Franz Thalmair

Martin Beck

mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

June 2017

What makes an exhibition? How do the individual elements come together, and how does new meaning unfold as a result? What praxis must a curator follow in order to deploy the “gestures of showing,” as described by Mieke Bal, so that they can… READ ON

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Sonia Leimer

TAXISPALAIS Kunsthalle Tirol

May 2017

When visitors step onto the white performance floor that Sonia Leimer has installed in “Autoterritorium”—a piece that extends via slender pathways right up to the walls, adding a second floor to the exhibition space—not only is their own … READ ON

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Tatsuo Miyajima

SCAI The Bathhouse

April 2017

A permanent becoming—as opposed to an ultimate being—is a central theme in Tatsuo Miyajima’s latest exhibition, as high-flying as the topic may be. Throughout, Miyajima’s work elegantly conjures the river of time as the only constant. “LIFE… READ ON

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Agatha Gothe-Snape

Mori Art Museum

March 2017

On the fifty-third floor of Mori Tower—the tallest building in the Roppongi district—to be unable to look out over Tokyo is agonizing. Agatha Gothe-Snape must have felt similarly when she conceived her exhibition for the almost windowless … READ ON

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Juergen Teller

Blum & Poe | Tokyo

March 2017

What do Charlotte Rampling and William Eggleston have in common? Both can be found in this show of Juergen Teller’s large-format prints. Teller is also seen posing naked on the back of a donkey. In another image, Eggleston, with a cigarette… READ ON

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Andreas Fogarasi

Georg Kargl Fine Arts

February 2017

Just how many exhibitions there are in this show, with the promising title “Exhibition/s,” is open to debate. On the other hand, that Andreas Fogarasi always addresses the functionality and logic of exhibiting in his own artistic practice, … READ ON

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Hans Weigand

Gabriele Senn Galerie

February 2017

Like living creatures, the waves scurry over the surface of the sea—a viewer can hardly escape their delicacy. Like living creatures, these fleeting apparitions in Hans Weigand’s latest exhibition move through the gallery. Here, the artist … READ ON

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Sterling Ruby

The Winter Palace of Prince Eugene of Savoy

August 2016

Gold leaf meets synthetic fiber, wood marquetry meets Formica, and steel meets oil paint: In the Winter Palace of the Belvedere, Sterling Ruby collides with the Late Baroque opulence marking the residence of Prince Eugene, field commander … READ ON

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Pakui Hardware

mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

August 2016

Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda are interested in putting concepts, temporal horizons, technologies, and other disparate and apparently unaffiliated elements into relation, as is demonstrated by their collective moniker, Pakui … READ ON

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Tobias Pils

Capitain Petzel

June 2016

How multifaceted, rich in variants, and rhythmic can a concentration on black, white, and shades of gray be? For a demonstration, see Tobias Pils’s exhibition here. The artist, who lives in Vienna, draws the beholder of his work into a cosmos… READ ON

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