Agnieszka Gratza

Third Time’s a Charm

The 3rd Aichi Triennale

August 2016 AICHI, JAPAN

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN Brazil and the Middle East meet in Japan? Artistic director Chihiro Minato conceived “Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan,” the third edition of the Aichi Triennale, as a journey, inviting curators Daniela Castro and Zeynep Öz—based… READ ON

DIARY

“Finnish Landscape”

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

August 2016

This open-air museum, like all others, is an elaborate fiction. Confined to an island and only accessible by a footbridge, the place—with its traditional wooden buildings, original furnishings, and costumed interpreters—appears to be caught… READ ON

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Beach and Teach

The Experimental Education Protocol

August 2016 NISYROS, GREECE

CAN EDUCATION BE SEXY? I didn’t used to think so. Twelve days in the company of twelve near-strangers on the volcanic Dodecanese island of Nisyros made me reconsider.  What brought us there—from Athens, Stockholm, Berlin, Brussels, Kassel, … READ ON

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Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

March 2016

A collaborative project by Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture, It’s not who you are, it’s how you are, 2015, operates on different levels—quite literally. Mixing sound, video, and performance, the temporary edifice they conceived together… READ ON

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Aura Satz

Aura Satz discusses her exhibition at Dallas Contemporary

January 2016

Spanning film, sound, performance, and sculpture, Aura Satz’s historically anchored projects often celebrate the achievements and inventions of women. “Her Marks, a Measure,” Satz’s solo exhibition at Dallas Contemporary, presents two recent… READ ON

500 WORDS

“Qwaypurlake”

Hauser & Wirth | Somerset

January 2016

The mix of science fiction, archaeology, and magic in this varied group show makes for a lethal cocktail, bound to leave visitors feeling somewhat queasy. At the outset, David Wojtowycz’s looping video installation The Lake, 2012—the only … READ ON

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The Curator Cure

The 22nd edition of Artissima

November 2015 TURIN

“SOME OF THE OTHER FAIRS need to step it up,” artist Hugo McCloud declared as we stood outside of the brightly lit Lingotto Oval on the opening night of the twenty-second Artissima. Formerly a skating ring built for the 2006 Winter Olympics,… READ ON

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Jasmina Cibic

Salon, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade (MoCAB)

October 2015

A conference room has never looked this good. Immaculately dressed and made-up, the four female speakers seated at the round table beneath a vast, elegant glass dome could be characters from Sex and the City were it not for their posh British… READ ON

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William Kentridge

EYE Filmmuseum

July 2015

Spread over four oddly shaped rooms, this tight-knit exhibition begins with a portrait gallery of cardboard cutouts mounted on the walls. Roughly sketched out, effigies of Cicero and Giordano Bruno rub shoulders with those of Chinese … READ ON

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Juan Muņoz

HangarBicocca

June 2015

Spanish artist Juan Muñoz’s sculptures and installations are the stuff of dreams, or nightmares. The geometric patterned linoleum floor he designed, which greets visitors entering the main exhibition room, seems to infinitely extend the space.… READ ON

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