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Fire and Forget: Artists Respond to Modern Warfare   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Marina Abramovic, Ron Amir, Roy Brand, James Bridle, Luis Camnitzer, Mircea Cantor, Joan Castro, Marcelo Cidade, Jem Cohen, Martin Dammann, Chto Delat, Öyvind Fahlström, Harun Farocki, FRANK&ROBBERT/ROBBERT&FRANK, Daniil Galkin, and Keren Yeala Golan, Rudolf Herz, Damien Hirst, Clara Ianni, Emily Jacir, Hunter Jonakin, Joachim Koester, Korpys/Löffler, Barbara Kruger, Armin Linke, Robert Longo, Jazmin Lopez, Kris Martin, Michael Müller, Timo Nasseri, NEOZOON, Katja Novitskova, Tal R, Pipilotti Rist, André ROBILLARD, Julian Röder, Henning Rogge, Martha Rosler, Hrair Sarkissian, Ori Scialom, Timur Si-Qin, Santiago Sierra, Javier Téllez, Ulay, Julius von Bismarck, Sharif Waked, Gillian Wearing, He Xiangyu, Amir Yatziv, Ala Younis at KW Institute for Contemporary Art June 14th, 2015 - August 30th, 2015
Posted 6/24/15
Entering . On Violence, the viewer passes through two of the four rotating gates in Daniil Galkin’s installation Tourniquet. Beyond this eerie passage, a provocative text speculates on the impact of technology on modern warfare. Its thesis can be characterized as follows: since modern technology has largely emancipated warriors from a traditional active sense of duty—allowing them to literally fire and forget—does this change in confrontation halt the production and inevitable perception of... [more]
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Performing Bodies in Basel: 14 Rooms of Living Art   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Marina Abramovic, Ed Atkins, John Baldessari, Allora & Calzadilla, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Damien Hirst, Joan Jonas, Laura Lima, Bruce Nauman, Otobong Nkanga, Roman Ondák, Yoko Ono, Tino Sehgal, Santiago Sierra, Jordan Wolfson, Xu Zhen at Art Basel June 14th, 2014 - June 22nd, 2014
Posted 6/15/14
Much more interesting than the description of the  performance series, which will take place as part of Art Basel and is organized by star-curators Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist, is its call out for participants/performers to take part in it: “If you have an identical twin, use the opportunity to be part of Damien Hirst’s work. War veterans are sought after for part of Santiago Sierra’s performance, and anyone who speaks colloquial British-English and is similar in appearance to Ed... [more]
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Konzept Kunst   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Shusaku Arakawa, Robert Barry, Martin Boyce, Daniel Buren, Ian Burn, André Cadere, Ceal Floyer, Poul Gernes, Madeline Gins, Dan Graham, Lasse Schmidt Hansen, Isabell Heimerdinger, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Albert Mertz, Jonathan Monk, Francois Morellet, Olivier Mosset, Andreas Reiter Raabe, Santiago Sierra, Michel Verjux at Daimler Chrysler Collection: Daimler Contemporary October 7th, 2011 - March 18th, 2012
Posted 10/24/11
The collection of the Daimler Corporation focuses on “abstract and geometrical pictorial concepts, from which it derives its distinctive character,” which is an excellent starting point for conceptual approaches to art marking. It seems like Sol LeWitt is becoming lionized as the unchallenged father of the conceptual art, his practice bridges the pictorial and the sculptural and provides a through-road from Minimalism to hardcore “conceptual art” as it were. And while luminaries of the... [more]
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Cady Noland & Santiago Sierra   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Cady Noland, Santiago Sierra at KOW April 30th, 2011 - July 29th, 2011
Posted 7/17/11
Over the past three years we’ve seen the peak and rapid decline of a New York-centric late capitalism. Though economic jargon may help support the notion that any recovery we now see is due to autonomous market forces, what lies beneath is nearly a trillion dollars of clawing at the last silk threads of power. What’s more, rather than enlightening the populace to the error in their ways, we’ve knee-jerked in just the opposite direction, with discourse returning to 50s-era norms—from steadfast... [more]
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Another Biennale? This time in marble...   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Nevin Aladağ, Carl Andre, Libero Andreotti, Asymptote, Vanessa Beecroft, Huma Bhabha, Rossella Biscotti, Leonardo Bistolfi, Monica Bonvicini, Carlos Bunga, Aldo Buttini, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Valentin Carron, Maurizio Cattelan, Marcelo Cidade, Nemanja Cvijanović, Arturo Dazzi, Sam Durant, Urs Fischer, Lucio Fontana, Norman Foster, Yona Friedman, Massimiliano Fuksas, Cyprien Gaillard, Frank Gehry, Antony Gormley, Cai Guo-Qiang, Zaha Hadid, Thomas Houseago, Liu Jianhua, Grigor Kepinov, Daniel Knorr, Terence Koh, Grzegorz Kowalski, Daniel Libeskind, Wu Maoquan, Arturo Martini, Paul McCarthy, Fausto Melotti, Ohad Meromi, Gustav Metzger, MVRDV, Deimantas Narkevicius, Kristina Norman, Jean Nouvel, Yerbossyn Meldibekov and Nurbossyn Oris, Damián Ortega, Santiago Sierra, Alina Szapocznikow, Dymitr Szwarc, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kevin van Braak, Bogulov Veniamin, Ingal Vladimir, Yelena Vorobyeva and Viktor Vorobyev, Gillian Wearing, Adolfo Wildt, Artur Żmijewski, Zorka Wollny     at INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE OF CARRARA July 26th, 2010 - October 31st, 2010
Posted 7/5/10
  Monuments represent power and are generally speaking stand-ins for national identity; in a word, they are authoritarian. Monuments-as-objects have had their sense and meaning radically changed with an array of failure and crises across the modern historical and political panorama. We are presently plagued with the decay of monuments, a de-monumentalization of symbols and historical icons often replaced by other varieties, less governmental, more icon: TV personalities, general phemera and... [more]
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The Penetrated   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Santiago Sierra at Galería Helga De Alvear January 15th, 2009 - February 28th, 2009
Posted 2/8/09
        This new work by Santiago Sierra is directly related with other previous works, for instance "111 Constructions with 10 Modules and 10 Workers" (Zurich, 2004) or "Arrangement of 12 Prefabricated Fortifications" (Herzliya Museum, Israel 2004) in which a series of geometrical forms were combined by the artist in different arrangements. From an aesthetic and conceptual viewpoint they also dovetail with minimalism. The geometrical bodies echo back to a direct formal citation that... [more]