Jurriaan Benschop

Lia Kazakou

June 2016

To what extent can beauty be convincing in contemporary figurative painting? After a century filled with so many examples of distorted and fragmented depictions of the human figure, any encounter with a classic, balanced sense of beauty seems… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2016 [TOC]

Edmund de Waal

Galerie Max Hetzler | Bleibtreustrasse, Galerie Max Hetzler | Goethestrasse

May 2016

For this exhibition, titled “Irrkunst,” Edmund de Waal took inspiration from Walter Benjamin, who spent his childhood in the same neighborhood where this gallery’s two spaces are located. Benjamin’s method of getting lost while walking… READ ON

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“The One–The Real”

Kromus + Zink

April 2016

A fascination with the form of portraits underlies this exhibition composed around the work of Tom Callemin. His video Portrait #4, 2015, shows the face of a girl who stares without ever blinking, while Portrait #2, 2013, is a slow-motion … READ ON

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Mariechen Danz

April 2016

This recent exhibition by Berlin-based Irish artist Mariechen Danz was titled after its central piece, Womb Tomb, 2014–15, a sculpture of a naked human figure resting in a supine position with eyes open, mouth closed. There were some peculiar… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2016 [TOC]

Isa Melsheimer

Esther Schipper

March 2016

Pivoting on her interest in modern architecture, Isa Melsheimer presents a series of sculptures alongside gouaches and a series of installations. Five sculptures each titled Possibility of a Ruin (all works 2016) are made out of concrete, in… READ ON

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Regina Josť Galindo and Arcangelo Sassolino

Frankfurter Kunstverein

March 2016

With a focus on violence and power, this exhibition unites the work of Guatemalan performance artist Regina José Galindo and Italian sculptor Arcangelo Sassolino. While Galindo creates situations in which her own body is endangered or … READ ON

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Šejla Kamerić

Šejla Kamerić speaks about her exhibition at Arter in Istanbul

January 2016

Šejla Kamerić, who grew up in Sarajevo while the city was under siege during the Bosnian War in the first half of the 1990s, has in recent decades created films, photography, and installations that focus on her experiences and memories of… READ ON

500 WORDS

Johnny Miller

Galerie Barbara Thumm

November 2015

Through ink drawings, watercolors, and collages, the British-born, Tokyo-based artist Johnny Miller combines a cartoonish way of drawing figures with gestures from Expressionism, Surrealism, art brut, and other styles. The drawing Head Garden,… READ ON

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Sean Scully

October 2015

“I have a highly intuitive relation with color; I don’t think of it at all,” Sean Scully recently told me. Yet one would hardly think so from his ensemble of pieces in the chapel of Santa Cecília at the Monastery of Montserrat, where… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]

Mary Heilmann and David Reed

September 2015

A strict presentational concept rules “Mary Heilmann & David Reed: Two by Two,” which presents the work of two late-career American artists. Udo Kittelmann and cocurator Sophie Mattheus have chosen to display about forty paintings, ranging… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2015 [TOC]