Himali Singh Soin

Faivovich & Goldberg

June 2017

In the vast and various field that is the debate about appropriation, histories are unearthed and identities bear fruit. What happens then, when an artist proposes to co-opt massive rocks that have fallen from the sky, unseen and unrecorded?… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2017 [TOC]

James Bridle’s Cloud Index

MEDIA

January 2017

ALMOST TWO DECADES into the twenty-first century, we still haven’t found a language for the amorphous streams of data that constitute the internet; faced with the seemingly infinite complexity of information, we resort to vague abstractions… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2017 [TOC]

Kochi-Muziris Biennale

September 2016

Curated by Sudarshan Shetty Set in a British-built heritage building on the sea, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale is the leading international exhibition of contemporary art in India. This third edition runs for exactly 108 days—a sacred and vital… READ ON

PREVIEWS

“Krishna in the Garden of Assam”

The British Museum

June 2016

At the very end of a dimly lit room full of phantasmagoric antique textiles and artifacts from northeastern India is a video titled Invocation, 2015. It is trancelike and dreamily romantic; a subjective collection of images from the natural… READ ON

PICKS

“Diary Entries”

June 2016

From Virginia Woolf to Anne Frank, Sophia Tolstoy to Anaïs Nin, in the twentieth century the diary was established as a woman’s respite: a blank receptacle of expression, bound by no manner of speech or society, only by its own spine. Later,… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2016 [TOC]

Maria Eichhorn

Maria Eichhorn talks about her solo exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery

April 2016

Maria Eichhorn makes exceptionally subtle works—minuscule gestures with magnificent reach, and consequences—that highlight the limits of institutions, and perhaps even art itself. Here, the artist discusses the preparation involved for her… READ ON

500 WORDS

Dennis Morris

ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

April 2016

With the opening of Dennis Morris’s “PiL - First Issue to Metal Box,” an exhibition of the designer’s work for Public Image Ltd’s first two albums, the museum also celebrated forty years of punk, with performances by a slew of DJs and the … READ ON

PICKS

Heather Phillipson

Whitechapel Gallery

March 2016

Heather Phillipson’s installation more flinching, 2015, doesn’t feature the usual buoyancy and explosions of bright color for which the artist is best known. Here we encounter a fragmented story by a grieving, paranoid narrator—available in… READ ON

PICKS

Sentimental Education

The 8th India Art Fair

February 2016 DELHI

WE WERE CHAMPAGNE SOCIALISTS, sipping bubbly in an abandoned building, wandering through fictionalized fossils, curated cobwebs, light, dust, resin, residue. “What it did is make us all complicit,” said artist Rohini Devasher about Asim … READ ON

DIARY

Anna Zett

Banner Repeater

January 2016

In Anna Zett’s newly commissioned video Circuit Training, 2015, the viewer is forced into performing a variety of mental gymnastics in order to make lateral connections and create sinuous narratives. The video begins with a Windows screen … READ ON

PICKS