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/ COLIN CHINNERY
Art | 43 | Basel

ART BASEL, Basel

Art | 43 | Basel: Art Basel, 2012.
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Colin Chinnery

Upon entering Art Basel straight off the train from Kassel, I cannot but help recall the last time Documenta coincided with Art Basel. Back in 2007 the art market, animated by the roaring finance sector, had almost superhero-like qualities, with special powers like selling work before it even existed, and... continue reading
Liu Wei, Meditation No.2, 2010.
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Colin Chinnery

Liu Wei’s largest solo show to date deals with two main visual tropes—the horizon and the city. The first monumental sculpture we are confronted with is a megalopolis bristling with corporate towers perched high upon a bare rock, guarded further by a broad building in the shape of China’s national... continue reading
Jimmie Durham's "Arts, Media, and Sports" at Sprovieri, London
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Colin Chinnery

One enters the modest exhibition space of Sprovieri through what looks like a homemade security gate. The title of the show, "Arts, Media, and Sports," hails from atop of this eponymous work, throwing visitors into a realm of Durhamian logic. What do these three realms—art, media, and sport—have in common, and what connects the title to the objects in the show? The show is dominated by two groups of colorful oil drums, Spring Fever (all works 2010) and Crude... continue reading
"MadeIn: Don't Hang Your Faith on the Wall," Long March Space, Beijing
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Colin Chinnery

MadeIn is a cultural production company founded a year ago by the Chinese experimental artist Xu Zhen. He founded the company in an attempt to define and combine his various outputs beyond his own artwork, such as the non-profit space BizArt, China's leading online contemporary art forum Art-Ba-Ba (which translates as "art daddy" or "art shit" depending on the tones of "ba-ba"), and his curatorial work. ... continue reading
Art Parcours at Art Basel 41

ART BASEL, Basel

Art Parcours at Art Basel 41
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Colin Chinnery

After seeing what felt like thousands of artworks in hundreds of booths at the fairs, the feeling of walking around Basel's old town in search of the nine individual art projects of Jens Hoffmann's Art Parcours was a welcome hiatus from fair fatigue. ... continue reading

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