Sherman Sam

Martha Jungwirth

January 2018

Martha Jungwirth’s first exhibition in the United Kingdom coincided with a period of broader international rediscovery. The Viennese septuagenarian was the only woman in the loosely gathered, short-lived Wirklichkeiten (Realities) group that… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2018 [TOC]

Bernard Piffaretti

December 2017

“Calligram” was Bernard Piffaretti’s first solo show in London. With nine paintings dating between 1988 and 2017, it also provided a tiny snapshot of his range and approach. Born in Saint-Étienne, France, in 1955, the Paris-based artist has… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2017 [TOC]

Jiro Takamatsu

November 2017

“The Temperature of Sculpture” was an ambitious first survey of Jiro Takamatsu (1936–1998) outside his home country of Japan, significant not only because Takamatsu is a seminal postwar avant-gardist, but because the show was designed around… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2017 [TOC]

Tony Cragg

September 2017

Peter Murray, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s director and the curator of “A Rare Category of Objects,” described the show as a survey rather than a retrospective of Tony Cragg’s work—a representation of the “state of [the artist’s] thinking… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2017 [TOC]

Michael Krebber

June 2017

Just as any exhibition held every two years can be called a biennial, a piece of fabric hung on a wall, with or without paint on it, can plausibly be called a painting. And yet, just as the idea of a biennial carries a lot of baggage, so does… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2017 [TOC]

Zhang Enli

firstsite

April 2017

Zhang Enli’s art stands in opposition to the cynical realism and political Pop of his contemporaries and predecessors. His works are more of a celebration than a critique of daily life. For some time, the Shanghai-based artist has been emptying… READ ON

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Anthea Hamilton

March 2017

Starting in 1957, writer and former Tate Gallery curator Harold Stanley “Jim” Ede turned four nineteenth-century cottages near the University of Cambridge into a single home, called Kettle’s Yard, in which to display his collection of mainly… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]

Imre Bak

February 2017

The now-septuagenarian Hungarian painter Imre Bak describes 1968 as a pivotal moment. A visit to Documenta 4 showed him the radical changes taking place across the Atlantic. That, together with trips to London’s Tate in the previous years … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Rodolfo AricÚ

Luxembourg & Dayan | London

November 2016

Italian artist Rodolfo Aricò resisted the primary aesthetic trend of his milieu—Arte Povera—and instead took to the developments in painting happening across the Atlantic. Indeed, his shaped canvases call to mind Frank Stella, Robert Mangold.… READ ON

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Michelangelo Pistoletto

Blenheim Art Foundation

November 2016

Michelangelo Pistoletto describes his newest work as coming to him like a mirage. And indeed, the half-submerged golden car, Miraggio (Mirage), 2016, serenely located in a fountain of Blenheim Palace, pops out like a surreal prop from a … READ ON

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