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The Fall Previews: Europe Edition
by ArtSlant Team


SCULPTURALLY INCLINED

by ArtSlant London Editor Charlotte Jansen

Having been overshadowed by its omnipotent cultural kin – sport – this summer, this autumn should be a phlegmatic return for visual art forms in London. The vestiges of a turbulent few years, socially, economically and culturally, still remain in the city, however, and it seems to have inspired a new spate of exhibitions that consider environments and space – from the contemplative, to the laconic and the humourous.

Assessing the physical space around us, how it moulds us, and the way in which we consequently express ourselves in the context of our enviroment, seems to be a pivotal theme arising from the gamut of Autumn shows – the corollary of a city laden with influences from around the globe, that has been submitted to constant construction and reconstruction. Some of the best exhibitions opening in the coming months across the city seem to be taking a literal stance on this idea, with a proliferation of sculpture exhibitions...

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THE RETURN OF THE STEDELIJK

by ArtSlant Amsterdam Editor Andrea Alessi

Over the years visitors have left a number of Amsterdam guidebooks on my bookshelf. Out of curiosity, I recently perused the entries for the Stedelijk, Amsterdam’s modern and contemporary art museum, which has been closed for renovations for nearly a decade. One tells me the displaced museum “will reopen in the original building” in December 2009; another offers the even more suspect “closed until mid-2006.” The misinformation ends here. Let the fanfare commence as I tell you now what these misguided books could not: the Stedelijk will reopen – with Queen Beatrix in attendance! – on September 22, 2012.

I grew up in Boston so I’m familiar with stretched construction deadlines. While the Stedelijk renovation is not exactly Amsterdam’s Big Dig, it did leave a gaping hole – if not in the city’s physical landscape, then in its cultural one. Just as Boston’s traffic was rerouted onto provisional overpasses, in recent years Stedelijk exhibitions have found makeshift accommodation in various places throughout the city, mostly notably in an old post office near the Central Station, and more recently in the unfinished shell of its soon to be permanent home...

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THOMAS HOUSEAGO: I'll Be Your Sister

Hauser & Wirth

September 7th - October 27th

More LON Editor's Choice...

GABRIEL OROZCO
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Galerie Chantal Crousel

September 8th - October 20th

More PAR Editor's Choice...

SYLVIE FLEURY: Do Not Think of The Color Blue For Thirty Seconds

Mehdi Chouakri

September 12th - October 6th

More BER Editor's Choice...

JACK PIERSON: Jesus and Nazimova

Xavier Hufkens

September 7th - October 6th

More BRX Editor's Choice...

PILVI TAKALA: Disappearing Act

Galerie Diana Stigter

September 8th - October 13th

More AMS Editor's Choice...

Berlin, Sept. 2012: Marinella Senatore’s art offers an inspiring example of people working together to create intellectual consensus by collectively investigating the nature of community. Her elaborate film projects involve masses of volunteers in various cosmopolitan cities who band together for a common creative goal. The Italian filmmaker and artist refuses to claim an authoritative position in her projects. But she graciously grants us an interview before her upcoming solo show at Peres Projects, in Berlin, which opens on September 15.

Read more in this week's Rackroom interview.



Posted by ArtSlant Team on 9/11/12

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