REVIEWS

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“Sputterances”

METRO PICTURES, New York

View of “Sputterances,” Metro Pictures, New York, 2017.
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Tim Gentles

In artist Sanya Kantarovsky’s latest curatorial venture, an exhibition at Metro Pictures organized around the underappreciated Dutch painter René Daniëls, he continues to examine the mechanics of artistic positioning. Similarly, in his previous curated exhibition, “No Joke” at Tanya Leighton (Berlin, 2015), he grouped together work that, through humor and... continue reading
Double Take—Whitney Biennial 2017

WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York

View of Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, with works by Kaari Upson.
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Chris Sharp and Genevieve Yue

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 Chris Sharp The stakes surrounding this Whitney Biennial are, to say the least, high. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine a biennial being under... continue reading
View of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s “Remote Controls,” Bridget Donahue, New York, 2017.
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Alan Gilbert

One day the interface between humans and computers will be seamless. For now, it involves necks bent over smartphones, hours sitting hunched in front of a monitor, fingers and arms that still need to extend toward their devices. Despite all the talk about disembodied experiences and virtual worlds, computer technology... continue reading
The Armory Show and Independent Art Fair

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, New York

View of the Piers 92 and 94, New York.
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Brian Karl

If the art auction is the ultimate hunger games of ostentatious display for your taste and bank account, the art fair is the auction’s suburban or exurban cousin: the mega shopping mall, where everything is under one roof. Whether or not you went in knowing what you wanted to get... continue reading
Kader Attia, Reason's Oxymorons, 2015.
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Andrew Stefan Weiner

Despite their enigmatic, aloof character, most of the works in Kader Attia’s current exhibition at Lehmann Maupin are relatively easy to make sense of. Whether in their medium (neoconceptual sculpture), their mode of facture (readymade assemblage), or their topic (cultural hybridization), they exemplify what we now expect of “global contemporary... continue reading
Halil Altindere’s “Space Refugee”

ANDREW KREPS GALLERY, New York

View of Halil Altindere's "Space Refugee," Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, 2017.
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Orit Gat

Muhammed Ahmed Faris is the only Syrian who has traveled to outer space. A colonel in the Syrian Air Force, Faris—the subject of Turkish artist Halil Altindere’s video Space Refugee (2016)—joined the Soviet cosmonaut program in 1985 and was part of a mission to the Mir Space Station in 1987.... continue reading

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Anton Kern Gallery
Spike
Brooklyn Rail
Aperture
The breeder
Camera Austria
Friedrich Petzel
flashart
e-flux iPad
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Deweer
Luisa Strina