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“Endless Circulation,” TarraWarra Biennial 2016

TARRAWARRA MUSEUM OF ART, Victoria

View of “Endless Circulation,” TarraWarra Biennial, 2016.
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Tessa Laird

Contemporary biennials are never simply showcases for new work: they bear the weight of meta-commentary. As they struggle to articulate the conditions of their own production and reception, they become lightning rods for debates, not least those concerning art world complicity with, or resistance to, globalization. The networks and flows... continue reading
“Idiosyncrasy: Anchovies Dream of an Olive Mausoleum”

VISUAL ARTS CENTER HELGA DE ALVEAR FOUNDATION, Cáceres

View of “Idiosyncrasy: Anchovies Dream of an Olive Mausoleum,” Visual Arts Center Helga de Alvear Foundation, Cáceres, 2016. Visible through entrance: Hague Yang, Tower on String - Facing Madrid, 2012.
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Javier Montes

“Anchovies Dream of an Olive Mausoleum” is the subtitle Chus Martínez has given to “Idiosyncrasy,” her new arrangement of the Helga de Alvear Foundation’s collection of work from the second half of the twentieth century, assembled over 50 years by the Madrid-based German-Spanish gallerist. By locating the foundation in the... continue reading
A "curated walk," part of the Monthly Gatherings organized by the 11th Gwangju Biennale, 2016.
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Hanlu Zhang

Hanging right inside the main entrance in Gallery 1, facing incoming visitors, Agnieszka Polska’s Glass of Petrol (2015) is the one work that cannot be missed at the 11th Gwangju Biennale. Depicting a champagne flute filled with shiny gasoline, the colorfulness of which resembles that of Planet Earth, Polska’s digital... continue reading
View of Fouad Elkoury’s “Blues for the Orient,” Rodeo, London, 2016.
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Colin Perry

Fouad Elkoury’s photographic installations produce in me a swell of desire and mourning for places that I have never directly observed. Since the 1970s, Elkoury has photographed his home country of Lebanon and the surrounding areas of North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, tracing a geography of places through... continue reading
Dunja Zupančič, Miha Turšič, and Dragan Živadinov, Aktuator::MG, 2016.
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Jela Krecic

In his introduction to the exhibition’s catalog, Boris Groys, the curator of this year’s edition of Ljubljana’s triennial, titled “Beyond the Globe,” refers to catastrophe movies. This pop culture allusion should come as no surprise: the destruction of the Earth by various means is mass culture’s response to the anxieties... continue reading
The Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway, Singapore.
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Amanda Lee Koe

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 with their historical and geographical context. The fifth... continue reading

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