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Peter Robinson

Galerie Kapinos

Born in New Zealand a descendant of the Maori, Peter Robinson has been living in Germany for several years now. His work has been represented at the Johannesburg (1997) and Venice (2001) biennials and more recently in exhibitions like Media_City Seoul and the 8th Baltic Triennial of International Art in Vilnius, both last year. Undoubtedly, Robinson fits the profile of the artist as global player; he is a “migrateur” in the emphatic sense in which curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist used the term at the end of the ’90s. As might be expected, Robinson has been enormously interested in examining the new divisions and conflicts that have arisen since September 2001. One result has been the twenty-five drawings on view in Berlin, of which a dozen are large-format with roughly hewn lines: a diary under construction that at times recalls Raymond Pettibon’s contribution to Documenta 11 but which comes

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