Jennifer Allen

Evren Tekinoktay

January 2004

In an era when art and fashion are fusing, Evren Tekinoktay has managed to find the right critical mixture. Instead of designing a store or a handbag for a luxury fashion label, Tekinoktay decided to open a lingerie shop in her hometown of … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2004 [TOC]

Hirschhorn's Swiss Boycott; Flick Collection Critique; More

December 2003

Thomas Hirschhorn announces his decision to stop showing his work in Switzerland; a collector's family history inspires an exhibition on Third Reich slave labor; and critic Axel John Wieder traces the cartographic impulse in contemporary art.… READ ON

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Foster on Rosenquist; Funding Bonanza in Norway; More

December 2003

Hal Foster offers his take on the James Rosenquist retrospective; a Norwegian town devotes most of a windfall to cultural funding; and Le Monde's Philippe Dagen writes on the Situationist International.… READ ON

NEWS

Previewing Documenta 12; Goldin on American Politics; More

December 2003

Roger Martin Buergel outlines his plans for Documenta 12; Nan Goldin explains how George W. Bush drove her to abandon New York City; and Monica Bonvicini unveils an artwork that “gives new meaning to the transparency of public space.”… READ ON

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Buergel to Curate Documenta 12; Report from Miami; More

December 2003

Roger Martin Buergel, “the curator whom even people in the know hardly know,” is chosen to organize Documenta 12; a critic at Art Basel Miami Beach finds the surreal festivities more interesting than the art; and the Venice Biennale's directors… READ ON

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Hirst's Buyback; The High Cost of Free Admission; and More

December 2003

Damien Hirst purchases a dozen of his own works from Charles Saatchi and prepares for his 2004 retrospective in Naples.  Plus: Britain's financially strapped public museums struggle to stay afloat; Christie's is embroiled in a case of art … READ ON

NEWS

Joep van Liefland

December 2003

There is something for everyone in Joep van Liefland’s “Video Palace,” a fully operational video rental store that the Dutch artist has been setting up illegally in abandoned buildings around Berlin over the past two years. In its latest … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2003 [TOC]

Public Bathrooms as Public Art; Adventures in Venice; More

November 2003

In Oslo, artist Lars Ramberg wins a juried competition to memorialize Norway's centennial, but his proposal—for three public toilets dubbed “liberté,” “égalité,” and “fraternité”—ultimately gives some jurors cold feet.  Plus: Art as adventure… READ ON

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The Proposed Privatization of the Venice Biennale; and More

November 2003

Italy's minister of culture proposes a series of reforms that would effectively privatize the Venice Biennale—and, as one critic puts it, lead to “chaos, chaos, chaos.”  Plus: A German supermarket chain stocks contemporary art; and philosopher… READ ON

NEWS

Paul McCarthy

November 2003

It’s hard to imagine Paul McCarthy at a housewarming party, but a better artist could not have initiated the program at Hauser & Wirth's new London space on Piccadilly. Not only did McCarthy create and film performances in these, the former… READ ON

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