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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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Artforum

Review: Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo, “Winner Takes All”

alphanova & galerie futura, Berlin. One-percenters, auction flux, freelance precarity, champagne hangovers, gender imbalances, personal well-being sacrificed for fleeting moments of international fame, life guided by passion and aesthetics over stability—sounds a lot like the art world. But these are also defining factors in the world of thoroughbred horse racing, explored in the exhibition “Winner Takes All,” […]

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Artforum

Review: Liz Larner

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin. Beyond the turgid layers of human construction and waste, the pristine white mountain peaks and deep, dark ocean floors are the tectonic plates that rumble, roil, and buckle on a geologic timescale. The idea of these terrestrial bodies enfolding, slipping over, and sliding beneath one another, their caresses lubricated by bubbling […]

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Artforum

Review: Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, “Pantelleria”

Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin. When it comes to the soul and ethics, on what foundation should we base our measurements? Developing their ongoing interest in psychopathologies and social value systems, Belgian artist duo Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys present selections from a new sculptural series, “White Elements,” 2013–16, which they posit as a baseline […]

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Artforum

Review: Amy Sillman, “the ALL-OVER”

PORTIKUS, Frankfurt. Crackerjack painter Amy Sillman kicks the bucket (of paint, that is) in her current exhibition, conjuring AbEx ghosts so she can slay them with her spirited, calligraphic line work. Her version of abstract painting is more than alive—it is animated. A humorous digital video, Kick the Bucket (loop for Portikus), 2016, echoes from […]

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Modern Painters

Review: Ryan Gander, “The Connectivity Suite (and other places)”

Esther Schipper, Berlin. Art can, at times, feel like magic: Mix materials with a sleight of hand, master the showmanship, distract with a story, and voilà!—you’ve created something from nothing. But to pull off the trick, one must conjure an audience’s imagination. To similar effect, the constituent parts of multi-media artist Ryan Gander’s exhibition “The […]

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Artforum

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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