Martin Herbert

Paweł Althamer

October 2016

In 1993, to complete his master’s degree at Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts, Paweł Althamer dodged his oral examination, instead presenting his professors with a realist sculptural self-portrait fashioned from grass, straw, and animal skin and… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2016 [TOC]

Andy Hope 1930

September 2016

Satanic imagery has proved inextinguishable in the paintings of Andy Hope 1930, from the black disk with horns that dominated Silent Running, 2005—a heavy-metal twist on Malevich’s Black Circle, 1915—to his latest show, “Black Fat Fury Road.”… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]

“Question the Wall Itself”

September 2016

Curated by Fionn Meade and Jordan Carter This twenty-three-artist, pointedly internationalist exhibition pivots around the notion of esprit décor, an idea posited by the curator’s designated muse, Marcel Broodthaers. The term encapsulated a… READ ON


Ceal Floyer

September 2016

Curated by Heidi Zuckerman Two decades ago, while her YBA predecessors were garnering international attention for blaring, acerbic one-liners, Ceal Floyer emerged in Britain as a beacon of restraint, creating such quotidian epigrams as Light,… READ ON


Liverpool Biennial 2016

May 2016

Curated by Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Polly Brannan, Rosie Cooper, Joasia Krysa, Raimundas Malasšauskas, Francesco Manacorda, Sandeep Parmar, Sally Tallant, Ying Tan, and Dominic Willsdon  Literary devices have informed much contemporary … READ ON


Tatiana Trouvé

April 2016

The title of Tatiana Trouvé’s recent show “From Alexandrinenstrasse to the Unnamed Path” referred to the location of Johann König’s beautifully renovated Brutalist church, and it seemed to predict a course from the known into the unfathomed.… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2016 [TOC]

Jana Euler

March 2016

The leadoff painting in Jana Euler’s exhibition “‘Female Jesus Crying in Public’ in einer neuen Ausstellung” (in a New Exhibition) was an overture in the operatic sense, containing all of the show’s themes in miniature: Frankfurt (all works… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2016 [TOC]

Rose Wylie

February 2016

Rose Wylie’s exhibition “Dressed to Kill” opened a fortnight after Halloween and featured among its ten characteristically outsize, often multipanel paintings several whose iconography revolved around seasonal treats—chocolate gravestones, … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2016 [TOC]

“Suspended Animation”

January 2016

Curated by Gianni Jetzer Animated film has come a long way since J. Stuart Blackton’s pioneering Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906), with its crude sequences of goofy chalkboard drawings. An evolving palette of digital animation … READ ON


Friedrich Kunath

December 2015

In Friedrich Kunath’s painting It’s Friedrich (all works cited, 2015), the handwritten title phrase emerges from an old-fashioned, corkscrew-cord telephone held out by an anthropomorphic cartoon tree. The latter—a black-lined overlay, like … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2015 [TOC]