REVIEWS

/ KIMBERLY BRADLEY
Christina Dimitriadis’s “Island Hoping”

ATHENS MUNICIPALITY ARTS CENTRE, Athens

Installation view of Christina Dimitriadis's "Island Hoping" at Athens Municipality Arts Center, Athens, 2018.
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Kimberly Bradley

Long ago, before the euro and the internet, I was a young backpacker on my first trip to Greece. Beaches were broad and unpeopled. I traveled on boats to islands large and small, always noticing the tiniest ones jutting from the Aegean like beacons or sculptures. In the midst of... continue reading
The 6th Athens Biennale: “ANTI”

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Athens

The Peng! Collective, Civil Financial Regulation Office, 2018.
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Kimberly Bradley

It was strange to visit the sixth edition of the Athens Biennale weeks after its kick-off and at times nearly alone. Writers covering megaexhibitions usually move in herds, but this time there was no press conference to provide me with pithy quotes to explain the title, “ANTI,” and no... continue reading
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

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