Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Marrakech Biennale 6: “Not New Now”

January 2016

Curated by Reem Fadda The Marrakech Biennale’s first eleven years have been quite a roller-coaster ride. Now the Palestinian curator Reem Fadda, an art historian by training, is stepping in to give the event a sounder structure and a wealth… READ ON

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Walid Raad

January 2016

SINCE THE LATE 1990s, Lebanese artist Walid Raad has embarked on two major long-term projects, each generating a wealth of videos, installations, performances, sculptural objects, and photographic prints. The first, known as the Atlas Group,… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

So You Think You Can Dance

The 7th Home Works in Beirut

November 2015 BEIRUT

AT THE END OF MAO II (1991), Don DeLillo’s prescient yet strangely underappreciated novel of art, terrorism, and mass hysteria, a New York photographer named Brita turns up in Beirut’s southern suburbs to photograph a shadowy militia … READ ON

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Sudden Bloom

Beirut’s Sursock Museum and A´shti Foundation

October 2015 BEIRUT

IT’S LATE ON A WARM FRIDAY EVENING and I’m wandering around a new addition to an old museum, feeling a bit like Alice in Wonderland. For all the years I’ve known it, the Sursock Museum has been a quaint but sleepy place to visit, housed… READ ON

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Nathalie Khayat

October 2015

Nathalie Khayat’s exhibition “The Eye Above the Well” featured twenty-seven porcelain and stoneware vessels that were all roughly the size of a person’s torso. Eleven of them were displayed together on a low platform. The rest were … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]

Breaking the Waves

The 14th Istanbul Biennial

September 2015 ISTANBUL

IT’S EARLY MORNING in Istanbul and from the upper deck of a small pleasure boat I’m watching the sun pop over the hills, an improbably pink orb playing hide and seek with the clouds and fog. There are thirty of us here wiping the sleep … READ ON

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Walid Raad

September 2015

Curated by Eva Respini The heart of Walid Raad’s first major museum survey in the US is neither a sly series of photographs nor a lo-fi video slipping between fact and fiction, but rather a theatrical stage set, built into MoMA’s vast … READ ON

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14th Istanbul Biennial: “Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms”

September 2015

Curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev With more than eighty participants, thirty venues, and the admonition to set aside three days to see everything, the Istanbul Biennial promises to make greater use of the city than ever before. For this… READ ON

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“From Ancient to Modern: Archaeology and Aesthetics”

September 2015

“There is a train track in the history of art that goes way back to Mesopotamia,” Willem de Kooning once said. “Duchamp is on it. Cézanne is on it. Picasso and the Cubists are on it; Giacometti, Mondrian and so many, many more,” … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2015 [TOC]

Mona Hatoum

May 2015

Curated by Christine Van Assche Twenty-one years have passed since Mona Hatoum’s first major museum show at the Centre Pompidou. By 1994, she already had nearly two decades of work behind her but was just beginning to gain international … READ ON

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