John Beeson

Viktoria Binschtok

January 2012

With the advent of Street View, Google introduced a new logic––if not a new language––to photography. Artists swiftly responded by using this massive image map as a site for appropriation as well as an inspiration for artistic forms… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2012 [TOC]

Mario Pfeifer

December 2011

To describe Mario Pfeifer’s A Formal Film in Nine Episodes, Prologue & Epilogue, 2010, in a formal manner, as the work’s title suggests we should, one would have to say that it involves slow-paced action, sweeping camera movements, a … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2011 [TOC]

Timur Si-Qin

November 2011

For “Mainstream,” Timur Si-Qin’s first solo exhibition at Société, the artist lined the gallery’s two rooms with thirty-two computer printout copies of posters for the movie Transformers (2007) and overlaid each with plant leaves … READ ON

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Fred Lonidier

November 2011

THE QUESTION IS WHO EXERCISES HOW MUCH POWER TO WHOSE ENDS? reads a line printed below statistics concerning US car production in the year 1978 and a photograph depicting cars in a parking lot. The collage, enclosed in a license-plate frame,… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2011 [TOC]

Horst Ademeit

September 2011

Born in Cologne in 1937, Horst Ademeit was a trained craftsman who worked odd jobs and lived a significant part of his life in a low-income housing project, ill, paranoid, and immersed in legal proceedings concerning fees that he owed and … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2011 [TOC]

Nairy Baghramian

June 2011

Through the staggeringly evocative sculptural works that populate her exhibition “Formage de tête” (roughly, “Formation of the Head”), Nairy Baghramian invokes the subject of creation in a way that references the specific case of … READ ON

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Gabriel Kuri

May 2011

In his sculptures and installations, Gabriel Kuri attends to the significance of material goods within society, and he does so while displaying remarkable sensitivity to material forms, if not always an aesthetically indulgent touch. In his… READ ON

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