Stephanie Bailey

  • picks August 02, 2012

    Angelo Plessas

    For the past decade, Angelo Plessas’s practice, which is rooted in 1990s Internet culture, has consistently used the Net as a medium through which to explore humankind’s place in the world. Yet, where the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Romantics once painted figures caught in vast, oft-tempestuous natural landscapes, Plessas riffs on this convention through placing the twenty-first-century body within a cyber landscape where boundaries distinguishing the real and the virtual collapse as quickly as social networks form and expand. In his current solo exhibition, “Temple of Truth,” a range of

  • picks May 15, 2012

    “The Magic Circle”

    Entering this exhibition is like walking into somebody’s house, a feeling that is expertly cultivated in Loraini Alimantiri and Christoforos Marinos’s curatorial ode to Greek modernism. Made by fifty Greek artists (as well as three philhellenes), 120 works spanning the entire twentieth century and beyond inhabit—along with objects, furniture, books, plants, and posters—a small, modernist house and studio that acts as a historical and conceptual frame. Designed by an associate of Le Corbusier, Aristomenis Provelenghios, this house has served as a home and work space for various trailblazers,

  • picks April 23, 2012

    “What Should I Do to Live in Your Life?”

    The title of this exhibition, “What Should I Do to Live in Your Life?” poses a good question in a world so clusterfucked by globalization that unresolved issues of identity and belonging often rumble precariously under shifting geopolitical terrains. With this in mind, curator Claudia Pestana has invited Lee Kit, Minouk Lim, João Vasco Paiva, Part-time Suite, and Yuk King Tan to inhabit the rooms of the stately Bait Al Serkal building, a converted family home on the port of Sharjah, as a link to Hong Kong and Seoul—also port cities—where the participating artists are either from or based. Arranged

  • picks March 12, 2012

    “Abstract Further Abstraction”

    Though positioned within the context of Greece’s politically charged present, this exhibition of six artists, curated by Maria Marangou, leaves politics at the gallery door placing abstraction and material interaction at its thematic core. Nevertheless, an unavoidable tension seeps in from the frenetic standstill that is Athens today. Aemilia Papaphilippou’s Fixed in Flux II, 2009, a frenzied video combination of television static, grids, and moving lines contained within a screen, contrasts with the paced, material metamorphosis of Eugenia Apostolou’s Disembodiment, 2011, a series of five

  • picks January 11, 2012

    Yuri Pattison

    Yuri Pattison’s current exhibition at this gallery, which is located in an industrial park, gives the archiving of visual information in both real and virtual storage spaces the readymade treatment. Here, three shipping crates underscore the show’s thematic of the gallery as industrial storage unit. Through an investigation of the aesthetic reproducibility of the white cube––its essential four white walls––a spatial comparison is made between the gallery and shipping crates, particularly those transporting artworks across the world. This examination also extends to industrially manufactured