Javier Hontoria

Cabello/Carceller

September 2016

Helena Cabello and Ana Carceller, a Madrid-based duo active since 1992, have effectively intermingled a committed pedagogical stance with an art practice based on photography, video, performance, and writing. Deeply imbued with a solid feminist… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]

Marina Pinsky

C L E A R I N G | Brussels

May 2016

Every exhibition by Marina Pinsky, and this one is no exception, is ineluctably constructed upon a series of foundations—namely, a profound interest in the specificity of the context and an apparently effortless and uninhibited choice of … READ ON

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Itziar Okariz

etHALL

March 2016

For more than two decades, Itziar Okariz has blazed a trail for Spanish performance artists through a practice based on exploring the construction of identity. Her work stems from 1990s gender discourse, yet ascribing its qualities exclusively… READ ON

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Álvaro Negro

F2 Gallery

December 2015

Two paintings and a tiny video installation comprise Álvaro Negro’s return to a Madrid gallery after many years of silent research on painting and temporality. The show seems rather small, but emanates an outstanding intensity; such is … READ ON

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David Bestué

December 2015

Barcelona-based David Bestué first came to prominence as part of a duo with Marc Vives, with whom he had systematically and mockingly subverted the tropes of modern sculpture through performances that gained the pair international attention,… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2015 [TOC]

Carlos Bunga

Museum of Art at the National University of Colombia

November 2015

Over the years, Carlos Bunga has developed a meditative response to architecture that takes the form of sculptural work and site-specific installation. At the National University Museum of Art of Bogotá, a building designed in the modernist… READ ON

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Ian Law

Rodeo

November 2015

Ian Law’s solo exhibition is a poetical speculation on presence and absence, on visibility and opacity. It is a reflection on the narrative potential of materials but also on their inability to produce meaning, which, in his case, is a … READ ON

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Leonor Serrano Rivas

Galería Marta Cervera

October 2015

The video and half dozen sculptures in Leonor Serrano Rivas’s first solo exhibition in Madrid touch on an array of topics related to the performing attributes of bodies and objects. At the space’s entrance, a lightly swinging surface like… READ ON

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Magali Reus

The Hepworth Wakefield

September 2015

Hinging on material and semantic ambivalence, London-based Dutch artist Magali Reus’s work incorporates such quotidian objects as seats and fridges to delineate the contours of social space and explore the limits of our interactions within… READ ON

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“Deserto Modelo: As Above, So Below”

Herald St

July 2015

Seven Brazilians representing several generations take part in “Deserto Modelo: As Above, So Below,” a show curated by artist Lucas Arruda. Arruda, who included his own work in the exhibition, is known for a pictorial practice based on … READ ON

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