Travis Jeppesen

Michel Verjux

xavierlaboulbenne

February 2016

You walk up a flight of stairs to access the gallery and as you enter, you are nearly blinded: this is Face à face/à revers (source au sol) (Face to face/to back [ground source]) (all works 2016) by Michel Verjux. A circle of white light … READ ON

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Markus Bacher

Contemporary Fine Arts Galerie (CFA)

January 2016

Markus Bacher’s latest exhibition consists of five large-scale multipaneled paintings. The most successful of these is the triptych “Vagabond” (all works 2015), with a reduced palette of mainly black and white. In the center, an Edvard… READ ON

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Markus Lüpertz

Bode-Museum

January 2016

For his current exhibition here, Markus Lüpertz spent many hours at the museum—which holds Berlin’s collection of classical sculpture—fixedly making drawings based on one work in the collection: a wooden Apollo, 1615–16, by Ludwig … READ ON

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Ed Ruscha

Sprüth Magers | Berlin

December 2015

You would be forgiven for not realizing you had just walked into an Ed Ruscha exhibition: His latest series, “Metro Mattresses,” 2015, looks completely different from his previous work. But does it really represent a complete break? The… READ ON

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Rolf-Gunter Dienst

Galerie Max Hetzler | Goethestrasse

December 2015

Little known outside of Germany, Rolf-Gunter Dienst has had a prolific career, not only as a painter but also as a publisher and an editor, in addition to being considered one of the most important German art critics of the past century. From… READ ON

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Ann Veronica Janssens

Wellcome Collection

December 2015

Yellow, blue, pink: The three colors, projected from somewhere above, fade and bleed into one another as you move through them. However, you are only aware of what color you are several seconds after the fact—there is a delay between your… READ ON

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Ceal Floyer

Esther Schipper

November 2015

Ceal Floyer’s practice consists of tiny gestures that consistently add up to a sum of intrigue and joviality. There are only five works in her current exhibition, and they’re enough. The show is all about boundaries: so much fun to … READ ON

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Peter Stauss

carlier | gebauer

November 2015

Peter Stauss’s latest exhibition features a recurring figure he calls the Dutch Master, which, with his wide-brimmed hat, may or may not be a reference to Vincent van Gogh. This is less an art-historical gag, though, than a vehicle with … READ ON

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Jia

Arratia Beer

November 2015

One of Mao Zedong’s more insidious achievements in mainland China was the Chinese character simplification program. With the supposed intent of improving literacy, the program reduced the number of strokes deployed in writing characters, … READ ON

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Joan Miró

Galerie Gmurzynska | Zurich

November 2015

This exhibition is an enriching supplement to the major retrospective currently on view at the Kunsthaus Zürich, offering a glimpse of a lesser-known Joan Miró with works spanning each decade of the artist’s career. While the Kunsthaus … READ ON

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