REVIEWS

Matthew Barney’s “Facility of DECLINE”

GLADSTONE GALLERY, New York

View of Matthew Barney's "Facility of DECLINE," Gladstone Gallery, New York, 2016.
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Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

“Facility of DECLINE” at Gladstone Gallery, New York, “mirrors but does not reproduce” Matthew Barney’s iconic 1991 exhibition of the same name at the gallery’s SoHo space.(1) Immediately upon entering, one is immersed in Barney’s now familiar yet ever fantastic world of petroleum jelly, mythic characters, seductive hermeticism, and ever-revelatory... continue reading
View of Hayv Kahraman's "Audible Inaudible," The Third Line, Dubai, 2016.
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Melissa Gronlund

I passed a group of women wearing hijab on the beach the other day, talking in Arabic and English. They had pulled their chairs into the water and were sitting with the bottom of their skirts in the sea. “It’s hard for our sex to find happiness,” I heard one... continue reading
Illustrated exhibition view of the Great Exhibition of 1851, Glass Palace, London.
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Mike Cooter

Spaces is a feature of art-agenda that proposes a thematic examination of galleries based on the analysis of their physical and spatial configurations. Every two months, art-agenda publishes a new reflection on the spatial characteristics of galleries, their architecture, identity, and relation to their historical and geographical context. The sixth... continue reading
Frieze Art Fair

FRIEZE ART FAIR, London

Woman taking selfie in front of Anish Kapoor's Stave (Red), 2015, on view at Lisson Gallery, Frieze London.
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Filipa Ramos

Art fair reviews serve for many as a guide on what to see (and what to avoid); for some as a memorandum on trends, institutions, and artists to follow; and for a few as the starting point for a wish list, supporting acquisition and investment decisions. These texts frequently respond... continue reading
Heike-Karin Föll

GALERIE FRANCESCA PIA, Zürich

Heike-Karin Föll, topless, 2016.
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Aoife Rosenmeyer

Heike-Karin Föll’s exhibition nests within Rochelle Feinstein’s concurrent, longer-running show at Galerie Francesca Pia. The pragmatic arrangement suits, because modesty is Föll’s camouflage, starting with the conditions of the exhibition. At the gallery entrance are 4 notebooks in a vitrine, while the remainder of the works are in a side... continue reading
Andrea Zittel

ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY, New York

View of Andrea Zittel, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
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Alan Gilbert

While driving through the Mojave Desert two hours east of Los Angeles in the area surrounding Joshua Tree National Monument, among the most striking aspects of the scrub-and-bleached landscape are abandoned wooden shacks that regularly punctuate the view. The majority are nothing more than weather-blasted frames with doors and windows... continue reading

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