Guillermo Calzadilla

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Notes on Gloria   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 4th, 2011 - November 27th, 2011
Posted 6/6/11
Olympic medalists could help the U.S. win another kind of gold—the Golden Lion prize for best National Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale—as part of the multimedia performance, sculpture, video, and sound exhibition by Puerto Rico-based conceptualists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. There was some surprise when the pair was chosen to be the U.S. representatives for 2011, following the recent big-name artists, including the posthumous presentation of work by Felix Gonzalez-Torres... [more]
Make this a Must   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla at Galerie Chantal Crousel September 4th, 2010 - October 16th, 2010
Posted 9/6/10
        A sprinkling of Duchamp, a dash of Beuys, a dusting of Kosuth and a generous dollop of talent. Witty, political,  eclectic and referential, this daring and dynamic duo takes from all mediums to challenge and provoke the viewer to thought, action, outrage, despair, laugh, cry, shout.  From two camel humps on an ironing board to the gorgeous and enigmatic photograph, this show is guaranteed to turn you into a fan.  My favorite piece of the evening was Petrified Petrol Pump, 2010, a... [more]
Like a Specter   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla at Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin July 11th, 2009 - September 6th, 2009
Posted 8/9/09
  The site specificity of the Allora + Calzadilla exhibition at Temporäre Kunsthalle is indeed one of its strongest suits. The blue and white Lego block of a building is perched on edge of the Spree where the socialist architectural marvel Palast der Republik once stood. Built on the site of the Berliner Stadtschloss which was badly damaged in World War II and demolished by the GDR despite fervent protests by West Germans, Palast der Republik housed the East German Parliament as well as myriad... [more]
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