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Max Andrews

Two exhibitions in Barcelona and Sabadell explore the artist’s ever-changing styles and painterly references

On the Spanish artist’s magmatic morphologies, currently on view at Haus der Kunst, Munich, and Matadero, Madrid

At Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, a crepuscular glow lends acute poignancy to simple forms and materials   

The artist explores the politics of the female voice that speaks out, or is shut up, at àngels barcelona, Spain

At La Panacée, Montpellier, Nicolas Bourriaud’s manifesto for a new movement and attempt to demarcate an artistic peer group

Adrià Julià, ‘Hot Iron’, 2016-17, installation view, Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró. Courtesy: Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; photograph: Pere Pratdesaba

Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

How open are open calls? 

Equipo Palomar, No es homosexual simplemente el homófilo sino el segado por el falo perdido (The homophile is not just homosexual, but the man blinded by the lost phallus, 2016), production still. Courtesy: the artists 

Contributing editor Max Andrews selects the best shows in the city

Alexandre Estrela, Pockets of Silence, 2015, installation view, HD video projection and fibreglass sculpture. All images courtesy Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía; photographs Joaquín Cortés / Román Lores

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

Joachim Koester, The Place of Dead Roads , 2013, HD video still

Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, Spain

Sean Lynch, A blow-by-blow account of stonecarving in Oxford (detail), 2014, installation view

CAPC musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux

Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain