REVIEWS

/ ANNA GRITZ
View of Yngve Holen, “Original Spare Part,” Modern Art, London, 2014.
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Anna Gritz

On a recent long-haul flight, I caught myself consumed by a scene on the little screen in front of me. In addition to the in-flight entertainment program and the animated map view, the interface offered a live feed from a camera attached to the bottom of the plane, tracking a... continue reading
Nora Schultz’s “Rug Import”

CAMPOLI PRESTI, London

View of Nora Schultz’s “Rug Import,” Campoli Presti, London, 2013.
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Anna Gritz

Hovering somewhere between a mini-golf course and a rug emporium, Nora Schultz’s solo exhibition at Campoli Presti is a peculiar presentation. It is a quiet show, filled with careful arrangements of office carpets and rubber mats, partially hung from strings and paired with found objects. The space serves at once... continue reading
Pilvi Takala’s “Random Numbers”

CARLOS/ISHIKAWA, London

View of Pilvi Takala's “Random Numbers” at Carlos/Ishikawa, London.
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Anna Gritz

Long before Ali G’s Borat, Andy Kaufman was touring the East Coast with his stand-up comedy character Foreign Man, an ambiguous entertainer from a fictional island in the Caspian Sea, who, with his overtly strong accent, inept punch lines, and naïve questions, created awkward moments on stage of almost unparalleled... continue reading
“We Love You”

LIMONCELLO, London

View of "We Love You" Limoncello, London, 2012.
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Anna Gritz

The pithy press release of Limoncello’s exhibition "We Love You" promises "an exhibition in which each Limoncello artist has chosen an artist who has influenced them and an artist they would put money on for the future." Not a boundary-breaking concept by any means as it could have easily been replaced by the phrase "artists artists like," and yet not a bad way to open a new space if you are out to establish influences, trace legacies, and test out some new names along the... continue reading
Nina Beier’s “Shirts vs Skins”

LAURA BARTLETT GALLERY, London

View of, “Shirts vs Skins”, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, 2012.
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Anna Gritz

These days nothing fades quicker than a trend. Who would like to be caught dead in the haircut Jennifer Aniston sported as Rachel in the 1990s television series “Friends.” Hairstyles are not meant to last, and yet some of their advertisements have found a small niche of survival in outmoded... continue reading
Ben Rivers's, "Slow Action" at Matt's Gallery, London
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Anna Gritz

On Saturday September 30th 1967, Robert Smithson boarded the number 30 Inter-City bus to Passaic, carrying with him a copy The New York Times, a spiral notebook, a paperback of Brian Aldiss's Earthworks and his instamatic camera. This kit of the modern day explorer was most likely not so different to that used by Ben Rivers when he set out in 2010 to shoot his most recent film Slow Action. Smithson explored Passaic, New Jersey, identifying new... continue reading

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