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Effet de Miroir

Effet de Miroir (Mirror Effect) is an exhibition featuring works by Saïd Afifi, Elisabeth Ballet, Sammy Baloji, Robert Barry, Cecile Bart, Fouad Bellamine, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Philippe Cazal, Roberta Gigante, Véronique Joumard, Jinsun Lee, Guy Limone, Hamid Maghraoui, Anthony McCall and Mengzhi Zeng. Curated by Nadine Gayet-Descendre, the exhibition seeks to highlight the interdisciplinarity that is more and more present in contemporary. It also reflects the curator’s interest in architecture. The project bridges a creative dialogue between emerging and confirmed artists. The works were selected to engage with, and as a response to, French artist Philippe Cazal’s Compacités that are neither paintings nor sculptures, neither a stated concept nor words but are all of this at the same time. The series is made of words, chosen by the artist, which letters are interlocked to embody both a unique visual reality and a secret symbolism; uttered but hidden as a single image, as an allegory of meaning. In addition to addressing questions of space, if not of architecture, the pieces in the exhibition are interwoven by poetics …

Sonia Boyce: Retrospective

Manchester Art Gallery presents the first retrospective exhibition by artist Sonia Boyce. Focusing on work from the mid-1990s to the present the exhibition will reflect Boyce’s move from her earlier drawing and collage which explored her own position as a black British woman, towards more improvised, collaborative ways of working. These unpredictable, open processes have been documented through a range of media including photography, film and wallpaper. The gallery has also commissioned Boyce to make a new collaborative live work for the exhibition. New commission Sonia Boyce is fascinated by ‘what people do when they come together’. She is currently working with the gallery team and invited collaborators, including Lasana Shabazz and drag artists from Family Gorgeous, to make a new work, Six Acts, a night-time group takeover of the gallery exploring ‘gender trouble’ among the gallery’s 19th century painting displays and wider culture. This new commission will be made into a film installation and shown for the first time in the exhibition. Other works on display For You, Only You, 2007 is a film of …