REVIEWS

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Hiwa K, Pre-Image (Blind as the Mother Tongue), 2017.
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Ania Szremski

Hiwa K doesn’t believe that art can change anything. Following a screening of his videos at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Iraqi-Kurdish artist explained his frustration with the uselessness of the whole contemporary art enterprise in the face of profound global violence. To hear him say that he doesn’t... continue reading
View of New Museum Triennial, “Songs for Sabotage,” New Museum, New York, 2018.
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Kevin McGarry

“Songs for Sabotage,” the fourth New Museum Triennial, is suavely branded as a survey of 26 subversive practices from around the world. The curators, Gary Carrion-Murayari and Alex Gartenfeld, frame the exhibition with an astute awareness of the challenges it faces as an institution that would seem to reify the... continue reading
View of "Surround Audience," New Museum, New York, 2015.
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Andrew Stefan Weiner

The phrase “Surround Audience” sounds like it could be the name of an EDM party, a function in a home theater system, a Quickmeme caption, or Michael Fried’s worst nightmare. It is actually the title-cum-motto-cum-slogan of the 2015 New Museum Triennial, which at first glance appears to be some mixture... continue reading
Jonathas de Andrade, 4000 Disparos [4000 Shots], 2010.
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Arnaud Gerspacher

The Grand Inquisitor and Diogenes are crucial figures of the ungovernable—one as cynical exercise of power with impunity, the other as mocking embrace of bare life and irreverence towards authority. These two figures continue to represent the polarities we inhabit: the unofficially ungovernable states and institutions that wield great power... continue reading

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