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Joachim Koester’s “Body Electric”

GREENE NAFTALI, New York

Joachim Koester, "Body Electric," Greene Naftali, New York, 2015.
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Pedro Neves Marques

“Nothing is true, everything is permitted.” A fine phrase for art, but just as eerily appropriate for politics in these days of technocratic, neoliberal control over “non-societies” jam-packed with contemporary “me only” pathologies—from entrepreneurship bullshit to non-dom tax evasion. What William Burroughs couldn’t possibly have imagined was how this iconic... continue reading
Joachim Koester’s “I myself am only a receiving apparatus” at Jan Mot, Brussels
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Vivian Sky Rehberg

In the darkened gallery, two projectors, each threaded with a black-and-white 16mm film by Joachim Koester, cast twin beams of light on two whisper thin screens sandwiched between them. The screens are suspended back to back on taut wires and seem to float in midair. The room purrs and hums moodily; the mechanical apparatuses squat there, arcane and totemic. Pushing through the heavy curtain at the entrance, you have the distinct sensation that you are interrupting a... continue reading

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