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“The Undercover Economist”

TANYA LEIGHTON GALLERY, Berlin

View of “The Undercover Economist,” Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, 2017.
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Stefan Heidenreich

For some people, economy is mostly about money. But that is stupid: economy is actually about something else. Money is just the medium conventionally assigned to all tasks understood as economic. In the end, money is just a medium. For all those who firmly believe that the medium is the... continue reading
Katinka Bock’s “Smog”

MEYER RIEGGER, Berlin

View of Katinka Bock's "Smog," Meyer Riegger, Berlin, 2017.
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Simone Menegoi

Katinka Bock compares works to words and exhibitions to texts.(1) The analogy explains the relationship between the two aspects of the Franco-German artist’s work: the sculptures, silver prints, and occasional films, on the one hand, and the sophisticated displays that she creates out of them, whose value is greater than... continue reading
“2 or 3 Tigers”

HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, Berlin

Minouk Lim, S.O.S.-Adoptive Dissensus, 2009.
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Ana Teixeira Pinto

Though at present the concept of “media” is almost wholly equated with communication technologies, throughout the modern period this notion extended beyond the technological field, to include aesthetic and spiritual registers. In the late nineteenth century, a medium was someone with the alleged ability to act as a psychic conduit... continue reading
View of Eva Kot’átková’s “Diary of a stomach,” Meyer Riegger, Berlin, 2017.
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Ana Ofak

“What have you eaten today?” a metallic voiceover inquires. The reply, uttered by a child, hesitantly, is “nothing.” Yet in the course of the transitory interrogation that unfolds in the middle of Eva Kot’átková’s most recent film Stomach of the world (2017), currently being shown by the Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative at... continue reading
Gallery Weekend Berlin

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Berlin

Charlotte Posenenske, Series B Reliefs, 1967-2017.
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Sofia Lemos

In the wake of the events of May 1968, German Minimalist Charlotte Posenenske wrote in Art International that “it is difficult for me to come to terms with the fact that art can contribute nothing to solving urgent social problems.”(1) Posenenske’s “‘Statement’ [Manifesto],” which initially meant to examine ownership and... continue reading
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

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