reviews

  • Anita Molinero, Sans titre (multicolores), 2014, concrete, rebar, polystyrene, acrylic, 20 1/2 × 11 × 19 1/4". From the series “Des petits bétons de la petite ceinture” (Small Pieces of Concrete from the Inner Circle Line), 2014–.

    Anita Molinero

    Galerie Thomas Bernard - Cortex Athletico

    When activating her potent selections of form and color with the cataclysmic force of gas flames, French artist Anita Molinero does not fully know where her experiments with heat and chemical reactions will lead her. The process she employs can be toxic, even aggressive; the poisonous ingredients of industrially produced plastics are released as their molded forms are violently deformed. Each of her sculptures is a palimpsest of particular urban materials. For the works in this show, she incorporated a green plastic trash bin, ubiquitous both across France and in her work, as well as Styrofoam

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  • View of “Korakrit Arunanondchai,” 2015. Photo: Aurélien Mole.

    Korakrit Arunanondchai

    Palais de Tokyo

    Stepping into Korakrit Arunanondchai’s exhibition “Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3,” one had the sensation of entering the set of a music video, an elaborately contrived nightclub, an “imagineered” theme park gone off the rails, a temple decked out in polychrome ritual paraphernalia—or indeed some synthesis of all of these. In other words: a spectacularized Gesamtkunstwerk.

    Filling two spaces—one associated with the body and one with the spirit—linked by a darkened corridor, the exhibition, curated by Julien Fronsacq, was billed as the epilogue

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