Emily Verla Bovino

Markus Selg

May 2010

A jute curtain opens onto tenebrous rooms where artist Markus Selg maps the origins of aesthetic experience in a mythopoesis of the hero and the artist. Digital prints, sculpture, film, sound, and lighting combine in a contemporary pleorama,… READ ON

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Eva Kotátková

February 2010

In Eva Kotátková’s exhibition “Controlled Memory Loss,” the Prague-based artist uses maquettes, photographs, drawings, videos, and staged performances to plan and document domestic experiments in which individuals attempt their own reeducation… READ ON

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“Hypnos, the Image and the Unconscious in Europe 1900–1949”

June 2009

Part of the initiative Lille3000–Europe XXL, “Hypnos, the Image and the Unconscious in Europe 1900–1949” provides the most thorough presentation of its subject to date. The exhibition is hosted off-site at the Hospice La Comtesse, a medieval… READ ON

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Maria Loboda

June 2009

In Maria Loboda’s exhibition, objects are not displayed but arranged to dwell, recalling the “conversational” textures and devices with which Joseph Haydn revolutionized eighteenth-century chamber music. A shock of torn paper pieces on the … READ ON

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Anders Lutz and Anders Guggisberg

March 2009

A glance at Anders Lutz and Anders Guggisberg’s vast oeuvre might instinctively prompt a skeptical roll of the eyes and a quick dismissal of the artists as yet another Swiss duo bent on reiterating the refined clumsiness, childlike inquisitiveness,… READ ON

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Mark Geffriaud

February 2009

Three screens in medium-density fiberboard fold into right, obtuse, and acute angles. These strategically placed constructions prompt the viewer to imagine iterations of the gallery’s corners, and evoke the ellipses and hyperboles of … READ ON

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Kay Rosen, Koo Jeong-A

January 2009

In this gallery’s pairing of Kay Rosen and Koo Jeong-A, body and word are not fixed limits drawn to contain and control, but open architectures whose shifting centers of gravity reveal new ways of being and relating. In Rosen’s wall painting,… READ ON

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“Mexico: Expected/Unexpected"

December 2008

Geometry as “an instrument of awareness,” to quote Gabriel Orozco, and the tension intrinsic to its synthesis of the constructed and the organic, are the focal points of “Mexico: Expected/Unexpected,” which features works from Isabel and … READ ON

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Prinz Gholam

December 2008

Two actors pantomime an impassioned conflict. As engrossed spectators lean forward in anticipation, the performers suddenly freeze, their waving arms transformed into grand gestures of sublime stillness. A metaphor for Christianity’s absorption… READ ON

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“15th Quadriennale of Rome”

September 2008

THE 15TH QUADRIENNALE OF ROME IS AN IMPORTANT SHOW OF CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN ART. As a performative utterance, the stenciled declaration in the exhibition hall’s entrance is not simply “infelicitous,” as philosopher J. L. Austin would define … READ ON

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