Jennifer Allen

Peter Eisenman

September 2005

It took the Nazis one day in Wannsee to coordinate the Final Solution. Creating a central memorial in Berlin to their victims took considerably longer. Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe), … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2005 [TOC]

Plane Sight

Flying “upside-down”

August 2005 BUENOS AIRES

It was an offer I could not refuse: Fly upside-down from Berlin to Buenos Aires. When the architectural collective m7red invited me down south, the artist Carsten Höller provided the exceptional means of transport: A pair of Upside-Down … READ ON

DIARY

Berlin's Temporary Mountain; Fictional Critics and Real Consequences; Protesting the Pentagon's Image Ban

August 2005

Artists, performers, and architects transform Berlin's Palast der Republik into Der Berg (The Mountain); a Los Angeles court orders Sony to reimburse moviegoers misled by a fictional film critic invented by the company's marketing department;… READ ON

NEWS

Agamben Fever; Mona Lisa Smile; Constant Nieuwenhuys Dies at Eighty-Five

August 2005

Die Welt's Daniel Biswanger tries to understand Giorgio Agamben's popularity; tourists throng Mona Lisa's new digs; and architect-artist Constant Nieuwenhuys dies at eighty-five. … READ ON

NEWS

A “Catastrophic” Festival d'Avignon; “Copyfight” in Barcelona; R.I.P., Super-8

July 2005

Libération's Antoine de Baecque and René Solis offer a postmortem of this year's poorly-received Festival D'Avignon; Lawrence Lessig weighs in on art and copyright at Barcelona's “Copyfight” conference; and Kodak prepares to phase out… READ ON

NEWS

Documenta at Fifty; Laurie Anderson on Art at NASA; Off-Label Architecture at the Camden Arts Center

July 2005

The Frankfurter Rundschau's Peter Iden considers the history of Documenta; Laurie Anderson discusses latent aesthetic sensibilities at NASA; and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung's Hubertus Adam finds a refreshing antidote to starchitecture in the … READ ON

NEWS

The Uncertain Future of the Grothes Collection; Cage's Organ2/ASLSP Hits Second Note; Adorno's Dream Journal

July 2005

A major collection of contemporary German art changes hands; after almost four years, a performance of John Cage's centuries-long Organ2/ASLSP is still going strong; and a new edition of Adorno's dream journal perturbs the Tageszeitung's … READ ON

NEWS

Barney and Björk Together on Film; Saskia Bos Heads for New York; Schafhausen's Plans for Cologne's Invisible Kunsthalle

July 2005

Björk discusses her partner Matthew Barney's new film and the couple's plans to move to a houseboat; Saskia Bos is named Dean of the School of Art at Cooper Union; and Nicolaus Schafhausen outlines developments at Cologne's as-yet-unbuilt … READ ON

NEWS

Sloterdijk on the EU's Future; Pamuk Wins German Peace Prize; Contemporary Art in a Paris Department Store?

June 2005

Philosopher Peter Sloterdijk laments the EU's “dispirited system of transnational pampering transfers;” Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk wins the prestigious Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels; and rumors of a new art museum in an LVMH … READ ON

NEWS

Critics Weigh In on the Biennale; Schneider's Controversial Cube

June 2005

French and German critics offer their takes on the 51st Venice Biennale, and the Tageszeitung's Ingeborg de Vries notes the ominous implications behind Biennale officials' rejection of Gregor Schneider's proposed installation. … READ ON

NEWS