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/ DANIEL HORN
Art Basel

ART BASEL, Basel

Claudia Comte, Now I Won (detail), 2017.
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Daniel Horn

The air was hot and filled with din. Art Basel 2017 opened on Tuesday as a more laid-back affair than the previous two editions, but the overall mood was nonetheless upbeat. And how could it not be, given the breathtakingly vulgar fun-fair installation Now I Won (2017) by Swiss artist... continue reading
View of Stefan Tcherepnin’s “Stefan ‘Jackson’ Tcherepnin, 2014–2017: The Missing Years,” Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, 2017.
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Daniel Horn

At a recent film screening in Zurich, an artist whose work was about to be premiered half-joked about the emergent trend of updating exhibition press releases with references to the recent US presidential election and the theme of imminent universal doom left behind by November’s stunning outcome. Suddenly, there’s a... continue reading
“Tunguska”

GALERIE MARIA BERNHEIM, Zürich

View of "Tunguska," Galerie Maria Bernheim, Zurich, 2016.
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Daniel Horn

The group exhibition inaugurating Maria Bernheim’s new gallery represents, according to its introductory text, “simply a choice between the bad, up-to-date old and the genuinely new.” The space’s spotless, Chelsea-esque features—sanded concrete floors and the requisite glass storefront—certainly make for a no-nonsense stage on which to appraise the goods on... continue reading
View of Basim Magdy’s “Measuring the Last Breaths of Time on a Fading Scale,” Gypsum Gallery, Cairo, 2014.
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Daniel Horn

Carried by the city’s intense traffic leaving behind the decrepit bronze colossus that is downtown Cairo, a cab ride from battered Tahrir Square to the lusher, more affluent Zamalek neighborhood feels like a prelude to Basim Magdy’s most recent exhibition. Gypsum Gallery is located on the sprawling metropolis’s green lung,... continue reading
“Apparition”

SOMMER CONTEMPORARY ART, Tel Aviv

Elad Lassry, Collie (Deer), 2013.
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Daniel Horn

Apparitions, classified as celestial and flighty phenomena, spawn earthly suppositions from their beholder. And these thoughts can be utterly profane: Are Lassie and Bambi checking each other out, as Elad Lassry’s Collie (Deer) (2013) ensemble suggests? Wasn’t Bambi a minor? Wasn’t Lassie gay? What gender was Bambi supposed to be... continue reading

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