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/ ERIKA BALSOM
View of Michael Snow's "Closed Circuit" at Guggenheim Bilbao, 2018.
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Erika Balsom

The four works assembled in Michael Snow’s “Closed Circuit” are not among the artist’s best-known. Visitors expecting the long mechanical arm of De La (1969–72) or the recto-verso double projection of Two Sides to Every Story (1974) will be disappointed. For all the bombast associated with the Guggenheim Bilbao, this... continue reading
View of “The Boat is Leaking. The Captain Lied.,” Fondazione Prada, Venice, 2017.
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Erika Balsom

THE BOAT The metaphor of the ship of state is best known from Plato’s Republic. In the “collective exhibition concept” developed by Udo Kittelmann for the Fondazione Prada, this maritime trope of political community is evoked unmistakably yet only obliquely, mediated through the titular citation of Leonard Cohen’s devastating... continue reading
Bruce Conner, CROSSROADS, 1976.
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Erika Balsom

Spaces is an art-agenda feature that proposes a thematic examination of galleries based on an analysis of their physical and spatial configurations. Every two months, art-agenda publishes a new reflection on the particular characteristics of galleries: their architecture, identity, or relation to their historical and geographical context. The third edition of... continue reading
“Whorled Explorations”

KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENNALE, Kochi

Andrew Ananda Voogel, Kalapani: The Jahaji’s Middle Passage, 2014.
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Erika Balsom

Along the edge of the Arabian Sea in Fort Kochi, men haul in so-called Chinese fishing nets, now a popular tourist attraction, while beyond them container ships move in and out of the industrial port. Both testify to the region’s importance as a site of transnational circulation, centuries old and... continue reading

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