Agnieszka Gratza

Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

March 2016

A collaborative project by Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture, It’s not who you are, it’s how you are, 2015, operates on different levels—quite literally. Mixing sound, video, and performance, the temporary edifice they conceived … READ ON

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Aura Satz

Aura Satz discusses her exhibition at Dallas Contemporary

January 2016

Spanning film, sound, performance, and sculpture, Aura Satz’s historically anchored projects often celebrate the achievements and inventions of women. “Her Marks, a Measure,” Satz’s solo exhibition at Dallas Contemporary, presents … READ ON

500 WORDS

“Qwaypurlake”

Hauser & Wirth | Somerset

January 2016

The mix of science fiction, archaeology, and magic in this varied group show makes for a lethal cocktail, bound to leave visitors feeling somewhat queasy. At the outset, David Wojtowycz’s looping video installation The Lake, 2012—the only… READ ON

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The Curator Cure

The 22nd edition of Artissima

November 2015 TURIN

“SOME OF THE OTHER FAIRS need to step it up,” artist Hugo McCloud declared as we stood outside of the brightly lit Lingotto Oval on the opening night of the twenty-second Artissima. Formerly a skating ring built for the 2006 Winter … READ ON

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Jasmina Cibic

Salon, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade (MoCAB)

October 2015

A conference room has never looked this good. Immaculately dressed and made-up, the four female speakers seated at the round table beneath a vast, elegant glass dome could be characters from Sex and the City were it not for their posh British… READ ON

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William Kentridge

EYE Filmmuseum

July 2015

Spread over four oddly shaped rooms, this tight-knit exhibition begins with a portrait gallery of cardboard cutouts mounted on the walls. Roughly sketched out, effigies of Cicero and Giordano Bruno rub shoulders with those of Chinese … READ ON

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Juan Muņoz

HangarBicocca

June 2015

Spanish artist Juan Muñoz’s sculptures and installations are the stuff of dreams, or nightmares. The geometric patterned linoleum floor he designed, which greets visitors entering the main exhibition room, seems to infinitely extend the … READ ON

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Ian Cheng

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

June 2015

A “smart story” is how Ian Cheng describes Emissary in the Squat of Gods, 2015, the latest of his live simulations and the centerpiece of this exhibition. Neither a movie nor a video game, yet partaking of both, this never-ending … READ ON

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Track Meet

New-Territories and Pierre Huyghe’s “What Could Happen”

March 2015 SAINT MORITZ, SWITZERLAND

STEPPING INSIDE the plush lobby of the Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina—a mere four miles from Saint Moritz in the Engadin valley—felt like walking into a time warp. The beautifully appointed Kronenhof, overlooking the Roseg Glacier … READ ON

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James Benning

Kunstverein in Hamburg

March 2015

With its white walls, this latest installation of “Decoding Fear” seems the negative image of the show’s first iteration at Kunsthaus Graz, where sundry objects, texts, and projections were displayed in a dark space. In either iteration,… READ ON

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