Jennifer Allen

Contemporary Art's “Ethnographic Turn”; “Berlin-Moscow/Moscow-Berlin” Arrives in Red Square; Newton Foundation Update

April 2004

The Süddeutsche Zeitung's Holger Liebs examines contemporary art's “ethnographic turn”; “Berlin-Moscow/Moscow-Berlin” is revamped for its Red Square debut; and June Newton offers a preview of her late husband Helmut's museum.… READ ON

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Aarhus Kunstmuseum Opens; Monopol Launches; Cité de l'architecture at a Crossroads

April 2004

The ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum opens its doors; critics detect too much style and too little substance in Germany's newest contemporary art magazine; and the appointment of a new director at the Institut Français d'Architecture raises questions… READ ON

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Mona Hatoum Wins Haftmann Prize; Profile of the Prizewinner; Zaha Hadid's “Heroic Battle”; Britain's Museum Manifesto

March 2004

This week: Mona Hatoum wins Switzerland's Roswitha Haftmann Prize as her retrospective opens at the Hamburger Kunsthalle; Die Zeit chronicles the career of Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid; and Britain's cash-strapped museum directors continue… READ ON

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the 3rd Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art

March 2004

There’s an anecdote that sums up the reaction to the third Berlin Biennial: Philip Guston recalls meeting Willem de Kooning at Barnett Newman’s first show in New York in 1950. After a long silence, de Kooning finally declared: “Well, now we… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2004 [TOC]

Germany Downsizes Culture; Hans Haacke Talks Politics; More

March 2004

In Germany, budget cuts threaten the Artists in Berlin program and a small but vital contemporary art center; Hans Haacke reflects on the dangers of being labeled a “political artist”; Stefano Boeri discusses the relationships between art, … READ ON

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Palais de Tokyo's Growing Pains; Antipub in Court; More

March 2004

Le Monde fears for the future of a bigger (and stodgier?) Palais de Tokyo; France's Antipub activists turn a court date into a public debate; Richard Rorty speaks out against the Bush administration; and philosopher Slavoj Zizek takes in The… READ ON

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Buergel Talks Theory; Flick Fray Reaches the US; More

March 2004

Roger M. Buergel, curator of the next Documenta, discusses the place of theory in curatorial practice and bemoans crypto-liberalism; a Holocaust researcher protests the Hamburger Bahnhof's Flick Collection exhibition; and Peter Weibel celebrates… READ ON

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the Palais de Tokyo

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March 2004

“ISN’T HE THE NEW DIRECTOR of the Palais de Tokyo?” That’s a question that many have been asking about Bernard Blistène. Hand-picked by France’s minister of culture, Jean-Jacques Aillagon, Blistène—who currently works as inspector general at… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2004 [TOC]

Helmut Newton in the Public Square; Koons on Stage; More

March 2004

Berliners ponder the ring of “Helmut Newton Platz”; Jeff Koons—the seven-act play—debuts; Christoph Schlingensief develops an allergy to Zurich; and Viennese Actionist Otto Mühl discusses the collapse of his famous commune.… READ ON

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John Bock

February 2004

Thank god for John Bock. His latest video and architectural installations provided the perfect antidote to the dry didacticism of the Berlin Biennial. Superbly filmed and cut by Bock and Marc Aschenbrenner, the video Gast, 2004, stars the … READ ON

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