Alexander Scrimgeour

Tobias Kaspar

May 2016

Tobias Kaspar’s recent show brought back memories of my puzzlement, years ago, over a pink canvas by Willem de Rooij that appeared to change color depending on where you were standing. In some respects, Kaspar one-upped him with the three… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2016 [TOC]


January 2016

A DEEP EXISTENTIAL APORIA seemed to have settled over David Raymond Conroy’s show at Seventeen gallery in London last year. Cheap, jerry-rigged wooden frames became miniature stage sets, offering an ambivalently melodramatic presentation … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

Sofia Hultén

December 2015

“A politics to come,” Giorgio Agamben recently asserted, demands a conception of “a way of life that is not based on deeds or on property, but on use.” I read his interview with Die Zeit the same week I saw Sofia Hultén’s recent … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2015 [TOC]

Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen

June 2015

A few months before I left New York, someone gave me a goldfish he had won at a funfair, thinking that having a pet would help me feel more rooted in the Big Apple. I left my tiny Brooklyn apartment shortly after, but not without learning … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

Jan Peter Hammer

April 2015

Taking us from the Skinner box to the present-day tourist attraction SeaWorld Orlando, Jan Peter Hammer’s film Tilikum, 2013–15, shot on HD video, was the ambitious centerpiece of this exhibition. It tells the story of the past century … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2015 [TOC]

Nikita Kadan

March 2015

In recent years, sites of protest—Tahrir Square, Zuccotti Park, Taksim Square—have functioned in large part as visual interventions in the fabric of the city. As such, they’ve made claims on attention, time, and space on behalf of those… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda

January 2015

There wasn’t much to see in this exhibition: just four works spread throughout the gallery’s three rooms. The first was Monika (all works 2014), a large, rough-hewn stone, set on a mantelpiece; the second, Ulrike, the silhouette of the … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]


October 2014

MUCH, PERHAPS MOST, art demands the allegiance of viewers; it seeks to persuade of its own relevance, to proselytize a worldview, or to guide you, however subtly, in what and how to think and feel. Neïl Beloufa’s work does this too, but … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2014 [TOC]

Gianni Piacentino

Gianni Piacentino discusses his latest exhibition in Berlin

September 2014

The sculptural and wall-based work of Italian artist Gianni Piacentino is based around ideas of speed, branding, and industrial aesthetics. In spite of (often inadvertently) sharing ground with Minimalism and Pop art, Piacentino’s practice… READ ON


Stewart Uoo

June 2014

In Joan Didion’s famous description of New York’s “insistent sentimentalization of experience,” she claimed it involved a century-old “distortion and flattening of character and the reduction of events to narrative.” Today, however,… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2014 [TOC]