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Chicago Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Chicago

AFRICOBRA Profile booth presented by Kavi Gupta at Expo Chicago, Chicago, 2018.
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Orit Gat

The Tribune Tower in Chicago’s Downtown, home to the Chicago Tribune until a few months ago—it is being converted to luxury apartments—includes a collection of stones from famous buildings around the world embedded into its exterior. The newspaper’s journalists on assignment brought these stones back from Notre Dame and the... continue reading
Public Art Munich “Game Changers”

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Munich

Michaela Melián, Music from a Frontier Town, 2018.
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Orit Gat

Curator Joanna Warsza titled the 2018 edition of Public Art Munich (PAM) “Game Changers,” choosing to focus the festival on 20 live events, shifting the definition of public from sites to subjects. In lieu of outdoor sculptures there are events, and in place of a map a schedule. Conceptualizing the... continue reading
Frieze New York

FRIEZE ART FAIR, New York

View of Frieze New York, New York, 2018.
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Orit Gat

It’s summer in May. It’s been a long winter, and a long semester teaching art history is drawing to a close. The past four months I’ve been talking to my students about the political possibilities of art: trying to convince them not to look away, but to be moved, to... continue reading
Vienna Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Vienna

View of Ferdinand Kriwet's "KRIWET," curated by Gregor Jansen, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, 2017.
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Orit Gat

Walking home at night, I pass by Campaign (1972), a two-channel video installation by Ferdinand Kriwet projected onto the storefront windows of Georg Kargl Fine Arts. In the dark street, the images of television footage from the 1972 US presidential campaign fronting Richard Nixon and George McGovern are silent; at... continue reading
Daisuke Kosugi, Good Name (Bad Phrase), 2017.
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Orit Gat

You put on headphones and wander across a football field at the end of the world. There are instructions: “Go to the corner of the field, or if there is someone there, stand at the goal line at a place where you can see the entire pitch.” From an iPod... continue reading
New York City Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, New York

Robert Longo, Untitled (Raft at Sea), 2016–2017.
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Orit Gat

As I missed out on international art events this season because New York is so far away, all I could think of was how unlucky their curators are. You work on Venice or Documenta for a year or two or four. You start out researching when there’s a somewhat liberal... continue reading

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