Travis Jeppesen

Only the Lonely

Travis Jeppesen on Chienn Hsiang’s Exit

April 2015

EXIT IS FIRST OF ALL an arresting and unbearable portrayal of loneliness, which is fast becoming one of the early twenty-first century’s chief motifs. The debut narrative feature of renowned Taiwanese cinematographer Chienn Hsiang, the film… READ ON

FILM

Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen

Ernst Schering Foundation

April 2015

Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen’s latest exhibition posits works of art in the age of bioengineered reproduction. The playful and speculative nature of their projects leaves the less-scientifically-informed viewer to wonder what is real and… READ ON

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Outside In

Travis Jeppesen at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival

February 2015

SADLY IT HAS BECOME A TRUISM that any feature film with LGBT content, no matter how bad, will be accepted at the Berlin International Film Festival, and most likely featured in the art-house-friendly Panorama section. This was the case again… READ ON

FILM

Louise Bourgeois

Peder Lund

February 2015

Tit and phallus are much the same. For instance, consider how both offer the purifying comforts of a white liquid substance rich in life-giving protein, nurturing our anguished doubts and returning us to an ideal, infantilized state. Those … READ ON

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Ruth Campau

Overgaden

February 2015

Ruth Campau’s current exhibition begins and ends with two large-scale installations. In the first room, an array of shiny, sharp, and angular painted acrylic panels litter the floor. Campau has been painting colorful lines across these … READ ON

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All Relative

Travis Jeppesen at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival

February 2015

WITH NEW FILMS from Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Terrence Malick, Guy Maddin, Peter Greenaway, Margarethe von Trotta, and brand new documentaries on Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Jia Zhang-ke, it would seem that one of the central theses of … READ ON

FILM

The Thief’s Journal

The opening of “Melgaard + Munch” at the Munch Museum in Oslo

February 2015 OSLO

AFTER SPENDING THE PREVIOUS TWO WEEKS isolated in a borrowed apartment in Copenhagen, hammering out some five thousand words a day on an endless novel, me and my brain were ready for a thaw. So when the offer came to journey even further … READ ON

DIARY

Top of the Poppers

Travis Jeppesen at the 1st Berlin Art Film Festival

January 2015

ONE OF THE TAWDRIER ENTRIES on the schedule of this year’s inaugural Berlin Art Film Festival was a screening of Ebo Hill’s Bonking Berlin Bastards, with live dubbing by a duo (critic-programmer Toby Ashraf and filmmaker Telemachos Alexiou)… READ ON

FILM

Olafur Eliasson

January 2015

Ever since Olafur Eliasson debuted his Green River project (in which he introduced a nontoxic substance into a stream so that the water temporarily glowed a bright-neon green) in Berlin in 1998, rivers have been an obsession for him. Now, … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

Jaanus Samma

Tallinn Art Hall

November 2014

For his current solo exhibition, Jaanus Samma has transformed the gallery space into a pop-up boutique, complete with display cases, racks, a full-length mirror, dressing room, couch, and a video collage blending shots of graffiti with models… READ ON

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