Jennifer Allen

Tuymans, Others Protest SMAK Director's Departure; Leipzig Museum Reopens; Artists Told to Pony Up at the Louvre

December 2004

Luc Tuymans, Wim Delvoye, and others protest the firing of SMAK director Peter Doroshenko; one of the most important collections in Germany is reunited after sixty years; and the Louvre cancels its free-admission-for-artists policy.… READ ON

NEWS

Peter Piller

December 2004

Peter Piller is a slacker. Yet far from hanging out at the water cooler, staring at the screensaver, or chatting up the temps, Piller belongs to that rare breed of slacker who remains incredibly industrious while wasting time. Indeed, Piller… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2004 [TOC]

Art and Extremism, East and West; R.I.P. Snapshots; Sugimoto's Homage to Duchamp

November 2004

Die Zeit's Jens Jessen finds parallels between the recent murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh at the hands of Islamic extremists and the efforts to suppress the Berlin Kunst-Werke's Red Army Faction show; Die Süddeutsche Zeitung's Harald… READ ON

NEWS

Richard Prince on the Dangers of Looking; Mixed Opinions of MoMA; Mona Hatoum's Politics

November 2004

Richard Prince explains why “you have to be extremely careful these days about what you look at”; Europe's critics weigh in on the new MoMA; and Mona Hatoum traces the evolution of her thinking on politics and art.… READ ON

NEWS

Angus Fairhust

November 2004

For his collages, Angus Fairhurst seems to adopt twin approaches of iconoclasm and censorship. “Body and text removed” is the refrain in the titles of these works, which were made with magazine and billboard advertisements and a very … READ ON

PICKS

New Museums in Old Palaces; MoMA's “Aesthetics of Invisibility;” Postmodern Architecture's Bad Rap

November 2004

Romanians debate the wisdom of housing a contemporary art museum in the former palace of Nicolae Ceausescu; Die Süddeutsche Zeitung's Jörg Häntzschel assesses the new MoMA's “aesthetics of invisibility”; and Die Zeit's Hanno Rauterberg… READ ON

NEWS

Kunst-Werke's Loss Is MoMA's Gain; Buergel Curates in Barcelona; Zurich Does Glamour

November 2004

Klaus Biesenbach, newly appointed MoMA curator, steps down as director of the Kunst-Werke Berlin; Documenta 12 director Roger Buergel's latest show may offer a taste of things to come; and critics and theorists gather in Zurich to have a … READ ON

NEWS

An Overcrowded Art Cologne; Freedom Fries and Theory-Bashing; Richard Sennett on “Soft Fascism”

November 2004

The 38th Art Cologne suffered from a surfeit of German gallerists, according to Le Monde's Harry Bellet; the Tageszeitung's Robert Misik wonders if the American backlash against all things French extends to post-structuralism; and sociologist… READ ON

NEWS

the 51st Venice Biennale

NEWS

November 2004

ONE CENTURY. That’s about how long it took the Venice Biennale to figure out that a woman could indeed head the city’s renowned international festival for contemporary art. Perhaps in an effort to compensate for decades of missed … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2004 [TOC]

Carsten Höller

November 2004

Carsten Höller has come up with a novel approach: more of the same. For his current exhibition at MAC, Höller has simply duplicated a selection of his own works from the last decade, from Moving Image, 1994–2004, to Hotel Room, 2004 and… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2004 [TOC]