Melissa Canbaz

Shirana Shahbazi

KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art

May 2017

While hardly anyone still believes in photography’s claim to truth these days, the medium continues to renew its promise of authenticity. The contention that images, identities, and worlds are constructed has long been evident––even analog … READ ON

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John Samson

Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art

March 2017

The current exhibition presents five documentary films by the late Scottish artist and anarchist John Samson. The gaze here is invariably focused on oddities, outsiders: Dressing for Pleasure (1977)—perhaps Samson’s most famous work—investigates… READ ON

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“In the Carpet”

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) | Berlin

February 2017

Starting with two works by Sheila Hicks––both titled Gebetsteppich (Prayer Rug), from 1972 and 1974––the exhibition “In the Carpet” foregrounds the cultural-historical dimensions and production practices of this type of textile. Installed … READ ON

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David Meskhi

Galerie für Moderne Fotografie

December 2016

In David Meskhi’s photographs, the juxtaposition of opposites, in terms of form as well as content, is always in the foreground. The thirty photographs currently on display can be read as a movement study of the body: Alternating black-and-white… READ ON

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Jan Groover

Klemm's

October 2016

Jan Groover’s first solo show in Germany is made up of selections from the most divergent phases of her production. In the late 1960s, the artist’s focus shifted from painting to photography, though she always remained true to a certain style.… READ ON

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Ursula Böckler

bureau müller

August 2016

Martin Kippenberger’s “Magical Misery Tour” is almost legendary. From December 1985 through March 1986 he toured Brazil to collect material for his project Tankstelle Martin Bormann (Gas Station Martin Bormann). As the story goes according … READ ON

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Jochen Lempert

BQ

May 2016

In Jochen Lempert’s exhibition, the gaze of a photographer merges with the methods of a scientist. His black-and-white photographs are studies that document similarities among humans, the animal world, and other organisms in nature via … READ ON

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Isa Genzken

Martin-Gropius-Bau

April 2016

Isa Genzken’s comprehensive exhibition “Make Yourself Pretty!” is, for Berlin, a truly overdue survey of her life’s work, bringing together excerpts from the artist’s entire spectrum of sculpture, painting, film, photography, and books. On … READ ON

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Anthea Hamilton and Nicholas Byrne

Schinkel Pavillon

March 2016

Anthea Hamilton and Nicholas Byrne have been working together since 2009 but also, as has been widely noted, share a private partnership. The mobilization of personal relationships within artistic discourse becomes most interesting when … READ ON

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Hella Gerlach

Galleria Acappella

November 2015

Viewing Hella Gerlach’s exhibition “paradise garage” resembles a spiritual exercise. In an effort to unlock the individual works and installations via their titles and configuration, linkages appear on divergent levels. Cremona (Kopfüber) (… READ ON

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