Jennifer Allen

Documenta in Lagos, Gursky, Budget Cuts, and More

April 2002

Documenta's fourth platform was held recently in Lagos; Budget cuts in Berlin hit several art organizations; a discussion about Andreas Gursky; more.… READ ON

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K21

NEWS

April 2002

IN THE ERA of the ever-expanding museum, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen introduces an alternative, cooperative approach. The Düsseldorf institution has placed its most recent work in the Ständehaus (the former house of parliament, … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2002 [TOC]

Kerstin Kartscher

April 2002

Doodle or drawing? Kerstin Kartscher's work combines the pleasures of both. The German artist, who resides in London and Berlin, has used a rather paltry set of tools—three magic markers (red, black, and blue) and two fluorescent pens (orange… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2002 [TOC]

Won Ju Lim

March 2002

LA on the Spree? The Korean American artist Won Ju Lim manages to bring the Pacific urban landscape to the cold German capital with her installation California Dreamin’, 2002. Working with yellow and green transparent Plexiglas and white … READ ON

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Vibeke Tandberg

March 2002

It’s Vibeke Tandberg month in Berlin. At c/o Atle Gerhardsen, the Oslo-based artist presents “Princess Goes To Bed With A Mountain Bike,” 2001, a series of eight large-scale color photographs that tell a modern tale of customer … READ ON

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Francesco Bonami Named Curator of 2003 Venice Biennale

March 2002

Francesco Bonami has been selected to curate the 50th Venice Biennale for 2003. The appointment puts an end to growing speculation about the future of the festival, which Italians have dubbed the “Soap-Biennale” on account of the … READ ON

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Politics in Italy and Austria, Ralph Rumney, and More

March 2002

This week, European papers weigh in on developments in the increasingly right-wing cultural politics in Italy and Austria; Ralph Rumney is remembered, and more.… READ ON

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Helen Cho

March 2002

Helen Cho takes a hygienic approach to aesthetics. The Berlin-based artist has created a series of elegant sculptures from bars of common soap. Using kitchen utensils, Cho cuts, grates, and melts the soap into uncanny shapes that recall human… READ ON

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Ling Jian: Asian Fashion/Asian Vibes

March 2002

Ling Jian has adopted a new approach to Orientalism. The Berlin-based Chinese artist has painted portraits of Germans pulling back the edges of their eyelids with their fingers. Ling wants to transform this racist gesture into a positive one… READ ON

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Tomorrow's Fish & Chips

March 2002

AUTOCENTER offers much more than just spare parts. This month, the new exhibition space and program run by artists Joep van Liefland and Maik Schierloh hosts “Tomorrow’s Fish & Chips,” an exceptional show of works on and in paper by … READ ON

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