Category Archives: Review

Paulina Olowska’s ‘Mother 200’ at Simon Lee Gallery

‘Mother 200’ might sound like the name of an archetypal android character in an Isaac Asimov novel, but the painting that shares this title with Paulina Olowska’s latest exhibition, which shows a middle-aged woman puffing on a cigarette with squinting

Paulina Olowska’s ‘Mother 200’ at Simon Lee Gallery

‘Mother 200’ might sound like the name of an archetypal android character in an Isaac Asimov novel, but the painting that shares this title with Paulina Olowska’s latest exhibition, which shows a middle-aged woman puffing on a cigarette with squinting

Antoni Muntadas, ‘Entre/Between’

(This review was originally published in frieze magazine, issue 145 March 2012) Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain. The bilingual title of Antoni Muntadas’s retrospective, ‘Entre/Between’, is apt. The Barcelona-born, New York-based artist has spent most of his 45-year

Antoni Muntadas, ‘Entre/Between’

(This review was originally published in frieze magazine, issue 145 March 2012) Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain. The bilingual title of Antoni Muntadas’s retrospective, ‘Entre/Between’, is apt. The Barcelona-born, New York-based artist has spent most of his 45-year

Review of ARCOmadrid 2012

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in February 2012 This year’s edition of ARCOmadrid Art Fair was having none of the doom and gloom that usually accompany the fair. The Spanish art scene has tended to berate its most important and

Review of ARCOmadrid 2012

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in February 2012 This year’s edition of ARCOmadrid Art Fair was having none of the doom and gloom that usually accompany the fair. The Spanish art scene has tended to berate its most important and

Luis Camnitzer’s “Reflejos y Reflexiones”

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in January 2012 After several years of teaching and working in printmaking, the Uruguayan artist Luis Camnitzer made what he considers to be his first conceptual piece. It was 1966: written in black plastic

Luis Camnitzer’s “Reflejos y Reflexiones”

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in January 2012 After several years of teaching and working in printmaking, the Uruguayan artist Luis Camnitzer made what he considers to be his first conceptual piece. It was 1966: written in black plastic

Notes for an idealistic visit to the Frieze Art Fair

This review was originally published on the online art magazine a*desk in October 2011 The voracity with which the contemporary art market chews up increasingly young artists is, at this point, just one more feature of extremely accelerated cultural consumerism. The cycles

Notes for an idealistic visit to the Frieze Art Fair

This review was originally published on the online art magazine a*desk in October 2011 The voracity with which the contemporary art market chews up increasingly young artists is, at this point, just one more feature of extremely accelerated cultural consumerism. The cycles

Ryan Gander or the pleasurable frustration

This review was originally published on the online art magazine A*DESK in September 2011 An abandoned industrial warehouse in the east of London is the scenario chosen by the British artist Ryan Gander to represent his latest and until now most

Ryan Gander or the pleasurable frustration

This review was originally published on the online art magazine A*DESK in September 2011 An abandoned industrial warehouse in the east of London is the scenario chosen by the British artist Ryan Gander to represent his latest and until now most

PAST PRESENT FUTURE SPACE-TIME

Psychedelia is back. Forget about the Goth revival, all that paleness and blackness. Right now it’s all about tie-dye, crazy colours and acid (sounds, that is). Last 10th of September the Wysing Arts Centre held the ‘Past Present Future Space–Time’

PAST PRESENT FUTURE SPACE-TIME

Psychedelia is back. Forget about the Goth revival, all that paleness and blackness. Right now it’s all about tie-dye, crazy colours and acid (sounds, that is). Last 10th of September the Wysing Arts Centre held the ‘Past Present Future Space–Time’

Experimental Station. Research and Artistic Phenomena

(This review was originally published on www.frieze.com in August 2011) CA2M (Centro de Art 2 de Mayo), Madrid, Spain. John Cage’s aphorism ‘art is sort of an experimental station in which one tries out living’ is the inspiration for ‘Experimental Station’, a

Experimental Station. Research and Artistic Phenomena

(This review was originally published on www.frieze.com in August 2011) CA2M (Centro de Art 2 de Mayo), Madrid, Spain. John Cage’s aphorism ‘art is sort of an experimental station in which one tries out living’ is the inspiration for ‘Experimental Station’, a

Shadowboxing: Review of the RCA Curatorial MA final show

MA Curating shows pose an unsettling question: are we here to encounter a set of artworks or rather to assess under what conceptual make-up were they thrown together? Like a mirror held to the face of our art system, the

Shadowboxing: Review of the RCA Curatorial MA final show

MA Curating shows pose an unsettling question: are we here to encounter a set of artworks or rather to assess under what conceptual make-up were they thrown together? Like a mirror held to the face of our art system, the

Rosa Barba & Hilary Lloyd: dance with projector

They say stoicism’s cradle was Greece, third century BC. A long time and a long way from contemporary London, a city where just the perils and anxieties of commuting to work in the morning (if one was lucky enough to

Rosa Barba & Hilary Lloyd: dance with projector

They say stoicism’s cradle was Greece, third century BC. A long time and a long way from contemporary London, a city where just the perils and anxieties of commuting to work in the morning (if one was lucky enough to