Jurriaan Benschop

Norbert Bisky

December 2017

Built in a Brutalist style, the former Saint Agnes Church that is now the König Galerie is anything but a neutral gallery space. The hanging paintings on the high walls of its nave can easily, perhaps too easily, bring out any spiritual … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2017 [TOC]

David Schutter

Rhona Hoffman Gallery

November 2017

David Schutter’s three grayish paintings, all titled with variations of ANB M 109 (all works 2017), seem to turn their backs on the viewer, showing hardly any articulation or contrast. Once adjusted to the dark surfaces, though, one can … READ ON

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Iulia Nistor

September 2017

The work of Iulia Nistor focuses on the unseen and the hidden rather than the obvious or the representational. It suggests that omissions in visual availability can evoke a sense of the real. Considering the proliferation of digital imagery… READ ON

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Richard Serra

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

July 2017

Richard Serra forgoes color in his drawings, considering it an added value, not a structural property. Color does not fit the straight logic of his process, in which materials exist unto themselves and not as references to anything else. This… READ ON

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Vajiko Chachkhiani

June 2017

“For me, it is important to let works happen—I don’t approach a work by thinking, ‘Now I’m going to make a sculpture,’” Vajiko Chachkhiani once remarked. The Georgian artist’s recent exhibition “Summer which was not there” certainly foregrounded… READ ON

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Dan Attoe

April 2017

“I never thought I would be a landscape painter,” Dan Attoe once remarked—and yet landscapes have played a role in all his work to date, as settings for figures in action. Attoe grew up in nature, his parents working as foresters around the… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]

Mirosław Bałka

Pirelli HangarBicocca

March 2017

Eighteen works emerge from the dark in this huge industrial hall. The exhibition starts and ends with Holding the Horizon, 2016, which is installed above the entrance and shows a simple yellow horizontal shape that nervously moves up and down… READ ON

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Jonathan Bragdon

Aurel Scheibler

February 2017

Is consciousness something you can depict? This is the challenge Jonathan Bragdon takes up in his “Consciousness Portraits,” a series of small, diary-like drawings he’s been making since 2012, thirty-two of which are on display. Bragdon’s … READ ON

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Matthew Metzger

February 2017

What is the relation between abstract and figurative painting, and how do we read abstraction some fifty years after the twilight of Abstract Expressionism? These questions seem to be at the heart of Matthew Metzger’s practice, and they … READ ON

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Gina Malek

Magic Beans

November 2016

In her paintings, Gina Malek does not just depict human figures in moments of physical action or tension; she transmits physicality directly through her mark-making. It is difficult to decide who the protagonists are in her paintings: the … READ ON

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