Stephanie Bailey

Susan Hiller

February 2016

In 2011, Susan Hiller staged a major retrospective at Tate Britain in London. At the time, Hiller—whose background is in anthropology—expressed relief that her art had received enough attention to keep her going, but not enough to create … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2016 [TOC]

Wael Shawky

February 2016

One of the most popular and critically acclaimed works in Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann’s 2011 Istanbul Biennial was Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show File, 2010, Wael Shawky’s video inspired by Amin Maalouf’s 1983 book The Crusades… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2016 [TOC]

Evgeniy Antufiev

January 2016

It’s hard to believe that Evgeniy Antufiev was born only in 1986, given the sense of timelessness typical of his work. His solo show at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, aptly titled “Immortality Forever,” was part of the parallel program… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

David Sampethai and Antonakis

October 2015

“Two Johns” was the visual articulation of a movie not yet made. The exhibition was a collaboration between two young artists, David Sampethai and Antonakis, who together wove an elaborate narrative that involves a vampire and a … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]

Tassos Pavlopoulos

September 2015

In the catalogue essay Tassos Pavlopoulos wrote for his exhibition “Phantasmagoria,” the artist lays out a surprising thesis for a show that brought together drawings from the 1980s onward with recent works on paper and canvas, a film, … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2015 [TOC]

“Dio Horia in Mykonos”

Dio Horia | Contemporary Art Platform

August 2015

The exhibition “Dio Horia in Mykonos” marks the launch of a platform for reviving the Greek island of Mykonos—famed for its Kardashian-grade holiday scene—as a summer salon. Curated by Dio Horia founder Marina Vranopoulou, this … READ ON

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“Terrapolis”

École Française d'Athènes

June 2015

This is the first time the French School at Athens has opened its garden to the public—a result of the second collaboration between the Athens-based nonprofit NEON and the Whitechapel Gallery in London. The setting makes this exhibition, … READ ON

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Nadia Kaabi-Linke

June 2015

There is something unbearable about the lightness of Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s work, articulated in the diversity of material and form she employs to suit concept and site. Take Flying Carpet, 2011, a suspended cage-like sculpture shaped from … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

“A Hundred Years of Shame”

June 2015

“A Hundred Years of Shame: Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations” traced the expression of dissent and pluralism in the work of eighteen artists from the “Chinese world.” The phrase is interesting: It presents an … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

OPENINGS: MONIRA AL QADIRI

May 2015

COMING IN at just under three minutes, Travel Prayer, 2014, one of Monira Al Qadiri’s latest videos, is brief, but its focus is precise: The artist distills into this short span the momentous collisions between tradition and technology, … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]