Jennifer Allen

Berlin's Academy of Arts Reopens; An Art Market Overview; Paul Ricoeur Dies at Ninety-Two

May 2005

Berlin's Academy of Arts tries to confront and overcome the past with a new building; a newly-released report takes a wide-ranging look at the art market; and philosopher Paul Ricoeur dies at ninety-two. … READ ON

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Pinault at the Palais?; French Reactions to the “Catastrophe;” Eisenman's Holocaust Memorial

May 2005

France's Minister of Culture and Communication proposes an exhibition of François Pinault's collection at the Palais de Tokyo, while the French art community reacts to the news that Pinault's private museum will not be built; and Die … READ ON

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Capitol Infusion

BERLIN 2005

May 2005 BERLIN

Why bother plying your wares at yet another art fair when you can simply fly your best customers in for a gallery visit? That was the novel idea behind BERLIN 2005. Twenty-one Berlin galleries—from Arndt & Partner to Galerie Barbara Weiss… READ ON

DIARY

Pinault’s Big Plans for Europe; Pop, Popular, Populist

May 2005

After giving up his plans for a museum on an island in the Seine, François Pinault announces his intention to build an “international network” in order to “circulate artworks” across all of Europe; and the mega-exhibition “Populism”… READ ON

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Pinault Buys Controlling Interest in Palazzo Grassi; Leipzig's New Gallery Mile; Checking Out the Sharjah Biennial

May 2005

With his private museum outside Paris entangled in bureaucratic red tape, François Pinault strikes a deal for control of Venice's Palazzo Grassi; a sprawling old textile mill becomes the site of Leipzig's new gallery enclave; and the Neue … READ ON

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Lars Ramberg

May 2005

It’s hard to miss Lars Ramberg’s Palast des Zweifels (Palace of Doubt), 2005. The word ZWEIFEL (doubt)—written in three-story-tall letters sculpted in aluminum and filled with white neon-tube lighting—glows from atop the empty Palast… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2005 [TOC]

Coolhunters at the ZKM; A Beecroftian Performance in Paris; All Tomorrow's Parties

April 2005

Karlsruhe's ZKM takes a look at the connections between youth culture, media, and marketing; French actresses stage an intervention at the Théâtre de la Colline; and the UK's All Tomorrow's Parties festival finds artists and celebrities in… READ ON

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The Rise of Censorship in Russia; Botero's Political History

April 2005

The Neue Zürcher Zeitung's Boris Schumatzky reports on the rise of censorship in Russia and the relationship between anti-Semitism and restrictions on free expression; and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung's Frank Wagner reveals that Fernando… READ ON

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Less Is More

VB55

April 2005 BERLIN

VB55, at Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie, was Vanessa Beecroft's biggest work to date: One hundred women, aged eighteen to sixty-five—coached by a psychologist, fed vegetarian snacks, and wearing nothing more than skin-toned pantyhose and a … READ ON

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More “Dionysiac” Protests; A Call for a New Feminism; Beecroft in Berlin

April 2005

A French activist group protests the absence of women in the Pompidou's group show “Dionysiac,” while a German scholar points toward new directions for feminism and a hundred women take the floor at Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie.… READ ON

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