Martin Herbert

Liverpool Biennial 2016

May 2016

Curated by Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Polly Brannan, Rosie Cooper, Joasia Krysa, Raimundas Malasšauskas, Francesco Manacorda, Sandeep Parmar, Sally Tallant, Ying Tan, and Dominic Willsdon  Literary devices have informed much contemporary… READ ON


Tatiana Trouvé

April 2016

The title of Tatiana Trouvé’s recent show “From Alexandrinenstrasse to the Unnamed Path” referred to the location of Johann König’s beautifully renovated Brutalist church, and it seemed to predict a course from the known into the … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2016 [TOC]

Jana Euler

March 2016

The leadoff painting in Jana Euler’s exhibition “‘Female Jesus Crying in Public’ in einer neuen Ausstellung” (in a New Exhibition) was an overture in the operatic sense, containing all of the show’s themes in miniature: Frankfurt… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2016 [TOC]

Rose Wylie

February 2016

Rose Wylie’s exhibition “Dressed to Kill” opened a fortnight after Halloween and featured among its ten characteristically outsize, often multipanel paintings several whose iconography revolved around seasonal treats—chocolate gravestones,… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2016 [TOC]

“Suspended Animation”

January 2016

Curated by Gianni Jetzer Animated film has come a long way since J. Stuart Blackton’s pioneering Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906), with its crude sequences of goofy chalkboard drawings. An evolving palette of digital animation … READ ON


Friedrich Kunath

December 2015

In Friedrich Kunath’s painting It’s Friedrich (all works cited, 2015), the handwritten title phrase emerges from an old-fashioned, corkscrew-cord telephone held out by an anthropomorphic cartoon tree. The latter—a black-lined overlay, … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2015 [TOC]

Laura Owens

November 2015

The five freestanding canvases that make up Laura Owens’s Untitled, 2015, were arranged in a diagonally angled row, like a scaled-down painterly cousin of Richard Serra’s Promenade, 2008, or a scaled-up line of ready-to-fall dominoes. … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2015 [TOC]

Andrea Büttner

September 2015

Curated by Fionn Mead Weakness is Andrea Büttner’s strength. For a decade, the Stuttgart-born artist has coaxed often-minor media—inexpert video, casual photography, glass painting, wallpaper, even low-slung planters of live moss—into… READ ON



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