Reviews

Black, White and Grey Matters

Black, White and Grey Matters

Monika Szewczyk

Monika Szewczyk considers vague and absent images in relation to Lidwien van de Ven's current exhibition at Bloomberg SPACE.

Cerith Wyn Evans: Reference and Ventriloquism

Cerith Wyn Evans: Reference and Ventriloquism

Louise O'Hare

Cerith Wyn Evans's installation at Bergen Kunsthall casts a mysterious spell, with pulsating columns of light, fragments of poetry and an otherworldy musical creature..

Jack Goldstein: Two Boxers, Time and Again

Jack Goldstein: Two Boxers, Time and Again

Belinda Bowring

Belinda Bowring finds in the recent re-performance of Jack Goldstein's Two Boxers (1979) a 'presentness' that elides many of the problems of re-staging past performances.

The Anti-Warholian Image: John Stezaker’s Lost Images

Picture Essay

The Anti-Warholian Image: John Stezaker’s Lost Images

Mark Prince

In this suggestive reading of John Stezaker's Lost Images series, Mark Prince pits them against Warhol's screenprints to see them as a commentary on the complex relationship between fame, stardom and anonymity now.

Rosa Barba: Changing Cinema

Picture Essay

Rosa Barba: Changing Cinema

Melissa Gronlund, Ben Borthwick

In this photo-essay, Ben Borthwick and Melissa Gronlund reflect on Rosa Barba's adaptation of cinema into printed and, here, online publication.

The Division of the Earth

The Division of the Earth

Veronica Tello

Veronica Tello reviews Dierk Schmidt's five-year project The Division of the Earth, now published in book form, which surveys Germany's colonial history in Namibia.

Looking into the Deep

Looking into the Deep

Is the past 'far away'? Melissa Gronlund reflects on the 56th Oberhausen Short Film Festival's recent programme of films from pre-World War I Europe.

Stephanie Barber: Submerged Narratives

Stephanie Barber: Submerged Narratives

Ed Halter

On the occasion of a screening of Stephanie Barber's films at Anthology Film Archives, Ed Halter reflects on Barber's deployment of material language and the emotional density of her gnomic films.

Anatomies of Desire

Anatomies of Desire

Fiontán Moran

Fiontán Moran reviews Tate Modern's film programme 'Invocations and Evocations: Queer and Surreal', which looked at the shared sensibilities between Surrealist and queer experimental film-making.

Oriol Vilanova: Repetition Is a Question of Base

Picture Essay

Oriol Vilanova: Repetition Is a Question of Base

Rosa Lleó

In this photo-essay, Rosa Lléo looks at the work of Spanish artist Oriol Vilanova, and his use of found postcards to reflect on the iconographies of victory and power.

Meredith Monk: Perception as Content

Meredith Monk: Perception as Content

Isla Leaver-Yap

Isla Leaver-Yap discusses the tumultuous performances, operas and cabarets of Meredith Monk, and their attempt to form a unique physical and performative language. 

We Are the Children of Marx and Google

We Are the Children of Marx and Google

Will Bradley

Will Bradley reviews Proud to Be Flesh, the anthology of writings over the past fifteen years from Mute, the magazine that has been a key site for debate on net.art politics, immaterial labour and anti-globalisation.

Rebelle: Feminism and the Haunting of History

Rebelle: Feminism and the Haunting of History

Hendrik Folkerts

Looking at 'rebelle', a recent exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Arnhem, Hendrik Folkerts considers what it means to write a history of feminism.

The 11th Istanbul Biennial

The 11th Istanbul Biennial

Pablo Lafuente, Pip Day, Maria Muhle

Pip Day, Pablo Lafuente and Maria Muhle discuss what the 2009 Istanbul Biennial means for the limitations of Modernist display and the potential of politicised art practice.

Breaking and Entering

Breaking and Entering

Mary Walling Blackburn

Trespassing in an industrial yard in the south Bronx, Mary Walling Blackburn comes into contact with a stored Richard Serra torqued spiral, in this essay on the nature of touching and trespass.

'Après Crépuscule' at the Cologne Kunstverein

'Après Crépuscule' at the Cologne Kunstverein

Manuel Gnam

The recent group exhibition 'Après Crépuscule' ('After Twilight') at the Cologne Kunstverein revealed the hermetic world of the chic Belgian record label Les Disques du Crépuscule. Like its British counterpart Factory Records...

'Twenty Seven Senses' at Kunstmuseet KUBE, Ålesund

'Twenty Seven Senses' at Kunstmuseet KUBE, Ålesund

In 1937 Kurt Schwitters fled Germany, fearing arrest by the Gestapo, and travelled to the northwest coast of Norway. He lived there for the next three years in a small hut on the island of Hjertøya, opposite the town of Molde, overlooked by snowy mountains...