Noemi Smolik

Claus Richter

September 2017

“Everything I do here I do with pleasure, and I admit I’m a bit ashamed of that,” says the Cologne-based artist Claus Richter. And a visit to his exhibition “Living in another world” offered a similar experience of guilty pleasure. I laughed… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2017 [TOC]

Wolfgang Plöger

May 2017

“To use a search engine is potentially a political act,” writes Paul Soulellis, founder of the Library of the Printed Web, in the brochure accompanying Wolfgang Plöger’s exhibition “Inherited Lies.” By using a search engine, Soulellis explains,… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]

Dike Blair

April 2017

For more than three decades, the American artist Dike Blair has dedicated himself to an increasingly rare kind of painting. It’s been overshadowed on the one hand by neo- and post-expressionist styles feigning an authenticity that doesn’t … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]

Moritz Grimm

Natalia Hug

December 2016

Eve is the name of humanity’s Urmutter, or first mother. Eve also stands for temptation. Both the original mother and attraction are motifs in the exhibition “EVA” by the young artist Moritz Grimm. The title of the show was borrowed from the… READ ON


Florian Meisenberg

December 2016

German artist Florian Meisenberg has repeatedly staged confrontations between painted pictures and their digital siblings, and this was the case again in his recent exhibition with the lengthy title “Um, nice guy, good hospitality, but . . … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

September 2016

Some sights are unforgettable. Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s performance Camshafts in the Rain, 2016, produced several such sights, including beetle-like actors wearing enormous colorful paper turbans while stalking around the gallery with the … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]

Adam Vačkář

June 2016

Gorgeous color photographs, as elegant and beguiling as advertising pictures, showed crisply illuminated vases holding a variety of bouquets before white backdrops. And no less elegant were the steles that were set up in the middle of the … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2016 [TOC]

Aaron Angell

May 2016

Aaron Angell makes strange pictures. Strange because of their indeterminate age (they might be a hundred years old) and cultural background (they might be the work of an Asian or Arab artist, or else pieces of European folk art; in fact, the… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2016 [TOC]

Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr

April 2016

Psychedelia is back, or so Benedikt Sarreiter and Paul-Philipp Hanske insist in their 2015 book Neues von der anderen Seite: Die Wiederentdeckung des Psychedelischen (News from the Other Side: The Rediscovery of the Psychedelic). The two … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2016 [TOC]

Dóra Maurer

March 2016

I first encountered Dóra Maurer’s films at a 2012 symposium on aspects of Central European art at the Sächsische Akademie der Künste in Dresden, and I still have a vivid recollection of watching them as though in thrall; their power drew me… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2016 [TOC]