Paola Nicolin

Guy Ben-Ner

Pinksummer

February 2017

Escape Artists, 2016, a video by Israeli artist Guy Ben-Ner, is the sole work in this exhibition and documents the existential condition of Sudanese and Eritrean asylum-seekers being held at Holot, an Israeli detention center the Negev desert.… READ ON

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Urs Fischer

December 2016

Massimo De Carlo’s original industrial space could not be more different from the gallery’s new location in an eighteenth-century palazzo. Yet opposites are known to attract. Like a couple that must live under separate roofs to stay together,… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

David Smith

November 2016

Many photographs of David Smith (1906–1965) show the artist next to his worktable or contemplating a piece in progress in his studio. Such images seem to present an ideal space for the creative process, revealing the formidable simplicity of… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2016 [TOC]

Marrakech Biennale 6

September 2016

The sixth Marrakech Biennale was accompanied by a series of small, free publications (also available as a bound collection) corresponding to each of the fifty-three exhibited works. One of these booklets, penned by Omar Berrada, recounts the… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]

Mark Handforth

Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce

August 2016

“That strange duality” is perhaps the most illuminating phrase pronounced by Mark Handforth in this exhibition’s accompanying catalogue. Indeed, duality is fundamental to the exhibition’s title, “Smoke,” which must have been chosen for its … READ ON

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Goshka Macuga

May 2016

In Goshka Macuga’s cosmological exhibition “To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll,” the artist stages a creation myth of her own invention, presenting her work alongside a wide-ranging selection of that of her artistic predecessors. Yet this… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2016 [TOC]

Enzo Mari

March 2016

It is almost impossible to write about Enzo Mari the artist without writing about Enzo Mari the person—not just because of his eccentric character, but also because of his commitment to a methodology and because of the deeply political nature… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2016 [TOC]

“La Grande Madre”

December 2015

In 1994 the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra began taking starkly minimal photographs of mothers, nude or barely clothed, cradling their newborns, some just a few hours old. The pictures, which constitute the series “New Mothers,” are illustrative… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2015 [TOC]

Vincenzo Agnetti

November 2015

Vincenzo Agnetti (1926–1981) rigorously explored the genesis of artistic ideas through a polyvalent practice based on a critique of language. His investigations spanned a broad range of mediums and materials: from his early work in the orbit… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2015 [TOC]

Jannis Kounellis

October 2015

As I entered, everything was silent. Yet the room held some of the most thunderous efforts to come from a radical protagonist of twentieth-century art. Both of Galleria Christian Stein’s locations—the historical space in Milan and the new … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]