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Jeff Keen

KATE MACGARRY, London

Jeff Keen, Marvo Movie, 1967.
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Filipa Ramos

There is a morbid fascination in observing cinema’s material world. That world which stands still, which is not affected by the transience of the moving image; which can be observed for the desired time and angle, and which steadily reveals itself upon our eyes. This possibility is the revenge of... continue reading
Pavel Pepperstein

GALLERIA MONICA DE CARDENAS, Milan

Pavel Pepperstein, Untitled (The spirits of the mountains are watching the sea), 2012.
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Filipa Ramos

What happens when semiotic experimentation, psychedelia, and storytelling meet? This seemed to be the question that underpinned the very peculiar practice of a collective called Inspection Medical Hermeneutics, founded in Moscow in 1987 by three young artists—Sergei Anufriev (*1964), Yuri Leiderman (*1963), and Pavel Pepperstein (*1966). Of the three, Pepperstein... continue reading
Artissima

OVAL – LINGOTTO FIERE, Turin

View of Artissima fair, 2012.
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Filipa Ramos

Recalling Gertrude Stein’s “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose,” we could equally say that an art fair is an art fair is an art fair is an art fair. And the 19th edition of Artissima—a fair with a well-deserved reputation for quality—moved a step away from... continue reading
Documenta 13

BROTHERS GRIMM MUSEUM / DOCUMENTA-HALLE / FRIDERICIANUM / GLORIA CINEMA / HAUPTBAHNHOF / KARLSAUE PARK / NEUE GALERIE / ORANGERIE / OTTONEUM / STäNDEHAUS / UNTERE KARLSSTR. 14 AND OTHERS, Kassel

Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel.
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Filipa Ramos

Postcards from Kassel Postcard 1: The Format Dear reader, I hope these lines find you well, wherever you are right now. I have decided to address you through postcards, as to remain on Documenta 13’s wavelength. In fact, those who have followed the development of this Documenta may have noticed that the... continue reading
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov

LIA RUMMA, Milan

View of, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, 2012.
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Filipa Ramos

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s artistic proposals are not only inspiring but also very appropriate for our present times. It is hard to define the reason without sounding vague, because it is a sort of atmosphere, a suspension from the everyday world through the introduction of a parallel sphere that, if... continue reading
Becky Beasley’s “The Outside”

FRANCESCA MININI, Milan

View of, "The Outside", Francesca Minini, Milan, 2011.
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Filipa Ramos

THE INTERIOR “In truth we are men because we slide towards the useless material; otherwise we would be reduced to the biologically perfect condition of the better-organized colony of insects, where nothing happens that is not useful to material life,” wrote Carlo Mollino (1905–1973) in “Utopia e Ambientazione” (Utopia and Setting),... continue reading

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