Baloise Group

June 21, 2018

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc at Baloise Art Forum

The French artist Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc (born 1977), who was awarded the Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel 2015, created a series of large format colour photographs at the end of last year for his exhibition at the Baloise Art Forum. The photographs were taken in French Guiana, an overseas department on the north coast of South America, where the artist spent his childhood. The title of the series of photographs—Vieux-Wacapou—refers to a... continue reading


June 21, 2018

Mousse #64 out now

Punk Pagan Trickster Feminist Sci-Fi Shaman: Kris Lemsalu by Andrew Berardini Kris Lemsalu is a shaman and a show-woman indeed. What spells might she be casting? Passive Voice: Notes on the Found Object, Now by Mitch Speed An essay that unwinds the psychological reaction upon encountering artworks that are, arguably, barely artworks at all.... continue reading

Spike Art Quarterly

June 20, 2018

Spike Art Quarterly issue 56 out now

The culture wars are raging. Neoliberalism and right-wing populism have co-opted the critique of the 1960s and turned it against art, science and the democratic public sphere, while the left is consumed by infighting. This issue is about the return to battle, strategies of (dis-)engagement, and the question of what art is capable of in the aftermath of the great weirding. Highlights include: Essay Love Removal Machines by Rob... continue reading


Guy Mees’s “Espace Perdu (Verloren Ruimte)”—an exhibition in two chapters
View of the first chapter of Guy Mees's “Espace Perdu (Verloren Ruimte)” at ProjecteSD, Barcelona, 2018.


Guy Mees (1935–2003) was a leading figure of the Belgian avant-garde whose enigmatic work combined formal diversity with conceptual rigor. A consecutive pair of exhibitions at Barcelona’s ProjecteSD—the first from March to April, the second from May to June—shed light on his career, offering carefully curated series of works alongside... continue reading

Manifesta 12
MANIFESTA 12, Palermo
Rotor, Da quassù è tutta un’altra cosa [From up here, everything looks different], 2018.


In 2001, Maurizio Cattelan invited a group of the 49th Venice Biennale’s VIP guests to join a satellite event in Palermo: a cocktail reception in Bellolampo, the city’s main landfill, where the artist had installed a larger-than-life replica of the Hollywood Sign overlooking the Conca d’Oro, the defaced coastal “golden... continue reading

Basel Roundup
Bruce Nauman, Model for Trench and Four Buried Passages, 1977.


This Art Basel Roundup comes fresh on the heels of a visit to the opening of the 10th Berlin Biennale. This is significant because, whatever you might say about the current edition, it was conspicuously and refreshingly non-white and non-Western-European centric. As a white-dude viewer, I felt, perhaps for the... continue reading


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