Jennifer Allen

Jesús Rafael Soto Dies at Eighty-One; a Family Perspective on “Regarding Terror;” Carsten Nicolai on Sound Art

January 2005

Artist Jesús Rafael Soto dies at eighty-one; Felix Ensslin, son of Red Army Faction member Gudrun Ensslin and co-curator of the upcoming “Regarding Terror: The RAF Exhibition,” talks to the Süddeutsche Zeitung's Jörg Heiser; and Carsten… READ ON

NEWS

Hans Haacke’s Monument to Rosa Luxemburg; the Rise and Fall of Museum Fees; Tsunami Imagery and the “Postcritical Era”

January 2005

Hans Haacke is chosen to design Berlin’s monument to Rosa Luxemburg; museums around the world rethink their admission fees; and the Tageszeitung’s Tom Holert argues that the flood of tsunami imagery heralds the arrival of a “postdiscursive,… READ ON

NEWS

No Jail Time, but Conviction Upheld, for Artist Accused of “Corrupting Minors”; Preserving Île Seguin's Past; Palestine's Decimated Cultural Heritage

January 2005

A French appeals court suspends painter Kiki Lamers's eight-month prison sentence, but upholds her conviction for “corrupting minors”; as the construction of Fondation François Pinault continues on Île Seguin, the Frankfurter Rundschau's… READ ON

NEWS

Rirkrit Tiravanija

January 2005

How does one recreate artworks that were originally events? Rirkrit Tiravanija’s solution is nothing short of brilliant. For his first museum retrospective, Tiravanija has decided to present empty spaces. Outfitted with a tidy white label,… READ ON

PICKS

Manfred Pernice

January 2005

"Ugly Luise” recounts the exceptional fate, not of a woman, but of a building. Manfred Pernice’s latest installation uses found objects and information panels to document the change in fortune of an apartment complex on Luisen Street in… READ ON

PICKS

Remembering Susan Sontag; eBay as Art Market; Assessing the Tsunami's Cultural Damage

January 2005

European writers pay homage to Susan Sontag; the Kunst-Werke's success with its online auction prompts a reassessment of eBay as an art market; and Unesco surveys the damage to South Asia's world heritage sites. … READ ON

NEWS

Regarding Terror: The RAF Exhibition

January 2005

Judging from the uproar over the exhibition, West Germany's period of national terrorism remains a sensitive topic. Curators Ellen Blumenstein and Felix Ensslin selected historical and contemporary works from the past thirty-two years in … READ ON

PREVIEWS

funding cuts in Holland

International News

January 2005

LONG RENOWNED AS THE LAND OF TOLERANCE, the Netherlands seems to have had a change of heart in recent months. Newscasts from the area have shown mosques and churches torched following the murder of Theo van Gogh. This vociferous provocateur—notorious… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2005 [TOC]

Catherine David to Leave Witte de With; eBay to the Rescue at the Kunst-Werke; an Unexpected Kippenberger Manqué

December 2004

Catherine David announces her departure from Rotterdam's Witte de With; Berlin's Kunst-Werke successfully funds its controversial RAF show via an online auction; and Diedrich Diederichsen notes discomfiting parallels between Martin Kippenberger… READ ON

NEWS

Undemocratic Reactions to Hirschhorn’s “Swiss Swiss Democracy;” A Malevich Painting’s Shady Provenance

December 2004

Thomas Hirschhorn’s scathingly political “Swiss Swiss Democracy” sparks reprisals from Switzerland’s government; and the Moderna Museet’s newest acquisition turns out to have a murky past. … READ ON

NEWS