Sylwia Serafinowicz

Raphael Albert

December 2016

The bikini is in decline, announced the British press in the summer of 2016. This factoid was supposedly linked to the rise of a new standard of female beauty set by the leotard-sporting American Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles. But the … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

Reza Aramesh

December 2016

Reza Aramesh uses fine craftsmanship to engage with such pressing issues as the sublimation of violence by contemporary media. In his recent exhibition “At 11:57 am Wednesday 23 October 2013,” he presented photographs, marble heads, and vases… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

Indrė Šerpytytė

Parafin

October 2016

Indrė Šerpytytė’s current body of work here is made up of photocollages and sculptures, exhibited on the gallery’s ground floor and in its basement, respectively. Her “Pedestal” collages (all works cited, 2016) depict statues of Lenin and … READ ON

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“Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity”

October 2016

Curated by Ekow Eshun with Karen McQuaid, “Made You Look: Dandyism and Black Masculinity” gathered portraits realized over more than a century by photographers based in the UK, US, and Africa. At a moment when black artists, thinkers, and … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2016 [TOC]

El Hadji Sy

Centre for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle

September 2016

The first show in Poland dedicated to El Hadji Sy, the Senegalese artist and activist, focuses on the performative and socially engaged side of his practice. Some of the works also familiarize us with artist’s interest in the intersection of… READ ON

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Maria Lassnig

Tate Liverpool

July 2016

The late painter Maria Lassnig’s rigorous, febrile, decades-long project in self-portraiture takes the viewer on a remarkable journey. In this retrospective—Lassnig’s first in the UK—we encounter forty of the artist’s mostly large-scale works,… READ ON

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Krystian Truth Czaplicki

BWA Awangarda Gallery

May 2016

Since Méret Oppenheim first exhibited her piece My Nurse, 1936, made of a pair of white heels served on a platter, found objects have invaded art’s representation of our desires, needs, and sorrows. Krystian Truth Czaplicki offers a new twist… READ ON

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Jakub Czyszczoń

May 2016

Founded in Poznań, Stereo operates today from Warsaw and is located in what was formerly the biggest printing facility in the People’s Republic of Poland, designed by famous modernist architect Kazimierz Marczewski and built in 1950. The … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2016 [TOC]

“people sometimes, die”

Edel Assanti

February 2016

This group exhibition curated by New York–based artist Jesse Hlebo, titled “people sometimes, die,” opens with Denzel Russell’s The Legislator, 2015, a gun-shaped tube of glass filled with blood, which partially exploded some time after it … READ ON

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Tadeusz Kantor

January 2016

Both a visual artist and a theater director, Tadeusz Kantor was perhaps the most prominent and controversial figure of the twentieth-century Polish avant-garde. The exhibition in São Paulo was part of the International Year of Tadeusz Kantor… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2016 [TOC]