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Louise Bourgeois’s “The Empty House”

SCHINKEL PAVILLON, Berlin

Louise Bourgeois, Peaux de Lapins, Chiffons Ferrailles à Vendre [Rabbit skins, Scrap Rags for Sale], 2006.
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Kimberly Bradley

It’s intimidating to review the work of an artist the stature of Louise Bourgeois, about whom so much has been written, to whom so much has been ascribed. Bourgeois’s life spanned nearly the entire twentieth century and helped redefine what a (feminist) artistic practice can be, how art can intertwine... continue reading
Jota Mombaça, The Feel of a Problem, 2017, lecture performance within I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not #1, 2017.
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Patrick J. Reed

During the press conference for the 10th Berlin Biennale, henceforth snappily referred to as “BBX,” the attendees were given the opportunity to contemplate Hakuin Ekaku’s lesser-known koan—“what is the sound of one person’s inappropriately timed clapping?” The lone applauder, whose ruckus died away with all the glory afforded a deflating balloon,... continue reading
Gallery Weekend Berlin

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Berlin

Kara Walker, Fall Frum Grace, Miss Pipi's Blue Tale, 2011.
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Filipa Ramos

There are occasions in which the multifaceted shape of time becomes obvious. Occasions in which the concentration of similar initiatives, aimed at similar audiences and presenting similar outcomes, attest to the different moments in which organizations, individuals, and their mentalities are situated: how, despite coexisting simultaneously, collective mindsets aren’t contemporary... continue reading
“transmediale festival 2018: face value”

HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, Berlin

Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, Finding Fanon (Part Three), 2016.
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Patrick J. Reed

To my left the casual love of mismatched hearts is expiring. The American woman says, “you’re sad,” and the Frenchman nods. She tells him to calm down. It is breathtakingly awkward. They resign themselves to stillness until a grinding electronic drone heralds their graceless end. She makes a break for... continue reading
iQhiya, Monday, 2017.
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Mitch Speed

In the basement of a former Berlin crematorium, a small brass instrument sputters and hisses. The sculpture—Vartan Avakian’s Composition With A Recurring Sound (2016)—could be the baby cousin to a trumpet or saxophone. It is also the closest this group exhibition about rhythm gets to danceability. No surprise there. SAVVY... continue reading
“in search of characters…”

GALERIE NEU, Berlin

View of “in search of characters…,” Galerie Neu, Berlin, 2017.
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Patrick J. Reed

When the clock struck twelve in Berlin, “in search of characters…” transitioned from Galerie Neu’s final offering of 2017 into its first of the new year. Twenty-two works by fourteen artists comprise the exhibition exploring “questions of artistic identity/ies, authorship, and authority,” per the gallery press release. These perennial investigations... continue reading

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