Dominikus Müller

Karla Black

March 2011

In recent years Karla Black has become famous for sculptures made of untreated, pastel-colored powdered plaster, ghostly accumulations of plastic sheeting that appear to have been casually, carelessly left to hang in midair, and incredibly … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2011 [TOC]

Stefan Müller

February 2011

Let’s not beat around the bush: Stefan Müller’s “Salon der Daheim-gebliebenen” (Salon for the Ones Who Stayed Home) was a straight-up painting show. And as so often happens when painting starts to get interesting, it was treated here… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2011 [TOC]

Tobias Madison

January 2011

The title of Tobias Madison’s recent show was the tautological mantra “Do It to Do It,” a phrase borrowed from Donald Trump’s 1987 book, The Art of the Deal. This information—presented in the small accompanying catalogue—laid a … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2011 [TOC]

Katarina Zdjelar

October 2010

First comes the music. Even before the first images appear in Katarina Zdjelar’s seven-minute-long video Shoum, 2009, one of three works in her recent exhibition “One or Two Songs,” we hear the first measures of the 1984 Tears for Fears… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2010 [TOC]

Damien Hirst and Michael Joo

Damien Hirst and Michael Joo talk about their first collaborative exhibition

June 2010

Damien Hirst and Michael Joo have organized an exhibition of their works at Haunch of Venison’s cavernous Berlin branch, and have titled it “Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun?” Here, both artists discuss the show, which is on view… READ ON

500 WORDS

Sven Johne

May 2010

Sven Johne is not one of the loud ones. In a typically melancholic tone, the Berlin-based artist tells laconic stories of life and fate.… READ ON

PREVIEWS

William E. Jones

May 2010

“I announce the destruction of the cinema, the first apocalyptic sign of disjunction, the rupture of this bloated organism known as a film.” These forceful words emanated from loudspeakers in a monotone computer voice in the video … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2010 [TOC]

Clemens von Wedemeyer

May 2010

Galleries often re-present works commissioned for other contexts, but rarely do they expand on them. This is precisely what’s been done, however, at Koch Oberhuber Wolff for its solo show by Clemens von Wedemeyer. “The Fourth Wall,” … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2010 [TOC]

Jordan Wolfson

March 2010

One’s first impression of Jordan Wolfson’s new video Con Leche, 2009, is likely to be: How very strange. This is primarily because of the video’s choice of “protagonists,” cutesy Diet Coke bottles on little legs drawn as comic-strip… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2010 [TOC]

Andreas Slominski

January 2010

If it’s true that Andreas Slominski is a setter of snares, one who stages his work as a crafty, tricksterish game to be played with the viewer, he set a particularly big trap with his parallel shows in the Berlin galleries Jablonka and Neu.… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2010 [TOC]