Cathryn Drake

Paul McCarthy and Georg Baselitz

The George Economou Collection

July 2015

This exhibition is a strangely sympathetic dialogue between a pair of perennial rebels whose work transgresses and lampoons popular norms through approaches that surf seamlessly between mediums to critique and contaminate artistic conventions.… READ ON

PICKS

For Love or Money

The launch of Dio Horia in Mykonos

July 2015 MYKONOS, GREECE

THE ISLAND OF MYKONOS has absolutely everything for the discerning bon vivant and has managed, in spite of its popularity with twenty-four-hour party people, to remain largely unspoiled and, well, absolutely fabulous. Marina Vranopoulou, who… READ ON

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Chill Factor

The 20th edition of MiArt

April 2015 MILAN

MILAN IS THE FASHION and design center of Italy and yet until recently its fair, MiArt, had been a poor stepchild to the grandfather Artefiera Bologna and elegant Artissima. Since director Vincenzo De Bellis took it under his wing in 2013 … READ ON

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Ice Age

The opening of Joan Jonas’s “Glacier” at Kunsthall Svalbard

February 2015 LONGYEARBYEN, NORWAY

LONGYEARBYEN IS THE ULTIMATE FRONTIER TOWN, the northernmost settlement in the world and jumping-off point for the North Pole, complete with coal miners, extreme filmmakers, polar scientists, a seed vault for the apocalypse, a newspaper called… READ ON

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Helidon Gjergji

December 2014

The titular centerpiece of Helidon Gjergji’s show “e-mages,” at the National Gallery of Arts, is a slide show in which fragmented photos of Joseph Stalin’s family and friends are projected onto a shattered mirror lying on the floor … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Creative Representation

The 11th Dak’Art Biennial

June 2014 DAKAR, SENEGAL

GETTING FROM GENEVA to the eleventh edition of Dak’Art, the oldest biennial in Africa, was like an endurance rally of yore. From a confusing new visa policy to organizational tumult, the required skill was sheer determination, which would… READ ON

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the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale

January 2014

Conveying the complex movement, conquest, persecution, and integration of people, the Fourth Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is centered on the trope of the Mediterranean itself—a nexus of flux, trade, and conflict linking peoples… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2014 [TOC]

Occupational Hazards

The 4th Athens Biennale

October 2013 ATHENS

“THIS IS NOT A BIENNIAL,” said Athens Biennale codirector Poka Yio as he introduced its fourth iteration, “Agora.” “It is not an exhibition.”  This nonbiennial nonexhibition is the result of a collective experiment carried out … READ ON

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“Cyclicités”

June 2013

The exhibition “Cyclicités,” curated by the collective On the Roof (Elise Atangana, Yves Chatap, and Caroline Hancock), presented three research-based projects examining historical patterns through elements of the local urban and cultural… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2013 [TOC]

Local Warming

The 18th Art-Athina

May 2013 ATHENS

AFTER A YEARLONG HIATUS, the eighteenth Art-Athina hit the ground running on the evening of Thursday, May 16, and the former Olympic “Tae Kwon Do” Pavilion was packed with enthusiastic party people. The fair had a more national flavor … READ ON

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