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Claudia Comte, Untitled, 2018.
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Chus Martinez

Expedition: “Spheric Oceans” led by Chus Martínez Participants: Julieta Aranda, Claudia Comte, Francesca von Habsburg, Eduardo Navarro, Ingo Niermann, Markus Reymann, Teresa Solar, Albert Serra I decided to name this three-year cycle on artistic intelligence, philosophy, science, and nature the Spheric Ocean. The Ocean is spherical because it is not beside the earth... continue reading
Revisiting Manifesta 12

MANIFESTA 12, Palermo

Lungiswa  Gqunta, Lituation  -  The  Gardner's  Revenge, 2018.
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Arseny Zhilyaev

Arseny Zhilyaev traveled to Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial. Back in the day, it was one of the Old World’s most experimental art venues. “The Planetary Garden,” its twelfth edition, opened in June in Palermo. The attempt by Italy’s newly minted right-wing populist government to reject a boatload of 629 refugees... continue reading
View of “The 9th Busan Biennale: Divided We Stand,” Busan, 2018.
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Amy Zion

“Divided We Stand,” the 9th Busan Biennale, opened over the same weekend as the 70th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which split the peninsula in 1948 and precipitated the Korean War. On TV, with limited English-language options, CNN International played a rotating news... continue reading
View of "Five Heads (Tavantolgoi)–Art, Anthropology and Mongol Futurism" at greengrassi / Corvi-Mora, London, 2018.
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Philomena Epps

“Five Heads (Tavan Tolgoi)” opens with video Gee, Ulaanbaatar, October 2017 (2018), an interview with the Mongolian rapper Big Gee filmed by artist and researcher Hermione Spriggs (who curated the exhibition) with Alice Armstrong and Curtis Tamm. Gee reflects on the complicated relationship between the Mongolian government, population, and the... continue reading
View of Channa Horwitz's "Progressions and Rhythms in Eight," Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2018.
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Rob Stone

Channa Horwitz produced a large body of works which she derived from mathematical equations and equivalences. She took simple sets of numbers and applied different operations to them to produce varied convolutions, which she then expressed as graphic marks, spoken words, or gestures. Individually, the geometries that emerge from these... continue reading
“Jacob’s Ladder” and “Astronomy Victorious”

INGLEBY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, Edinburgh

View of “Jacob’s Ladder” at Ingleby, Edinburgh, 2018.
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Crystal Bennes

In an episode of the experimental storytelling podcast Imaginary Advice, host Ross Sutherland reflects on the way cultures over the centuries have exaggerated the meaning of the moon, distorting it from astronomical body into an open, figurative channel. “The moon has a powerful gravitational field,” Sutherland says. “In poetry, the... continue reading

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