REVIEWS

/ PATRICK J. REED
Camille Blatrix’s “Somewhere Safer”

KUNSTVEREIN BRAUNSCHWEIG, Braunschweig

Camille Blatrix, Untitled, 2018.
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Patrick J. Reed

Please consider this a compliment: Camille Blatrix’s solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Braunschweig is so spartan it teeters on the razor’s edge of not enough. Its vibe is expectant and hungry, and it leaves viewers feeling the same. The artworks, too, are cold, hard morsels. Their most prominent quality is... continue reading
Jota Mombaça, The Feel of a Problem, 2017, lecture performance within I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not #1, 2017.
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Patrick J. Reed

During the press conference for the 10th Berlin Biennale, henceforth snappily referred to as “BBX,” the attendees were given the opportunity to contemplate Hakuin Ekaku’s lesser-known koan—“what is the sound of one person’s inappropriately timed clapping?” The lone applauder, whose ruckus died away with all the glory afforded a deflating balloon,... continue reading
Exhibition view of Alexandre Estrela + João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva's "Lua Cão" at Kunstverein München, 2018.
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Patrick J. Reed

Watching João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva’s Cowfish (2001) is harrowing. The poor fool struggles on a plate and then pukes a little water before going still. Any viewer would assume the film’s subject—a cowfish—dies, but in the end its survival remains unclear. Death is withheld by a flicker and... continue reading
“transmediale festival 2018: face value”

HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, Berlin

Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, Finding Fanon (Part Three), 2016.
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Patrick J. Reed

To my left the casual love of mismatched hearts is expiring. The American woman says, “you’re sad,” and the Frenchman nods. She tells him to calm down. It is breathtakingly awkward. They resign themselves to stillness until a grinding electronic drone heralds their graceless end. She makes a break for... continue reading
“in search of characters…”

GALERIE NEU, Berlin

View of “in search of characters…,” Galerie Neu, Berlin, 2017.
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Patrick J. Reed

When the clock struck twelve in Berlin, “in search of characters…” transitioned from Galerie Neu’s final offering of 2017 into its first of the new year. Twenty-two works by fourteen artists comprise the exhibition exploring “questions of artistic identity/ies, authorship, and authority,” per the gallery press release. These perennial investigations... continue reading

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