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Nick Bastis’s “Sentries”

ERMES-ERMES, Rome

View of Nick Bastis's "Sentries," Ermes-Ermes, Rome, 2017.
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Simone Menegoi

“Can you see anything?” Lord Carnarvon anxiously asked Howard Carter, who was peering, through a small hole by the light of a candle, into the anteroom of the tomb of Tutankhamun. “Yes, wonderful things!” was his famous answer. Viewers who access Nick Bastis’s exhibition do not see “wonderful things”; on... continue reading
Mark Leckey’s “UniAddDumThs”

GAVIN BROWN'S ENTERPRISE, Rome

View of Mark Leckey's "UniAddDumThs," Sant'Andrea De Scaphis, Gavin Brown's enterprise, Rome, 2016.
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Valerio Mannucci

Mark Leckey’s exhibition at Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, the Roman location of Gavin Brown’s enterprise, is the latest iteration of a series running back to the 2013 Hayward Touring show “The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things.” The original display took inspiration from digital images collected on Leckey’s hard drive, physical instantiations... continue reading
View of Cécile B. Evans, “Working on What the Heart Wants,” Lira Gallery, Rome, 2016.
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Barbara Casavecchia

– Thank you for the kind words – – And thank you for the bonus This telling fragment of chat, extracted from Cécile B. Evans’s Working on What the Heart Wants (2016), informed my experience of this multichannel video installation, which records a group of humans interacting with and through... continue reading
View of Nico Vascellari, “Codalunga,” Monitor, Rome, 2014.
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Arto Lindsay

Last November, Nico Vascellari moved into the Sala delle Armi in Rome for a month. A huge, rationalist building built in 1934 as a fencing school, and adapted, in 1981, as the Aula Bunker of the court of Rome, it hosted a series of famous trials—namely that of the kidnapping and... continue reading
David Maljkovic, A Long Day for the Form (detail), 2012.
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Barbara Casavecchia

I saw David Maljkovic’s exhibition in Rome on the same day the Italian association of contemporary art museums (A.M.A.C.I.) had called for a general meeting in the capital, to discuss the impact of the economic crisis and protest against the government’s indifference toward all its requests. The assembly was held... continue reading

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