REVIEWS

“2 or 3 Tigers”

HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, Berlin

Minouk Lim, S.O.S.-Adoptive Dissensus, 2009.
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Ana Teixeira Pinto

Though at present the concept of “media” is almost wholly equated with communication technologies, throughout the modern period this notion extended beyond the technological field, to include aesthetic and spiritual registers. In the late nineteenth century, a medium was someone with the alleged ability to act as a psychic conduit... continue reading
View of Kerry Tribe's "the word the wall la palabra la pared," Parque Galería, Mexico City, 2017.
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Catalina Lozano

For her first exhibition in Mexico City, LA-based artist Kerry Tribe removed the front wall of Parque Galería and transformed it into a makeshift screening room. The crumbling architecture, with its exposed dry walls and frayed edges, introduces an exhibition in which seemingly solid physical and psychical structures are undone. Tribe’s... continue reading
Jérôme Bel, Compagnia, compagnia, 2017.
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Barbara Casavecchia

The new extension of Centro Pecci (designed by NIO Architecten Rotterdam, and inaugurated last fall) is a ring-shaped volume clad in golden aluminum, halfway between a UFO from a 1950s B-movie and the corporate headquarters of a German car brand, surrounded by an urban sprawl of office blocks, residential buildings,... continue reading
View of John Gerrard's "X. laevis (Spacelab)," Simon Preston Gallery, New York.
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Laura McLean-Ferris

Where is the bright line between life and the simulation of life? And what then are the criteria for assessing aliveness? These questions are forever reconstituted and assessed anew at life’s fringes—around automata, the dead, artificial intelligence. 2017’s prestige AI television series Westworld is only the most recent thinking-through of... continue reading
“Ways of the Hand”

MAISTERRAVALBUENA, Lisbon

View of “Ways of the Hand,” Maisterravalbuena, Lisbon, 2017.
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Sofia Lemos

When lost for words, hands are tools to point, wave, and otherwise indicate meaning. While much of this form of communication is intuitive, firsthand knowledge is highly performative: as hands trace airborne paths, their gestures form recognizable patterns that may relay receptiveness or fear, in a cognizant yet affective process... continue reading
Art Basel

ART BASEL, Basel

Claudia Comte, Now I Won (detail), 2017.
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Daniel Horn

The air was hot and filled with din. Art Basel 2017 opened on Tuesday as a more laid-back affair than the previous two editions, but the overall mood was nonetheless upbeat. And how could it not be, given the breathtakingly vulgar fun-fair installation Now I Won (2017) by Swiss artist... continue reading

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