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/ ADAM KLEINMAN
Steirischer Herbst 2018

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Graz

Ekaterina Degot at the opening of Steirischer Herbst, Graz, 2018.
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Adam Kleinman

Although I forgot who was fighting, I clearly recall a statement made by former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman while providing ringside commentary. After weathering a devastating hit, a seemingly unfazed boxer smiled back at his opponent as if to show he could take it; Foreman, on the other hand,... continue reading
View of “Metamorphoses – Let Everything Happen to You” at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, 2018.
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Adam Kleinman

Long before we, as a species, were categorized as Homo sapiens, Plato proclaimed humans to be “featherless bipeds.” As a retort, Diogenes grabbed a chicken, plucked it, raised it aloft, and sarcastically declared “Behold: Plato’s man!” Not be outdone, Plato added “with flat nails” to his description. Aristotle later weighed... continue reading
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

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