REVIEWS

/ KIMBERLY BRADLEY
Louise Bourgeois’s “The Empty House”

SCHINKEL PAVILLON, Berlin

Louise Bourgeois, Peaux de Lapins, Chiffons Ferrailles à Vendre [Rabbit skins, Scrap Rags for Sale], 2006.
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Kimberly Bradley

It’s intimidating to review the work of an artist the stature of Louise Bourgeois, about whom so much has been written, to whom so much has been ascribed. Bourgeois’s life spanned nearly the entire twentieth century and helped redefine what a (feminist) artistic practice can be, how art can intertwine... continue reading
View of Sebastian Jefford’s “Procrustean Flatulence” at Gianni Manhattan, Vienna, 2018.
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Kimberly Bradley

Procrustean—what does the word even mean? In Greek mythology, Procrustes was the son of Poseidon, and a thief who tortured his victims by making them lie on an iron bed. If their bodies were too long, he’d cut off the oversized bits; too short, he’d stretch their limbs to fit.... continue reading
Ferdinand Kriwet’s “KRIWET”

GEORG KARGL FINE ARTS, Vienna

View of Ferdinand Kriwet's "KRIWET," curated by Gregor Jansen, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, 2017.
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Kimberly Bradley

Whirlpools of words, sans-serif swirls: language is both subject and material of Ferdinand Kriwet’s exhibition at Georg Kargl Fine Arts, part of this year’s curated by_Vienna.(1) In some of Kriwet’s text-based works, the typographical forms take clear precedence over linguistic sense; in others, the words’ meaning packs the stronger punch. “KRIWET”... continue reading
“is my territory.”

CHRISTINE KöNIG GALERIE, Vienna

Monica Bonvinci and Sam Durant, Hole, 2003.
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Kimberly Bradley

Not long into a recent visit to Christine König Galerie in Vienna, I was overcome with anxiety. Faced with a lot of work by artists I’d never heard of, I felt a familiar, acute need for a press release to explain the clipped and cryptic “is my territory.,” the group... continue reading
View of Michael E. Smith, KOW, Berlin, 2013.
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Kimberly Bradley

Berlin’s been looking downright spiffy lately. Design hotels (to host the import-export set), shiny office buildings (populated by “for rent” signs), and self-important artisanal coffee shops keep popping up. There’s a new Waldorf-Astoria. People dress better. These days, when you call a restaurant, store, or gallery, someone actually answers. It wasn’t... continue reading
Birgit Jürgenssen’s “Stoffarbeiten”

GALERIE HUBERT WINTER, Vienna

View of Birgit Jürgenssen’s “Stoffarbeiten,” Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, 2013.
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Kimberly Bradley

I thought it might be my imagination, but it seemed that every winter I happened to be in Vienna, Galerie Hubert Winter—a mod two-level space directly behind the MuseumsQuartier—was showing another exhibition by the late Austrian artist Birgit Jürgenssen, who was born in 1949. The name was the same,... continue reading

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