Noemi Smolik

Maria Bartuszová

February 2015

Imagine a form that exudes vulnerability as well as resolve, pliancy as well as recalcitrance, that features geometric shapes and is nonetheless organic, that looks provisional and yet is timelessly self-contained, that is alive with tension… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]

Flo Kasearu

January 2015

This show was a spellbinding transformation of reality into fiction, or maybe of fiction into reality. The age-old question of what’s real and what’s just imagined hardly seemed applicable. Instead, we wondered if it would be possible to… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

Richard Smith

December 2014

In his wonderful book We Have Never Been Modern—the original, Nous n’avons jamais été modernes, came out in 1991—the French sociologist Bruno Latour shines a spotlight on the ways in which Western modernism was obsessed with a process… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Hynek Alt

November 2014

Once upon a time, the invention of photography sparked great hopes: We would obtain a more objective record of reality by delegating the task of taking its imprint to a technical process. Some languages even call the camera’s system of … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

Carolin Eidner

October 2014

Verticality as the Speed of Horizon (all works cited, 2014) is the title of one of the pieces in Carolin Eidner’s debut gallery show, “Meanwhile ‘Me’.” The artist has only just finished her studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf,… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2014 [TOC]

Katja Novitskova

September 2014

The always-increasing pace of technology has left us adrift on an ever-stormier ocean of digital imagery. How do we stay afloat? By training ourselves to become more attentive, proposes Katja Novitskova, who was born in Tallinn, Estonia, and… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2014 [TOC]

Lutz Bacher

Galerie Buchholz | Cologne, Neven-DuMont-Strasse 17

May 2014

Lutz Bacher works predominantly with found materials, which is one reason her art anticipates much that is to be observed in the current approach of many young artists. She either places such objects into a content-based context, or she … READ ON

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“Speculations on Anonymous Materials”

May 2014

“Speculations on Anonymous Materials” was the first exhibition held at Kassel’s Fridericianum under the museum’s new director, Susanne Pfeffer. Its title is programmatic, taking up terms that have recently gone viral in the debates … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2014 [TOC]

Sigune Siévi

Van Horn

April 2014

The eight neon sculptures in Sigune Siévi’s debut gallery exhibition are smooth on one hand and unwieldy on the other. They are robust and fragile. These works can hardly be classified with respect to any one era: They are a perfect blend… READ ON

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Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa

April 2014

“I am a good man, I always tell the truth,” says the Spanish artist Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa, and he’s not being ironic. Yet he’s fully aware that to tell the whole, actual truth—expressing the reality of things just as they are—is… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2014 [TOC]