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“Quiet”

BARBARA SEILER GALERIE, Zürich

View of “Quiet,” Barbara Seiler Galerie, Zurich, 2017.
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Aoife Rosenmeyer

According to the exhibition’s introductory text, “Quiet,” curated by SALTS director and Art Basel Parcours curator Samuel Leuenberger, is inspired by Susan Cain’s 2012 book of the same title, which champions introverts in a world skewed in favor of the ebullient extrovert. It is an odd premise for an exhibition,... continue reading
Rodney Graham’s “Media Studies”

HAUSER & WIRTH, Zürich

(Left) Rodney Graham, Antiquarian Sleeping in his Shop, 2017. (Right) Rodney Graham, Media Studies ’77 (Meet Me in St. Louis), 2017.
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Aoife Rosenmeyer

Rodney Graham’s large-format light-box tableaux have been a mainstay of his oeuvre since 2006, and are consistently sophisticated and detailed. The artist’s current exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in Zurich includes seven new light-box works that do not disappoint, but, I wondered, why produce these works now? Graham has been active... continue reading
View of Stefan Tcherepnin’s “Stefan ‘Jackson’ Tcherepnin, 2014–2017: The Missing Years,” Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, 2017.
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Daniel Horn

At a recent film screening in Zurich, an artist whose work was about to be premiered half-joked about the emergent trend of updating exhibition press releases with references to the recent US presidential election and the theme of imminent universal doom left behind by November’s stunning outcome. Suddenly, there’s a... continue reading
Heike-Karin Föll

GALERIE FRANCESCA PIA, Zürich

Heike-Karin Föll, topless, 2016.
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Aoife Rosenmeyer

Heike-Karin Föll’s exhibition nests within Rochelle Feinstein’s concurrent, longer-running show at Galerie Francesca Pia. The pragmatic arrangement suits, because modesty is Föll’s camouflage, starting with the conditions of the exhibition. At the gallery entrance are 4 notebooks in a vitrine, while the remainder of the works are in a side... continue reading
View of the "Historical Exhibition," Löwenbräukunst, Manifesta 11, Zurich, 2016.
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Ingo Niermann

Contemporary artists are great at being dilettantes. Some make a point of how liberating it is to lack skill, others of how liberating it is to delegate to those who know better. Meanwhile, machines continue to outdo humans in more and more skills. More and more humans work in some... continue reading
“Tunguska”

GALERIE MARIA BERNHEIM, Zürich

View of "Tunguska," Galerie Maria Bernheim, Zurich, 2016.
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Daniel Horn

The group exhibition inaugurating Maria Bernheim’s new gallery represents, according to its introductory text, “simply a choice between the bad, up-to-date old and the genuinely new.” The space’s spotless, Chelsea-esque features—sanded concrete floors and the requisite glass storefront—certainly make for a no-nonsense stage on which to appraise the goods on... continue reading

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