Victoria Noorthoorn

1 Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Desert Park (Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil) This new outdoor project at Inhotim—by far the most spectacular contemporary art center in Latin America—offers a magical and alienating experience, transporting visitors to the realm of fiction and the otherworldly. Gonzalez-Foerster has created an impossible landscape, in which a carefully delineated area of blinding white sand evokes a desert or a beach that sharply interrupts the surrounding dense tropical forests. Punctuating this scene is a series of concrete bus stops, carefully transposed from the urban realm, in which viewers can peruse some of the publications that inspired the work, such as The Burning World (1964) by J. G. Ballard.

2 Zorka Wollny and Anna Szwajgier, Łódź—epopeja miasta (Lodz: The Epic of the City) (Fokus Łódź Biennale 2010, Poland) I was in awe of this beautiful performance,

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