REVIEWS

/ BARBARA SIRIEIX
The exterior of the Städel Museum and Städel Garden.
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Barbara Sirieix

Spaces is a feature of art-agenda that proposes a thematic examination of galleries based on the analysis of their physical and spatial configurations. Every two months, art-agenda publishes a new reflection on the spatial characteristics of galleries, their architecture, identity, and relation with their historical and geographical context. The fourth... continue reading
“Momentum 8: Tunnel Vision”

8TH NORDIC BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Moss

Lundahl & Seitl, Symphony of a Missing Room (Kunstmuseum Bern), 2014
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Barbara Sirieix

In Kafka’s “The Burrow” (1931), one of his last unfinished short stories, the reader is taken through a network of tunnels, built by the constructor-narrator, which constitutes his home, his fortress, and his life’s obsession. The channels ploughed by his fixated thoughts seem to merge with those of his... continue reading
Trisha Donnelly

AIR DE PARIS, Paris

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Barbara Sirieix

Following the artist’s wish to have no reproductions of her work, this review will include no images. No text? At Air de Paris, the press release is nowhere to be seen. This recognizable signature of Trisha Donnelly’s exhibitions is one of various measures to limit the documentation of her work: show... continue reading
View of Daiga Grantina’s “Legal Beast Language,” Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris, 2014.
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Barbara Sirieix

There are not many galleries above the ground in Paris. Every time I walk up the narrow stairs to the second floor of 1 rue Charles-François Dupuis, I brace myself, as if I’m about to enter a state of altered air density or gravity. Previous events there have often dwelled... continue reading
Basma Alsharif’s “DOPPELGÄNGING”

GALERIE IMANE FARèS, Paris

Basma Alsharif, The Story of Milk and Honey, 2011.
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Barbara Sirieix

“A video titled Milk and Honey.” These are the opening subtitles appearing on a plasma screen in the first room of Basma Alsharif’s solo exhibition in Paris. The following words, spoken in Arabic by a male narrator, introduce a story to come, of a woman’s lost love. They immediately remind... continue reading

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