Alison M. Gingeras


Alison M. Gingeras on Friedrich Kunath’s You Owe Me a Feeling (2012)

March 2014

EVERYDAY LIFE IS FULL OF VOIDS: the suspended nowhere of idling in traffic, the serpentine line at the post office, the dreary waiting room at the dentist’s, 3:00 am insomnia. The creators of Instagram seem to have found a lucrative niche… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2014 [TOC]

Jeff Koons


September 2013

IF JEFF KOONS IS SEARCHING for a position in art that “lies beyond both critique and affirmation,” as Dorothea von Hantelmann has recently argued, his lifelong pursuit has just come to an end. In a classic tabloid profile of the artist,… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2013 [TOC]

“Galleria Vezzoli”

May 2013

Curated by Anna Mattirolo Chi è Francesco Vezzoli? No mere survey exhibition, “Galleria Vezzoli” intends to answer this riddle via an investigation of the artist’s identity. Staging a chronological display of some ninety works drawn… READ ON


Franz West


November 2012

PETER PAKESCH  AS SOMEONE WHO HAS WORKED in the field of art for a long time, and who sees art as an essential part of human identity, I have always found it a great privilege to be able to watch firsthand the gradual development of an … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2012 [TOC]

Christoph Büchel

January 2007

For his first solo show in France, Christoph Büchel will create a larger, more intricate version of Hole, his 2005 installation at the Kunsthalle Basel, transforming the Palais into a labyrinth of claustrophobic rooms that lead to a presumed… READ ON


Richard Prince

January 2007

Forget Spiritual America, 1983; Second House, 2001–2004; the fictional artist John Dogg; and the photos of girlfriends, cowboys, and celebrities—this monographic show promises to trace Richard Prince’s development as a “serious” painter.… READ ON


Alison M. Gingeras

December 2006

1 Charles Ray’s “A four dimensional being writes poetry on a field with sculptures” (Matthew Marks Gallery, New York) An elegant exercise in distillation, this show was proof once again that artists are often superior curators. Ray … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2006 [TOC]

Alison M. Gingeras

December 2005

1 PAUL MCCARTHY, “LALA LAND PARODY PARADISE” (HAUS DER KUNST, MUNICH) After years of intensive toil in his Pasadena studio, McCarthy delivered an epoch-making exhibition based on his two pet obsessions: pirates and cowboys. All the … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2005 [TOC]

Stealing the Show

September 2005

THE VENICE BIENNALE BOILS DOWN TO A COMPETITION for visibility. While not exactly a shocking revelation, this rather sweeping conclusion came forcefully to mind as I lay trapped inside a Disney-like metallic pod in the Arsenale, watching a … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2005 [TOC]

Mad Cowboy

Alison Gingeras on Paul McCarthy

June 2005 MUNICH

A quick flashback: Munich 1931. Adolf Hitler orders the construction of the Haus der Deutschen Kunst—a museum-slash-propaganda tool where Der Führer made public speeches, promoted his reactionary artistic agenda, and demonized Entartete … READ ON