Kerstin Stakemeier


May 2017

Curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen The political developments that have recently shaped our societies seem characterized by their ability to highlight the exclusionary social boundaries of modern life. Curator Nicolaus Schafhausen draws on these… READ ON


Nairy Baghramian

April 2017

NAIRY BAGHRAMIAN gives her audience nothing less than an aesthetic reeducation. Her starting point is an academic understanding of sculpture as a modernist art medium—in other words, as an autonomous form, one that is by definition of no use.… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]


on Anne Imhof’s Angst, 2016

September 2016

“ANGST”: In both German and English, the fraught title of this operatic exhibition and work staged by Frankfurt-based artist Anne Imhof encapsulates a universal and personal dread. With far-ranging references to nightclubs and avant-garde … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]

“Electronic Superhighway (2016–1966)”

May 2016

THE SUBTITLE of “Electronic Superhighway (2016–1966)” puts forth an intriguing premise, suggesting a reverse-chronological survey that might retrace the past from the perspective of our current moment, providing the present with historically… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2016 [TOC]

Ulrike Müller

February 2016

ULRIKE MÜLLER conjures forth an other. This other is an as yet unidentified and genuinely differentiated being, a different sex, a different sensibility—one that not only deviates from but also exists within the still overwhelmingly male and… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2016 [TOC]

Lea Lublin

October 2015

“IF WOMEN set themselves to transform history, it can safely be said that every aspect of history would be completely altered.” In 1990, art historian Griselda Pollock chose philosopher Hélène Cixous’s powerful statement to discuss the … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]

Harald Popp

Galerie Karin Guenther

March 2014

Harald Popp’s photographic work trades in two of the most important questions of his medium: representation and the index. But Popp works digitally, so his medium is not representational per se, and the indexical is not a material trait of … READ ON


Jochen Schmith

Esther Donatz Gallery

December 2013

For their first exhibition with the gallery, Jochen Schmith, the artist collective made up of Peter Hoppe, Peter Steckroth, and Carola Wagenplast, has taken up arbitrary phenomena and turned them into what one could call truthfully inauthentic… READ ON


Monika Baer

Galerie Barbara Weiss

June 2012

Monika Baer’s approach to painting is as systematic as it is painterly. In her current exhibition, “Return of the Rear,” she presents three new bodies of work, all precise investigations into the toolbox of her medium. Six large paintings, … READ ON


Ken Okiishi


March 2012

Ken Okiishi’s current exhibition, “Gino / Marcel Duchamp on,” is also this gallery’s first solo show, and it extends his efforts to enter into an artistic dialogue with modernist narratives, especially those of New York’s … READ ON