Julia Langbein

Irma Blank

Irma Blank talks about her solo exhibition in London

October 2014

Irma Blank was born in Germany in 1934 and has lived in Italy since the 1960s. Her latest exhibition, “Irma Blank: To Be,” is a concise retrospective of her major works—from her earliest script-like transmissions in the Eigenschriften… READ ON

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Yvonne Rainer

Raven Row

August 2014

Curator Catherine Wood takes Yvonne Rainer’s 1966 observation that “Dance is hard to see” as a point of departure in this exhibition, making the polymath’s groundbreaking choreography from 1961 to 1972 visible in a variety of media.… READ ON

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“Progress”

The Foundling Museum

July 2014

The eight-plate engraved series of William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress, published in 1735 and currently on view at the Foundling Museum, tells the story of Tom Rakewell, a merchant’s son who arrives in London to remake himself as an … READ ON

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“A. R. Hopwood: False Memory Archive”

Carroll / Fletcher, Freud Museum

July 2014

This installation of “A. R. Hopwood: False Memory Archive” at two sites—the Carroll/Fletcher Project Space and the Freud Museum—is the most recent event in artist Alasdair Hopwood’s ongoing exploration of the malleability of memory.… READ ON

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“Everything falls faster than an anvil”

Pace Gallery | 6-10 Lexington Street

May 2014

In this group of twenty-three works (all but five of which were created in the last five years), cartoon means more than Pop art’s now long-canonized repertoire of damsels and soup cans. Take, for instance, Catharine Ahearn’s Empire of … READ ON

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Dieter Roth and Arnulf Rainer

Hauser & Wirth London | Savile Row

April 2014

Dieter Roth, Swiss-born but peripatetic, and Vienna-based Arnulf Rainer collaborated on the eighty-plus works on paper on view for over a decade beginning in 1972— sometimes during brief visits, sometimes via the post. In 2 Wrestlers, 1978,… READ ON

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Stephen Willats

Raven Row

February 2014

Stephen Willats produced the work in his latest exhibition over just seven years, between 1962 (when he was nineteen) and 1969. During this time, Willats wanted to rediscover art’s social role and mistrusted modernism’s self-referentiality,… READ ON

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“Matter & Memory”

Alison Jacques Gallery

January 2014

Though the exhibition takes its title from a text by Henri Bergson, in the gallery one is also apt to think of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. The show brings together work by seven artists of disparate origins, among them Czechoslovakia,… READ ON

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William Pope.L

The Renaissance Society

June 2013

The day that “Forlesen” opened, the shiny black helium balloons of Ellipsis (all works 2013) bobbed in the rafters, moored to washers. A few weeks later, they had sunk to the ground and the worst of them looked like rotten grapes, molding… READ ON

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“Afterimage”

DePaul University Museum

October 2012

It is a testament to the generative richness of the Chicago Imagists, who coalesced around the Art Institute of Chicago and the Hyde Park Art Center in the 1960s, that a show about their influence on artists working today is so void of anxiety… READ ON

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