Daniel Birnbaum

“Anri Sala: Answer Me”

January 2016

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni Anyone who has followed Anri Sala’s career will have noticed the key role acoustics play in his films and installations: modernist music, free jazz, punk rock, even just the sound of a lone snare drum. Often… READ ON

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Daniel Birnbaum

December 2015

1 ROBERT GOBER (MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK; CURATED BY ANN TEMKIN AND PAULINA POBOCHA) “The Heart Is Not a Metaphor” made the most enigmatic of artists even more inscrutable—and even more attractive. Although I first came across his… READ ON

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Daniel Birnbaum

December 2014

1 “KANDINSKY, MALEVICH, MONDRIAN: THE INFINITE WHITE ABYSS” (K20 KUNSTSAMMLUNG NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, DÜSSELDORF; CURATED BY MARION ACKERMANN AND ISABELLE MALZ WITH ANSGAR LORENZ) In a nice twist to the ubiquity of the modernist black … READ ON

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Lygia Clark

October 2014

WHEN ONE OF YOUR HANDS touches the other, something peculiar happens: You become aware of the strange ambivalence that makes your body different from all other things. Your hand is an object in the world, but it is also something you experience… READ ON

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“Sturtevant: Double Trouble”

September 2014

Curated by Peter Eleey with Ingrid Langston This first major US retrospective of Sturtevant’s work, which will include some fifty pieces made between 1961 and 2014, is necessary. It is necessary both for the artist, who adopted style as … READ ON

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Roberto Cuoghi

May 2014

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Margot Norton There really is no one like Roberto Cuoghi, the brilliant Italian weirdo who launched his career as an artist by transforming himself into his own father. Physically. I will never forget … READ ON

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Roman Signer

May 2014

Curated by Roland Wäspe and Konrad Bitterli Roman Signer is the only artist that I know of who possesses an official license to blow things up. And it isn’t just for show. The Swiss artist, who creates much of his work outside, takes his… READ ON

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Arthur C. Danto

PASSAGES

March 2014

IT WAS A SNOWY DAY in January 1994 when I knocked on the door of Professor Arthur C. Danto’s office at Columbia University for the first time. He opened it and looked at me with his strangely squinting eyes. I introduced myself as the new… READ ON

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“1938: Kunst, Künstler, Politik”

SLANT

March 2014

TO SAY THAT YOU LOVE THE AVANT-GARDE was once proof that you were on the right side of history. That moment is now over, as evidenced by the impeccable timing of the well-researched exhibition “1938: Kunst, Künstler, Politik” (1938: Art,… READ ON

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“Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: Splendid Hotel”

January 2014

Curated by João Fernandes A luminous pavilion of glass and steel opened in 1887, Madrid’s technologically advanced Palacio de Cristal was capable of simulating equatorial climate conditions and was intended to showcase the exotic flora … READ ON

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