Mary Rinebold

Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George speak about their work and current exhibition in Monaco

August 2014

“Art Exhibition” comprises forty works by British artists Gilbert & George at the Villa Paloma of the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. The show closely traces the history of the duo’s artistic creation, including rare, early prints … READ ON

500 WORDS

Vern Blosum

Kunsthalle Bern

July 2014

The oeuvre of Vern Blosum manifests the limits of a persona. According to the press release of the artist’s retrospective exhibition, the thirty paintings made between 1961 and 1964 on view are ascribed to Blosum, the pseudonym of the (said… READ ON

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Ernst Caramelle

La Salle De Bains

May 2014

A dichotomous tension between expressive and conceptual responses to the walls of this institution is quietly provoked in this exhibition, beginning with the transitional doorways between exhibition rooms. Onto the wide walls of these … READ ON

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Philippe Decrauzat

MAGASIN - Centre National d'Art Contemporain

March 2014

Like its trisyllabic title, “Notes, Tones, Stone,” this exhibition coalesces three distinct programs. The first is architectonic, following the grid of interlocking concrete slabs that form the floor of the extensive main room that Philippe… READ ON

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Michael Portnoy

February 2014

“There is a certain kind of ghost that can only materialize with the aid of a sheet or other piece of cloth to give it outline,” says William S. Burroughs in his 1953 novel, Junky. So too can the ephemeral, performing human body be traced… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]

Mary Rinebold

December 2013

THERE STILL REMAIN unexamined vestiges of American West Coast counterculture figure Raymond Pettibon, indicated in the exhibition “Human Wave: The Videotapes of Raymond Pettibon” (January 25–March 17, 2013) through a series of unedited,… READ ON

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Nick Relph

Chisenhale Gallery

October 2013

For “Tomorrow There Is No Recording,” Nick Relph articulates the surface and construction of images using photographs and textiles. Starting with the wall of the gallery entrance, the vinyl lettering of the show’s title has been obscured… READ ON

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12th Biennale de Lyon

Biennale de Lyon

October 2013

Attempting to revive what guest curator Gunnar B. Kvaran describes as “the radical strangeness and complexity that is usually flattened and smoothed by conventional storytelling,” the works by the seventy-seven artists in the Twelfth … READ ON

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“Friends of London”

The David Roberts Art Foundation

July 2013

Acknowledging London as an intensely productive gathering place, “Friends of London” is an extensive survey of works made by artists living between Britain and Latin America during the 1960s and 1970s. To the credit of its curators, Pablo… READ ON

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Jutta Koether

Campoli Presti | London

July 2013

“The Double Session,” named for philosopher Jacques Derrida’s 1969 lecture, marks a continuation of Jutta Koether’s long-term exploration into notions of “double reading,” which is mainly enacted here by two visually and structurally… READ ON

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