Jennifer Allen

Koolhaas on the Netherlands' “Nee;” Down with Tourism at Rotterdam's Architecture Biennial; Back to the Future in Germany?

June 2005

Rem Koolhaas weighs in on the Netherlands' rejection of the European Constitution; Rotterdam's architecture biennial considers the dark side of global tourism; and conservative German politician Angela Merkel calls for a return to the culture… READ ON

NEWS

Carlos Amorales

June 2005

“¿Por qué tener miedo al futuro?” (Why Fear the Future?) is the titular question that animated this exhibition. By way of an answer, Carlos Amorales transformed a collection of 428 images into simple black-and-white vectorial … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2005 [TOC]

Ayşe Erkmen

June 2005

“Possessions” simply does not do justice to the range of meanings associated with “Habseligkeiten,” the title of Ayşe Erkmen’s latest exhibition. Nor can other common English translations—“belongings,” “things,” … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2005 [TOC]

Baudrillard and Virilio on France's “No” Vote; Centralizing Culture in the EU; Art and Political Elites in Cahoots?

May 2005

Jean Baudrillard and Paul Virilio consider France's resounding rejection of the EU constitutional treaty; the Tageszeitung's Lars Henrik Gass argues that EU policies are leading to a dangerous centralization of culture; and Die Welt's Berthold… READ ON

NEWS

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

NEWS

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

NEWS

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

NEWS

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

NEWS

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]