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Loop Barcelona

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Barcelona

Antoni Miralda, The Last Carnival Cruise, 1980-2016.
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Lucy Reynolds

Barcelona’s Loop art fair, which started in 2003, is the oldest and most established initiative to assert the commercial potential of film and video. The medium’s ephemeral nature, and its associations with the very different market values of cinema, have contributed to a continued reluctance from collectors, attracted by the... continue reading
Jordan Wolfson

DAVID ZWIRNER, New York

Jordan Wolfson, Colored sculpture, 2016.
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Kevin McGarry

At the apex of art and money, the air is thin and the atmosphere is replaced with rarified pain. Rather than terrestrial life, only blood fortunes are endemic here, whose constituent lifestyles are at least as abstract as the most totemic artworks that give this place meaning. All the vectors... continue reading
Tate Modern’s Switch House

TATE MODERN, London

View of Switch House, Tate Modern, London, 2016.
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Ben Eastham

“When racism and sexism are no longer fashionable,” the Guerilla Girls asked in 1989, “what will your art collection be worth?” Predicting that “the art market won’t bestow mega-buck prices on the work of a few white males forever,” their printed notice listed 67 female artists (several of whom are... continue reading
Art Basel and Liste

ART BASEL, Basel

View of Art Basel’s Unlimited section, Art Basel 2016.
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Jennifer Piejko

When word got out that Hervé Falciani, a dapper systems engineer at HSBC’s hushed private bank in Geneva, had lifted the identities and details of 130,000 account holders in 2008, the Swiss government was put in the unfortunate position of having to ask its neighbors to extradite this thief or... 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
View of the "Historical Exhibition," Löwenbräukunst, Manifesta 11, Zurich, 2016.
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Ingo Niermann

Contemporary artists are great at being dilettantes. Some make a point of how liberating it is to lack skill, others of how liberating it is to delegate to those who know better. Meanwhile, machines continue to outdo humans in more and more skills. More and more humans work in some... continue reading

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