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International Shorts

Rachel Withers


“Say cheese” is not, one suspects, a phrase overused by flaneur photographer Beat Streuli in his covert quest for fleeting facial expressions that reveal an urban state of mind. This summer Streuli targeted the inhabitants of Turin; the resulting color studies will be on view at the Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea between September 9 and November 5. In direct contrast, Hannah Wilke's “performalist” works are willed and strategic self-exposures. Extended across two Berlin venues, a major retrospective, “Interrupted Careers: Hannah Wilke,” will examine the artist's sculptural, video, and photographic output, including documentation of her 1970s nude performances and her moving record of her own death from cancer (Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst and Haus am Kleistpark, Sept. 2–Oct. 8). Former General Idea member AA Bronson's images are no less affecting.

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