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What Can LARPing Bring to an Art World Obsessed with the Present?

by Vanessa Gravenor
The problem of presence Presence wracks the contemporary artist’s existence. Take, for instance, Marina Abramovic’s 2010 retrospective, The Artist Is Present, during which the artist famously sat in the gallery for the entirety of her exhibition’s run at MoMA. In her essay “‘The Artist is Present’: Artistic Re-enactments and the Impossibility of Presence,” critic Amelia Jones argues that the very fact that Abramovic was there, in the live act, “destroys presence (or makes the impossibility of its being secured evident).”[1] But what about... [more]
Posted by Vanessa Gravenor on 9/15
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At a Berlin Juice Bar, Squeezing Social Commentary into a Luxury Beverage

by Nadja Sayej
Walking into the Akademie der Künste, a key venue of the 9th Berlin Biennale, the café you encounter is more than just a café—but you wouldn’t know it at first glance. On one side there is a green juice bar serving up pricey smoothies and snacks; the seating area is furnished with fake plants and “upcycled” wooden tables made from shipping pallets. MINT, as the café is called, is an art project by Mexico City-based artist Débora Delmar, who created her own artist-run corporation in 2009: Debora Delmar Corp. At the 2016 Biennale, which is cura... [more]
Posted by Nadja Sayej on 6/22
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Mona Hatoum

The Mona Hatoum exhibition opens 30 July and consistsof recent work in the Academy of Arts at Pariser Platz. The annual award to a visual artist recognizes the work of this artist of Palestinian origin. The exhibition shows a selection of sculptures, installations and works on paper that have arisen in recent years in London and Berlin, like "Undercurrent" (2008), "Electrified III" (2010) and the "screen" (2008) . Long Night of Museums 28 August 2010 is the video "Measures of Distance" (1988) to see. Figure: Undercurrent (red), 2008 (detail). Die Akademie der Künste verleiht den Käth... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 7/26/10