Martin Herbert

ANGLE OF REPOSE: THE ART OF ANDREA BÜTTNER

March 2015

“I WANT TO LET THE WORK FALL DOWN.” These words sing out from (and provide the title for) a black-and-white woodcut that Andrea Büttner printed in 2005—and as it was written, so it would be done. Biblical overtones, we’ll see, are … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Jos De Gruyter and Harald Thys

January 2015

Curated by Anthony Huberman In Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys’s unnerving, darkly comic videos, characters sit mutely, assault one another, or comment glumly on unsatisfactory vacation experiences. These low-watt individuals could have … READ ON

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“Daniel García Andújar: Operating System”

January 2015

Curated by Manuel Borja-Villel A central figure in Spanish Net art, Daniel García Andújar deploys proposals for imaginary technologies to critique what Gilles Deleuze famously termed “societies of control” and the smoke screens that … READ ON

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“Pierre Bismuth: Der Kurator, der Anwalt und der Psychoanalytiker

January 2015

Curated by Luca Lo Pinto For a quarter century, Pierre Bismuth has inventively corrupted Conceptualism’s systems thinking with chance, worldliness, and wit—see Things I remember I’ve done, but don’t remember why I did them, 1998, the… READ ON

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“Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns”

September 2014

Curated by Claire C. Carter The Donald Rumsfeld Scale of epistemology, established post-9/11, famously stretches from “known knowns” to “unknown unknowns.” “Known unknowns,” however, occupy the median zone of well-founded anxiety… READ ON

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“Simon Starling: Metamorphology”

May 2014

Curated by Dieter Roelstraete and Janine Mileaf Metamorphology, a term borrowed from Goethe’s protoevolutionary theory, is a persuasive catchall for Simon Starling’s practice, which is postmedium—and multimedia—yet full of research-heavy,… READ ON

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Ed Atkins

May 2014

Curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel/Hans Ulrich Obrist Few young artists so instinctively grasp the zeitgeist as does Ed Atkins. In his films, computer-rendered avatars overflow with emotional monologues, and a virtuoso digital aesthetic is … READ ON

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Mike Nelson

January 2014

Curated by Julia Paoli Mike Nelson evidently can’t forget the Amnesiacs, the biker-gang-esque posse (lacking the chromed hogs) whose mythology he created and who since 1996 have ghosted the artist’s fiction-rich installations. Two recent… READ ON

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OPENINGS: ALISTAIR FROST

June 2013

IF YOU HAVE ANY FAMILIARITY with Apple’s aesthetic, Alistair Frost’s painting Out of Office Auto Reply, 2012, will click immediately. It features the side-on speaker of the Mac OS volume icon, muted by an overlaid black cross whose … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2013 [TOC]

“Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing”

May 2013

Curated by Brian Dillon “Curiosity” is a sobriquet that suggests the recondite and faintly déclassé: qualities, no doubt, that recommend it to the arcana-loving, culturally omnivorous New York–based magazine Cabinet and to its UK … READ ON

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