Jennifer Allen

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

NEWS

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

DIARY

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

NEWS

Paris's “Classic Contemporary” Art Fair; the Avant-Garde Pope

April 2005

The Art Paris fair makes a bid for a higher profile; and sociologist Heinz Bude posits John Paul II as “an international avant-garde figure.”… READ ON

NEWS

Carey Young

April 2005

Read this review at your own risk. Such warnings are at the heart of Carey Young's latest exhibition. Mixing business with Beuys, Young views language as a form of social sculpture, and the disclaimer as a way to create a negative space which… READ ON

PICKS

Joost Conijn

April 2005

Les très riches heures de Siddieqa, Firdaus, Abdallah, Soelayman, Moestafa, Hawwa et Dzoel-kifl. That could have been the title of Joost Conijn’s latest video, Siddieqa, Firdaus, Abdallah, Soelayman, Moestefa, Hawwa and Dzoel-kifl, 2004,… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2005 [TOC]

Jesper Nordahl

April 2005

“We are flesh and geography,” writes the Italian ethnographer Franco La Cecla. In a world where we continually lose our surroundings to travel—both forced and chosen—community is an itinerary more than an identity. Jesper Nordahl has… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2005 [TOC]

MoMA Warned Away from Flick; Documenta Makes Peace with Its Past; Szeemann's “Visionary Belgium”

March 2005

An open letter protests MoMA's possible purchase of work from the Flick collection; Documenta looks back at a controversy in its past; and the Frankfurter Rundschau's Anneke Bokern considers Harald Szeemann's “Visionary Belgium.” … READ ON

NEWS

Nicolaus Schafhausen Named Director of Cologne's Prospective Kunsthalle; A Paris Artists' Collective Shuts Down; Contemporary Art in the United Arab Emirates

March 2005

Nicolaus Schafhausen takes the helm of Cologne's unbuilt Kunsthalle; a venerable artists' squat in Paris is shut down; and contemporary art thrives—sort of—in the United Arab Emirates. … READ ON

NEWS

Fondation Pinault Meets Opposition; Stuttgart's New Art Museum

March 2005

Fondation Pinault meets opposition from local urban planning associations; and Stuttgart unveils its new art museum. … READ ON

NEWS