Eugenio Viola

Arte essenziale

July 2011

In a time when many continue to lament what they see as the inexorable decline of theory’s role in criticism, “Arte essenziale” (Essential Art), curated by philosopher Federico Ferrari, does its part to placate concerns with an exploration… READ ON

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Yinka Shonibare

April 2011

Yinka Shonibare’s syncretic work investigates ethnic and cultural identity, the effects of postcolonialism, and the processes of hybridization at work in contemporary society. That the artist depicts himself as a “dandy”—at first … READ ON

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Carlos Garaicoa

March 2011

In his work, the Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa searches for traces, relationships, and connections between the past and present as he interweaves reality and fiction, poetry and critique. His works transform space, creating palimpsests where… READ ON

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Delia Gonzalez

February 2011

Delia Gonzalez’s second solo exhibition at Fonti is completely different from her 2005 show with Gavin Russom, whom she often works with. While the earlier work was suspended between anthropology and psychedelia, totem and taboo, her latest… READ ON

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Larry Clark

December 2010

This powerful Larry Clark retrospective fully conveys the universe of one of the most maudit American artists of his generation. From the first, shocking images of Clark’s native city in the series “Tulsa,” 1963–71, to the latest, … READ ON

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Marina Abramović, Paul McCarthy, “Sk-Interfaces”

November 2010

“The Artist Is Present,” Marina Abramović’s dazzling retrospective at MoMA, was certainly among the finer exhibitions of 2010. Beyond the complex and constant play of references in her oeuvre, the show spectacularly reasserted the … READ ON

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Tris Vonna-Michell

October 2010

A meditative reflection on what constitutes an artwork animates Tris Vonna-Michell’s second solo exhibition at this gallery. In a destabilizing synthesis of art and life, the show offers a half-open panorama onto the artist’s biography … READ ON

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Urs Lüthi

February 2010

Urs Lüthi’s latest exhibition short-circuits the artist’s practice in an infinite play of references and self-quotations. The show, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero and Elena Forin, is a panorama that opens onto Lüthi’s life and work,… READ ON

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Dor Guez

January 2010

The ruins of history and the repression of memory—both personal recollections and collective experience—inform this solo exhibition by Dor Guez. Curated by Drorit Gur Arie, the show takes its title, “Georgiopolis,” from the ancient … READ ON

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Sarkis

November 2009

Sarkis’s exhibition at the Istanbul Modern emphasizes the empathic relationship that the artist has always established with the locations of his shows—his constant desire to interact with the public. He invigorates the concept of … READ ON

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