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“The New Alphabet — Opening Days”

HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, Berlin

Slavs and Tatars, The Three Tongues You Speak in Your Sleep, 2019.
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Nick Currie

A city with an institution like the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)—Berlin’s House of World Cultures, a cantilevered cockle shell sitting on the Spree River beside the chancellery buildings that fund it—is a happy city indeed, for it can boast a progressive intellectual hub, a cultural engine spitting with... continue reading
View of Marzia Farhana, Ecocide and the Rise of Free Fall , 2018.
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Balamohan Shingade

In August 2018, four months before the fourth Kochi-Muziris Biennale opened, Kerala was hit by a catastrophic monsoon. It resulted in the worst flooding in the region for over a century: more than 300 people died and an estimated 220,000 were left homeless. The devastation of the floods brings the... continue reading
“The Broken Shell of the Hermit Crab”

GALERIA VERA CORTêS, Lisbon

View of "The Broken Shell of the Hermit Crab" at Galeria Vera Cortês, Lisbon, 2019.
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Bruno Marchand

Seclusion, misanthropy, and asceticism came to my mind when I first saw the title of curator Samuel Leuenberger’s group show at Galeria Vera Cortês, featuring the work of four international artists. Contrary to my initial belief, however, the hermit crab does not get its name from being a loner but... continue reading
The 6th Athens Biennale: “ANTI”

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Athens

The Peng! Collective, Civil Financial Regulation Office, 2018.
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Kimberly Bradley

It was strange to visit the sixth edition of the Athens Biennale weeks after its kick-off and at times nearly alone. Writers covering megaexhibitions usually move in herds, but this time there was no press conference to provide me with pithy quotes to explain the title, “ANTI,” and no... continue reading
Installation view of "A Tale of Mother's Bones: Grace Pailthorpe, Reuben Mednikoff and the Birth of Psychorealism" at De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 2018.
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Philomena Epps

At the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition in London, André Breton referred to a series of paintings by then-obscure artists Grace Pailthorpe and Reuben Mednikoff as being the “best and most truly Surrealist” of all the English contributions. Pailthorpe, a surgeon and trained psychoanalyst, and Mednikoff, an artist 23 years her... continue reading
Detroit Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Detroit

Yesomi Umolu, Mark Pauline, Anicka Yi, and Eyal Weizman, "The Aesthetics Of Tomorrow" panel at the Senate Theater, Detroit, 2018.
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Rob Goyanes

In early October, I went to Detroit for the first time. I was invited on a press trip by Culture Lab Detroit. Positioning itself as a socially conscious arts organization, its annual conference hosts discussions at different sites throughout the city. This year’s summit was dubbed “The Crisis of Beauty,”... continue reading

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