Travis Jeppesen

“Fassbinder Now”

Martin-Gropius-Bau

July 2015

Had he not bowed out of the party at the age of thirty-seven from the workaholism demanded by forty feature films in fifteen years, all fueled by a toxic combination of cocaine, booze, and Valium, the filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder would… READ ON

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“Passion: Fan Behavior and Art”

Künstlerhaus Bethanien

July 2015

Popular music and visual art have long been partners in a mutual admiration society, with so many examples of feedback and exchange that an exhibition on the theme of their overlap could be limitless. It is all the more interesting, then, to… READ ON

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Minjung Kim

Luxembourg & Dayan | Ca'Boto

July 2015

The title of Minjung Kim’s solo exhibition, “The Light, the Shade, the Depth,” is indicative of the simple yet potent evocations that her ink-wash paintings on paper conjure. The clear highlights among those here are her renderings of… READ ON

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William Crawford

Delmes & Zander | Berlin

July 2015

With the requisite anomalous art brut backstory—a box of hundreds of his obsessive pornographic drawings found in an abandoned house, their creator untraceable, now suddenly being shown by the likes of David Zwirner—William Crawford seems… READ ON

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“My Wife Does the Dishes, I Do the Revolution”

Kimmerich

July 2015

Guy Debord’s famous slogan, Ne travaillez jamais (never work), is scrawled in Nicolás Guagnini’s painting Work No. 4, 2014, among a mishmash of intersecting T-lines and square shapes, all in varying shades of gray—an apt start to this… READ ON

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Sean Scully

Palazzo Falier

July 2015

There is a soothing calm to Sean Scully’s way with color—his paintings glisten with a new-car sheen. This current exhibition, “Land Sea,” focuses on the painter’s output from the past seven years, with more of an emphasis on the … READ ON

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Gustavo Pérez Monzón

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana

July 2015

Gustavo Pérez Monzón is a somewhat mythic figure among Cuban artists. He officially stopped making art in the late 1980s before leaving Cuba for Mexico in the 1990s, opting to dedicate himself to teaching. This current retrospective in … READ ON

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Cy Twombly

Ca' Pesaro

July 2015

Cy Twombly was the greatest American painter of the twentieth century, and the greatest painter after Picasso, period. Such seemingly hyperbolic assertions are necessary, and even understated, in that they can only infer the myriad ways in … READ ON

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Nathalie Du Pasquier

EXILE | Berlin

June 2015

Nathalie Du Pasquier’s current exhibition serves as a miniretrospective with a focus on her works on paper. Those who only know of her from the Memphis Group will likely expect to find an aesthetic similar to that of the 1980s po-mo … READ ON

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Renzo Martens

KOW

June 2015

In a world that treasures and rewards gestures of good will—and I am talking about the art world here—Renzo Martens is one of the few artists who puts his money where his mouth is. When an artist shows a work about poverty in underdeveloped… READ ON

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