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An invitation to re-draw conclusions; the editing of Karl Larsson

by Nicole Rodríguez Woods
In October 2013, Joanna Kamm hosted the Karl Larsson exhibition at her Berlin-Mitte gallery, Galerie Kamm. In 2014, a metaphorical twelve months later, the title has appeared in the gallery once again, playing host to a familiar roster of works save for select new additions. One such alteration is a shallow scratch in the plaster wall at the gallery’s entrance. The gash, Form Was Not Born From An Idea, It Was An Idea Vanishing, sets the tone for this re-visitation. The exhibition’s... [more]
Posted by Nicole Rodríguez Woods on 7/9/14
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View and Review

by Devon Caranicas
When discussing art, I have always found the descriptive term "installation" to be annoyingly non-specific and over used.  On occasion, however, I will find myself in search of a word to illustrate an exhibition and am left with no other choice than to describe it as such.  Kathrin Sonntag's solo show is this occasion. Now on view at Galerie Kamm, the appropriately titled Double Take uses a soft-handed subtlety to orchestrate the reading of objects and photographs in a destabilizing... [more]
Posted by Devon Caranicas on 6/18/11
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Lorna Macintyre

      A Tree of Night, the title of Lorna Macintyre’s show at Galerie Kamm is taken from Truman Capote’s collection of early short stories, characterized by their dark psychological themes and an ornate style of writing. Alluding to the style of these uncanny stories Lorna Macintyre’s works deal with the darker side of nature, both beautiful and threatening at the same time. Including elements of nature like the night, lit up only by the stars, the shadows of trees or the water of the... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 4/10/11
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Installations

      20. In March 2010 I visited a cemetery in rural Mexico and discovered a peculiar practice formerly unknown to me. On several graves crosses of different design, material and age stood tied together in a rather improvised manner. Each cross was tied to the one before it with metal wire so that the crosses partially covered each other. Only the first cross, the one at the back, was properly mounted on to the grave or stuck into the ground. 21. Flipping through a book on Latin American... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 7/17/10
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JOÃO MARIA GUSMÃO + PEDRO PAIVA

      We met a man in Brazil who was called Tarciso, a former prospector of imperial topaz who 20 years ago found the largest precious stone ever discovered in the state of Minas Gerais. At that time he was happy: he fell in love with a native Indian woman, “a fire woman” who he made love to and lived with for several years. She later ran away and life became stale, Tarciso turned to alcohol and now spends his life drinking cachaça (rum) and endlessly repeating the story of... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 6/16/10
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Celestial Bodies

by E-Slant Team
Agnieszka Brzezanska photographs, films and paints images that surround her in daily life; images that come across her gaze and in which she perceives a particular significance. Non-hierarchically juxtaposed, these diverse works illuminate an interpretation of reality without intending to manifest something overt. Agnieszka Brzezanska's world is an enigmatic one, which, depending on the medium employed is presented as more or less abstract with great simplicity and beauty. In the... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 6/22/09