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Contexts

The Aesthetics of Migration

The Aesthetics of Migration

Marcelline Block

Marcelline Block traces contemporary representations of homelesness back to their foundations in literature, philosophy and cinema, in her review of the exhibition 'Where Do We Migrate To?'

Endurance Performance: Post-2008

Endurance Performance: Post-2008

E. C. Feiss

How is ‘endurance performance’ to be interpreted against the backdrop of the current financial crisis? Ellen Feiss considers re-performance as labour in Marina Abramović’s recent projects.

The Many Returns of Socialist Realism

Picture Essay

The Many Returns of Socialist Realism

Agata Pyzik

Agata Pyzik traces the history of former Soviet architecture to show how the architects of the Eastern Bloc have turned into the architects of Capitalist Realist skyscrapers and glass towers. 

Geeta Kapur: On the Curatorial in India (Part 2)

Geeta Kapur: On the Curatorial in India (Part 2)

Natasha Ginwala

For several decades now, Geeta Kapur has both shaped and documented India's contemporary art scene. In the second part of this interview, Kapur discusses nationhood, identity and the problematics of globalised curation, with Natasha Ginwala.

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Reviews

Atlas: How to Carry the World on One's Back?

Atlas: How to Carry the World on One's Back?

Pedro de Llano

Via the curation of Georges Didi-Huberman, Pedro de Llano examines the impulse towards the association of images, from Aby Warburg's famous Mnemosyne Bilderatlas to Walid Raad's Atlas Group.

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.

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