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/ FILIPA RAMOS
“The Gravity of Things”

GALERIA QUADRADO AZUL, Lisbon

View of “The Gravity of Things,” Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon, 2013.
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Filipa Ramos

The principles of OOO—the object-oriented ontology that has emerged within the last decade—are now permeating almost every area of cultural production, structurally redefining the most fundamental relationships between things. In recognizing the agency and independence of all manner of nonhuman entities, and in proposing a system of holding things together... continue reading
Venice Biennale Off-Site and Museums

55TH VENICE BIENNALE, Venice

View of Edson Chagas, “Luanda, Encyclopedic City,” Angolan Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, 2013.
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Filipa Ramos

The original purpose of the encyclopedia is to collect knowledge disseminated around the globe (…) and transmit it to those who will come after us, stated renowned encyclopedist Denis Diderot. Following such guidance, this overview of the Biennale outside the Biennale considers its subjects alphabetically. For if there is a... continue reading
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

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