Stephanie Bailey

Hera Büyüktaşıyan

June 2017

One work in particular captured the essence of Hera Büyüktaşçıyan’s solo exhibition “Write Injuries on Sand and Kindness in Marble.” The Relic, 2016, is a bronze cast of two hands extending to mid-forearm and resting on wooden blocks, in … READ ON

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“Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs”

June 2017

“Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs” is a dense and unruly assemblage of things, ideas, and histories that express the complicated, tumultuous, and “intertwined lines of tension and narratives” that exist today in “the Asian sphere and beyond,”… READ ON

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Wong Ping

May 2017

“Who’s the Daddy” felt like a peep show of the infantile perversions of a Hong Kongese otaku, one of those techno-isolationists who’ve replaced real life with virtual fantasy. It opened with two vacuum bags—one filled with Froot Loops, the … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]

Rehana Zaman

March 2017

Tell me the story Of all these things, 2016, the video work that comprised Rehana Zaman’s recent exhibition, was shown in three segments, presented on two freestanding screens in the ground-floor gallery and projected on a basement wall. The… READ ON

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Panos Tsagaris

February 2017

At the gallery entrance, a large canvas, The White Lady of the Glaciers (all works 2016), hung on a narrow, freestanding wall partially blocking the view of the space behind it. All white, save for details rendered in gold leaf (a small circle… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme

December 2016

Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme’s exhibition “And yet my mask is powerful” followed the same formal logic the artists honed in their three-part project The Incidental Insurgents, 2011–15, which combined a range of reference points—from … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

Candice Lin

Gasworks

October 2016

Central to Candice Lin’s current exhibition, “A Body Reduced to Brilliant Colour,” is System for a Stain (all works cited, 2016), a distillation apparatus where popular colonial commodities, such as tea and cochineal, form a dark-red liquid… READ ON

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“Bibelot”

Hydra School Projects

July 2016

The annual summer group show here always offers a considered and nonhierarchical interweaving of historical and contemporary art works. This year’s offering, “Bibelot,” meaning a treasured ornament, is no different. An eclectic array of … READ ON

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“Honey; Love; Pheromones”

Dio Horia | Contemporary Art Platform

July 2016

Rallou Panagiotou, the deft curator of this show, has a soft spot for a modernism weathered by the sea, as encapsulated in the Morandi-esque ceramic vessels that emerge out of what feels like a salty surface in Aliki Panagiotopoulou’s canvas… READ ON

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Seher Shah

June 2016

There is a sense of ambiguous monumentality to Brutalist architecture—for example, structures such as Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation (Housing Unit), known as “the radiant city,” completed in Marseilles in 1952 and described by the architect… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2016 [TOC]