Stephanie Bailey

Basim Magdy

Basim Magdy discusses his latest work in Prague and the 13th Istanbul Biennial

September 2013

Egyptian artist Basim Magdy employs film and photography to address the collective disappointment of failed projections. The artist speaks here about his first exhibition in the Czech Republic, “A Future of Mundane Miracles,” which is on… READ ON

500 WORDS

Manfred Kuttner

Langen Foundation

September 2013

Manfred Kuttner’s oeuvre, presented in its near entirety for this survey exhibition, was mainly produced between 1961 and 1964. This time period is neatly encapsulated in an archival photograph from 1963—presented in the show—in which … READ ON

PICKS

Leung Chi Wo

September 2013

What do you see when you look at images from the past? This question hovers over Bright Light Has Much the Same Effect as Ice, a body of work produced as a single installation by Leung Chi Wo for the 2012 Guangzhou Triennial in Hong Kong. … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2013 [TOC]

Border Patrol

A Slavs and Tatars opening at Art Space Pythagorion

August 2013 SAMOS, GREECE

“YOU SEE THAT?” my taxi driver Vasili asks, pointing out a piece of Samian mountain-road graffiti. BORDERS ARE SCARS ON THE PLANET’S BODY. Indeed, borders are on everyone’s minds at this time of year in Samos, a little Greek island … READ ON

DIARY

“A Journal of the Plague Year”

Para/Site Art Space

June 2013

“A Journal of the Plague Year. Fear, ghosts, rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong Story” is a sprawling exhibition. It includes a permanent space and two offsite installations: Ai Weiwei’s Baby Formula, 2013, a powdered map of China… READ ON

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Beni Bischof

Galerie Rupert Pfab

March 2013

Beni Bischof’s solo exhibition, “Playful Subversion,” opens with a furious scrawl: Existenzängste (existential angst) is written in blue on the wall in the gallery’s first room and crossed out with a red line. Right below, the word… READ ON

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Manfred Pernice

March 2013

Manfred Pernice’s exhibition “blubber(t)” opened in a room filled with wooden boxes of varying sizes stacked one on top of the other like pyramids, lacquered in solid-white blocks and lines of colors such as turquoise, fluorescent lime… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2013 [TOC]

Friends and Benefits

A benefit for Bidoun Projects

February 2013 LONDON

IT WAS A QUEER CHOICE of venue for a recent benefit for Bidoun Projects. But there we all were, a hundred or so arty misfits and dignitaries gathered on a Thursday evening in the intimate cloisters of the London Sketch Club in Chelsea, an … READ ON

DIARY

Land’s End

Stephanie Bailey on “Back and Forth” at South London Gallery

January 2013

THE FIRST PART of “Back and Forth,” a film series currently on view at South London Gallery, opened with a stream of grainy snapshots, images of the British countryside tinged in burnt sienna, ocher and acid yellow, green and violet hues,… READ ON

FILM

Charlotte Posenenske and Liz Deschenes

Andreas Melas & Helena Papadopoulos

November 2012

This meeting between late-twentieth-century provocateur Charlotte Posenenske and contemporary artist Liz Deschenes unfolds over the gallery’s three floors, with the lower- and upper-level galleries devoted to solo presentations of each … READ ON

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