Jennifer Allen

“Forum Expanded”

February 2006

What is the relation between film and site? On the occasion of the fifty-sixth Berlinale, Kunst-Werke curator Anselm Franke brings together four filmic installations to explore this question. Amos Gitai's NEWS FROM HOUSE / NEWS FROM HOME, … READ ON

PICKS

Palais de Tokyo to Expand; Disputed Film Program in Paris; Profiles of Three Art World Figures; Other Art-World News

February 2006

Paris's Palais de Tokyo to Expand; Disputes Over “Pirated” Films at Centre Culturel Suisse; Profiles of Toni Tápies, Wolfgang Gmyrek, and Katelijne de Backer; European Institutional News… READ ON

NEWS

“Sehnsüchtig gleiten Ballone rund um die Welt”

February 2006

Blame it on Google Earth: The view from above is becoming a dominant perspective in aesthetics. As linear perspective spread with the Renaissance, the satellite view rose with our Global Village; this godlike yet profane vision, ushered in … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2006 [TOC]

An Update on Missing Artworks; Catherine David's “News” in Berlin; Pre-Opening Expansion at Slavery Abolition Center in Paris; News in Brief

January 2006

Updates on missing artworks in Spain, England, and the Netherlands; Catherine David hosts a “thematic weekend” in Berlin; the Slavery Abolition Center at Cité nationale expands before it opens; News from Around Europe. … READ ON

NEWS

Beuys's Influence Today; Worldwide Art Fair News; New Directors at German Art Institutions; Palast der Republik Will Be Torn Down

January 2006

Marking the anniversary of Beuys's death; news and reports from ARCO, Art Cologne, Palm Beach 3, and more; new directors at Schirn Kunsthalle and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; German Bundestag votes to tear down Palast der Republik… READ ON

NEWS

Buergel's Documenta 12 Plans; Is Helsinki the new Leipzig?; The “New Leipzig School” Reconsidered

January 2006

Roger Buergel discusses plans for Documenta 12; Are Helsinki-based photographers the next art-world darlings?; Holger Liebs digs beneath the surface of the “New Leipzig School”… READ ON

NEWS

Sierra at a German Synagogue; Sugimoto interview; Submission influenced by Neshat?

January 2006

Santiago Sierra's mysterious new project for a synagogue in Pulheim, Germany; Sugimoto explains his Seascapes; did Shirin Neshat's work inspire controversial Dutch film Submission?… READ ON

NEWS

Censorship in Austria; De Stichtung Stedelijk; The Vincent 2006; Regina José Galindo in Paris

January 2006

Censorship of artist billboards in Austria; A new life for the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; trouble with The Vincent prize; Guatemalan artist Regina José Galindo in Paris… READ ON

NEWS

Annika Ström

January 2006

Dear Annika,  I’m so glad you finally found the kindest artist in the world, the Finnish painter Jukka Korkeila. It was clever to describe the trials and tribulations of your long search in The letter to Anna (all works 2005), an enlarged… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2006 [TOC]

Pinault for Dummies; A Diatribe About the Art Market; Marcel Breuer's B9 Table

December 2005

A chart outlining Pinault's connections; a rant about the value of artworks in the face of a booming market; a controversy surrounding a Bauhaus architect's famous table design… READ ON

NEWS