Zoe Leonard (born 1961 in Liberty, NY) is having her first large-scale museum overview in the States. Ever. Her installations, photographs, sculptures, from the 80s to 2018, it’s all there. Her works, although always accessible for interpretation, range from abstract thought-provoking to more … Continue reading observing and activism
What would be the absolute bare minimum regarding materiality to be still called an artwork? Is a dematerialization of the artwork possible? The curator, art critic and activist Lucy Lippard was the first to give an account of the dematerialization … Continue reading dematerialization of art
Is there an artistic movement going at this moment? Mapping out artistic movements (what and who influenced what and whom) has always been a practice of looking back at art history and situating artists amongst each other and picking overarching … Continue reading dystopian moving image
Yay, this marks my first blog from the N.Y.C. My first choice museum to visit was the New Museum to hit their Triennial. I also ended up going to Nathaniel Mellors Progressive Rocks. It. Was. Absurd. So weird, however, not too eccentric to … Continue reading 21st century fabulist
What to think of a contemporary art exhibition that is surely photogenic but also provokes the simple question: “what the heck are you trying to say?” Judith Hopf’s exhibition Stepping Stairs opened last week at Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin and made me wonder if it is possible to make sense of the works. The media ranges from film to sculpture and are seemingly confronting its audience with the “faceless creations of modern life by taking a closer look at the objects that so elegantly shape our daily routine.” The intention to do so is visible in the first part of the exhibition in … Continue reading partly cool partly far-fetched
Stedelijk BASE, I’ve written already a couple of times about Stedelijk’s reorganization of its permanent collection. Some critics really have it out for it and hate it. I actually appreciate the initiative to present a lot (700!) of art to … Continue reading female = feminist?
Dineo Seshee Bopape’s “Lerole: footnotes (The struggle of memory against forgetting)” in Witte de With, Rotterdam. This installation is the last one for Para / Fictions in which ten artists rotate in a year-long exploration of the correspondence of literature … Continue reading revealing revolt