reviews

  • Vincent Fecteau, Untitled, 2015, acrylic paint, dowel, paper, 8 1/4 × 14 1/8 × 5 1/8".

    Vincent Fecteau

    Kunsthalle Basel

    This exhibition, Vincent Fecteau’s largest yet, featured a selection of sculptures that date back to 2000, allowing connections to be drawn between several strands of his oeuvre. The San Francisco–based artist frequently remarks that his is a slow process; he usually works on several related efforts at the same time, so that maintaining a cohesive ensemble becomes a constraint that guides his creative thinking.

    As the visitor entered the nineteenth-century Kunsthalle Basel’s expansive skylight hall, she encountered seven papier-mâché sculptures, produced between 2000 and 2006, that were poised

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  • Dani Gal, Untitled (Reality Estates: Fake Properties, Lifta), 2015, photographs, documents, 28 3/4 × 28".

    Dani Gal

    Freymond-Guth Fine Arts

    In 2012, Dani Gal made a two-channel HD video installation called Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. It was a re-creation of an oft-overlooked detail of the Black September attack on the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. As the terrorist operation (named after two abandoned Palestinian villages, Iqrit and Biram) played out over the course of a single day, the captors forced their Israeli captives to swap clothes with them in order to confuse those observing the building where the athletes were quartered. In his video, Gal had eleven actors dressing and undressing

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