REVIEWS

/ ANIA SZREMSKI
Amal Kenawy’s “Frozen Memory”

BAIT AL SERKAL, Sharjah

View of Amal Kenawy’s “Frozen Memory” at Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah, 2018.
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Ania Szremski

By the time I knew her in 2009, before her death in 2012, at only 37, Amal Kenawy seemed to gleam with elite art world prestige, the kind that one assumes would protect against forgetting. The Egyptian artist’s darkly eerie, fungible, genre-defying productions were shown in major exhibitions and biennials... continue reading
View of Zardulu the Mythmaker’s “Tricconis Aeternis: Rites and Mysteries” at Transfer Gallery, New York, 2018.
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Ania Szremski

The summer of 2018 was grifter season. Starting sometime in May, a strange coterie of glittering personages came coasting along: hustling socialites, scurrilous aventuriers, faux–Saudi princes. The hoax has always had a special place in American mythology, from a newspaper editor convincing his readers there were unicorns on the moon... continue reading
Hiwa K, Pre-Image (Blind as the Mother Tongue), 2017.
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Ania Szremski

Hiwa K doesn’t believe that art can change anything. Following a screening of his videos at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Iraqi-Kurdish artist explained his frustration with the uselessness of the whole contemporary art enterprise in the face of profound global violence. To hear him say that he doesn’t... continue reading
The Armory Show and Independent Art Fair

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, New York

View of the Armory Show, New York.
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Ania Szremski

The art-fair think piece is as stale as the art fair itself. What could be said already has been, from puzzling over the mysterious machinations of the market, to annual denunciations from gallerists, and ethnographies of those who buy and those who sell. The form of writing that is truest... continue reading

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Aperture
Friedrich Petzel
GALLERIA MASSIMODELUCA
Art Paris
X-TRA
Carolina Nitsch
Michael Kon
Anton Kern Gallery
flashart
Camera Austria
The breeder
MIA Art Fair
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