Jennifer Allen

Robert Hughes, the Portikus Galleries, and More

March 2002

Will Robert Hughes curate the Venice Biennale? Why does Portikus have to relocate its galleries? And who is on the shortlist for the Berlin Prize?… READ ON

NEWS

Italy's Conservative Culture Don Vittorio Sgarbi in the News

March 2002

Vittorio Sgarbi, Italy's neo-conservative undersecretary of culture, denounces the “excremental” art of Jannis Kounellis and proclaims himself a pluralist in Le Monde.… READ ON

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“A Little Bit of History Repeated”

ON SITE

March 2002

THE IDEA SOUNDED PROMISING, if a bit quixotic: Ask an international group of artists from a younger generation to reexamine key performance-art pieces from the golden age of the movement. Curator Jens Hoffmann proposed “A Little Bit of … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2002 [TOC]

Pompidou in Berlin, the Louvre in Trouble, and More

February 2002

BEAUBOURG ON THE SPREE? Berliners could soon be visiting their own Centre Georges Pompidou. President Jean-Jacques Aillagon has announced plans to open a branch of the Parisian center in one of the pavilions at the Charlottenburg palace in … READ ON

NEWS

Florian Merkel

February 2002

Who’s the hero of the leisure class? For Florian Merkel, it’s the tourist. In a series of large hand-painted photographs of tourist sites in Berlin, he populates these iconic landscapes with sharply dressed individuals executing what … READ ON

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Douglas Gordon, Beat Streuli, Wim Delvoye, and More

February 2002

This week finds Douglas Gordon, Beat Streuli, Wim Delvoye, Taysir Batniji, the collection of David Sylvester, and Marc Quinn in the European press. Jennifer Allen takes us on a guided tour.… READ ON

NEWS

Kerstin Kartscher

February 2002

For those who can still remember the fascination of LP covers, Kerstin Kartscher's exhibition is a real treat. The thirty-five-year-old German artist, who lives in London, presents eleven drawings recalling ’70s album art. Her iconography—crystal… READ ON

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News from London, Paris, and Vienna

February 2002

The chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Art in London takes a public swipe at Conceptual art, while in Paris, a city long accused of having missed the art boat for two, possibly three decades, inaugurates two important new venues for … READ ON

NEWS

Thomas Demand

January 2002

Thomas Demand returns to 35 mm film to chronicle yet another world media event: Slobodan Milosevic’s arrival at the United Nations prison in The Hague, where he is currently awaiting trial for war crimes. Hof/Yard, 2001, Demand’s third … READ ON

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Christian Jankowski

January 2002

In the exhibition “Lehrauftrag” (Teaching contract), Christian Jankowski adds a new dimension to art education. Using his own teaching experience at various German art schools to offer shrewd, humorous advice to would-be artists, the … READ ON

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