previews

  • Jackson Pollock, Untitled (Green Silver), 1949, enamel and aluminum paint on paper mounted on canvas, 22 3/4 x 30 3/4".

    Jackson Pollock

    PalaisPopulaire
    Unter den Linden 5
    January 29–April 17


    Venice
    June 4–September 18

    Curated by Susan Davidson

    First there was Jackson Pollock, brooding and libidinal existential action painter, all grimace and sad cigarettes. Then came Clement Greenberg and Michael Fried's preternaturally modernist Pollock, who rubbed up against the performative Pollock of Allan Kaprow. This incarnation ceded, in turn, to the desublimated Pollock of Rosalind Krauss. Now, with this tightly focused show that brings together over forty “paintings on paper” for the first time since 1980, we'll have Pollock as consummate draftsman. Experimenting with watercolor, gouache, India ink, and crayon, the graphic Pollock examined in this exhibition and its catalogue (with essays by Susan Davidson, David Anfam, and Peggy Ellis) is well worth another look.

    Travels to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, June 4–Sept. 18.

  • Regarding Terror: The RAF Exhibition

    KW Institute for Contemporary Art
    Auguststrasse 69
    January 29–May 16

    Curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Felix Ensslin

    After several delays and heated debates, “Regarding Terror” is finally set to proceed. Judging from the uproar over the exhibition, West Germany's period of national terrorism—dominated by the media machine of the Red Army Fraction, or Baader-Meinhof gang—remains a sensitive topic, even three decades after the events. Curators Ellen Blumenstein and Felix Ensslin (son of RAF member Gudrun Ensslin) selected historical and contemporary works from the past thirty-two years in various media, from Hans-Peter Feldmann's archive of terror victims to Andree Korpys and Marksu Löffler's study of interior designs in RAF hideouts.

    Travels to Neue Galerie Graz, June 24–Aug. 28.