Jennifer Allen

Candice Breitz

September 2003

Candice Breitz’s ongoing romance with pop culture has taken a dramatic turn. The video installation Becoming, 2003, features the artist mimicking the heroines of romantic comedies, from Cameron Diaz in The Sweetest Thing to Reese Witherspoon… READ ON

PICKS

Riefenstahl's Gesamtkunstwerk; Ono's Cut Piece; More

September 2003

This week in the European papers: Christoph Schlingensief's singular take on Leni Riefenstahl; Yoko Ono's revival of Cut Piece; Jörg Immendorff's new notoriety; and the Netherlands' 2004 Vincent van Gogh Biannual Award for Contemporary Art … READ ON

NEWS

Diederichsen on Conceptualist Film; Adorno's Birthday; More

September 2003

This week in the European papers: Diedrich Diederichsen examines the “extreme fetishism” of Conceptualist film; Switzerland celebrates Theodor Adorno's one-hundredth birthday; and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung unearths Jean Dubuffet's broadsides… READ ON

NEWS

OPENINGS: OMER FAST

September 2003

Omer Fast really knows how to wreck a movie. His video installations—which may take their cue, if not their footage, from Hollywood fare—tend to unsettle the elements that make moving pictures move, from the sound to the subtitles. For an … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2003 [TOC]

Getty's Diaries, Baudrillard on Photojournalism, and More

September 2003

This week in the European papers: A journalist finds disturbing revelations in J. Paul Getty's diaries; Jean Baudrillard discusses the need for a “poetic shift” in photojournalism; and Jörg Immendorff airs his feelings on his recent arrest.… READ ON

NEWS

David Zink Yi

September 2003

How do you make a salsa song? David Zink Yi reveals the deceptively easy steps behind the music with his new video installation De adentro y afuera (From inside and out), 2002. The Peruvian artist, who is based in Berlin, traveled to Cuba, … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2003 [TOC]

“Mythos RAF” Update; Jörg Immendorff Arrested; More

August 2003

This week in the European papers: The Berlin Kunst-Werke's Red Army Faction show continues to draw fire; Jörg Immendorff is arrested in the midst of a hotel-room party; and collector François Pinault battles French auction house Drouot over… READ ON

NEWS

Kirk Varnedoe, 1946–2003; Berlin's Holocaust Memorial; More

August 2003

This week in the European papers: Critic Stefan Koldehoff assesses Kirk Varnedoe's curatorial achievements; construction begins on Berlin's Holocaust Memorial; and Daniel Libeskind is commissioned to revamp Dresden's Military Museum.… READ ON

NEWS

The Deichtorhallen's New Chief; Faux Van Gogh; More

August 2003

This week in the European papers: Robert Fleck, the new director of Hamburg's Deichtorhallen, faces political and pecuniary challenges; film footage purportedly showing Vincent van Gogh saying hello to his pastor turns out to be too good to… READ ON

NEWS

Fire Destroys Althoff Artwork; Art Cologne's New Chief; More

August 2003

This week in the European papers: Fire at a Berlin museum destroys a Kai Althoff installation; Cologne’s art fair gets a new director; and Jeff Koons’s public art project succumbs to the will of the people.  Plus: Curator Michal Bycko leads… READ ON

NEWS