REVIEWS

/ CHRIS SHARP
“La vie moderne”

13TH BIENNALE DE LYON, Lyon

View of “La vie moderne,” 13th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, 2015.
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Chris Sharp

This relatively modest biennial possesses the unique character of being something of an assignment. Invited by Lyon Biennale director Thierry Raspail, curator Ralph Rugoff was given a word—modern—upon which to base his biennial, and Rugoff responded with the title and concept “La vie moderne.” Less a concept than a multifaceted... continue reading
View of Atlas of Harum Farocki's Filmography.
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Chris Sharp

Okay, in the event that you, dear reader(s), are not too tired of the harried Venice musings of the art-agenda corps rearing up in your inbox, here’s a final reflection. Allow me to start with an offensively obvious observation. In case you haven’t noticed, Venice is not particularly adapted to... continue reading
View of "Claes Oldenburg," Green Gallery, New York, September 24-October 20, 1962.
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Chris Sharp

Spaces is a new feature of art-agenda that proposes a thematic examination of galleries based on the analysis of their physical and spatial configurations. Every two months, art-agenda will publish a new reflection on the spatial characteristics of galleries, their architecture, identity, and relation with their historical and geographical context. The... continue reading
Manfred Pernice’s “dosen,cassetten,Zeugs”

GALERIE NäCHST ST. STEPHAN ROSEMARIE SCHWARZWäLDER, Vienna

View of Manfred Pernice, "dosen,cassetten,Zeugs" at  Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, 2015.
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Chris Sharp

What exactly a Scottish bagpipe player was doing performing at a Manfred Pernice opening was not immediately clear to me, nor perhaps to anyone else who was there. And yet, seeing the musician periodically march out and solemnly blow into and kneed his large, bladder-shaped bag among a group of... continue reading
(Center) Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Fireworks (Archives), 2014. (Right) Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Father, 2014.
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Chris Sharp

Having had the privilege of seeing the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul in several different contexts (New York, Kassel, and even Bangkok), none have resonated with me so strongly and strangely as that of Mexico; how peculiarly apropos to see his new film in Mexico City. Shown among a furtive constellation... continue reading
“A Trip to the Moon”

PROYECTOS MONCLOVA, Mexico City

Christodoulos Panayiotou, The Invention of Antiquity, 2012.
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Chris Sharp

Despite the possession of a rich literary pedigree, the good old chicken-or-egg quandary of fact or fiction seems to receive limited play if not in the Latin American context, then the Mexican context of contemporary art (and by literary, I mean of course Julio Cortázar, and even more importantly, Jorge... continue reading

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