Teodora Kotseva

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It's said that there is “no free lunch,”—but what about some free art events in Basel?  Yes, it's June, and it's time for Art Basel again. It may not as exotic a location as Miami or Hong Kong, but the old European continent offers a deep-rooted history and relatively compact scale of events (at least compared to its Miami mega-offshoot) in the cozy Swiss town at the corner of three nations. Audiences are increasingly interested in attending openings, museum shows, and art fairs and it... [more]
The Prescient Plagiarist: Sturtevant’s Works on Paper   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Elaine Sturtevant at Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart May 30th, 2015 - August 23rd, 2015
Posted 6/1/15
It’s often said that originality is simply undetected plagiarism. In the past couple of years, several major art institutions and museums have revisited the work of American artist Elaine Frances Sturtevant (1924–2014), known simply as Sturtevant, who was both as original as they come, but also a well-known plagiarist. Recent exhibitions include at the MoMA, New York City, and MOCA, Los Angeles (2014–2015), Leaps Jumps and Bumps at the Serpentine Gallery (2013), and Image Over Image, at the... [more]
C/O Berlin recently moved to its new home, the Amerika Haus, a 1950s architectural trademark that saw little of the vicious consumerism and booming hedonism that characterized the so-called "Swinging 60s," yet plays perfect host to an exhibition centered on the era. C/O's current exhibition  revolves around Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's iconic 1966 film of the same name. Photography’s ability to picture reality is challenged both in the movie, as well as in the exhibition, which... [more]
One Year of Filmmakers: Why One Gallery Is Dedicating 2015 to the Moving Image   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Tobias Zielony at KOW December 6th, 2014 - February 14th, 2015
Posted 1/26/15
Dedicating its programming to the work of seven noted filmmakers, KOW in Berlin gives its exhibition space over to the moving image in 2015. The year’s roster includes Germany representatives for this year’s Venice Biennale, Tobias Zielony and Hito Steyerl, pioneering feminist and experimental cinematographer Barbara Hammer, Russian activist collective Chto Delat?, Mario Pfeifer, Renzo Martens, and Clemens von Wedemeyer.  Why is it so important to show and engage with film and video work? The... [more]
Art Basel on the Side   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
at VOLTA June 16th, 2014 - June 21st, 2014
Posted 6/15/14
Satellite fairs and art shows seem to be mushrooming around their big brothers. With nearly two-dozen fairs, Miami is definitely the leader, followed by the Armory show, which this year had at least eight side fairs. The month of June though is reserved for the old continent and Art Basel, which is one of the oldest contemporary art fairs and one of the most important when it comes to the concentration of well-established art galleries. Some 4,000 artists will be featured in various sectors,... [more]
Art Rotterdam Week: Across the Bridge   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
at Object Rotterdam February 6th, 2014 - February 9th, 2014
Posted 2/3/14
Recently Rotterdam placed prominently in a number of travel guides’ 2014 lists – named it eight out of its Top 10 Cities to visit this year, while The New York Times charted it at ten on its 52 Places To Go list. An abnormally warm winter makes February the perfect time to dive into the city’s most exciting month when it comes to contemporary art. The IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam) will warm up the public with its selection of global cinema, followed by Art Rotterdam Week, which... [more]
If you are planning to visit Basel during June's Art Basel week, you should be prepared to dive into the most exciting week on the world art calendar. After the inauguration of the Venice Biennale, this is the second hot spot for all art industry people; everybody will be here, why would you miss it? Collectors, dealers, critics and curators flock to the small and cosy town of Basel like mad cows. Art Basel remains the mothership of all art fairs, partly because it is one of the oldest... [more]
Untipping the Scales   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Libia Castro, Ólafur Ólafsson at TENT Rotterdam February 7th, 2013 - May 5th, 2013
Posted 3/13/13
Spanish-born artist Libia Castro and Icelandic-born Ólafur Ólafsson investigate the subjects of universal injustice, inequality, and power relations employing a variety of media in their quest to highlight imbalances in present-day political, social and economic realities. Asymmetry at TENT Rotterdam is the Rotterdam Berlin-based duo’s first retrospective in the Netherlands. Curated by Adam Budak, the show features work spanning a ten-year work period including video installations, sound and... [more]