reviews

  • View of “Carlos Bunga,” 2015. On floor: Construcción Constructiva (Constructive Construction), 2015. On wall: Construcción Pictórica #16 (Pictorial Construction #16), 2015. Photo: Stefan Altenburger.

    Carlos Bunga

    Museum Haus Konstruktiv

    “I Am a Nomad,” the first exhibition in Switzerland by the Barcelona-based Portuguese artist Carlos Bunga, was articulated by its curator, Sabine Schaschl, in two distinct parts. The first was an installation of recent large-scale works that sit at the cusp of painting, sculpture, and architecture; the second was a selection of small-scale, model-like constructions and works on paper. The installation, on the museum’s fifth floor, was bookended by monitors showing early video works—one of them, Pintura (Painting), 2000, dates back to the artist’s student days (he graduated from ESAD.CR,

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  • View of “Ugo Rondinone,” 2015.

    Ugo Rondinone

    Galerie Eva Presenhuber

    When Ugo Rondinone reluctantly gave his first public lecture in New York at the New School in 2013, it consisted of an extraordinarily literal walk-through of a retrospective exhibition that had been held at the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Switzerland three years before: “I pass the ten bistro tables of the cafeteria and go to the ticket counter that is on the far left of the lobby. To the right of the ticket counter is the entrance to the first of seven rooms of the ground floor. . . . The first room has three sculptures. A tree, an oversize lightbulb, and a low relief of my right hand. In the middle

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