Alison M. Gingeras

“Roberto Cuoghi: Perla Pollina, 1996–2016”

January 2017

Curated by Andrea Bellini If Woody Allen were to rewrite Zelig and set the story in the art world, his inevitable first pick for the starring role would be the enigmatic Italian artist Roberto Cuoghi. Like Allen’s “human chameleon” character,… READ ON



Alison M. Gingeras on Friedrich Kunath’s You Owe Me a Feeling (2012)

March 2014

EVERYDAY LIFE IS FULL OF VOIDS: the suspended nowhere of idling in traffic, the serpentine line at the post office, the dreary waiting room at the dentist’s, 3:00 am insomnia. The creators of Instagram seem to have found a lucrative niche in… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2014 [TOC]

Jeff Koons


September 2013

IF JEFF KOONS IS SEARCHING for a position in art that “lies beyond both critique and affirmation,” as Dorothea von Hantelmann has recently argued, his lifelong pursuit has just come to an end. In a classic tabloid profile of the artist, … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2013 [TOC]

“Galleria Vezzoli”

May 2013

Curated by Anna Mattirolo Chi è Francesco Vezzoli? No mere survey exhibition, “Galleria Vezzoli” intends to answer this riddle via an investigation of the artist’s identity. Staging a chronological display of some ninety works drawn from his… READ ON


Franz West


November 2012

PETER PAKESCH  AS SOMEONE WHO HAS WORKED in the field of art for a long time, and who sees art as an essential part of human identity, I have always found it a great privilege to be able to watch firsthand the gradual development of an artist.… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2012 [TOC]

Christoph Büchel

January 2007

For his first solo show in France, Christoph Büchel will create a larger, more intricate version of Hole, his 2005 installation at the Kunsthalle Basel, transforming the Palais into a labyrinth of claustrophobic rooms that lead to a presumed… READ ON


Richard Prince

January 2007

Forget Spiritual America, 1983; Second House, 2001–2004; the fictional artist John Dogg; and the photos of girlfriends, cowboys, and celebrities—this monographic show promises to trace Richard Prince’s development as a “serious” painter.… READ ON


Alison M. Gingeras

December 2006

1 Charles Ray’s “A four dimensional being writes poetry on a field with sculptures” (Matthew Marks Gallery, New York) An elegant exercise in distillation, this show was proof once again that artists are often superior curators. Ray condensed… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2006 [TOC]

Alison M. Gingeras

December 2005

1 PAUL MCCARTHY, “LALA LAND PARODY PARADISE” (HAUS DER KUNST, MUNICH) After years of intensive toil in his Pasadena studio, McCarthy delivered an epoch-making exhibition based on his two pet obsessions: pirates and cowboys. All the signature… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2005 [TOC]

Stealing the Show

September 2005

THE VENICE BIENNALE BOILS DOWN TO A COMPETITION for visibility. While not exactly a shocking revelation, this rather sweeping conclusion came forcefully to mind as I lay trapped inside a Disney-like metallic pod in the Arsenale, watching a … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2005 [TOC]