Article by Marta Jecu in Marrakech // Apr. 25, 2012
Part one of a two-part interview: There are not many places like Marrakech, and it is a privilege to stage a biennale in this context. In fact, the question of context is a predominant one in the discourse surrounding…[read on]
Article by Jessyca Hutchens – in Berlin; Monday, Apr. 23, 2012.
So, I intended to write a sort of opening night review of Post-Studio Tales
(which opened Thursday April13 and will run until April 30). Instead, somehow, I only managed to get there some hours before and then the day after
the opening event, experiencing an excited anticipatory energy on one day, and seeing a more subdued, recovery-mode atmosphere the next…[read on…]
Article by Cara Cotner – in Berlin; Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2012.
Berlin currently plays host to an unprecedented trio of Gerhard Richter exhibitions. Gerhard Richter: Panorama
is a comprehensive retrospective at Neue Nationalgalerie, and the accompanying Editions 1965-2011
at me Collectors Room is a collection of Richter’s graphic prints, photographic editions and artist’s books…[read on…]
Article by Dina Muenzfeld – in New York; Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012.
The recently opened gallery of art collector, poet and oncologist Marc Straus emerges unobtrusively from its frantic environs. Located in the up and coming Lower East Side on Eldrige and Grand St, the four story gallery building does not only look distinct…[read on…]
Article by Minette Paes – in Berlin; Thursday, Apr. 11, 2012.
“I wanted to transform the subway from its dark, degrading, and impersonal reality into images that open up our experience again to the colour, sensuality, and vitality of the individual souls that ride it each day.” – Bruce DavidsonSubway…[read on…]
Article by Melissa Steckbauer – in Berlin; Wednesday, Apr. 04, 2012.
Alexandra (Alex) Tennigkeit has worked steadily for years around themes of German nationhood, religious politics, and personal tales of death and heartbreaking dismay. Her primary means of symbolizing this largely pop morte iconography…[read on…]
Article by Devon Caranicas – in Berlin; Friday, Mar. 30, 2012.
As Los Angeles’ artistic reputation is shifting into the spotlight, the city remains an anomaly for many. Known for a culture whose biggest export is Hollywood, it’s easy to assume that celebrity and superficiality rule supreme in the west coast capital…[read on…]
Interview by Elizabeth Feder in Berlin // Mar. 25, 2012
“Die Ungarische Methode”, an exhibition recently on view at REH Kunst, explored this relationship between the mathematical precision of a quietly prevalent world-organizing algorithm, and the imperfect,…[read on]
Article by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Saturday, Mar. 24, 2012.
The BMW-sponsored Guggenheim „urban research“ lab found the Wrangelkiez area in Kreuzberg a little too hot for its liking. Citing police warnings regarding possible attacks with “Farbbeutel” (paint-filled bags) and rotten eggs, the mobile building skulked off to find another, less lefty-anarchist sodden area…[read on…]
Interview by Jeni Fulton – in Berlin; Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.
Spartacus Chetwynd is a British performance artist, renowned for her surreal, opulently baroque performances. Chetwynd’s work references themes running the gamut from Milton to Star Wars. Currently, she is exhibiting a series of Monoprints at Galerie Giti Nourbaksch…[read on…]
Article by Melissa Steckbauer – in Berlin; Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.
Ulrich Gebert’s, A Breed Apart at Klemm’s is an explicit but painful tour of human “intercourse with nature” as per the press release. I find the blend of play, cuteness, and light weight dogma to be especially rewarding and the strongest line throughout the show to be the subtle identity politics…[read on…]
Article by Melissa Steckbauer – in Berlin; Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.
A sweeping wooden (or polyblend?) frame just blocks the main entrance of Tanya Leighton’s gallery door. Nothing can be quite as intimidating in the arts as coming into contact with those select doors, lists, and private parties where to “pass” is still a measure of self-assurance…[read on…]