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/ ADAM KLEINMAN
Dispatch: ARTBO and Medellín

ARTBO, Bogotá and Medellín

View of ARTBO, Bogotá, 2015.
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ADAM KLEINMAN

While ruminating on the most curious aspect of ARTBO—namely that it is a public-private partnership run by the city’s Chamber of Commerce with “allies” such as Uber—I considered the reasons why the organizers of my trip were taking an international band of curators, collectors, and critics not only to visit... continue reading
John Gerrard’s “Farm”

THOMAS DANE GALLERY, London

John Gerrard, "Farm," Thomas Dane Gallery, London, 2015.
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ADAM KLEINMAN

Behold: a red headband-wearing cat warrior brandishing a gold-plated .45 automatic astride a rearing white unicorn that breathes fire; all this in front of a rainbow, some violent explosions, and a castle from Super Mario. No, this isn’t my fantasy, it’s simply a Google image search return for “what does... continue reading
Ivan Argote’s “Reddish Blue”

D+T PROJECT GALLERY, Brussels

View of Ivan Argote, “Reddish Blue”, D+T Project Gallery, Brussels, 2015.
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ADAM KLEINMAN

The archive is dated; we now live in the age of footnoted fictions, as artists, writers, politicians, and technocrats each try to shape political reality through semi-plausible myths… each “based on a true story.” As such, it might be time to start weighing the techniques of Hito Steyerl, or Ben... continue reading
8th Berlin Biennale

BERLIN BIENNALE, Berlin

Façade of Museen Dahlem, venue of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art.
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ADAM KLEINMAN

Riddled with countless tributaries, a map of the Amazon River and its drainage basin seemingly presents an image far too complex to be used as the basis of a mnemonic device; however, Emma Hart Willard (1787–1870), a radical American pedagogue and women’s rights advocate, turned explicitly to its topography in... continue reading
View of Terence Gower, “Baghdad Case Study,” LABOR, Mexico City, 2014.
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ADAM KLEINMAN

On May 13, 1846, United States President James K. Polk went before Congress and asked for a declaration of war against Mexico. His rallying cry: “American blood has been shed on American soil.” While eleven Americans were killed and six more were wounded in what is now known as the... continue reading
“A MadMax Community”

YONKE, Ciudad Juárez

View of YONKE, Ciudad Juárez, 2014.
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ADAM KLEINMAN

Whether general improvements in a national economy benefit all members of society equally or not, the inverse—large-scale divestment—can certainty reap unemployment, ghettoization, a rise in crime, and other social ills. Consider Ciudad Juárez, a Mexican border city just south of El Paso, which has been the site of some of... continue reading

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Luisa Strina
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