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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
Douglas Huebler’s “Works from the 1960s”

PAULA COOPER GALLERY, New York

View of Douglas Huebler’s “Works from the 1960s,” Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
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Kim Levin

“The world is full of objects, more or less interesting; I do not wish to add any more. I prefer, simply, to state the existence of things in terms of time and/or place.” That once startling, now iconic statement by Douglas Huebler (1924–1997) was crucial to the foundation of Conceptual... continue reading
View of Charlie Godet Thomas’s “Roman-fleuve,” Vitrine, Basel.
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Aoife Rosenmeyer

An exhibition vitrine in a contemporary exhibition is a knowing nod to long traditions of display. By recreating a form of museum presentation, it relates to what Tony Bennett calls the “museum idea”(1) and its way of defining knowledge and, more broadly, power. Museums, according to Bennett, are places where... continue reading
Ferdinand Kriwet’s “KRIWET”

GEORG KARGL FINE ARTS, Vienna

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

Whirlpools of words, sans-serif swirls: language is both subject and material of Ferdinand Kriwet’s exhibition at Georg Kargl Fine Arts, part of this year’s curated by_Vienna.(1) In some of Kriwet’s text-based works, the typographical forms take clear precedence over linguistic sense; in others, the words’ meaning packs the stronger punch. “KRIWET”... continue reading
View of "Dysfunctional Formulas of Love," The Box Gallery, Los Angeles, 2017.
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Jonathan Griffin

If your first associations with Colombia are cocaine, paramilitary violence, and the rapacious plunder of natural resources by neo-colonialist corporations, then you are only half right, according to this spirited, unkempt, and organizationally flawed exhibition of Colombian artists at The Box, Los Angeles. Along with all these clichés (eagerly resold... continue reading

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