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/ KIMBERLY BRADLEY
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
Highlights from “curated_by, Vienna”

GALERIE MARTIN JANDA / GALERIE MEYER KAINER / GALERIE GEORG KARGL, Vienna

Nora Schultz, Bird Singing in the Reality Rain, 2012.
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Kimberly Bradley

Everything feels hyper-politicized right now. This is true in the real world, of course … and, increasingly, in the art world. Lately, at least in Central Europe, fake (or “fake”?) Occupy camps are cropping up at nearly every major contemporary art event. The recent Berlin Biennale’s camp-as-university is probably the... continue reading
Yona Friedman’s “handbuch”

CNEAI AT CHERT, Berlin

View of Yona Friedman "handbuch" Chert, Berlin, 2012.
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Kimberly Bradley

Seeing Yona Friedman’s tight, unpretentious exhibition Berlin is like scoring a perfect set of Cliffs Notes, a cheat sheet, to the oeuvre of a visionary thinker, avant-garde theorist, offbeat urban planner, and reluctant utopian. The exhibition’s title “Handbuch” means “handbook,” and that’s exactly what this is: a how-to compendium of Friedman’s... continue reading

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