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Warsaw Gallery Weekend

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Warsaw

Błażej Pindor, Deconstruction, 2016.
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Orit Gat

In a city where most galleries are located in apartments, the experience of visiting exhibitions goes against the art-tourist impulse to catch as catch can. Stand outside buildings, buzz in, climb stairs, see the neighbors in the hallway—it’s an experience of proximity that is different from viewing art at a... continue reading
Madrid Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Madrid

View of David Lamelas, “Intimidad Territorial,” Parra & Romero, Madrid, 2016.
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Arielle Bier

In 2015, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy declared that the financial crisis, which began when global markets collapsed in 2008, was over, but that its legacy still endured.(1) When recession hits, luxury goods dealers are among the first to panic, and the art market is no exception; luckily for Spain,... continue reading
freethought’s “Infrastructure Summit,” USF Verftet, Bergen Assembly 2016.
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Kjetil Roed and Barbara Sirieix

Double Take is a feature of art-agenda in which two authors review the same exhibition. Written independently, the two texts share the same images and are published below. —by Kjetil Røed This year’s Bergen Triennial is a mix of carnival, dry reflection, and the reshuffling of archives. The first Bergen Assembly, held in... continue reading
Berlin Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Berlin

(Foreground) Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Umbrella White Element, 2016. (Background) Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Thermometer White Element, 2015.
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Matthew Evans

Berlin affluence is an oxymoron that might describe something in the big gap between pilsner and champagne, or pork schnitzel and sous-vide. Events like Berlin Art Week and its commercial fair abc art berlin contemporary have been pushing the German capital onto the national and international buyers’ tour for nine... continue reading
“Live Uncertainty,” 32nd Bienal de São Paulo

PAVILHãO CICCILLO MATARAZZO, São Paulo

Frans Krajcberg, Untitled (Ballerinas), undated.
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Kiki Mazzucchelli

Almost a year ago, when chief curator Jochen Volz announced his proposal for the 32nd edition of the Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil was already undergoing a severe political crisis, with the country split between those who supported the democratically elected coalition government and those who called for the impeachment... continue reading
Manon de Boer, Resonating Surfaces, 2005.
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Wendy Vogel

The title of the tenth Taipei Biennial, “Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future,” includes everything but the term hammered throughout the exhibition: history. Curated by Corinne Diserens, this biennial departs from the 2014 edition helmed by Nicolas Bourriaud on the theme of accelerationism. Where Bourriaud’s apocalyptic-yet-seductive... continue reading

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