Jennifer Allen

Damage in Dresden, Eduardo Chillida, and Palais de Tokyo

August 2002

This week European papers take stock of the flood damage, pay tribute to Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida, and look over some unfulfilled plans for the Palais de Tokyo building.… READ ON

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US Museums, the Flick Collection, Documenta, and More

July 2002

This week European papers look at a crisis facing US museums, the ongoing saga of the Flick collection, US reviews of Documenta, and the World Congress of Architecture, held last week in Berlin.… READ ON

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Museums, Museums, Museums—and Photography

July 2002

This week Jennifer Allen peruses stories on the Deichterhallen Hamburg and its departing director, Zdenek Felix; the Prado expansion saga; a new museum in the Basque region of Spain; the travails of a Yugoslavian museum trying to get back on… READ ON

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Mexico City, Diedrich Diederichsen, and More

July 2002

This week, Jennifer Allen parses a German review of P.S. 1's "Mexico City: An Exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values” and a conference organized by Diedrich Diederichsen. She also highlights new plans for French museums.… READ ON

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Food Art, French Headlines, and a Fight over a Kunsthalle

July 2002

This week, Jennifer Allen tracks the coverage on a new book about food art from “Schiele to Jason Rhoades,” but also finds an article by Susan Sontag that claims taste has disappeared from art altogether. Plus, French headlines, and an article… READ ON

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Documenta11, the New Head of London's ICA, and More

June 2002

This week, Jennifer Allen seeks out the ongoing coverage of Documenta11 in French and German papers, an interview with the new head of London's ICA, Allan Yentob, and the resignation of Vittorio Sgarbi, the notorious undersecretary of culture… READ ON

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The First Reports from Documenta11, Art Basel, and More

June 2002

This week, Jennifer Allen reviews a flurry of critical responses to this week's key art events in Europe, including Documenta11, a theatrical piece by William Kentridge, Art Basel, and more.… READ ON

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Francis Alÿs and Alejandro González Iñárritu

June 2002

Politics of Rehearsal (or what makes traffic move at 6 pm on a Friday in Mexico City), 2002, is a unique collaboration between the Mexico City–based Belgian artist Francis Alÿs and the internationally acclaimed Mexican director of Amores … READ ON

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An Art-Critical “Blacklist,” Matthew Barney, and Orlan

June 2002

This week, Jennifer Allen reports on a newly declared war against “cliché overflow” in art criticism and surveys recent interviews with two artists, Matthew Barney and Orlan, who present dramatic perspectives on the human body.… READ ON

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Sofia Hulten

June 2002

Sofia Hulten’s action videos have always investigated the border between the mischievous and the absurd. In Fuck It Up and Start Again, 2001, a young woman destroys an acoustic guitar and tapes it back together, only to smash it and repair … READ ON

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