REVIEWS

Reading Brecht at the New York Public Library, New York, May 2012.
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Clement Greenberg

Rearview In the wing mirror of the passenger side of a vehicle, objects are closer than they appear. The texts re-published in the Rearview series are those that we wish to draw attention to perhaps because they reveal certain “blind spots” in contemporary art criticism. Each month, these “found” reviews (indeed, quasi-artifacts)... continue reading
“Believers”

KOW, Berlin

View of “Believers,” KOW, Berlin, 2012.
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Kirsty Bell

What does it mean to be a believer or a non-believer? Is belief essential for society’s wellbeing or is it merely divisive? And is there an alternative to this antagonistic binary opposition? The group exhibition “Believers” at Berlin’s KOW sets these questions and more in motion. The notion of belief is,... continue reading
View of Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor’s “Geometric Analogies,” D+T Project Gallery, Brussels, 2012.
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Natasha Ginwala

An anti-censorship quote (1) from the first century claims that when paper burns the words fly away. But what happens when the paper itself is granted flight? In the film Manifestul (Manifesto, 2005) a hand appears from the edge of a balcony and releases a cluster of pages. They swirl... continue reading
Mickalene Thomas, Monet's Salon, 2012.
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Alan Gilbert

Mickalene Thomas first gained acclaim with her stunning painted portraits of African-American women. She easily could have continued producing this kind of portraiture work à la Chuck Close or Kehinde Wiley and become quite successful in a similar way; instead, she has restlessly explored a variety of genres and mediums—including... continue reading
David Zink Yi’s “Ángel, ¿Eres tú?”

80M2 LIVIA BENAVIDES, Lima

View of David Zink Yi’s “Oxidation/Reduction,” Lima Art Museum – MALI, Lima, 2012.
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Miguel A. Lopez

“Angel, is it you?” is the second solo show in Lima by David Zink Yi, the Berlin-based Peruvian artist. Although his work has been shown in small group exhibitions since 2008, Zink Yi’s practice was virtually unknown in Lima, given that his artistic production and training happened abroad. It was... continue reading
Miami Beyond Art Basel

NADA / UNTITLED /SCOPE FAIRS / MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTS, Miami

View of NADA, 2012, Deauville Beach Resort, Miami 2012.
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Jane Simon

Satellites: it’s getting awfully crowded out here in outer space. Nearly twenty “satellite” fairs have developed around the core of Art Basel Miami Beach, aka “the big fair.” So what happens when one exits the artificially-lit warren of booths in the Convention Center, leaving the insularity of planet Basel to... continue reading

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