reviews

  • “Samuel Beckett/Bruce Nauman”

    Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

    What exactly is Molloy doing with his sixteen stones? “Watch me closely,” he says: “I take a stone from the right pocket of my greatcoat, suck it, stop sucking it, put it in the left pocket of my greatcoat, the empty one (of stones). I take a second stone from the right pocket of my greatcoat, suck it, put it in the left pocket of my greatcoat. And so on until the right pocket of my greatcoat is empty. . . . Pausing then, and concentrating, so as not to make a balls of it, I transfer to the right pocket of my greatcoat, in which there are no stones left, the five stones in the right pocket of

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  • Dorit Margreiter

    Galerie Krobath Wimmer

    To write for a primarily American readership about an exhibition by a European artist concerned with the commonplaces of American television presents a certain difficulty. Despite their worldwide dissemination through the media, the depicted cultures of high school, cheerleaders, or the Super Bowl, for example, are nonetheless very particular and cannot be quoted with the same self-assurance as they can within their own culture. On the other hand, our European understanding of American life is shaped in great part precisely by its clichéd reflection in the media.

    In Dorit Margreiter’s video Short

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