Sabine B. Vogel

“Beginnings, Middles, and Ends”

May 2009

The four galleries that Gianni Jetzer has curated in the extraordinary collaborative exhibition that forms part of the Curated By project are located next to one another. Financed by Departure, an economic-development program in Vienna, the… READ ON

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“Correspondences”

May 2009

The challenge for the Curated By project is to bring together four different streets or neighborhoods, each with four or five galleries, in one exhibition. The winner for the Eschenbachgasse area, the unit (whose members are all independent… READ ON

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Adriana Czernin

March 2009

Adriana Czernin is well known for her detailed pencil drawings that depict women concealed in dense ornamentation. Clenched fists and flexed feet express great discomfort in these works, while floral forms appear restrictive and imprisoning.… READ ON

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Isa Melsheimer

March 2009

Architecture, sculpture, and painting were to be united in the ideal of the Gesamtkunstwerk as conceptualized by Walter Gropius in 1919. Until 1920, members of the “Glass Chain” association, including Gropius, brothers Bruno and Max Taut,… READ ON

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Katrin Plavčak

March 2009

A black curtain, nonperpendicular walls, and the colored, cone-shaped surfaces attached to them interrupt the otherwise white-cube-like space of this gallery. Disrupting the rectilinear system of exhibition spaces is not only a savvy formal… READ ON

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Fernanda Gomes

October 2008

A plastic bag flutters in the front window of this gallery, and blank sheets of white paper block the view into the space. Inside, the entry to the rear section is partially covered with similar sheets of paper; otherwise, the space appears… READ ON

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Sudarshan Shetty

October 2008

A bloodlike liquid drips out of holes in a television screen, the skeleton of a dog bends over the side of a wooden mattress frame, countless pairs of sunglasses slowly move from left to right and back again, and a white substance flows down… READ ON

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“Che Guevara”

June 2008

It is one of the most reproduced photographs in the world: Alberto Korda’s 1960 portrait of Che Guevara, taken at a speech given by Fidel Castro. The image became an icon of the student movement; the photogenic doctor and revolutionary … READ ON

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Andy Coolquitt, Frank Haines, William J. O'Brien

May 2008

Artist Andy Coolquitt patches together an entire universe out of found material that's accumulated at his house in Texas. Whether hanging on the wall or suspended low in the middle of the space, the lamps included in this group show are but… READ ON

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Frédéric Moser & Philippe Schwinger

April 2008

THE SYSTEM CAN BE SOMEWHAT CONFUSING: The new Düsseldorf gallery called Horten has taken to wandering through the city's other galleries, its exhibitions camping out in a stranger's rooms, as it were, for a weekend each. The producer-gallerists… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2000