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Franco Guerzoni

Fondazione la Triennale di Milano

October 2014

In the early 1970s, Franco Guerzoni began using photographic prints as supports, to which he applied fragments of painted or silk-screened plaster, saltpeter crystals, charcoal fragments, and other photographs. The result was a body of refined… READ ON

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“Soleil Politique”

Museion

October 2014

“Soleil Politique” features a heterogeneous mix of works and documents that include two wooden Christ figures from the fifteenth century, studies by architect Carlo Scarpa for the renovation of the Museo del Castelvecchio, and a 1972 collage… READ ON

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Superstudio

Pinksummer

May 2014

Superstudio was a sui generis architectural studio. Like other major players in the international movement that Germano Celant called “radical architecture,” its members were interested not in constructing buildings to add to those that … READ ON

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Micol AssaŽl

HangarBicocca

March 2014

From the start of her career, Micol Assaël has conceived of her works as total sensory experiences that engage—often rather aggressively—sight, sound, smell, and touch. This miniretrospective in Milan (with the unwieldy title … READ ON

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“The Empty Pedestal. Ghosts from Eastern Europe”

Museo Civico Archeologico

February 2014

Hosted by Bologna Arte Fiera, the annual festival of contemporary art, this exhibition of work from the former Eastern Bloc is partially an homage to the Italian art collections that provided all of the pieces on view, most of which were made… READ ON

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Steven Claydon

Massimo De Carlo | Milan

January 2014

Steven Claydon is fundamentally a postmodern artist. The fierce heterogeneity of his sources and the horizontal, nonhierarchical way he combines them in his work leave few doubts in this regard. But since postmodernism is a notoriously slippery… READ ON

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Toni Grand

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCO)

January 2014

Audacious and original, the French sculptor Toni Grand has a devoted following in his own country but remains little known abroad, even after his work appeared in the 1982 Venice Biennale and Documenta X. As a result, Grand’s current … READ ON

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Omer Fast

gb agency

December 2013

Many presume that, despite its fictitious premises, pornography at least contains moments of physiological truth. After all, penetration cannot be acted, so to speak. Or can it? Omer Fast questions such assumptions in Everything That Rises … READ ON

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Fernanda Gomes

Centre International d'art et du Paysage

December 2013

There is a thread linking Brazilian Neo-concretism, which began in 1959, and the work of Fernanda Gomes, a Brazilian artist born one year later. Like the artists of that key movement, she marries abstraction with subjective expression and a… READ ON

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“Revolution from Within”

Kaufmann Repetto

March 2013

In her book Revolution from Within (1992), feminist writer Gloria Steinem takes an approach that is considerably different from that of her beginnings. She speaks of self-esteem, meditation, and of channeling one’s “inner child”; what’s more,… READ ON

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