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Frieze Art Fair

FRIEZE ART FAIR, London

Woman taking selfie in front of Anish Kapoor's Stave (Red), 2015, on view at Lisson Gallery, Frieze London.
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Filipa Ramos

Art fair reviews serve for many as a guide on what to see (and what to avoid); for some as a memorandum on trends, institutions, and artists to follow; and for a few as the starting point for a wish list, supporting acquisition and investment decisions. These texts frequently respond... continue reading
View of Marine Hugonnier, “The Bee, the Parrot and the Jaguar,” Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, 2014.
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Filipa Ramos

Eighteen years have passed since Hal Foster’s critical remarks on the position of the artist as ethnographer.(1) That text, together with Catherine David’s 1997 Documenta X, and its questioning of the anthropological foundations of Western culture, became two groundbreaking events, which heralded a tightening of the artistic and anthropological inquiries... continue reading
miart 2014

MIART, Milan

View of THENnow at miart 2014, Milan, 2014.
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Filipa Ramos

Milan, a city that cultivates its world-famous reputation as the capital of fashion and design, is currently taking big steps to relaunch its identity as a center for artistic production, and miart, its two-year-old upstart art fair, has been playing an essential role in this reinvention. With its access-controlled, rational... continue reading
“The Gravity of Things”

GALERIA QUADRADO AZUL, Lisbon

View of “The Gravity of Things,” Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon, 2013.
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Filipa Ramos

The principles of OOO—the object-oriented ontology that has emerged within the last decade—are now permeating almost every area of cultural production, structurally redefining the most fundamental relationships between things. In recognizing the agency and independence of all manner of nonhuman entities, and in proposing a system of holding things together... continue reading
Venice Biennale Off-Site and Museums

55TH VENICE BIENNALE, Venice

View of Edson Chagas, “Luanda, Encyclopedic City,” Angolan Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, 2013.
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Filipa Ramos

The original purpose of the encyclopedia is to collect knowledge disseminated around the globe (…) and transmit it to those who will come after us, stated renowned encyclopedist Denis Diderot. Following such guidance, this overview of the Biennale outside the Biennale considers its subjects alphabetically. For if there is a... continue reading
Jeff Keen

KATE MACGARRY, London

Jeff Keen, Marvo Movie, 1967.
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Filipa Ramos

There is a morbid fascination in observing cinema’s material world. That world which stands still, which is not affected by the transience of the moving image; which can be observed for the desired time and angle, and which steadily reveals itself upon our eyes. This possibility is the revenge of... continue reading

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