REVIEWS

/ JUDITH VRANCKEN
Amalia Pica’s “One Thing after Another”

STIGTER VAN DOESBURG, Amsterdam

Amalia Pica, A∩B∩C∩A∩B∩C, 2014.
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Judith Vrancken

Twenty-first century communication has dramatically changed the way information reaches us. Popular interpretations of knowledge and history seem to do so without historical consciousness and self-reflexivity. Rather than playing with the structure of history, Amalia Pica, in her solo show at Stigter van Doesburg, “One Thing after Another,” concerns herself with... continue reading
View of abc art berlin contemporary, Berlin, 2014.
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Judith Vrancken

The 7th edition of abc art berlin contemporary, as in previous years, embodies the event of exhibition rather than the collective buying and selling of art. As the fair’s organizers have prominently emphasized, this year includes a vast program of 40 performances, lectures, readings, sound works, films, and theater productions:... continue reading
Friedrich Teepe

ARRATIA BEER, Berlin

View of Friedrich Teepe, ARRATIA BEER, Berlin, 2014.
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Judith Vrancken

Entering ARRATIA BEER from the back doorway, one encounters a sculptural object, covered in raw canvas and impressive in size. Padded and rectangular, it obstructs the view of the entire gallery. Through its center, which is weighed down by an extra layer of fabric, there is a row of buckles,... continue reading
Navid Nuur and Adrian Ghenie, The Possibility of Purple, 2013.
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Judith Vrancken

Two artists stand in a studio. One holds a brush, the other a microphone. Romanian painter Adrian Ghenie(1) feverishly walks back and forth between the canvas and his palette and seems completely undisturbed by the pervasive vocal interpretations Dutch-Iranian artist Navid Nuur makes of his rude brushstrokes. This work, The... continue reading
Gabriel Lester’s “The Secret Life of Cities”

GALERIE FONS WELTERS, Amsterdam

Gabriel Lester, The Secret Life of Cities (detail), 2013.
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Judith Vrancken

The lust to be a “totalizing eye” immediately sprung to mind when walking into Gabriel Lester’s “The Secret Life of Cities.” It’s one of the key notions expressed in Michel de Certeau’s chapter “Walking in the City” that “the fiction of knowledge is related to [the] lust to be a... continue reading
Sharon Lockhart & Noa Eshkol

THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA ART CONTEMPORARY, Vienna

View of "Sharon Lockhart & Noa Eshkol," Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, 2012.
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Judith Vrancken

Four women stand in a light-flooded room, barefoot and dressed in simple black. The youngest is in her early thirties, the oldest in her early seventies. A metronome is turned on to an eager 120 beats per minute. One of the dancers counts in Hebrew softly, “Achat, shtaim, shalosh, arba,”... continue reading

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