Modern Painters

Reviews In Brief: Berlin

Various Locations, Berlin. Steve Reinke Isabella Bortolozzi // March 15–April 9 With his postcard-size needlepoint works and found Polaroids of masturbating men, Reinke revisits the parallels between an artist’s “creative act” and la petite mort (“the little death”), or the moment of orgasm. Themes of self-exposure continue in two films that mix archival footage with video […]

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Frieze d/e

Review: Ed Atkins, “Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths”

Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin. Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths (2013) – the main piece and title of Ed Atkins’ solo show at Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie – begins with the parting of a curtain of luscious computer-animated hair to expose a fantasy world of synthesized computer graphics. Projected onto a large screen propped in the corner […]

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