Julian Elias Bronner

“B” Here Now

The 34th edition of Art Brussels

April 2016 BRUSSELS

WHETHER BRUSSELS IS THE “NEW BERLIN,” your “B-sides” (à la artist Megan Marrin), or a “hellhole” (à la Trump), it’s certainly a destination, especially in the spring, when the de facto capital of Europe draws thousands to its… READ ON

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Koen van den Broek

Albertz Benda

March 2016

Paris, Texas, Wim Wenders’s 1984 character study, opens as Travis Henderson (played by the inimitable Harry Dean Stanton), a rugged yet troubled loner in a desert landscape, and is on, and seemingly appears from, the road to nowhere. Taking… READ ON

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Anri Sala

New Museum

March 2016

“Answer Me,” the titular command of Anri Sala’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States, falls urgently on the ear. Teeming with possibility, this aurally immersive show, which presents nearly two decades of video installations… READ ON

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Mario Pfeifer

MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38

October 2015

German artist Mario Pfeifer’s films explore cultural types in order to extend beyond the limits and privilege of a specific ethnography. For his debut exhibition in the United States and commissioned by the MINI/Goethe-Institut, Pfeifer … READ ON

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Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor talks about his work with the newly developed pigment Vantablack

April 2015

Anish Kapoor’s sculptures and installations use pioneering technology to address absence and void as sites of potential. Here Kapoor discusses his use of Vantablack, the blackest pigment known to date, which is being developed by the British… READ ON

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Finer Things

The 28th edition of TEFAF

March 2015 MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS

SO, YOU’VE BEEN to Art Basel and to Art Dubai, but have you been to Art Europe? With no air of irony, the twenty-eighth edition of the European Fine Art Foundation (diminutively, TEFAF) commenced Thursday, March 12, with the pomp and … READ ON

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Jan de Cock

Office Baroque Gallery

February 2015

In 2008, Belgian artist Jan de Cock conceived Denkmal 11, a floor-to-ceiling installation at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, in which photographs he took of its permanent collection—images from the histories of architecture, film, and … READ ON

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Heinz Mack

Heinz Mack talks about his New York exhibitions

December 2014

Heinz Mack is an artist who primarily works with light and is a cofounder of the international artists’ network ZERO. Mack speaks here about the so-called Sahara Project, a series of installations he made in the Tunisian desert from 1962 … READ ON

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Gabriele Beveridge

Elizabeth Dee Gallery

November 2014

It’s said that it takes two decades for cultural nostalgia to solidify; after this time, past trends can revive as ironic countercurrents to the present fashions. In “Gold Diamond Park,” Gabriele Beveridge’s debut solo exhibition in… READ ON

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Claudio Parmiggiani

Bortolami

November 2014

A severe silence sets the tone for Claudio Parmiggiani’s first solo exhibition in the United States in three decades: In Untitled, 2014, a sixteenth-century ecclesiastical bronze bell, is gagged and gibbeted by its tongue above the entryway… READ ON

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