ANNOUNCEMENTS

ARTE FIERA

December 22, 2014
Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale l Inferno, 1956. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 121 x 93 cm. Courtesy Tornabuoni Arte. Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale l Inferno, 1956. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 121 x 93 cm. Courtesy Tornabuoni Arte.

Arte Fiera 2015

Arte Fiera 2015—Bologna from 23 to 26 January 2015—confirms the upward trend that began in 2013, and resolutely reclaims its role as the main and most comprehensive Italian modern and contemporary art show: the only one organized in official partnership with the Italian Association of Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries. The number of exhibiting galleries rises again this year: from 126 in 2013, and 172 in 2014, to 185 galleries registered... continue reading

Laveronica arte contemporanea

December 19, 2014
Adelita Husni-Bey, Politici (Politicians), from Agency – giochi di potere, 2014–2015. C-print, 110 x 146 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Laveronica arte contemporanea. Adelita Husni-Bey, Politici (Politicians), from Agency – giochi di potere, 2014–2015. C-print, 110 x 146 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Laveronica arte contemporanea.

Adelita Husni-Bey at Laveronica arte contemporanea

Laveronica Arte Contemporanea is pleased to present Adelita Husni-Bey’s second solo show at the gallery, featuring photographs, a film, and corollary works on paper. The film will be projected at the 19th-century  Aurora theatre in Modica shortly before the opening of the exhibition. Since 2011 Adelita Husni-Bey has been researching, unearthing and utilising anarco-collectivist pedagogical methodologies in her practice. The solo presentation... continue reading

Camera Austria

December 18, 2014
Luis Jacob, Show Your Wound (detail), 2010–12. Series of 26 c-prints, 9 × 6 cm each. Courtesy Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf; Birch Contemporary, Toronto. Luis Jacob, Show Your Wound (detail), 2010–12. Series of 26 c-prints, 9 × 6 cm each. Courtesy Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf; Birch Contemporary, Toronto.

Camera Austria International 128 out now

Playing through pictorial metaphors and aesthetic and semantic conventions, linking images in an associative-algorithmic manner based on structural characteristics, "poking" into apparent gaps, empty spaces and vulnerabilities in visual narratives—photographic strategies not connected by any clear or comprehensive context—are the main focus of interest in this issue of Camera Austria International. Viktoria Binschtok initially develops her... continue reading

REVIEWS

Philippe Parreno’s “quasi-objects” and “How Can We Tell the Dancers from the Dance”
ESTHER SCHIPPER/SCHINKEL PAVILLON, Berlin
Philippe Parreno, Quasi Objects: My Room is a Fish Bowl, AC/DC Snakes, Happy Ending, Il Tempo del Postino, Opalescent acrylic glass podium, Disklavier Piano, 2014.

by ANA TEIXEIRA PINTO

What do things want? The notion of animism is correlated with the problem of agency—who or what can be said to have volition. According to Norbert Wiener, “our consciousness of will in another person is just that sense of encountering a self-maintaining mechanism aiding or opposing our actions.”(1) One can... continue reading

Ann Böttcher’s “Transmigrations (Bookshelves, a cannon emplacement and a Mercedes)”
GALERIE NORDENHAKE, Stockholm
Ann Böttcher, Transit Portal (The War Museum/Svinøya, Svolvær, Lofoten, NO), 2013.

by TYLER COBURN

At one point in his 1960 book, Crowds and Power, Elias Canetti surveys “the symbology of nation states.”  The English, he writes, see themselves as captains surrounded by sea; the Swiss are a single body linked beneath mountain peaks. Germans, in turn, assume symbolic form as an army, which Canetti... continue reading

“The Word Today Serves No One Except To Say To The Grocer Give Me A Pound Of Lentils”
SUPPORTICO LOPEZ, Berlin
View of “The Word Today Serves No One Except To Say To The Grocer Give Me A Pound Of Lentils,” Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2014.

by ANA OFAK

Los Angeles has long been pursuing the economies of pink, but it has been pursuing a phantom. Pink is a non-existent wavelength of light. We cannot perceive it, but literally imagine it. Its features disclose themselves in every BPA-free bottle of pink coconut water, in Lindsay Lohan’s strawberry blonde tresses... 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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