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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

by Elvia Wilk
French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s current exhibition at Esther Schipper Gallery, Return to Noreturn, revisits and rewrites her 2008-2009 exhibition TH.2058 at the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Return to Noreturn hovers between documentation and fiction, its semi-narrative arc held together by two videos filmed at the Tate during the last week of her show there. Though the videos are records of the previous exhibition, they deliberately stage a new story, cycling between past and future as the title of the show suggests. Against the backdrop of TH.2058, which was a speculative imagining of the... [more]
Posted by Elvia Wilk on 4/24/12
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Situation Rooms

by Erik Wenzel
We had to ring the buzzer to get in. I hate ringing a buzzer to get into galleries. I prefer to walk in unannounced to spaces, free to slip out without saying a word. But most of the galleries in Berlin are in buildings you need to be buzzed into. A studious young man sat at the landing at the top of the first flight of stairs. He closed the small book he was reading, got up from his chair and stood in front of the door to the gallery. He asked us something in German. “Is this Esther Schipper gallery? We’re here to see the Pierre Huyghe show?” I said. “What are your names please?” he asked. “O... [more]
Posted by Erik Wenzel on 10/3/11
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All Useless Garbage

by E-Slant Team
        The artistic positions of Dorothy Iannone and Lily van der Stokker represent different generations that deal with the discussion of feminism as well as with the position of women in society. Since the beginning of the 1960s Dorothy Iannone realised drawings, books, objects and large-sized paintings. Her works often illustrate persons who are characterised by a strong sensuality. With strong colours and high contrasts the figures are accompanied by different texts (dialogues, narratives) and ornaments structuring the composition of the works. Iannone's works deal with subjects like sexual... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 2/9/09