Sabine B. Vogel

Katharina Grosse

July 2001

The paintings and murals of Katharina Grosse fascinate with their sheer force of color. Grosse applies her materials (pencil and spray paint) directly to her supports (canvas, paper, aluminum) without using prior sketches. She often uses … READ ON


Hans Weigand

July 2001

Two series of large-scale photographs on view in this exhibition present street scenes in New Mexico and the Mexican border town Tijuana. Significantly, neither series offers geographically or culturally specific images; all could have been… READ ON


Jun Yang

June 2001

JUN YUANG'S METHOD is simple and catchy: juxtaposing Western symbols with Eastern ones. The large, fifteen-piece wall work From . . . D./How to Do That?, 2001, in the style of instruction cards provided on airplanes, for instance, juxtaposes… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2001 [TOC]

Lois Weinberger

May 2001

In the early ’90s, Lois Weinberger began to collect different kinds of weeds and replant them in various places. In Salzburg, he broke through street asphalt so that nettles, dandelions, and other plants could grow freely on the spot. In … READ ON


Werner BŁttner

May 2001

“Once a week everyone shamefacedly disposes of their bundles of printed matter and hopes for recycling. These bundles are, however, full of respectable motifs that have fallen in with the wrong crowd, respectable motifs on pizzeria flyers… READ ON


Brigitte Kowanz

May 2001

More than fifteen years ago the Austrian artist Brigitte Kowanz began a series of works called “Durchleuchtungen,” 1985-93—a title based on the verb “to shine through” but meaning “investigations” or even “X-ray examinations.”… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2001 [TOC]

Erwin Wurm

April 2001

Two mushrooms hang in the nostrils of a young woman gazing out of a car window; two men in suits stand opposite one another, each holding the end of a banana in his mouth. One sculpture is called Outdoor Sculpture, the other, Indoor Sculpture.… READ ON


Anne Schneider

April 2001

Severed doll heads with distorted faces—those were the first works I ever saw by the young Austrian artist Anne Schneider. Turned inside out, their eyes, noses, and mouths had been deformed into uncanny caves. At the time, it struck me as… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2001 [TOC]


June 2000

“Dub Like Dirt,” the name Düsseldorf painter Stoya gave his recent exhibition, is taken from a CD compilation of King Tubby material from the mid-’70s. The title is hard to reconcile with the colorful, organic, and ornamental forms in… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2000

Chris Reinecke

March 2000

The Lidl-Raum, founded in Düsseldorf in 1968, was one of the first artist-organized spaces in which art and politics were united. It arose under the influence of the May 1968 demonstrations in Paris and the German student movement, but the… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2000