Stephanie Bailey

“Bibelot”

Hydra School Projects

July 2016

The annual summer group show here always offers a considered and nonhierarchical interweaving of historical and contemporary art works. This year’s offering, “Bibelot,” meaning a treasured ornament, is no different. An eclectic array … READ ON

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“Honey; Love; Pheromones”

Dio Horia | Contemporary Art Platform

July 2016

Rallou Panagiotou, the deft curator of this show, has a soft spot for a modernism weathered by the sea, as encapsulated in the Morandi-esque ceramic vessels that emerge out of what feels like a salty surface in Aliki Panagiotopoulou’s canvas… READ ON

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Seher Shah

June 2016

There is a sense of ambiguous monumentality to Brutalist architecture—for example, structures such as Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation (Housing Unit), known as “the radiant city,” completed in Marseilles in 1952 and described by … READ ON

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CÚdric Maridet

June 2016

Cédric Maridet’s “Fragments of Future Histories” felt like a slick steampunk take on contemporary exploration. The exhibition of photographs, videos, assemblages, and kinetic sculptures opened with Rise, Fall, 2016, an acrylic tank, … READ ON

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Tromorama

April 2016

The paradox of perception is that what we see is never what we see. In “Panoramix,” the Indonesian collective Tromarama took on this conundrum through a collection of works brought together as a single installation, though each work is … READ ON

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Andreas Lolis

March 2016

At the Third Athens Biennale in 2011, a group of sculptures by Andreas Lolis, all Untitled, from the series “21st Century Relics,” 2011–, were positioned on the floor in one of the many abandoned classrooms of Diplareios, a former art… READ ON

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Susan Hiller

February 2016

In 2011, Susan Hiller staged a major retrospective at Tate Britain in London. At the time, Hiller—whose background is in anthropology—expressed relief that her art had received enough attention to keep her going, but not enough to create … READ ON

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Wael Shawky

February 2016

One of the most popular and critically acclaimed works in Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffmann’s 2011 Istanbul Biennial was Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show File, 2010, Wael Shawky’s video inspired by Amin Maalouf’s 1983 book The Crusades… READ ON

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Evgeniy Antufiev

January 2016

It’s hard to believe that Evgeniy Antufiev was born only in 1986, given the sense of timelessness typical of his work. His solo show at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, aptly titled “Immortality Forever,” was part of the parallel program… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]

David Sampethai and Antonakis

October 2015

“Two Johns” was the visual articulation of a movie not yet made. The exhibition was a collaboration between two young artists, David Sampethai and Antonakis, who together wove an elaborate narrative that involves a vampire and a … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]