Javier Hontoria

Mauro Cerqueira

Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt

December 2017

Anyone familiar with Mauro Cerqueira’s previous work may be surprised by the new route it seems to take in his current show. Known for his critical awareness, his subversion of his hometown of Porto’s raging urban homogenization, Cerqueira … READ ON

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Ángel Bados

December 2017

Considered in light of today’s systemic global homogenization of artistic practices, the concept of a local “school” may sound outdated, but the art of Spain’s Basque Country has been shaped by a strong awareness of identity and territory. … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2017 [TOC]

Christian García Bello

Galería Formato Cómodo

October 2017

If Christian García Bello’s second show at this gallery seems to stage no major overhauls of his first, progress nonetheless lies within the reaffirmation of his perseverance. In this light, the exhibition represents a remarkable step forward… READ ON

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Johanna Calle

March 2017

Quiet and well measured, Johanna Calle’s exhibition “Semántica” (Semantics) comprised a carefully selected group of works that revealed most of the Colombian artist’s aesthetic concerns. Her practice is rooted in an ambiguous place between … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]

Elena Alonso

Matadero Madrid

February 2017

Since its inception, Elena Alonso’s drawing practice has continually redefined its own formal limits. It was only a matter of time for her motifs to evolve into sculptural entities. The artist cultivates an ambiguous terrain in her iconography,… READ ON

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Joana Cera Bernad

Galería Alegría

February 2017

Joana Cera Bernad’s first exhibition at this gallery features an hourglass on a small shelf at one end of the gallery—Un segundo de tierra (One Sand Second), 2009—a minuscule device that registers the passing of only one second, derisively … READ ON

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Ignasi Aballí

February 2017

From the first, Catalan artist Ignasi Aballí has questioned the notion that painting is an eminently visual device. He began working at the end of the 1980s, when the weariness produced by the painting overflow of that decade impelled many … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Juliette Blightman

Kunsthalle Bern

November 2016

At the entrance to this exhibition, a sheet of text by Juliette Blightman elides the wintry dullness of institutional overtures and promptly slips a viewer into her intimate space. It is a territory she rarely abandons, and one to which few… READ ON

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Vanessa Billy

November 2016

In this age of technology, materials have become a major concern in contemporary sculpture, with artists showing keen interest not so much in their intrinsic properties as in the meditative observation of their behavior. Rather than being … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2016 [TOC]

José Díaz

The Goma

October 2016

Since its beginnings, the pictorial world of José Diaz’s work has been deeply imbued with both historical references and a recognition of the digital age’s ardent circulation of images. His subject is the city and, more specifically, the … READ ON

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