ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

DLECTRICITY

August 20, 2014
Sue de Beer, The Legendary Leland City Club, 2014. Video in production for DLECTRICITY; scan from negatives. Image courtesy of Sue de Beer. Sue de Beer, The Legendary Leland City Club, 2014. Video in production for DLECTRICITY; scan from negatives. Image courtesy of Sue de Beer.

DLECTRICITY 2014

Inspired by nighttime art and light festivals from around the world, DLECTRICITY presented by DTE Energy, Detroit's nighttime festival of art and light, will illuminate the city this fall. This Nuit Blanche event will host 35 world-renowned and emerging artists whose leading-edge works of art will light up the iconic Midtown Detroit neighborhood during this free, outdoor arts exhibition, September 26–27, from 7pm to midnight. The schedule and... continue reading

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

August 20, 2014
Design: Monika Grūzīte. Design: Monika Grūzīte.

Survival Kit 6 at Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

For the sixth year now, the Survival Kit International Contemporary Art Festival will be taking place in Riga. The festival runs from 4 to 27 September, and this year forms part of the Riga 2014 European Capital of Culture programme. More than 70 participants from 25 countries are taking part in the festival, with the Utopian City as this year's theme. Participants include Isola Art Centre (Italy), Nir Evron (Israel), Andreas Angelidakis... continue reading

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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