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Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017

Now in its third iteration and taking place every ten years, Skulptur Projekte Münster began in 1977 and was initiated by Klaus Bußmann and Kasper König with the ethos of creating site-specific public art as it relates to the social and economic development of the city. Located in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, Münster […]

Documenta 14 | Kassel

Documenta 14 Arrives in Kassel Amidst Speculation Over Its Indented Aims and Outcomes Kassel—As the centerpiece of Germany’s largest contemporary art exhibition, the city of Kassel this year brings together work by 160 artists from more than 50 countries, including a number of works by “artists who went through rather concrete experiences of displacement,” documenta […]

Equivalent Violence: Hiwa K’s Don’t Shrink Me to the Size of a Bullet

Material detritus of war transforms into a receptacle of sound; sound intervenes revealing the interconnectivity of conflict—these are some of the motifs embedded within Hiwa K’s practice, which often uses poetic juxtapositions to make visible the refrain of violence. Part of the generation of refugees from Kurdish Iraq to escape in the 90’s, his work […]

Oblique Strategies

Berlin born British painter, theoretician of colour and composition Peter Schmidt had collaborated with many musicians and artists in his lifetime. One particular collaboration worth noting is the one with English musician, composer, writer and visual artist Brian Eno. First published in 1975, the collaborators invented a special deck of cards they called the Oblique […]

Tableau Vivant

As he celebrates turning 60 this year, John Akomfrah can look back on an impressive artistic career that has garnered him prestigious honors and awards, including his appointment as Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2008. Born in Accra, Ghana, but living in the United Kingdom since he was four years […]

Chantal Joffe at the Cheim and Read

To summon this summer season with grace, the Cheim & Read Gallery (547 West 25th Street, New York) uncovers for the second time, the beautiful paintings of American-born British artist Chantal Joffe. As if the “Night Self-portraits” exhibition in May of 2015 wasn’t bewitchingly honest enough, Joffe seems to return with revelations of a deeper […]

Robert Rauschenberg at the MOMA

Organized with the Tate modern in London, the Museum of Modern Art New York has skillfully put together American artist Robert Rauschenberg’s major retrospective in the light of his collaborations. The show “Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends” runs until September 17 2017 and covers the six-decades of his career. The 250 works on display show his […]

Altered Reality

American sculptor Roxy Paine has long been exploring the interaction between the human and natural worlds. Through his work, he exposes the chaos that comes from mankind’s continued attempt to impose its will on nature. A new dual exhibit in Manhattan, held concurrently at two of Paul Kasmin’s Chelsea galleries, highlights recent works by the […]

Earthly Love

It is enthralling to hear an ancient love story regaled beside an Art Deco pool, like that of Villa Empain in Brussels. The Korean folk tale of the Princess reborn as a silkworm makes for an elegant introduction to Chun Kwang Young’s show, Aggregation, with this performance part of a series to accompany the exhibition, […]