REVIEWS

Dublin Gallery Weekend

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Dublin

Abbas Akhavan, Study For a Monument, 2013-16.
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Ben Eastham

Dublin is a dirty and disjointed city, a tangle of loosely connected neighborhoods best navigated on foot. On arrival my smartphone gave up the ghost, transforming the schedule of Dublin Gallery Weekend—a semi-coordinated program of exhibition openings, performances, and events—into a Situationist strategy. Deprived of online mapping services, I was... continue reading
Vienna Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Vienna

View of Ferdinand Kriwet's "KRIWET," curated by Gregor Jansen, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, 2017.
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Orit Gat

Walking home at night, I pass by Campaign (1972), a two-channel video installation by Ferdinand Kriwet projected onto the storefront windows of Georg Kargl Fine Arts. In the dark street, the images of television footage from the 1972 US presidential campaign fronting Richard Nixon and George McGovern are silent; at... continue reading
“Never Free to Rest”

KURIMANZUTTO, Mexico City

View of "Never Free to Rest," kurimanzutto, Mexico City, 2017.
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Devon Van Houten Maldonado

What does it mean to present a group show of black artists based in the United States and United Kingdom—Mark Bradford, Charles Gaines, Rodney McMillian, Julie Mehretu, Kara Walker, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye—in Mexico City? Here, the white/black binary of racial discourse in the US and (to a lesser extent) Western... continue reading
“Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA”

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Los Angeles

Press photo (anon.), Founding co-editor of La Raza Ruth Robinson (right) with Margarita Sanchez at the Belmont High School Walkouts, March 8, 1968, 1968.
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Jennifer Piejko

During his two terms as mayor, Eduardo Paes rewired Rio de Janeiro into a leading “smart city”—a raise of the six-million-resident city’s foundation that he was able to parcel out into a few crisp segments of a neat, satisfied TED talk. He dispensed the recipe for urban achievement: find and... continue reading
View of Joep van Liefland's “Time to Die,” Nanzuka Gallery, Tokyo, 2017.
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Nick Currie

It felt entirely appropriate to see “Time To Die”— Joep van Liefland’s first solo exhibition in Japan—on Halloween. As evening fell, the Blade Runner-esque streets around Nanzuka Gallery began to seethe with a human froth of staggering zombies, gibbering corpses, and wounded cosplay nurses. Despite their macabre costumes, the crowds... continue reading
Jakarta Biennale 2017, “Jiwa”

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Jakarta

External view of Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics, Jakarta Biennale, 2017.
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Melissa Gronlund

The 2017 edition of the Jakarta Biennale proposes a soulful understanding of Indonesia, in which “jiwa” reigns. Jiwa is a pre-Islamic, polytheistic, and specifically Indonesian concept that signifies a way of living in which thinking and feeling go hand-in-hand, and of living in harmony with nature and with one another.... continue reading

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