Jennifer Allen

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ARCHITECTURE

October 2005

WHAT IS THE role of urban architecture in a natural disaster? As Hurricane Katrina showed, buildings have few options—weather the storm or collapse. The drowning city has become a familiar and terrifying international reality: Witness not… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2005 [TOC]

Diedrich Diederichsen on “Cool Neoliberalism;” an Anti-Globalization Enfant Terrible; France's “Cultural Exception” Becomes the World's

October 2005

Diedrich Diederichsen inveighs against Germany's “cool neoliberalism;” Camille de Toledo discusses Superhip Jolipunk; and Libération’s Vincent Noce considers the fallout from the Unesco convention to protect cultural diversity. … READ ON

NEWS

Unesco and the US At Odds Again; the Potsdamer Manifesto; Debord and Cinema

October 2005

Le Monde looks at the recent controversy surrounding the US's refusal to support a Unesco convention aimed at protecting cultural diversity; the Potsdamer Manifesto is unveiled in Berlin; and a newly published volume of Debord's correspondence… READ ON

NEWS

Villepin's Grand Vision for French Art; “Killer Zucchinis” at Fiac; Araki Live

October 2005

French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin elaborates on plans for a sprawling new contemporary art center on what was to have been the site of the Pinault Foundation; David Ter-Oganyan's lemon-and-zucchini sculpture brings the bomb squad … READ ON

NEWS

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset

October 2005

Most people would never notice Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset’s Linienstraße 160 (neue Mitte), 2005. Except, of course, the neighbors. The title of the work is also its address, the original site of Klosterfelde gallery in Berlin’s… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2005 [TOC]

Touring the New Reina Sofía; Cinémathèque Française Reopens; Immendorff Paints the Town Red

September 2005

The Reina Sofía gets very, very big; the Cinémathèque française opens in its new headquarters; and Jörg Immendorff makes Gerhard Schroeder's day. … READ ON

NEWS

Stefanos Tsivopoulos

September 2005

Stefanos Tsivopoulos puts big things in small packages. The Amsterdam-based artist has filmed actors in sets that he builds at slightly scaled-down sizes. His debut solo show in Athens features Bachelor Pad, 2002, a replica of his first … READ ON

PICKS

Critics Weigh in on Lyon and Istanbul; Bad Vibrations at the Stedelijk; More

September 2005

Critics assess the newly opened biennials in Lyon and Istanbul; Gijs van Tuyl, the new director of the Stedelijk, discusses his plans and travails; and Richard Sennett offers his perspective on Katrina. … READ ON

NEWS

Delvoye Offers Collectors a Growth Opportunity; the Bern Controversy and the Changing Definition of “Human;” More

September 2005

Wim Delvoye talks to Le Monde's Geneviève Breerette about Cloaca and his current project, Ant Farm; art historian Kaba Rössler considers the recent flap over Xiao Yu's fetus sculpture in light of the shifting borders between biology and … READ ON

NEWS

Andreas Slominski

September 2005

Those expecting only traps and tricks were in for a revelation at this show: Slominski paints. Yet his paintings—executed in garish colors on expanded polystyrene, foam, and plastic shapes—looked more like gigantic frosted cakes or pages… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2005 [TOC]