REVIEWS

“Publishing Against the Grain”

ZEITZ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AFRICA, Cape Town

View of "Publishing Against the Grain," Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, 2017-18.
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Sean O Toole

One of my earliest writing gigs was for Casper, a short-lived little magazine founded in May 1998 by artists Luis Felipe Ortega, Daniel Guzmán, Gabriel Kuri, and Damián Ortega. I was vacationing in Mexico City and during a two-week stay with Kuri was co-opted into writing about Osaka’s noise music... continue reading
“in search of characters…”

GALERIE NEU, Berlin

View of “in search of characters…,” Galerie Neu, Berlin, 2017.
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Patrick J. Reed

When the clock struck twelve in Berlin, “in search of characters…” transitioned from Galerie Neu’s final offering of 2017 into its first of the new year. Twenty-two works by fourteen artists comprise the exhibition exploring “questions of artistic identity/ies, authorship, and authority,” per the gallery press release. These perennial investigations... continue reading
View of Gerasimos Floratos’s “Soft Bone Journey,” Armada, Milan, 2017.
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Ilaria Bombelli

As you walk up to Armada—through a courtyard ringed with industrial sheds and machine shops—placards appear to the right and left that read “adagio” (“drive slowly”), “non urtare” (“caution”), and again, “adagio.” Even if you aren’t the size of a truck, these signs have a way of making you proceed... continue reading
Pablo Bronstein, Stage design, 2017.
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Simone Menegoi

The fashion for Chinese decoration, architecture, and craft in Europe was the first great wave of exoticism in Western culture. It lasted for more than a century, from roughly 1670—when Louis XIV commissioned the Trianon de Porcelaine, a Chinese-inspired architectural folly, for Versailles—to the end of the eighteenth century. It... continue reading
Holly White, Orange World, 2017.
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Lizzie Homersham

“If you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what the very word ‘citizenship’ means.” I was sent into a cold rage when I read these words what feels like a never-ending day ago in the transcript from Theresa May’s Conservative Party... continue reading
“Sonic Rebellion: Music As Resistance”

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT, Detroit

View of "Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance," Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 2017-18.
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Seth Kim-Cohen

“Sonic Rebellion” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit offers two substantial proposals. First, it posits that the music of Detroit, ca. 1965–2000, was an active participant in the contemporaneous political and social struggles of the city, voicing and, in some cases, enacting resistance to the existing power structure. Second,... continue reading

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