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View of Marcus Steinweg’s “For the Love of Philosphy,” BQ, Berlin, 2017.
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William Kherbek

Descartes, Deleuze, Lacan, Nancy, Rilke, Weil, Heidegger (!) (just to name a few)—the gang’s all here at Marcus Steinweg’s new show at BQ, whose title, “For the Love of Philosophy,” certainly seems to ring true. “The self is the placeholder and performer of chaos. Descartes already knew this, that is... continue reading
Musa paradisiaca, Patins [Skates], 2016.
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Ana Teixeira Pinto

When writing the now-famous entry for the word informe (formless) in the surrealist journal Documents, Georges Bataille started by saying that “a dictionary begins when it no longer gives the meanings of words, but their tasks.” “Formless” is a word tasked with declassifying (déclasser), which in French also connotes degrading... continue reading
Spiros Hadjidjanos

FUTURE GALLERY, Berlin

(Foreground) Spiros Hadjidjanos, Network/ed Pillars (Taraxacum Officinale Arrangement), 2016. (Background) Spiros Hadjidjanos, Crowd Simulation Breakdown, 2016.
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Elvia Wilk

Spiros Hadjidjanos’s third solo show at Future Gallery is both technically and conceptually complex—it’s up to the viewer to decide how far down the rabbit hole to go. Yet each work functions on multiple levels, and is rewarding in equal proportion to how much time one dedicates to figuring it... continue reading
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, CINEMA (QM.15), 2016.
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Antje Stahl

I was sent into darkness. I couldn’t see a single thing. There was a fuzzy light right behind the gallery door illuminating press releases laid out on a small table, and a gallery staffer equipped with a small flashlight. But she simply pointed into the dark: “That way.” That way was... continue reading
Berlin Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Berlin

(Foreground) Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Umbrella White Element, 2016. (Background) Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Thermometer White Element, 2015.
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Matthew Evans

Berlin affluence is an oxymoron that might describe something in the big gap between pilsner and champagne, or pork schnitzel and sous-vide. Events like Berlin Art Week and its commercial fair abc art berlin contemporary have been pushing the German capital onto the national and international buyers’ tour for nine... continue reading
View of Michael Rakowitz’s “The invisible enemy should not exist,” Barbara Wien, Berlin, 2016.
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Ana Teixeira Pinto

The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Aj-ibur-shapu), from which Michael Rakowitz’s exhibition at Barbara Wien in Berlin borrows its name, was how the street which ran through the gate of Ishtar, in ancient Babylon, was known. Built around 575 BC under King Nebuchadnezzar II and dedicated to the goddess Ishtar,... continue reading

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