reviews

  • Erwin Wurm

    Galerie Sylvana Lorenz

    For the past five years, Erwin Wurm has envisaged sculpture as the sum of simple, quotidian, automatic gestures: folding and refolding clothes, or hanging them on lines, or removing objects so that their traces appear in the dust. Like many other contemporary artists, his work is built from the little things that make up his environment. He makes art in the simplest possible way—almost without doing anything at all. Wurm continuously brings us back to the question: “How to make a sculpture out of ‘nothing.’” With an esthetic that is a kind of ground-zero of sculpture, he dresses a pedestal in

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  • L'Hiver de L'Amour

    Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris

    In France the younger generation of artists and critics is quite dynamic, and its combined self-promotion has resulted in three new art magazines that are already widely read. The three artists and two critics who edit one of these magazines, Purple Prose, (Elein Fleiss, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Bernard Joisten, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Olivier Zahm) also organized an international survey of young artists under the title “L’hiver de l’amour.” (The winter of love). (This show will open this month in modified form at the P.S. 1 Museum in New York.) The title is a metaphor for the contradictions of

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