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We are all waiting for Godot in Paul Chan’s dark world   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Paul Chan at Schaulager April 12th, 2014 - October 19th, 2014
Posted 7/19/14
Paul Chan, born in 1973, is a child of his time. He has cast aside modernism’s Big Ideas and is free of any kind of canon. He refers just as easily to French philosopher Charles Fourier (1772-1837) as he does to hip hop star Jay-Z. The Old Testament, hardcore porn, Samuel Beckett, daytime TV, the Black Panthers, Guy Debord and his Society of the Spectacle—for Chan this is all source material of equal value and utility. Chan is beyond postmodernism as well, though. He does not play... [more]
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Was There Art Before Video?  
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Robert Breer, Paul Chan, Martha Colburn, Thomas Demand, Brent Green, George Griffin, Bill T. Jones & OpenEnded Group, Ezra Johnson, Mary Reid Kelley, William Kentridge, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Laleh Khorramian, Maria Lassnig, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Joshua Mosley, Oscar Muñoz, Jacco Olivier, Raymond Pettibon, Robert Pruitt, Christine Rebet, Lotte Reiniger, Robin Rhode, Hiraki Sawa, Berni Searle, Cindy Sherman, Federico Solmi, Dziga Vertov, Kara Walker at SITE Santa Fe June 20th, 2010 - January 2nd, 2011
Posted 7/26/10
The 2010 SITE biennial opened with the press conference, curators spoke about the exhibition, using words like "quintessential," and "magical."  My expectations for the 2010 biennial grew.  Raising questions about our physical bodies in relation to the advent of technology, the curators call on historical and theatrical references while focusing on the handcraft of video.  Of course, handmade and video seem to be a contradiction in terms, especially from the viewpoint of the famed... [more]
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Was There Art Before Video?  
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Robert Breer, Paul Chan, Martha Colburn, Thomas Demand, Brent Green, George Griffin, Bill T. Jones & OpenEnded Group, Ezra Johnson, Mary Reid Kelley, William Kentridge, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Laleh Khorramian, Maria Lassnig, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Joshua Mosley, Oscar Muñoz, Jacco Olivier, Raymond Pettibon, Robert Pruitt, Christine Rebet, Lotte Reiniger, Robin Rhode, Hiraki Sawa, Berni Searle, Cindy Sherman, Federico Solmi, Dziga Vertov, Kara Walker at SITE Santa Fe June 20th, 2010 - January 2nd, 2011
Posted 7/26/10
The 2010 SITE biennial opened with the press conference, curators spoke about the exhibition, using words like "quintessential," and "magical."  My expectations for the 2010 biennial grew.  Raising questions about our physical bodies in relation to the advent of technology, the curators call on historical and theatrical references while focusing on the handcraft of video.  Of curse, handmade and video seem to be a contradiction in terms, especially from the viewpoint of the famed... [more]
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The Big Questions   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Francis Alÿs, Robert Barry, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, James Lee Byars, John Cage, Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Chan, Lygia Clark, Tony Conrad, Tacita Dean, Jason Dodge, Trisha Donnelly, Marcel Duchamp, Harold Edgerton, The Institute For Figuring, Ceal Floyer, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roger Hiorns, Douglas Huebler, Pierre Huyghe, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Stephen Kaltenbach, On Kawara, Christine Kozlov, David Lamelas, Louise Lawler, Paul Etienne Lincoln, Mark Manders, Kris Martin, Steve McQueen, Helen Mirra, Catherine Murphy, Bruce Nauman, Rivane Neuenschwander, Claes Oldenburg, Roman Ondák, Giuseppe Penone, Susan Philipsz, Anthony Phillips, Adrian Piper, Steven Pippin, Charles Ray, Tobias Rehberger, Hannah Rickards, Arthur Russell, Michael Sailstorfer, Roman Signer, Simon Starling, John Stezaker, Mladen Stilinović, Sturtevant, Shomei Tomatsu at Walker Art Center April 24th, 2009 - September 27th, 2009
Posted 8/7/09
The theme of the Walker Art Center’s exhibition “The Quick and the Dead” got personal, quickly, when I observed that an On Kawara date painting near the entry was the same date as an uncle’s birthday. Made by Kawara to mark the passage of time, the ongoing series implies its own end in the artist’s death, just as birthdays imply to many of us that there are only so many left. This exhibition announces its’ intentions to examine The Big Questions of Life at the outset in the title, but... [more]
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World on a String   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Jumana Emil Abboud, Georges Adéagbo, John Baldessari, Rosa Barba, Massimo Bartolini, Thomas Bayrle, Simone Berti, Mike Bouchet, André Cadere, Paul Chan, Nikhil Chopra, Moscow Poetry Club, Tony Conrad, Roberto Cuoghi, Keren Cytter, Gino de Dominicis, Nathalie Djurberg, Anju Dodiya, Elena Elagina, Cerith Wyn Evans, Öyvind Fahlström, Lara Favaretto, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Spencer Finch, Ceal Floyer, William Forsythe, Yona Friedman, Sunil Gawde, Gilbert & George, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Sheela Gowda, Tamara Grcic, GUTAI, Guyton\Walker, Gonkar Gyatso, Jan Håfström, Anawana Haloba, Rachel Harrison, Florian Hecker, Susan Hefuna, Carsten Höller, Koo Jeong-A, Joan Jonas, Miranda July, Rachel Khedoori, Toba Khedoori, Moshekwa Langa, Sherrie Levine, Arto Lindsay, Renata Lucas, Goshka Macuga, Igor Makarevich, Gordon Matta-Clark, Cildo Meireles, Aleksandra Mir, Yoko Ono, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Blinky Palermo, Lygia Pape, Anna Parkina, Philippe Parreno, Pavel Pepperstein, Alessandro Pessoli, Falke Pisano, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Att Poomtangon, Marjetica Potrc, Sara Ramo, Tobias Rehberger, Pietro Roccasalva, Tomas Saraceno, Amy Simon, Simon Starling, Xu Tan, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Grazia Toderi, Bestué Vives, Ulla von Brandenburg, Madelon Vriesendorp, Tian Tian Wang, Richard Wentworth, Pae White, Haegue Yang, Huang Yong Ping, Chu Yun, Héctor Zamora, Chen Zhen, Anya Zholud at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) June 7th, 2009 - November 22nd, 2009
Posted 7/13/09
Curator Daniel Birnbaum chose a clever theme in this year’s curated biennale exhibition. It has almost endless scope and he did a fairly good job of making sure that the artists fit the topic – even if that did sometimes mean equating “making installations” with “making worlds”. The art was generally of high quality, interactive, thought provoking and yes, even fun.The first and most entrancing work was Lydia Pape’s “Ttéia I, C. 2002” – a black void shot through with glinting... [more]
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The Disturbing Truth of War   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Robert Capa, Paul Chan, Omer Fast, An-My Lê, Gerda Taro, Geert van Kesteren at Barbican Art Gallery October 17th, 2008 - January 25th, 2009
Posted 1/11/09
        The photography and video responses to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on the ground floor of the Barbican Art Gallery are in provocative juxtaposition with the early twentieth-century photographic works of Robert Capa and his lover Gerda Taro in the upstairs section of the gallery.The works of four photographers/video makers: An-My Lê, Omar Fast, Geert van Kesteren, and Paul Chan see the wars through very different lenses, and consequently, have four very different visions of the... [more]
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