Paola Nicolin

Marrakech Biennale 6

September 2016

The sixth Marrakech Biennale was accompanied by a series of small, free publications (also available as a bound collection) corresponding to each of the fifty-three exhibited works. One of these booklets, penned by Omar Berrada, recounts the… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]

Mark Handforth

Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce

August 2016

“That strange duality” is perhaps the most illuminating phrase pronounced by Mark Handforth in this exhibition’s accompanying catalogue. Indeed, duality is fundamental to the exhibition’s title, “Smoke,” which must have been chosen… READ ON

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Goshka Macuga

May 2016

In Goshka Macuga’s cosmological exhibition “To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll,” the artist stages a creation myth of her own invention, presenting her work alongside a wide-ranging selection of that of her artistic predecessors. Yet… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2016 [TOC]

Enzo Mari

March 2016

It is almost impossible to write about Enzo Mari the artist without writing about Enzo Mari the person—not just because of his eccentric character, but also because of his commitment to a methodology and because of the deeply political nature… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2016 [TOC]

“La Grande Madre”

December 2015

In 1994 the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra began taking starkly minimal photographs of mothers, nude or barely clothed, cradling their newborns, some just a few hours old. The pictures, which constitute the series “New Mothers,” are … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2015 [TOC]

Vincenzo Agnetti

November 2015

Vincenzo Agnetti (1926–1981) rigorously explored the genesis of artistic ideas through a polyvalent practice based on a critique of language. His investigations spanned a broad range of mediums and materials: from his early work in the … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2015 [TOC]

Jannis Kounellis

October 2015

As I entered, everything was silent. Yet the room held some of the most thunderous efforts to come from a radical protagonist of twentieth-century art. Both of Galleria Christian Stein’s locations—the historical space in Milan and the new… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]

La Grande Madre

September 2015

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni For this exhibition, Gioni will flood the Palazzo Reale with the work of more than 120 artists, all under the umbrella of one “Great Mother.” While the roster is not limited to a single gender, the show, … READ ON

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Linda Fregni Nagler

September 2015

“My work is based on the analysis, recouping and recontextualising of pre-existent images,” Linda Fregni Nagler writes in her 2013 monograph The Hidden Mother. Its subject is a homonymous body of work for which the Italian artist focused… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2015 [TOC]

“Land Marks: Structures for a Poetic Universe”

Hauser & Wirth | Somerset

May 2015

The one hundred pieces in this show, which include drawings and architectural models, offer a sophisticated reflection on the relationship between architecture and sculpture, and examine the gestural nature of drawing and its potential as a… READ ON

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