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Tranquillity in the Midst of the Circus: The Frieze Sculpture Park   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Matt Calderwood, Helen Chadwick, Alice Channer, Judy Chicago, Marilá Dardot, Elmgreen & Dragset, Gimhongsok, Jeppe Hein, Amar Kanwar, Joan Miro, Oscar Murillo, Peter Peri, Jaume Plensa, Norbert Prangenberg, Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigley, Takis, Bernar Venet, Rachel Whiteread, Richard Woods at Frieze London October 17th, 2013 - October 20th, 2013
Posted 10/15/13
The circus is coming to town. The tent is going up in Regent’s Park and the hordes of gallerists, collectors and devotees are moving in. It is time for the delicious and baffling spectacle that is Frieze London. Frieze is a mysterious beast. It is a super-capitalist cattle market for the artworld to show off and trade its most prized specimens. It is also a cultural welter where big time collectors, small time crooks, celebrities and artworld groupies gather for the inevitable theatrics. A... [more]
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Elmgreen & Dragset, The One and The Many   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Elmgreen & Dragset at Submarine Wharf May 28th, 2011 - September 25th, 2011
Posted 6/20/11
When I think of Scandinavian contemporary art duo Elmgreen & Dragset the words in my head are: “Party's over.” Their environments are almost always vacant – making exception for the odd hyperrealist sculpture -- yet used up to a point of exhaustion. You get the feeling things have happened, a certain point has been reached, and then everything has deflated. Or maybe no point has ever been reached, and you're witnessing the only state of things ever: a lazy abandonment. At the last Venice Biennale I h... [more]
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Elmgreen & Dragset at Galerie Perrotin - Saint Claude May 7th, 2011 - June 18th, 2011
Posted 5/15/11
Elmgreen & Dragset's works are "ghostlier demarcations" that create unsettling fictive worlds. Where the poet Wallace Stevens wrote (in "The Idea of Order at Key West") of how the imagination seeks to bestow meaning and order on the universe, which itself is illusory given our apprehension about reality, Elmgreen & Dragset take images of our world and craft slippery, dimly starred stories that play upon the tension of what we think we see, what we want to believe and what we remember about that... [more]
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Sample Berlin   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Monica Bonvicini, Enrico David, Jason Dodge, Elmgreen & Dragset, Isa Genzken, Julian Göthe, Karl Holmqvist, Alexandra Hopf, Judith Hopf, Laura Horelli, Anna- Kavata Mbiti, Shahryar Nashat, Henrik Olesen, Kirsten Pieroth, Lotte Reiniger, Dean Sameshima, Dash Snow, Josef Strau, Suzanne Treister, Amelie von Wulffen, Susanne Winterling at Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin September 25th, 2009 - November 15th, 2009
Posted 10/12/09
Scorpio’s Garden presents a “subjective snapshot of the Berlin art scene” by bringing together over 60 works by more than 35 international artists, most of whom live or work in Berlin. It marks the beginning of the second and final year of a varied program of exhibitions and events at the Temporary Kunsthalle.  This year, all exhibitions will be curated by artists. In this case, it is Danish Berlin-based artist Kirstine Roepstorff. The title of the show is explained in the exhibition text. ‘... [more]
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