REVIEWS

/ KIRSTY BELL
Glasgow International

MULTIPLE VENUES, Glasgow

View of Tamara Henderson's "Seasons End," Mitchell Library.
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Kirsty Bell

That only 6 of the 75 locations numbered on Glasgow International’s essential city map are host to the “Director’s Programme” says something of the generous weave of the “official” and the “collateral” here, doing away with the two-tiered hierarchies usual in such events. Instead, a loose net is cast around... continue reading
Gallery Weekend Berlin

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Berlin

View of Haegue Yang, “Temporary Permanent,” Galerie Wien Lukatsch, Berlin, 2015.
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Kirsty Bell

Gallery Weekend arrives just as the first green leaves appear to relieve the city’s relentless gray. This is Berlin at its best: colorful, uncharacteristically cheerful, and ready to welcome the influx of art tourists for its annual weekend of openings and attendant festivities. This year a total of 47 galleries... continue reading
Yael Bartana

CAPITAIN PETZEL, Berlin

Yael Bartana, Inferno, 2013.
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Kirsty Bell

Having transformed Capitain Petzel’s glass showroom gallery into a dark, carpeted two-floor Kino, Yael Bartana went on to invert heaven and hell. Inferno (2013), screening on the ground floor, was all fire, brimstone, death and destruction, while True Finn (2014), in the basement below, was a peaceful haven of snowy... continue reading
Dieter Roth, Die Gesamte Scheiße (Berlin: Rainer Verlag, 1968).
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Kirsty Bell

Even for art audiences who are by now used to all kinds of dematerialized art objects—performers in lieu of objects or sets of instructions replacing lists of media—this exhibition of four artist-writers at Galerie Wien Lukatsch sets the bar high. It consists solely of recorded voices with no visual props... continue reading
Henrik Olesen’s “Hysterical Men”

GALERIE BUCHHOLZ, Berlin

Henrik Olesen, Hysterical Men 1, 2013.
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Kirsty Bell

The aggressively roughshod aesthetic that characterizes Henrik Olesen’s work clashes immediately with the bourgeois atmosphere of Galerie Buchholz’s bel-étage apartment space: the exhibition press release and checklist have been stuck haphazardly onto the wall in the elegant entrance, while two further texts printed on adhesive transparencies are affixed to the... continue reading
View of Eva Kotátková’s “They are Coming,” Meyer Riegger, Berlin, 2013.
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Kirsty Bell

Passers-by who found themselves at the farthest reaches of Berlin’s Friedrichstrasse in late April may have been surprised to notice an array of animated body parts on display in a shop window. A pair of eyes, a pair of hands, a face, an arm, two knees and their feet protruded... continue reading

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