Artforum

Scene & Herd: Art Night London, “Under Pressure”

THIS TRADE–CUM–BANKING MEGALOPOLIS just hasn’t been the same since the Brexit blowtorch caught aflame last year. Boiling blisters of social unrest last burst in the 2011 London riots, and had been temporarily covered by courtly Band-Aids. How surprised should we really be to find that the wounds wrought by inequality, racism, isolationism, and xenophobia still fester? […]

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transmediale journal

Interview: Johannes Paul Raether

For transmediale 2017, multimedia and performance artist Johannes Paul Raether presented his latest installation investigating smartphone fetish culture titled Protekto.x.x. 5.5.5.1.pcp (2016) as part of the group show alien matter. Raether also participated in the Keynote Conversation “Strange Ecologies: From Necropolitics to Reproductive Revolutions” along with Steve Kurtz and Diana McCarty, discussing death and reproduction in […]

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Books

Artist texts: “Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art”

Artist texts produced for a global survey of 100 clay and ceramic artists, “Vitamin C: New Perspectives in Contemporary Art, Clay & Ceramics,” published by Phaidon, October 2017. Artists: Mai-Thu Perret / Trisha Baga Available to buy at http://uk.phaidon.com/store/art/vitamin-c-clay-and-ceramic-in-contemporary-art-9780714874609/

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Books

Artist texts: “Astral Bodies”

Thirty-four artist texts produced for the exhibition catalogue “Astral Bodies” about the history of esoteric theory and magic in art, published by Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Artist: Horst Ademeit / Kasper Akhøj / Kenneth Anger / Alexandra Baumgartner / Dirk Bell / Sofie Bird Møller / Ben Cauchi / Joseph Cornell + Karen Kilimnik / Martin Eder / […]

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Books

Essay: Ariel Reichman & Siri Hermansen, “The Space Between Here and There”

Akerhus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, Norway. Catalogue essay for “The Space Between Here and There” with Ariel Meichman & Siri Hermansen, curated by Rikke Komissar. The digital catalogue edited by Monica Holmen includes texts by Rikke Komissar, Kjetil Røed, Arielle Bier, and a transcript from the artist talk held on the opening night. Link to PDF Katalog: The Space Between […]

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Artsy

Editorial: “The Berlin Artist-Run Galleries You Need to Know”

Berlin continues to top the charts as a global cultural capital. The city is saturated with creatives, and the jestful adage “If you throw a stone in Berlin, you’ll hit an artist,” quite frankly, rings true. In recent years, artists, curators, and art connoisseurs alike, have flocked to the nation’s capital to set up shop, […]

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Modern Painters

Review: Marianne Vlaschits, “a disturbance travelling through a medium”

DUVE, Berlin. The reawakened rally cry “The Future is Female” has been picking up steam; and a speculative vision of this future is exactly where Austrian artist Vlaschits transports audiences in this exhibition. Combining her long-standing interests in astrophysics and cosmic research with feminist politics and flamboyantly kooky fantasies, Vlaschits converts the exhibition space into […]

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Art in America

Review: Gülsün Karamustafa, “Chronographia”

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Gülsün Karamustafa’s work explores the processes of modernization, political turbulence, and civil rights issues that have arisen in Turkish society in a period that spans, among other events, the military coups of 1960, 1971, and 1980. Her retrospective at the Hamburger Bahnhof consists of videos, sculptures, installations, and paintings from the 1970s […]

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e-flux

Report: Oslo Pilot, “Time is of the essence”

Oslo, Norway. When city development booms at exhaustive rates, can we rely on art to slow society back down into a digestible time-scale? In recent years, the Norwegian capital of Oslo has consistently topped the charts as one of the fastest growing cities in Europe and the rapid changes citizens face are only starting to […]

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