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  • Barry Flanagan, no. 5 ’71, 1971, fabric and wood, 25 x 104 x 99".

    Barry Flanagan

    Tate Britain

    The British sculptor Barry Flanagan (1941–2009) was best known for the bronze hares he began to produce in 1979, which earned him immediate and lasting commercial success. Despite their popular appeal, these leaping leporids were in many ways detrimental to Flanagan’s critical reputation, eclipsing the seriousness of his contribution to twentieth-century sculpture. Thankfully, this carefully selected and elegantly installed exhibition, “Barry Flanagan: Early Works 1965–1982,” provided an alternative perspective on the artist’s career. Foregrounding his radical sculptural production between 1965

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  • Ashok Sukumaran, Postscript on the Order of Networks (detail), 2011, fourteen posters, each 16 1/2 x 16 1/2". From “The City Is a Burning, Blazing Bonfire.”

    “The City Is a Burning, Blazing Bonfire”

    CUBITT Gallery | Studios | Education

    This group show, curated by Fiona Parry, deftly brought together the work of three artists and one collaborative project, all linking art, energy, and ecological systems. Taking its title from Henri Lefebvre’s characterization of the city as a blazing site of powerful flows, interlinking colossal quantities of physical and human energy, it poignantly assembles various artistic dealings with the urban environment from distinct geopolitical and aesthetic approaches. A seventeen-minute video by Deimantas Narkevičius, Energy Lithuania, 2000, explores the history of Elektrènai, a town built in the

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