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Raphael Danke’s “Stoneflesh Aura”

NORMA MANGIONE GALLERY, Turin

View of Raphael Danke's "Stoneflesh Aura," Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin, 2015.
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The most striking works in Raphael Danke’s “Stoneflesh Aura” are arrangements of small objects nailed to three unprepared canvases. They catch your eye, then transform two times as you observe them. At first glance, they seem to be shards of pink-red quartz only partially revealed from within the rock that... continue reading
“Il Palazzo Enciclopedico”

55TH VENICE BIENNALE, Venice

View of “Il Palazzo Enciclopedico,” Arsenale, 55th Venice Biennale, 2013.
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Loosely defined, an encyclopedia is a systematic survey of specific topics. As objective as it might strive to be, such a survey inevitably involves both sides of the epistemic equation: the world—which may or may not resist, or be exhausted by, the categories imposed on it—and the knowing subject—its ambition,... continue reading
View of Henri Chopin’s “La Crevette Amoureuse,” Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2013.
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The traditional form of the novel, as we know it since the nineteenth century, seems oddly impervious to change. In comparison to the extraordinary evolutions undergone by art, very little has changed between today’s mainstream fiction and its Balzac, Austen, and James equivalents. Most of the novel’s purported evolutions have... continue reading

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