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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Review: Débora Delmar Corp., “*Headquarters*”

DUVE, Berlin. Liquids and liquidity are the targets for Mexican artist Débora Delmar, self-branded as Débora Delmar Corp., in this exhibition—an addendum to her commercial juice-bar project at the Akademie der Künste for the Ninth Berlin Biennale. Riffing on the “Silicon Allee” start-up culture permeating the city, Delmar turns the gallery into fictitious corporate marketing […]

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Review: Roman Liška, “Research ‘N Motion”

DUVE Gallery, Berlin. Research ‘N Motion was the self-describing title of Roman Liška’s first solo show atDUVE. Liška is a young painter, fresh from graduate school, who uses mixed media collages, comprising abstract printed media and textured surfaces, to critique art world economies. In lieu of a press release, a letter-headed handout simply stated, ‘This […]

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