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Review: Afterness by Artangel – Bombs, Birds And Art

I’m standing on a shingle beach looking out to sea with the wind whipping at my face. With just sea birds for company it’s peaceful but the skeletal structures of bunkers and houses around me suggest I’m in some sort of post-apocalyptic wasteland, affirmed by a sign that warns me to stick to the path due to unexploded ordnance.

Beyond the Uncanny

Plenty of shows bring together paintings of figures and objects in unusual contexts or brought into unexpected conjunctions: the words ‘uncanny’ and ‘enigmatic’, ‘disturbing’ and ‘surreal’ are likely to be invoked. But, even if the paintings are good, you need more to turn such a display into a compelling whole. Two current exhibitions demonstrate how:

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