We’re taking a look at architecture and the systems that define our society in this week’s gallery picks.
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1. Tomoo Gokita’s artworks point to dated archetypes lifted from pulp fiction, Hollywood rags and film noir. The figures appear appear in a state of destruction or deterioration appropriate to their origine in memory at Mary Boone Gallery
2.Franz Ackermann creates cartographic watercolour drawings of urban areas undergoing rapid growth and development. These ‘mental maps’ form the basis of his multi-faceted site-specific artworks at White Cube Gallery
3. Daniel Rich’s new body of work continues to examine how the reproduction and proliferation of images shape our perception of physical structures and the ideologies that they embody at Peter Blum Gallery
4. By using traditional materials of oil on canvas, in the form of thick coats of paint to the canvas’s surface, Murat Pulat creates dotted textures. The texture the artist creates on his oeuvre defines the paintings from the realism of a film-still; however, these textural grains reference the pixels of a film, reminding the viewer of the origin of the paintings’ subject matter at Leila Heller Gallery
5. Michael Wolf has been consumed by the social and architectural fabric of Hong Kong since he moved there in 1994 at Flowers Gallery
6. Much of Thomson & Craighead’s recent work looks at how communications networks like the worldwide web are changing the way we relate to the world around us at Dundee Contemporary Arts