Alexander Scrimgeour

Jan Peter Hammer

April 2015

Taking us from the Skinner box to the present-day tourist attraction SeaWorld Orlando, Jan Peter Hammer’s film Tilikum, 2013–15, shot on HD video, was the ambitious centerpiece of this exhibition. It tells the story of the past century … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2015 [TOC]

Nikita Kadan

March 2015

In recent years, sites of protest—Tahrir Square, Zuccotti Park, Taksim Square—have functioned in large part as visual interventions in the fabric of the city. As such, they’ve made claims on attention, time, and space on behalf of those… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda

January 2015

There wasn’t much to see in this exhibition: just four works spread throughout the gallery’s three rooms. The first was Monika (all works 2014), a large, rough-hewn stone, set on a mantelpiece; the second, Ulrike, the silhouette of the … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2015 [TOC]

1000 WORDS: NEÏL BELOUFA

October 2014

MUCH, PERHAPS MOST, art demands the allegiance of viewers; it seeks to persuade of its own relevance, to proselytize a worldview, or to guide you, however subtly, in what and how to think and feel. Neïl Beloufa’s work does this too, but … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2014 [TOC]

Gianni Piacentino

Gianni Piacentino discusses his latest exhibition in Berlin

September 2014

The sculptural and wall-based work of Italian artist Gianni Piacentino is based around ideas of speed, branding, and industrial aesthetics. In spite of (often inadvertently) sharing ground with Minimalism and Pop art, Piacentino’s practice… READ ON

500 WORDS

Stewart Uoo

June 2014

In Joan Didion’s famous description of New York’s “insistent sentimentalization of experience,” she claimed it involved a century-old “distortion and flattening of character and the reduction of events to narrative.” Today, however,… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2014 [TOC]

Eat Pray LOVE

The 6th Glasgow International

April 2014 GLASGOW

MY IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE of the opening days for the sixth Glasgow International biennial began the morning after my arrival, when I had an appointment at a nail salon, part of Alistair Frost’s AZQ<>$@•^. I am usually pretty suspicious of… READ ON

DIARY

Anicka Yi

March 2014

On entering Anicka Yi’s recent exhibition, one saw a light-gray wall with rectangular recessed chambers containing sculptural assemblages, stylishly illuminated and mounted on flat white pedestals. The presentation evoked the displays at … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2014 [TOC]

OPENINGS: BENY WAGNER

February 2014

WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME looking through transparent surfaces—windows, screens—but far less time looking at them. After all, such objects are typically taken for granted; their ideal condition is a form of invisibility. And yet despite—or … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]

Micol Assäel

January 2014

Curated by Andrea Lissoni The industrial-noir aesthetic of Micol Assäel’s work is by turns Cold War and futuristic, yet there is always more than meets the eye: The Italian-born artist typically makes the viewer’s body a conduit between… READ ON

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