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20131120170614-prixderome2013-torenbosch-9007 And the winner isn’t…   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Christian Friedrich, Falke Pisano, Remco Torenbosch, Ola Vasiljeva at de Appel Arts Centre October 25th, 2013 - January 26th
Posted 11/20/13

The 2013 Prix de Rome exhibition at de Appel in Amsterdam got me thinking about payoff, the rewards of looking at art. I’m not mad at “Museums as Playgrounds” or Banksy – as far as I’m concerned, if you’re getting people into museums or talking about art, that’s a good thing. Nor do I think anyone would accuse me of hating on difficult art. For me, one of the best parts of writing about art is pushing myself to be more open minded, to spend time with art, str... [more]

20111212023507-christian_banner Christian Friedrich: untitled (2011)   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Christian Friedrich at P/////AKT November 26th, 2011 - December 24th, 2011
Posted 12/12/11

Tucked deep into Zeeburgpad in Amsterdam Oost, past Browerij ‘t Ij there lurks the P/////AKT initiative space. Having underestimated the distance to the space as well as the severity of the December weather, it was a relief to finally arrive at my destination. However the physical experience of walking into the disjointed sounds and epileptic imagery of Christian Friedrich’s Untitled (2011): Where Time Has Lost Its Relevance II offered no sense of refuge. The space is completely dark and empty ex... [more]

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