fever

Hannah Clugston

15, Mar, 2022 @12:45 PM

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‘My film language? Sega and Nintendo’ – Larry Achiampong brings a gamer’s pizzazz to the gallery
From Robertson’s racist jam jars to murderous old ballads, the British-Ghanaian artist tackles notions of empire and belonging – with a gamer’s eye. He talks about his epic new film, a voyage through post-Brexit Britain

Andrew Male

14, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Dazzling, subversive, confronting: inside Queer, a landmark Australian art show
From ancient Egypt to Kylie, this NGV exhibition celebrates camp, gender, love and activism, to dispel the idea that art ‘is heterosexual until proven otherwise’

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

09, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Whips, manacles and a bedazzled dildo – the ICA’s controversial show on sex work
Embroidered sex toys, dominatrix videos and a graphic rendering of a BDSM dungeon are among work by 13 artists in an exhibition that calls for decriminalisation

Claire Armitstead

14, Feb, 2022 @10:56 AM

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Space invaders, cosmic exhibitions, and a showdown with Amazon – the week in art
Suzanne Jackson hangs sculpted paintings, video art interrogates the giant retailer, and Black women rewrite the history of ceramics – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

04, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘You need glue, tampons and ice’: artist Every Ocean Hughes on how to help the dying
Caring for her late grandmother inspired US artist Every Ocean Hughes to take end-of-life doula training. She talks corpse kits, Covid and queer death

Laura Snapes

25, Jan, 2022 @4:11 PM

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