ANNOUNCEMENTS

ARTBAT FEST

August 22, 2014
Friedemann Banz & Martin Denker, SmartCity, 2014.  Installation at ARTBAT festival, Almaty, Kazachstan, August 28, 2014. Photo courtesy the artists. Friedemann Banz & Martin Denker, SmartCity, 2014.  Installation at ARTBAT festival, Almaty, Kazachstan, August 28, 2014. Photo courtesy the artists.

ARTBAT FEST, 5th International Contemporary Art Festival: SmartCity

ARTBAT FEST celebrates urban art and contemporary culture through a series of public installations and curated exhibitions in alternative venues. For its fifth edition, the festival returns to Almaty with more than 30 artists, both local and international, and a focus on social progress. "SmartCity is an art project exploring the potential impact of art on social behavior favorable to the environment and society. The project also studies the... continue reading

Neue Berliner Räume

August 22, 2014
Research image. Photo: Manuel Wischnewski, 2014. Research image. Photo: Manuel Wischnewski, 2014.

Images that we keep / Elisabeth at Neue Berliner Räume

What do we do with memory and its objects? Do we hold on to them, or do they hold on to us? Remnants of memory—be it a material object, a feeling or an empty space—challenge us to find a way to deal with them. To show, to hide, to safeguard, to tell—differently, or anew? When we use the word memory, we always mean something different. Six artists have been invited to consider the question of memory. The exhibition does not remain on... continue reading

KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf

August 21, 2014
© <i>Die Ausstellung</i>, Alexander Basile & Alwin Lay. Design: Julius Terlinden. © Die Ausstellung, Alexander Basile & Alwin Lay. Design: Julius Terlinden.

KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf presents The Exhibition

Die Ausstellung is scheduled to take place at KIT in Düsseldorf over a period of four weeks. During this time, the space will be continuously transformed, works will be set up, dismantled and documented. On the face of it, Die Ausstellung is a group show. It compiles diverse artworks that use the medium of photography as their starting point and evince a similar interest in processes involved in the creation of realities and of reproduction.... continue reading

DLECTRICITYLatvian Centre for Contemporary Art
August 20, 2014
August 19, 2014
August 18, 2014
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia
August 13, 2014
ART-O-RAMA, Marseille - International fair of contemporary artSIGGRAPH
July 31, 2014

REVIEWS

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s “_/_____/_/__/________”
PROYECTOS MONCLOVA, Mexico City
(Background) Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Systemic Grid I, 2014. (Foreground) Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Systemic Grid II, 2014.

by ANA TEIXEIRA PINTO

The Phasmida are an order of insects whose rocking march always seems hesitant. Every step they take, “stick insects”—as Phasmida are commonly called due to their resemblance to sticks or leaves—will reluctantly stretch out a leg, making cadenced, side-to-side movements as if tentatively rehearsing the next. Biologists will tell you... continue reading

“New Dawn”
SILBERKUPPE, Berlin
View of “New Dawn,” Silberkuppe, Berlin, 2014.

by NATASHA GINWALA

When foraging for food in the wild, orangutans conduct an intriguing ritual known as the “fruit stare.”(1) It unleashes a mimetic contract hinged upon intentionality and co-presence. What makes the tree surrender its fruit? The practiced stare of the orangutan coaxes it into interdependency—and possibly, divulgence—while registering a temporal circuit... continue reading

David Horvitz
BLUM & POE, Los Angeles
David Horvitz, somewhere in between the jurisdiction of time (detail), 2014.

by ANDREW BERARDINI

Irregularly and perhaps just a bit irrationally, lawmakers and treaties carve hard demarcations of time from a spinning globe. Workers clock in there, the lunch hour is now here—Daylight Savings Time always confused the hell out of me. Whatever you think noon is, it’s now mostly an abstraction. Time zones... continue reading

DOSSIER

Mean Girls: Keren Cytter and “Vengeance”

by MELISSA GRONLUND

“I’m so excited,” a young woman says, about an advertising meeting that would make your eyes water with boredom. “Don’t worry, that’ll pass,” her older colleague replies. It’s a flat cliché, and he delivers it with a withering smile of self-congratulation. The woman appears put down, but you get the feeling that’s... continue reading

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