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20111126030101-01_11 Were all stars to disappear or die...   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Nina Beier, Étienne Chambaud, Peggy Franck, Alex Hubbard, Pamela Rosenkranz, Ryan Sullivan at Bugada & Cargnel November 18th, 2011 - January 21st, 2012
Posted 12/11/11

'Were all stars to disappear or die I should learn to look at an empty sky and feel its total dark sublime' is a sentence from the poem The More Loving One (1957) by Wystan Hugh AUDEN, that major abstract painter and theoretician Ad REINHARDT (1913-1967) quoted to define his artistic approach, especially in his iconic series of black monochromes Ultimate Paintings. Inspired by that sentence and its posterity, Were all stars to disappear or die... is the first chapter of a two-part exhibition, that... [more]

20111010013136-modfiy_1 Changing It Up, Or Down   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Darren Bader, Nina Beier, Karl Holmqvist, Adriana Lara, Natalia Ibáñez Lario, Jose Carlos Martinat, Amilcar Packer, Anders Smebye, Nicolás Paris Vélez at Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) September 23rd, 2011 - November 13th, 2011
Posted 10/10/11

This challenging yet playful exhibition at MOCA, North Miami brings together work by various international contemporary artists whose work involves interventions in, or modifications of, pre-existing cultural forms, objects, or materials. There is a deliberately oblique quality to much of the work, which can be either intriguing or off-putting depending on one's point of view. I found many of the works to be highly engaging, while others were less satisfactory. In any case, the museum's printed "Gallery Gui... [more]

Lauren “I’LL FIND IT IF YOU STOP TALKING”   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jesse Ash, Gediminas Atskinas, Olivier Babin, Nina Beier, Liudvikas Buklys, David Buuck, Deric Carner, Etienne Chambaud, Brian Clifton, Torreya Cummings, Dina Danish, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Rosie Farrell, Daniel Oates Kuhn, Seth Lower, Benoit Maire, Francesca Bennett & Nicolas Matranga, Darius Mikšys, Tegan Moore, Elena Narbutaitė, Isola & Norzi, Kamau Amu Patton, Raymond Boisjoly & Ryan Peter, Mandla Reuter, Snowden Snowden, Gareth Spor, David Stein, Daniel Turner, Freek Wambacq, Jen Weih, Christine Wong Yap at Queen's Nails December 5th, 2009 - December 6th, 2009
Posted 12/28/09

    I didn’t see Exercises in Seeing, partially because I wasn’t there. In most cases, not having seen an exhibition should make writing its review rather difficult, if not utterly pointless (see: re+view). While what follows can only be a speculative reconstruction, perhaps conjecture is the only appropriate tool for reviewing an exhibition of contemporary art held completely in the dark. After all, no one saw the show. More than thirty primarily visual projects were shipped to San Francisco... [more]

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