REVIEWS

Yto Barrada’s “Agadir”

THE BARBICAN CENTRE, London

View of Yto Barrada's "Agadir" at The Curve, Barbican Centre, London, 2018.
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Mitch Speed

Just before midnight on February 29, 1960, an earthquake hit the Moroccan city of Agadir, killing between 12,000 and 15,000 people—roughly a third of the city’s population. As many were injured; at least 35,000 were left homeless. Yto Barrada’s “Agadir,” in The Curve gallery at London’s Barbican Centre, invokes the... continue reading
“The Red Hour”

THE 13TH DAK’ART BIENNALE, Dakar

Installation view of “Canine Wisdom for the Barking Dog” at IFAN, Dakar, 2018.
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Vivian Ziherl

Dakar’s elegantly dilapidated Ancien Palais de Justice hosts the Dak’Art Biennale for the second time. Inaugurated in 1958, the courthouse was closed to juridical business in 1992—coincidentally the year that Dak’Art was established. Officially signed over to Senegal’s Culture Ministry in 2017, the Old Courthouse is an architectural dream for... continue reading
View of Chris Kraus's "In Order to Pass: Films from 1982–1995" at Château Shatto, Los Angeles, 2018.
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Patrick Steffen

Dear Chris, How sweet it was talking with you at the opening of your show. You allowed me to introduce myself, so I could share some words I have longed to tell you since I arrived in this city. I was introduced to Los Angeles through your writings: a primal, unfettered... continue reading
View of Peter Shire's "Drawings, Impossible Teapots, Furniture & Sculpture" at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, 2018.
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Andrew Berardini

Los Angeles is an unruly city. Under shaggy palm trees and the bruised purple blooms of jacarandas, roads snarl in mile upon mile of naked asphalt and concrete lined with buildings from every conceivable shape and era. Mostly there are low-slung, postwar ranch houses and bungalows with yards swollen with... continue reading
Ken Lum’s “What’s old is old for a dog”

CCA WATTIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, San Francisco

Ken Lum, Melly Shum Hates Her Job, 1989–2018.
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Monica Westin

Ken Lum is a prolific writer as well as a conceptual artist, deeply attuned to semiotics across media, whose past work includes a series of “language paintings” that depict nonsensical words in colorful designs. He would probably be amused to hear that I turned to the Oxford English Dictionary while... continue reading
Frieze New York

FRIEZE ART FAIR, New York

View of Frieze New York, New York, 2018.
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Orit Gat

It’s summer in May. It’s been a long winter, and a long semester teaching art history is drawing to a close. The past four months I’ve been talking to my students about the political possibilities of art: trying to convince them not to look away, but to be moved, to... continue reading

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