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/ NICK CURRIE
“The New Alphabet — Opening Days”

HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, Berlin

Slavs and Tatars, The Three Tongues You Speak in Your Sleep, 2019.
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Nick Currie

A city with an institution like the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)—Berlin’s House of World Cultures, a cantilevered cockle shell sitting on the Spree River beside the chancellery buildings that fund it—is a happy city indeed, for it can boast a progressive intellectual hub, a cultural engine spitting with... continue reading
View of Joep van Liefland's “Time to Die,” Nanzuka Gallery, Tokyo, 2017.
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Nick Currie

It felt entirely appropriate to see “Time To Die”— Joep van Liefland’s first solo exhibition in Japan—on Halloween. As evening fell, the Blade Runner-esque streets around Nanzuka Gallery began to seethe with a human froth of staggering zombies, gibbering corpses, and wounded cosplay nurses. Despite their macabre costumes, the crowds... continue reading
Artists' Talk at opening of Okayama Art Summit, 2016.
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Nick Currie

It’s a sunny autumn day in the small Japanese city of Okayama, and two British men born in the 1960s are conversing about cameras. Liam Gillick and I both own the retro-looking Fujifilm X-Pro1, which we’ve chosen for its impressive price-to-performance ratio. “I’ve used it a lot in my work,”... continue reading
Italian Pavilion, “Taking Care - Designing for the Common Good,” 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016.
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Nick Currie

During the first decade of neoliberalism, not long after Live Aid, Sandy Nairne made a series of six films called “State of the Art” for the UK’s Channel 4. They provide a fascinating glimpse into a 1980s contemporary art world both condemning and colluding with international capital. In the fifth... continue reading
Koichi Watanabe’s “Moving Plants”

THE THIRD GALLERY AYA, Osaka

Koichi Watanabe, Maplecrest, New York, USA, 2007.
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Nick Currie

An ambitious metonym wants to give us a glimpse of what Jorge Luis Borges called “the Aleph,” that place from which everything in the world can be seen simultaneously. While keeping its gaze fixed on one thing, a metonym is also speaking of many others, seen in something like peripheral... continue reading

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