REVIEWS

/ KAREN ARCHEY
Gallery Weekend Berlin

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Berlin

View of Wolfgang Tillmans, “Studio,” Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, 2016.
by

Karen Archey

When the 7 percent value-added-tax rate on fine art went up to 19 percent in January 2014, it spelled to many the end of the Berlin art world. Proclamations followed that the market would dry up, and collectors would scatter to more cosmopolitan locales with less pricey export taxes. Without... continue reading
View of Christopher Williams, “For Example: Dix-Huit Leçons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 19),” David Zwirner, New York, 2014.
by

Karen Archey

Do you think any collectors were bothered by the raw, open drywall and exposed electric wiring at Christopher Williams’s newest exhibition at David Zwirner? Or did they read it as a bad-boy “fuck you” without actually feeling insulted? Did they read it as Christopher Williams probably intended, as a savant... continue reading
View of Zofia Kulik’s “Instead of Sculpture – Sequences 1968–71,” ŻAK | BRANICKA, Berlin, 2014.
by

Karen Archey

The resuscitation of older female artists’ careers has become so prevalent in recent years that it could now be seen as a trend. Take Etel Adnan (b. 1925), Judith Bernstein (b. 1942), Dorothy Iannone (b.1933), and Maria Lassnig (1919-2014), for example. And yet, we all know how the art world... continue reading
“The Un-Officials | Art Before 85”

BOERS-LI GALLERY, Beijing

View of “The Un-Officials | Art Before 85,” Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, 2014.
by

Karen Archey

When was the last time you walked into a painting exhibition at a commercial gallery and saw something truly politically radical? The answer for many in the West is likely “rarely, if ever,” especially if we’re referring to West Chelsea or London’s Mayfair. “The Un-Officials | Art Before 85” highlights... continue reading
Art Basel Miami Beach

ART BASEL, Miami

View of Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, 2013.
by

Karen Archey

Within sixty seconds of walking into the Miami Beach Convention Center, I had already seen two White Men Wearing Google Glass(1)—a new, supremely annoying demographic fitting seamlessly into the obnoxious displays of wealth that have long characterized Art Basel Miami Beach. Admittedly, there isn’t much surprising about the presence of... continue reading
Frieze New York

FRIEZE ART FAIR, New York

View of Frieze New York Sculpture Park with Paul McCarthy, Balloon Dog, 2013.
by

Karen Archey

“Contemporary art: one, us: zero,” quipped a friend as we mistakenly toured what appeared to be the off-limits back room of Marian Goodman’s booth at Frieze New York. We were looking for Tino Sehgal’s performance Ann Lee. Aware of the nature of Sehgal’s work probing social boundaries through real life... continue reading

AUTHOR

view all

GALLERY

view all
Abc
Bq
Kow
M+B
Non
Vw

ARTIST

view all
Carolina Nitsch
Friedrich Petzel
The breeder
Vitamin creative space
Art Newspaper
Afterimage
Magazine Mousse
Tulips & Roses
Air the paris
The Third Line
flashart
Kaleidoscope
GALLERIA MASSIMODELUCA