Arielle Bier

Under Pressure

Art Night in London

July 2017 LONDON

THIS TRADE–CUM–BANKING MEGALOPOLIS just hasn’t been the same since the Brexit blowtorch caught aflame last year. Boiling blisters of social unrest last burst in the 2011 London riots, and had been temporarily covered by courtly Band-Aids. … READ ON

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Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo

alpha nova-kulturwerkstatt & galerie futura

November 2016

One-percenters, auction flux, freelance precarity, champagne hangovers, gender imbalances, personal well-being sacrificed for fleeting moments of international fame, life guided by passion and aesthetics over stability—sounds a lot like the… READ ON

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Liz Larner

Galerie Max Hetzler | Goethestrasse

October 2016

Beyond the turgid layers of human construction and waste, the pristine white mountain peaks and deep, dark ocean floors are the tectonic plates that rumble, roil, and buckle on a geologic timescale. The idea of these terrestrial bodies … READ ON

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David Douard

Konrad Fischer Galerie | Berlin

September 2016

“At the center of my ironic faith, my blasphemy, is the image of the cyborg,” writes Donna J. Haraway in the opening paragraph of A Cyborg Manifesto (1991), which might as well serve as a tagline for David Douard’s current exhibition. Industrial… READ ON

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Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys

Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie

September 2016

When it comes to the soul and ethics, on what foundation should we base our measurements? Developing their ongoing interest in psychopathologies and social value systems, Belgian artist duo Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys present selections … READ ON

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Amy Sillman

Portikus

July 2016

Crackerjack painter Amy Sillman kicks the bucket (of paint, that is) in her current exhibition, conjuring AbEx ghosts so she can slay them with her spirited, calligraphic line work. Her version of abstract painting is more than alive—it is … READ ON

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Andrey Bogush

Finnish Museum of Photography

July 2016

Data to computer scientists is as concrete as atoms to nuclear physicists or DNA to biologists. Although generally considered in abstract terms, these elements function as the foundational building blocks of our perceptible world. Take digital… READ ON

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Young and the Restless

The 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

July 2016 MOSCOW

LEAVE/REMAIN. TERROR/PEACE. As I boarded my plane to Moscow from Berlin a fortnight ago, these and other divisions echoed from flat-screens in the departure halls as post-Brexit fallout and ISIS bombings in Istanbul hit the news circuits. I… READ ON

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Débora Delmar Corp.

DUVE Berlin

June 2016

Liquids and liquidity are the targets for Mexican artist Débora Delmar, self-branded as Débora Delmar Corp., in this exhibition—an addendum to her commercial juice-bar project at the Akademie der Künste for the Ninth Berlin Biennale. Riffing… READ ON

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Claire Fontaine

Galerie Neu

June 2016

Reflecting on complicity with the status quo and the necessary role of political art, the artist collective Claire Fontaine takes on the refugee crisis in Europe, economic exploitation, and environmental collapse for the current exhibition … READ ON

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