Siberia-born Evgenia Arbugaeva (b. 1985) explores the Arctic landscapes of her childhood in her most recent photographic series, Weather Man. Arbugaeva aims to distil subliminal moments of magic in the scenes she records, imbuing the documentary format with a dream-like enchantment. The series evolved from a chance meeting with Vyacheslav Korotki, a meteorologist living in Khodovarikha – a remote outpost. The evocative sequence captures the austere Arctic, with the shimmering aurora borealis providing natural embellishment to the harsh isolation. The photographer documents ways of life rendered obsolete by societal and technological advances through the prism of childhood nostalgia. Korotki becomes a kind of meteorological shaman, stationed at the edge of the earth. Weather Man and Tiksi are currently on show in Arctic Stories at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. www.evgeniaarbugaeva.com.
A Ghost Story for the Digital Age, Dark Matters, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
It is by the ghostly light of Daniel Rozin’s Snow Mirror that visitors enters Dark Matters at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. This haunting new exhibition is an amalgamation of a variety of media.
The Logic of Contradiction
A Matter of Life and Death and Singing is the latest exhibition to open at M HKA in Antwerp. With over 100 artworks, it is the first comprehensive retrospective of Jimmie Durham’s work to date.