Lonnie Holley in The Guardian

'Goddesses, she-devils and a tangle with textiles – the week in art' by Jonathan Jones

20 May 2022 Lonnie Holley scours Britain for material, demons seize the British Museum and feminist fabrics come to Cambridge – all in your weekly dispatch.

 

Exhibition of the week:

 

Lonnie Holley: The Growth of Communication
This evocative assemblage artist born in Birmingham, Alabama, shows work inspired by recent visits to the UK that use found British stuff.

Edel Assanti, London, until 2 July.

 

Lonnie Holley: The Growth of Communication, installation view, Edel Assanti, London, 2022. Photograph: Andy Keate

 

Also showing:

 

Feminine Power
From Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, to the disruptive Kali, this exhibition sticks out a tongue at male power by surveying female divinities and demons in the world’s cultures.
British Museum, London until 25 September.

 

Status Need a World Interlude
Sue Tomkins, Michael Wilkinson, Eva Rothschild and Jim Lambie create a group show that resembles a single installation. 
Modern Institute, Glasgow until 22 June.

 

Counted
Photography to mark this year’s Scottish census, comparing contemporary shots of Scotland by Kieran Dodds, Arpita Shah and others with the Victorian photographs of David Hill and Robert Adamson.
 Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, until 25 September.

 

What Lies Beneath: Women, Politics, Textiles
Textiles as feminist political art, with Miriam Schapiro, Permindar Kaur, Francisca Aninat and others.
Women’s Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, until 28 August.

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