Travis Jeppesen

Shock and Awe

Travis Jeppesen at the 18th Jeonju International Film Festival

June 2017

BUSAN MIGHT BOAST the bigger international reputation, but among South Korean cinéastes, the Jeonju International Film Festival is respected for its scrappy integrity and unapologetic penchant for experimental and independent cinema. In a … READ ON

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Substance and Style

Travis Jeppesen at the 67th Berlinale

March 2017

DIEGO (JORGE MARTÍNEZ) has been reduced to the status of permanent patient. Dying of AIDS, he lies in bed in the apartment he shares with Miguel (Patricio Wood), a friend with whom he has little in common other than that Miguel once defended… READ ON

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Desert of the Real

Travis Jeppesen at the 67th Berlinale

February 2017

THE DESERT IS A LIVING ENTITY, a beast that threatens to consume all trespassers. Many who attempt to cross it on the journey from Mexico to the United States fail, leaving a trail of corpses—if the victims don’t disappear altogether. El mar… READ ON

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“Myth and Nature. From Greece to Pompeii”

National Archaeological Museum of Naples

August 2016

Examples of ancient Greek painting are exceptionally difficult to come by. That “Myth and Nature. From Greece to Pompeii” opens with one of the more exemplary extant works alone makes it worth a visit. Tomb of the Diver dates from the early… READ ON

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Lukas Duwenhögger

Raven Row

July 2016

This is a big, museum-survey-style exhibition, long overdue. Lukas Duwenhögger is of course best known for his oil paintings, rendered in mustardy, muted pastels that never overstate, exercises in high kitsch that simultaneously operate as … READ ON

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Lesley Vance

Meyer Riegger | Berlin

July 2016

To judge by size alone, you’d think these watercolors on paper were what is often described as modest, but they’re actually not. Gesture plays too great a role; instead, there is a dazzling viscosity—a sexiness, even. In one blue-and-yellow… READ ON

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Andrew Dadson

RaebervonStenglin

June 2016

Seven large white monochrome canvases, all in portrait format. The paint is molded into shapes that jut out from the canvas, intersecting lines that imply letters. It’s as though the painting wants to speak, to form a word, yet it hasn’t … READ ON

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Joe Bradley

Galerie Eva Presenhuber | Maag Areal

June 2016

Joe Bradley continues to push the medium of painting into new semantic territories. Many of the works here consist of pieces of canvas stitched together, affixed to larger, stretched canvases. In Biddeford, 2016, four bits of stained off-white… READ ON

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Mitchell Anderson and Jon Rafman

GALERIE MARIA BERNHEIM

June 2016

Titled “Posthumous Lives,” this is an exhibition of work by two artists who are very much still alive. Mitchell Anderson contributes High Zest, 2015–16, a stack of trading cards from Operation Enduring Freedom—the name of US military operations… READ ON

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Yi Dai

House of Egorn

June 2016

By the end of the century, the Marshall Islands will no longer exist. Owing to the rapid pace of sea level rise, they will be submerged underwater and more than seventy thousand inhabitants will be displaced. Yi Dai’s current exhibition is … READ ON

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