REVIEWS

“transmediale festival 2018: face value”

HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, Berlin

Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, Finding Fanon (Part Three), 2016.
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Patrick J. Reed

To my left the casual love of mismatched hearts is expiring. The American woman says, “you’re sad,” and the Frenchman nods. She tells him to calm down. It is breathtakingly awkward. They resign themselves to stillness until a grinding electronic drone heralds their graceless end. She makes a break for... continue reading
International Film Festival Rotterdam

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Rotterdam

Zhou Tao, The Worldly Cave, 2017.
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Matt Turner

The scale and ambition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), which packs 593 short and feature films into 12 days of independent cinema, as well as talks, performances, and gallery installations in venues across the city, makes it almost uniquely difficult to approach, even for the experienced visitor. The sprawling... continue reading
pascALEjandro’s “Alchemical Love”

BLUM AND POE, Los Angeles

View of pascALEjandro’s “Alchemical Love,” Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 2018.
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Andrew Berardini

For true mystics, there is no division between the real and the spiritual. The symbolic folds into our lives, shaping the world and us in it. The cool kiss of rain can be a curse or a blessing from the gods. Stumbling in the street en route to meet your... continue reading
Sondra Perry

BRIDGET DONAHUE, New York

View of "Sondra Perry," Bridget Donahue, New York, 2018.
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Natasha Marie Llorens

For Sondra Perry’s solo exhibition at Bridget Donahue, New York, all the walls are painted Rosco Chroma Key Blue. The deeply saturated color is used on television sets and in the production of special effects for movies and videogames because it contrasts so profoundly with most human skin colors. Chroma... continue reading
iQhiya, Monday, 2017.
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Mitch Speed

In the basement of a former Berlin crematorium, a small brass instrument sputters and hisses. The sculpture—Vartan Avakian’s Composition With A Recurring Sound (2016)—could be the baby cousin to a trumpet or saxophone. It is also the closest this group exhibition about rhythm gets to danceability. No surprise there. SAVVY... continue reading
View of Survival Research Laboratories’ “Inconsiderate fantasies of negative acceleration characterized by sacrifices of a non-consensual nature,” Marlborough Contemporary, New York, 2017.
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Rob Goyanes

A modernist critical framework would have you believe that the difference between a machine and sculpture is the same as between politics and aesthetics: a machine uses power to fulfill a function, while a sculpture is all about form and taste. Knowing that this is bullshit—that there is no apolitical... continue reading

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Michael Kon
flashart
Deweer
Anton Kern Gallery
Air the paris
Friedrich Petzel
Aperture
Kaleidoscope
Cardi Black Box
X-TRA
Afterimage
MIA Art Fair
GALLERIA MASSIMODELUCA