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“Thanks to Apple, Amazon, and the Mall”

KLAUS VON NICHTSSAGEND GALLERY, New York

View of “Thanks to Apple, Amazon, and the Mall,” Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, 2015.
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Media Farzin

Stupidity is a tricky thing. It’s omnipresent, but usually hidden. It can be the place where things begin—first drafts, new ideas—but it’s also a final judgment. As philosopher Avital Ronell points out, stupidity has its own nature and contours, yet we rarely take time to explore it. We tell children... continue reading
Helen Mirra’s “Waulked”

PETER FREEMAN INC., New York

View of Helen Mirra’s “Waulked,” Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, 2014.
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Media Farzin

The wool of a black sheep, I was surprised to learn, isn’t black at all—it comes in numerous subtle variations of dark brown. Helen Mirra’s recent exhibition “Waulked,” offers several such lessons; seemingly random observations about organic materials, traditional crafts, and what could be called “more grounded” ways of being... continue reading
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, euqinimod & costumes, 2014.
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Media Farzin

I puzzled over the word “euqinimod” in the exhibition’s title for some time, until I figured out that it’s the artist’s name spelled backwards. And for viewers familiar with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s work of the past two decades, the show does seem like an inversion of her typical approach, and an... continue reading
Performa 13

PERFORMA 13, New York

Florian Hecker, C.D. - (A Script for Synthesis), 2013.
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Media Farzin

“It’s like watching paint dry,” you might say of something unreasonably boring. Watching an ice cube melt suggests the same thing. And a melting ice cube was the only thing happening onstage, for about an hour, during Florian Hecker’s commission for this year’s Performa Biennial. Luckily for the audience, C.D.... continue reading
Jane and Louise Wilson

303 GALLERY, New York

View of Jane and Louise Wilson, 303 Gallery, New York, 2013.
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Media Farzin

For over two decades, British artists (and sisters) Jane and Louise Wilson have meticulously documented the architectural ruins of twentieth-century modernity. In specific, their focus has been directed towards the dire fate of obsolete military-industrial constellations. Like many artists coming of age after the collapse of the Soviet bloc, their... continue reading
LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF ART-AGENDA

THE ARMORY SHOW OF 2013, New York

View from Kevin Harman’s Forever, 2012 at Ingleby Gallery, Pier 94 at The Armory Show, 2013.
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Media Farzin

MY DEAR J—, when you did me the honor of asking for an analysis of the Armory Show, you said, “Be brief; do not write a review, but a general impression, something like the account of a rapid philosophical walk through the galleries, an overview of a century of art... continue reading

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