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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
Paris Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Paris

View of Galerie Karsten Greve's stand at FIAC, Paris, 2017.
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Tom Jeffreys

The wide eyes and open mouth of a child are a reminder that, even at art fairs, there is still space for the occasional moment of wonder. The girl has good taste: she’s enthralled by Endless (2012), a sculpture by Claire Morgan at the FIAC booth of Galerie Karsten Greve.... continue reading
Yuko Mohri, Moré Moré [Leaky] The Falling Water Given #4-6, 2017.
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Isobel Harbison

Emma Lavigne’s “Floating Worlds” is the second in a “thematic trilogy” of Lyon Biennales exploring the “modern” (a perhaps onerous keyword issued by its artistic director, Thierry Raspail). Lavigne’s title references the Japanese idea of “the floating world” (ukiyo), a mindset originating in the seventeenth century which recognizes life as... continue reading
Latifa Echakhch, Crowd Fade, 2017.
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Joerg Heiser and Ben Eastham

Double Take is a feature of art-agenda in which two authors review the same exhibition. Written independently, the two texts share the same images and are published below. —by Jörg Heiser Given the current political situation in Turkey, I wouldn’t have been surprised if the curators of this year’s Istanbul Biennial, Berlin-based... continue reading
Buenos Aires Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Buenos Aires

Osias Yanov, Antena Vaginal (Vaginal Antenna), 2017.
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Juan Canela

“1866 – TO CULTIVATE YOUR LAND IS TO SERVE YOUR COUNTRY – 2017.” This is the phrase that appears on a billboard above the bleachers at the central courtyard of La Rural fair and congress center, a neuralgic space of Argentine agricultural policy with deep symbolic and affective roots. On May... continue reading
Skulptur Projekte Münster

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Münster

Ei Arakawa, Harsh Citation, Harsh Pastoral, Harsh Münster, 2017, Meadow in front of Haus Kump.
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Tobi Maier

Now half a century old, the decennial public art exhibition Skulptur Projekte Münster has unquestionably grown up. The first exhibition featured only male artists while now almost half of the participants are women; a retrospective exhibition of Michael Asher’s photography at Skulptur Projekte Münster—the artist participated in every edition from... continue reading

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