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Documenta 14

ATHENS CONSERVATOIRE / ATHENS SCHOOL OF FINE ART / BENAKI MUSEUM / MUSEUM OF ANTI-DICTATORSHIP / NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART / PARKO ELEFTHERIAS, Athens

Gordon Hookey, Solidarity, 2017.
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Ben Eastham

The fourteenth edition of Documenta takes place, for the first time in the institution’s history, across two locations. By staging it in Germany and Greece, and expressing the hope that an exhibition bankrolled by the former might effectively critique the infrastructures of power that have immiserated the latter, curator Adam... continue reading
View of Contour Biennale 8, “Polyphonic Worlds: Justice as Medium,” Mechelen, 2017.
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Colin Perry

What could be more pertinent to today’s helter-skelter mudslide into the political abyss than a reflection on the idea of justice? The eighth edition of the Contour Biennial is dedicated to this most noble of themes. Both thrilling and frustrating, the biennial offers vertiginous perspectives by artists and theorists, as... continue reading
“Film Programme Selected by Beatrice Gibson”

LAURA BARTLETT GALLERY, London

View of Mary Helena Clark, By foot-candle light, 2011.
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Herb Shellenberger

From the darkness, a bright, circular spotlight illuminates a theater curtain. Searching intermittently along its folds, the light traces paths which uncover crimson underneath deep black. The curtain finally pulls upward revealing a moon of bright white. The opening images of Mary Helena Clark’s By foot-candle light (2011) present... continue reading
View of the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre.
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Leigh Markopoulos

Leigh Markopoulos’s Spaces feature, dedicated to “The Historical Gallery,” appears here in its original draft. The editorial process was interrupted by Leigh’s sudden death, which left her words, alongside all her future projects, forever suspended. Those who had the privilege of knowing Leigh will recognize the tone of her voice... continue reading
“Myths of the Marble”

HENIE ONSTAD KUNSTSENTER, Oslo

Ignas Krunglevičius, Skin Currencies, 2017.
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Ben Eastham

The phrase “make-believe media” was coined by Michael Parenti in 1991 to describe how the United States’ entertainment industries reproduce myths that justify the unequal distribution of power. The racism, militarism, and misogyny coded into pop cultural forms like the television drama, he proposed, do not reflect social realities so... continue reading
Sophia Al Maria, Black Friday, 2016.
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Anna Wallace-Thompson

Qatari-American artist Sophia Al Maria has long examined the architecture, urban planning, and customs of what she calls “Gulf Futurism,” including the phenomenon of mall culture. Her solo show in Dubai presents a new iteration of works exhibited last year at the Whitney Museum, New York, which further that investigation. The... continue reading

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