Daniel Horn

Emanuel Rossetti

April 2017

The bell may symbolize both the individual and collective management of social and ideological space, as exemplified by the Western church bell. Bells wake us, alert us to threats, and signal the flow of labor time. But they can be ignored,… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]


November 2016

GENEVA PROFITS HANDSOMELY from being perceived as a polished, impermeable entrepôt where global bureaucracy and anonymized assets serenely connect and collude, Gothic alleyways giving way to bland mirrored facades. If these juxtapositions … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2016 [TOC]

Magnus Plessen

February 2016

First as tragedy, then as finish? Foremost slick and somewhat antiseptic, Magnus Plessen’s latest paintings, exhibited under the title “nineteen hundred fourteen,” seek to also bear historical weight. Since 2014, the artist has painted subjects… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2016 [TOC]

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

November 2015

Surah al-Balad 90:9 of the Qur’an states that man was created with “one tongue and two lips,” the latter presumably conceived to keep the former in check. More than an idea, the verse suggests an actual mechanism, one that operated at the … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2015 [TOC]

Mélanie Matranga

May 2015

The most conspicuous part of Mélanie Matranga’s exhibition “A perspective, somehow,” was a no-show: the Internet. While her aim seems to have been to visualize an atmosphere of contemporary urban artistic domesticity, that defining force had… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Wu Tsang

March 2015

In spite of its defiant title, “Not in my language,” mutinously followed up by an electric-blue neon sign reminding entering visitors that THE FIST IS STILL UP (a work ironically titled Safe Space, 2014), Wu Tsang’s European institutional … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2015 [TOC]

David Keating

Kunsthaus Baselland

March 2014

For his institutional solo debut, David Keating presents a twin pair of sculptures that upon close inspection turn out to be fraternal, not identical. Titled Endless Nameless I and Endless Nameless II, both 2014—a probable reference to the … READ ON


Anicka Yi

Lars Friedrich

January 2014

Featuring a large ice crystal slowly melting in the center of this domestic yet spruce space—a one-time configuration specially conceived for the opening—Anicka Yi’s Berlin debut exhibition “Denial” exudes a Conceptualist vibe, as if it were… READ ON


Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili

Galerie Micky Schubert

October 2013

Flowers provide the soft yet potent theme to Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili’s neatly installed photographs. This orthodox subject has survived Andy Warhol’s multicolored, flattening economization and Robert Mapplethorpe’s deluxe treatment in … READ ON


Guillaume Bijl

Galerie Christian Nagel | Berlin

August 2012

Guillaume Bijl’s debut at the gallery includes four large wall assemblages that convey his ongoing concern with how a culture selects objects to signify its uniting historical achievements and emotional investments. These meaning-laden objects… READ ON