Gabrielle Schaad

Lucy Stein

Gregor Staiger

June 2015

Stepping into the white cube, one is confronted with a cycle of thirty paintings collectively titled “Wise Wound 1–30” (all works 2015), installed at the height of a woman’s womb. The aligned rhythm of these square wooden panels is broken up… READ ON


Rosemarie Trockel

Kunsthaus Bregenz

March 2015

This show’s title, “Märzôschnee ûnd Wiebôrweh sand am Môargô niana më” (Snow in March and Women’s Pain Disappears the Day After), while cryptic, is much like the other citations present in much of Rosemarie Trockel’s work. If this artist has… READ ON


Jirō Takamatsu

MOMAT- The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo

February 2015

Continuing a cycle of retrospectives featuring Japanese artists who worked in the early 1960s, the National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo sheds light on Jirō Takamatsu, drawing on collection pieces as well as rarely seen notebooks and sketches… READ ON


“Tokyo Art Meeting V: Seeking New Genealogies—Bodies/Leaps/Traces”

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT)

November 2014

Under the general advising of Noh performer Mansai Nomura, this thematic exhibition bridges various cultures through an eclectic selection of works while also drawing on highlights from the museum’s collection. On view are three ways of … READ ON


Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Aargauer Kunsthaus

October 2014

Though Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s portrait has adorned a Swiss banknote since 1995, the modernist pioneer’s oeuvre has not yet been exhaustively researched or presented. Thankfully, this retrospective attempts to achieve those goals by gathering … READ ON


Emanuel Rossetti

Kunsthalle Bern

September 2014

Emanuel Rossetti’s “Delay Dust” starts on an unusual note for an institutional solo exhibition. Before even entering, one encounters a work by another artist, Georgia Sagri’s Sick Building, 2014, a log lodged in a wooden, florescent painted… READ ON


“The Way of Painting”

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

August 2014

Against the ever-debated status of contemporary painting (“zombie formalism,” etc.), the twenty-four artists in this exhibition make one thing collectively clear: There’s simply no stopping them. The artistic arguments they support are various… READ ON


Nobuyoshi Araki

Taka Ishii Gallery

June 2014

Nobuyoshi Araki’s latest show, “Love on the Left Eye,” which opened on his birthday in accord with an annual tradition of the artist to commemorate life, remixes frozen erotic poses with surface studies—for example, Tokyo’s urban space, the… READ ON


Hiroshi Tachibana

Sprout Curation

May 2014

For his first solo exhibition in Japan, San Francisco–based Hiroshi Tachibana has fleshed out a new set of ten small paintings. Assembling traces of the subconscious, the works document and stage a phenomenological drama of the visible and … READ ON


Daan van Golden

Misako & Rosen, Misako & Rosen

May 2014

Like a perfect cherry blossom, Daan van Golden’s idiosyncratic solo exhibition “Made in Tokyo” lures the viewer in to take a closer look. The Dutch artist could be called a painter, a photographer, or even a playwright of pieces that anticipate… READ ON