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Carola Dertnig

June 2015

In Vienna, the ghost of Actionism appears at regular intervals—whether in the form of pride in this homegrown avant-garde or disdain for its phallocentric ways. The iconic films and photographs of bodily aggressions and transgressions—both… READ ON

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Wilfredo Prieto and Ariel Schlesinger

April 2015

Wilfredo Prieto and Ariel Schlesinger’s double billing of new sculptures and installations marked a fascinating development in the articulation of Conceptual art. Reframing the conversation surrounding the so-called dematerialization of … READ ON

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Cosima von Bonin

February 2015

Was there a critical entry point into Cosima von Bonin’s reference-laden retrospective, or have we reached a historical condition in which the “handmade readymade”—a couture item especially manufactured for the museological context … READ ON

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Suara Welitoff

May 2014

Since the visual devices in Suara Welitoff’s photographs and video—subtle shades of gray and muddled focal points—are often employed to signal nostalgia, the artist’s recent exhibition “Sometimes Time Trembles” can all too hastily… READ ON

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Carlos Jiménez Cahua

March 2014

In his witty Boston solo debut, Carlos Jiménez Cahua added a new twist to a long-standing philosophical quandary: Can art capture and communicate sensations, images, and systems that are normally imperceptible? That the artist answered in … READ ON

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“and Materials and Money and Crisis”

March 2014

As T. J. Clark and other Marxist critics have argued, the thorny entwinement of modernity and aesthetic praxis has, since the late-nineteenth century, preoccupied some of history’s most inventive artists and intellectuals as they have sought… READ ON

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Marrakech Biennale 5: “Where are We Now?”

January 2014

Curated by Alya Sebti, Alexandre Kauffmann, Hicham Khalidi, Bouchra Khalili, Driss Ksikes Like many biennials today, the fifth installment of Marrakech’s bid aims to upend the political and artistic hierarchies of center and periphery and… READ ON


“She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World”

November 2013

In the current sociopolitical climate, it is difficult to address aesthetic production emerging from the Arab world without incurring an often polarized response of benediction or ire. Formerly neglected and emerging voices from the region … READ ON

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Barry McGee

June 2013

His myth looms large: Barry McGee, tag name “Twist,” San Francisco–based art-school graduate, graffiti artist, and vital player in the emergence of the Mission School aesthetic. Following its breathless tributes to Shepard Fairey in … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2013 [TOC]

Cildo Meireles

May 2013

Curated by João Fernandes One of the most significant Brazilian artists to emerge in the 1970s, Cildo Meireles epitomizes the ways in which Latin American artists have reshaped art-historical narratives of modernism and its aftermaths. His… READ ON