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Be our guest: A new and alternative Bed & Breakfast, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Powys, until September 4 2013
© Courtesy Roger Hiorns / Corvi Mora, London. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij
Boutique hotels may be the rage, but B&Bs have more cultural baggage. Curators at Newtown’s contemporary art space certainly think so. They’ve moved a 1:1 scale modern hostelry into the gallery space and invited some 35 artists to intervene. Worth a visit. Worth a stay. Read our Preview.
In Every Dream Home, PM Gallery and House, London, until September 8
Borrowing a title from Roxy Music, Scottish painter Caroline Walker turns her attention to blinging suburban homes where all is not as perfect as it seems. The female inhabitants may have pools and sunshine, but these theatrical works cast the same characters as gardeners and maids.
There Will Be New Rules Next Week, DCA, Dundee, until September 23 2013
Pop artist and card-carrying nun Corita Kent is a curious figure, although she left her order in 1968. She’s credited with helping bring silkscreen and seriograph prints into the mainstream. And she has surely brought inspiration to the five living artists in this cheerful show at DCA.
Gabriel Orozco: thinking in circles, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, until October 18 2013
Not a retrospective but a cross section of work by Gabriel Orozco, thinking in circles does what it says on the tin. Circles are a foundational structure for the Mexican artist and have been since the 1990s. There are many unseen pieces here, so it’s just one more reason the visit the Festival.
Mass Observation, The Photographers' Gallery, London, August 2 - September 29 2013
The history of the Mass Observation archive is almost as compelling as the lives which, since 1937, it has gone on to document. Along with the interviews, anecdotes, reports and witness accounts which comprise the MO. Needless to say photography has always played a role.
The Wooden Igloo: Sigbjørn Bratlie, South Square, Bradford, August 7 - September 22 2013
11 years' vocational experience as a carpenter and interior designer should equip Bratlie for his latest gig in Bradford. The Norwegian artist is living in the gallery and building a home for himself along the way. This should be one of the more humourous responses to a residency in Bronte country.
Roger Hiorns: untitled (Youth), Hepworth Wakefield, August 30 - November 03 2013
A new 600 square metre gallery space at the Hepworth gets off to a flier. Jet engines, steel benches, fire, and a performative presence in the form of a young naked man, all characterise Hiorn’s epic series of the Youth title. The London-based artist has been adding to it since a student at Goldsmiths.