Ana Finel Honigman

Manuel Graf

February 2010

What is work? Today’s art world isn’t good at drawing a clear line between professional, social, and personal activities or interchanges. In “Buchtipp 2,” Manuel Graf’s deceptively casual installation for his third solo exhibition… READ ON

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Thomas Baldischwyler

November 2009

Visions of social upheaval and cultural touchstones are painted with a rosy, muted palette in Thomas Baldischwyler’s solo exhibition. Over a series of collaged images culled mainly from vintage mass-market news publications, Baldischwyler… READ ON

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Alicja Kwade

October 2009

Three works summon a powerful sense of the uncanny in Alicja Kwade’s latest exhibition, “Border Cases of Fundamental Theories.” The Polish-born, Berlin-based artist’s pair of installations and video share a Minimalist appearance, and… READ ON

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Hito Steyerl

September 2009

Hito Steyerl’s first solo exhibition at a German institution features After the Crash, 2009, a seven-minute film shown on a loop alongside eight well-matched recent works by the Berlin-based artist. Included is Lovely Andrea, 2007, Steyerl’s… READ ON

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Building Character

The closing of the Building

September 2009 BERLIN

“I AM SAD and sentimental tonight,” Julieta Aranda said at the start of the two-night Irish wake a fortnight ago for the Building, the multiuse space that the Mexican-born artist established with Anton Vidokle and Magdalena Magiera. … READ ON

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David Levine

August 2009

The discarded head shots and cover letters that David Levine has culled from casting agents and used to wallpaper this gallery all proclaim that their subjects are flexible, professional, and extremely eager. Yet it is unlikely that these … READ ON

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Paolo Chiasera

June 2009

“Under the Open Sky,” Paolo Chiasera’s exhibition in the MARTa Herford museum, is a captivating response to the beauty and the absurdity of the Frank Gehry–designed building that houses it. Gehry’s structure is a mass of exposed … READ ON

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Rini Tandon

June 2009

Rini Tandon uses numerous materials and media to explore a fundamental aspect of the natural world in “Waves,” her first solo show in Berlin. The Indian-born and Vienna-based artist calls on drawing, sculpture, photography, video, and … READ ON

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Simon Schubert

May 2009

The main installation of “In Apnoesie,” Simon Schubert’s first solo exhibition in Berlin, collects crisp, clean black-and-white sculptures that recall horror-film tropes. At first glance, its cool presentation suggests that our nightmares… READ ON

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EVOL

May 2009

EVOL creates drab city scenes with humble materials, yet his spray-paint-on-cardboard paintings are breathtaking. Born in a town in southwestern Germany, he began stenciling precisely rendered images of tired, featureless prefab housing blocks… READ ON

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