Travis Jeppesen

Horst Ademeit

Delmes & Zander | Berlin

May 2016

For more than forty years, Horst Ademeit dedicated his life to tracking his obsession with cold rays, a form of radiation he believed was poisoning the immediate environment around his small apartment in Düsseldorf. Ademeit attempted to … READ ON

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“Easy Virtue”

Van Gogh Museum

April 2016

These days, the Van Gogh Museum is full of whores. “Easy Virtue,” which focuses on prostitution in nineteenth- to early twentieth-century French painting, is a historical exploration of a trade under scrutiny. The subject of Édouard … READ ON

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Robert Indiana

The State Russian Museum

April 2016

Love can be a difficult thing to stomach or otherwise endure, and so it is somewhat unsurprising that love is the word that has both made and destroyed Robert Indiana’s artistic legacy. Copies of Love, 1966, can be found in sculptures, … READ ON

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Joseph Grigely

Kunstverein in Hamburg

March 2016

In 1992, Joseph Grigely discovered the abandoned archives of Gregory Battcock, the great 1970s art critic who was murdered in his holiday apartment in Puerto Rico in 1980. In a small series of vitrines containing an edited selection of … READ ON

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Mary Reid Kelley

Arratia Beer

March 2016

Like a lot of artists of late, Mary Reid Kelley’s practice is essentially writing-based. In “The Minotaur Trilogy,” 2013–15, the series of videos made in collaboration with husband Patrick Kelley that comprises the core of this … READ ON

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“The Way Things Go”

Taipei Fine Arts Museum

March 2016

Watching Peter Fischli and David Weiss’s film The Way Things Go, 1987, it seems like a prescient indicator of the twenty-first century’s concern with speculative realism. Inanimate objects seem to be magically endowed with human agency … READ ON

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Pil and Galia Kollectiv

Pump House Gallery

March 2016

Reflecting their research into R.D. Laing’s anti-psychiatry movement, the latest work by the London-based Israeli duo Pil and Galia Kollectiv, titled Progress Report from the Strategic Sanctuary for the Destruction of Free Will, 2016, is … READ ON

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Steve Reinke

Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie

March 2016

In spite of the severe challenges posed by this gallery’s Berlin premises—as a model of a haute-bourgeois Altbau (old building) apartment, great, but as a place for showing art, it sucks—Steve Reinke has managed to pull off a pretty … READ ON

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Dong Qichang

National Palace Museum

March 2016

The late-Ming-dynasty painter Dong Qichang was a great synthesizer of earlier styles, and so it makes sense that the current exhibition, at the world’s foremost collection of classical Chinese art, sheds equal light on his activities as a… READ ON

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Simon Fujiwara

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

March 2016

Simon Fujiwara’s exhibition “White Day” showcases a number of his projects from recent years together with archival objects from assorted collections, in a large-scale presentation that seems to want to annihilate the boundary separating… READ ON

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