REVIEWS

“Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture”

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, London

View of "Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture" at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2018. 
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Naomi Pearce

In his 2014 lecture “The Future of Forensic Science in Criminal Trials,” judge Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, identified a communication problem. In light of the increasingly complex science used in court, he called for a set of judicial primers: standardized documents, written in “plain... continue reading
View of Sebastian Jefford’s “Procrustean Flatulence” at Gianni Manhattan, Vienna, 2018.
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Kimberly Bradley

Procrustean—what does the word even mean? In Greek mythology, Procrustes was the son of Poseidon, and a thief who tortured his victims by making them lie on an iron bed. If their bodies were too long, he’d cut off the oversized bits; too short, he’d stretch their limbs to fit.... continue reading
View of Dave Hullfish Bailey’s “Hardscrabble” at REDCAT, Los Angeles, 2018.
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Travis Diehl

Like a thesis hidden in a footnote, a small projection in one corner of an exhibition of junkyard complexity shows a loop from John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), starring John Wayne and James Stewart. In the scene, Stewart’s character, a lawyer in the frontier town of... continue reading
Matthew Angelo Harrison’s “Prototypes of Dark Silhouettes”

JESSICA SILVERMAN GALLERY, San Francisco

Matthew Angelo Harrison, Dark Silhouette: Seated, 2018.
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Jeanne Gerrity

In an early scene in the recent blockbuster hit Black Panther, the black supervillain Erik Killmonger disputes the narrative spewed to him by a supercilious white curator regarding an African artifact on view in the “Museum of Great Britain,” asserting instead that it is a spoil of war from the... continue reading
Exhibition view of Alexandre Estrela + João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva's "Lua Cão" at Kunstverein München, 2018.
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Patrick J. Reed

Watching João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva’s Cowfish (2001) is harrowing. The poor fool struggles on a plate and then pukes a little water before going still. Any viewer would assume the film’s subject—a cowfish—dies, but in the end its survival remains unclear. Death is withheld by a flicker and... continue reading
Laure Prouvost

LISSON GALLERY, New York

View of Laure Prouvost at Lisson Gallery, New York, 2018.
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Alan Gilbert

Eager to see the art in Laure Prouvost’s first solo exhibition at Lisson Gallery in New York, visitors might breeze through its central installation: Uncle’s Travel Agency Franchise, Deep Travel Ink. NYC (2016–18). Situated at the entrance to the gallery, it looks like an unkempt and outdated version of an... continue reading

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