Travis Jeppesen

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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Otto Zitko

Krobath | Berlin

May 2015

Otto Zitko’s artistic project has been very consistent: He paints lines and he doesn’t need anything else. In this way, his art is a kind of asemic writing. Usually his works are done on walls in interiors, occasionally permanent but … READ ON

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Altered States

The 1st Psychedelic Synod at the CAC in Vilnius

May 2015 VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

YEAH YEAH, by now we’re well aware that the outside is the inside, that we all exist within this giant urtext that we can never really get out of. Well, for some of us, that just isn’t enough: The lure of a beyond, if only as a conceptual… READ ON

DIARY

“Satellite Affects and Other Lines of Flight”

District Kunst- und Kulturförderung

May 2015

Situated on the southern edge of the city center in a disused factory, the current exhibition at District showcases work from the space’s past five years of exclusively female artist grantees and is titled after the on-site studio in which… READ ON

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Dieter Roth

Hamburger Bahnhof

May 2015

The fascination around Dieter Roth is not so much about the work he produced but the model of artist and making that he put forth, which I have come to think of as one of “vehicularity.” For Roth was an automatist in the true sense of … READ ON

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Greer Lankton

Between Bridges

April 2015

Serving as a sort of sequel to or continuation of her celebrated retrospective last year at Participant Inc., in New York, Greer Lankton’s European premiere consists largely of documentation of her work in an array of formats such as … READ ON

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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

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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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