reviews

  • Nina Beier and Marie Lund

    Croy Nielsen

    This first show at Croy Nielsen by Danish artists Nina Beier and Marie Lund was a tough case. Not because the four works they presented under the title “Permanent Collection” came off as particularly difficult to decipher. On the contrary, it’s because everything was presented so openly and was so easy to read. Everything seemed slick, superficial, too effortlessly digested. But this was precisely the exhibition’s appeal.

    Take, for instance, Autobiography (If These Walls Could Speak) (all works 2009), a site-specific piece for which Beier and Lund asked the gallery’s owners to remember all the

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  • Alexander Wolff

    Galerie Mezzanin

    This show, “Ausstellung für leidenschaftlich an sich selbst Interessierte” (Exhibition for the Passionately Self-Involved), was designed to be modified. Before the opening, Alexander Wolff arranged everything himself, but in the days that followed he left it up to the gallery staff to exchange some of the pictures at weekly intervals as they saw fit. Of course, this demonstrative relinquishing of the show’s installation was actually just a cunningly displaced insistence on design, as Wolff in fact linked together the individual works to form a cohesive yet rearrangeable installation: Space,

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