Miguel Amado

“El Contrato”

AlhóndigaBilbao

December 2014

At the core of “El Contrato” (The Contract) is a reading group convened by Bilbao-based collective Bulegoa Zenbaki Barik. During each session, participants discussed various texts that address the contract in its multiple dimensions: … READ ON

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“Utopian Pulse—Flares in the Darkroom”

Secession

October 2014

Artists Ines Doujak and Oliver Ressler asked seven artists to each organize a weeklong exhibition that examines current affairs based on their understandings of utopia. The fourth in this lineup is “Salon Fluchthilfe,” a show and public… READ ON

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Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum

ADN Platform

April 2014

The practice of Rotterdam-based artists Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum explores social transformation in the West brought forth by late capitalism. In their latest exhibition, organized by the independent curatorial group Latitudes, they … READ ON

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Miguel Amado

December 2013

Ahlam Shibli’s “Phantom Home” at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (January 25–April 28, 2013); Jeu de Paume (May 27–September 30, 2013); Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves (November 14, 2013–February 9, 2014) This … READ ON

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Kader Attia

Kader Attia talks about “Repair. In Five Acts”

August 2013

Kader Attia is a French artist of Algerian descent currently based in Berlin whose practice often investigates historical misunderstandings. His installation The Repair from Occident to Extra-Occidental Cultures, 2012, was a highlight of last… READ ON

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Julićo Sarmento

Julićo Sarmento talks about his current and recent shows

July 2013

Julião Sarmento is a Lisbon-based artist well known for his critique of the male gaze. He recently had a retrospective at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves in Porto, Portugal. This summer he has exhibitions at the Museo de Arte… READ ON

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Lee Welch

Lee Welch discusses “If What They Say Is True”

December 2012

Dublin-based artist Lee Welch’s exhibition “If What They Say Is True,” is on view at the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry through January 13, 2013. He is the first recipient of “Production Ireland,” the debut edition … READ ON

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Nedko Solakov

Nedko Solakov talks about his retrospective

September 2012

The Sofia, Bulgaria–based artist Nedko Solakov is known for his narrative-driven installations that merge his biography with history and fiction. His unorthodox, multipart, touring survey exhibition “All in Order, with Exceptions” is … READ ON

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“Joćo Penalva: Works With Text and Image”

May 2011

Joćo Penalva’s most ambitious survey show to date smartly brings together a full complement of his work, from his rarely seen allegorically driven paintings of the 1980s and ’90s through his more recent multimedia installations and videos. … READ ON

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“To the Arts, Citizens!”

March 2011

The smart, conspicuous display of works by the collective Claire Fontaine encapsulates this exhibition’s political bent, also evident in its title—“To the Arts, Citizens!”—inspired by the lyrics of the French revolutionary anthem … READ ON

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