Jennifer Allen

Mexico City, Diedrich Diederichsen, and More

July 2002

This week, Jennifer Allen parses a German review of P.S. 1's "Mexico City: An Exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values” and a conference organized by Diedrich Diederichsen. She also highlights new plans for French museums.… READ ON

NEWS

Food Art, French Headlines, and a Fight over a Kunsthalle

July 2002

This week, Jennifer Allen tracks the coverage on a new book about food art from “Schiele to Jason Rhoades,” but also finds an article by Susan Sontag that claims taste has disappeared from art altogether. Plus, French headlines, and an … READ ON

NEWS

Documenta11, the New Head of London's ICA, and More

June 2002

This week, Jennifer Allen seeks out the ongoing coverage of Documenta11 in French and German papers, an interview with the new head of London's ICA, Allan Yentob, and the resignation of Vittorio Sgarbi, the notorious undersecretary of culture… READ ON

NEWS

The First Reports from Documenta11, Art Basel, and More

June 2002

This week, Jennifer Allen reviews a flurry of critical responses to this week's key art events in Europe, including Documenta11, a theatrical piece by William Kentridge, Art Basel, and more.… READ ON

NEWS

Francis Alÿs and Alejandro González Iñárritu

June 2002

Politics of Rehearsal (or what makes traffic move at 6 pm on a Friday in Mexico City), 2002, is a unique collaboration between the Mexico City–based Belgian artist Francis Alÿs and the internationally acclaimed Mexican director of Amores… READ ON

PICKS

An Art-Critical “Blacklist,” Matthew Barney, and Orlan

June 2002

This week, Jennifer Allen reports on a newly declared war against “cliché overflow” in art criticism and surveys recent interviews with two artists, Matthew Barney and Orlan, who present dramatic perspectives on the human body.… READ ON

NEWS

Sofia Hulten

June 2002

Sofia Hulten’s action videos have always investigated the border between the mischievous and the absurd. In Fuck It Up and Start Again, 2001, a young woman destroys an acoustic guitar and tapes it back together, only to smash it and repair… READ ON

PICKS

Kara Walker

June 2002

Along with the Kunstverein Hannover, Berlin’s Deutsche Guggenheim is presenting a generous selection of work by Kara Walker for the first time in Europe. The exhibition thus has an air of retrospective about it and features early gouaches… READ ON

PICKS

Marc Bijl

June 2002

Marc Bijl is a busy man. The Dutch artist, currently a resident at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, has been storming the city for the last two years with a series of public interventions that confuse cultural symbols and national … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2002 [TOC]

“Here and Now”

May 2002

How does a city absorb and produce difference? The group exhibition “Here and Now” seeks to answer the question with a sample of works created by foreign artists currently living in Berlin who seem to function as impromptu ethnographers… READ ON

PICKS