Rahma Khazam

“L’Image dans la sculpture”

Centre Pompidou

July 2013

A welcome break from the blockbuster exhibitions that are a staple of the Pompidou, “Image into Sculpture” is a foray into more adventurous territory, both artistically and curatorially. Put together by Pompidou curator Christine Macel … READ ON

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“L’exigence de la saudade”

Kadist Art Foundation

July 2013

The outcome of Bombay-based Clark House Initiative’s curatorial residency at Kadist, “L’Exigence de la saudade” (The Urgency of Nostalgia) is both a testimony to the ebullience of the burgeoning contemporary art scene in India, and … READ ON

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“The Lie and the Powerpoint”

Shanaynay

June 2013

The latest addition to Parisian project space Shanaynay’s innovative exhibition program, “The Lie and the Powerpoint” stages a unique encounter between the art of Liam Gillick, Benoît Maire, and Falke Pisano. Rather than presenting … READ ON

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Ryan Gander

Palais de Tokyo

November 2012

The inaugural show in a series revealing the workings of the artist’s mind, “Esperluette” (Ampersand) highlights salient aspects of Ryan Gander’s methodology—and not least his proclivity for challenging established systems of thought.… READ ON

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Doug Aitken

LUMA Foundation

November 2012

Doug Aitken’s monumental filmic installation Altered Earth, 2012, presents fragmented and nonlinear vistas of disparate images and sounds that never gel into a logical, reassuring whole. Commissioned by the LUMA Foundation for a 50,000-square-foot… READ ON

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“LE SILENCE Une fiction”

Nouveau Musée Nationale de Monaco

March 2012

In Werner Herzog’s science fiction fantasy The Wild Blue Yonder, 2005, a space expedition returns to earth to find that human civilization has been wiped out. The exhibition “LE SILENCE Une fiction” builds on this scenario, offering a… READ ON

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Du Monde clos ā l’univers infini” (From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe)

Le Quartier, centre d’art contemporain de Quimper

March 2012

When the expanded-cinema movement of the 1960s and ’70s brought moving images out of the closed confines of the movie theater into the open spaces of the art gallery, it not only undermined cinematographic conventions but also questioned … READ ON

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“Antic Measures”

Galerija Gregor Podnar

January 2012

At a time when the practice of transfiguring the commonplace is itself commonplace, this timely group exhibition infuses the cult of the banal with an uncommon playfulness and sensuality. Some of the pieces shown here endow mundane objects … READ ON

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Alex Cecchetti, Mark Geffriaud, Florian Pumhösl, Neil Beloufa

December 2011

Repetition and recurrence were the leitmotifs of three outstanding shows this year. At each performance of Alex Cecchetti and Mark Geffriaud’s “The Police Return to the Magic Shop,” 2011, at Jeu de Paume, two actors declaimed the same… READ ON

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Cyprien Gaillard

November 2011

Cyprien Gaillard’s exhibition at Centre Pompidou—one of the perquisites of winning the 2010 Marcel Duchamp Prize—is less a celebration than a chilling meditation on the relationship between architecture and nature, and on the inexorable… READ ON

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