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Critic’s Guide: Berlin

The pick of the shows opening this week as part of Berlin Gallery Weekend. Christopher Williams, Model-Nr.: 1740, Rotznasen – Kinder Model Agentur Liesegangstr. 7A, 40211 Düsseldorf, Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf, January 28, 2016, 2016, inkjet print on paper, 51 x 51 cm. Courtesy: Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Capitain Petzel, Berlin © the artist Christopher […]

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Review: “Political Populism”

Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. What happens when the entire landscape from which an exhibition is built undergoes a seismic shift during its run? The group exhibition ‘Political Populism’, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen at Kunsthalle Wien, fell into this chasm. Taking the rising trend of artists responding to populist tendencies in contemporary politics as its raison d’etre, […]

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Review: Ian Cheng, “Emissary in the Squat of Gods”

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy. In Ian Cheng’s installation Emissary in the Squat of Gods (2015) – the first part of a planned trilogy – digitally animated, abstracted humanoid figures flitted across a pair of flat projection surfaces that leant against the far wall. They were either drawn by Cheng or culled from video games […]

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Review: Alexandre Singh, “The Humans”

Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Humans is a theatrical production developed, written and directed by the ever-ambitious artist and writer Alexandre Singh. The show premiered at Rotterdamse Schouwburg’s Festival De Keuze and toured to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York as part of Performa 2013. The Humans is Singh’s directorial debut, but considering […]

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