Travis Jeppesen

“Perception Is Reality”

Frankfurter Kunstverein

November 2017

This brilliant and at times frightening exhibition offers multifaceted insight into virtual reality as praxis. On the ground floor, Manuel Rossner’s Wetware, 2017, reproduces the institution’s interior exactly, allowing reality trippers the… READ ON

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“Intuition”

Palazzo Fortuny

November 2017

Immodesty has perhaps never appeared so putrefying as it does in 2017, year of the pretentiously sweeping curatorial gesture. Following a now near-universal trend, curators—more like mystical Band-Aid applicators—of this summer’s verifiably… READ ON

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Cao Guimar„es

EYE Filmmuseum

October 2017

Ants are so great. Besides their obvious admirable qualities––such as their strength––they are unique in their ability to recognize the true value of human detritus. They take it—literally—and make it their own. Though few notice. Among the… READ ON

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“Spectrosynthesis: Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now”

Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

October 2017

This is the first major museum exhibition focusing on LGBTQ issues in Asia, and it is apt that it is being held in the capital of the first Asian country to move toward legalizing same-sex marriage. Taiwan is a complex and ever-evolving … READ ON

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Irma Blank

Galerija Gregor Podnar

September 2017

As seen in her famous large-scale works rendered in ballpoint pen, writing, in its occasionally unvarnished instrumentality, is Irma Blank’s greatest subject. Here, in an exhibition devoted to what she calls her “Global Writings,” the artist… READ ON

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Olga Chernysheva

Temnikova & Kasela Gallery

September 2017

Russian photographer Olga Chernysheva’s latest exhibition consists of never-before-shown works spanning from 1996 to 2014. Also on view is the large-scale pigment print Before Closing, 2017, which was captured at Tallinn’s Central Market, a… READ ON

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“Arena”

Taipei Fine Arts Museum

September 2017

With its focus on live art—including works representing virtually every analog and digital medium as well as a fair share of crowd-drawing interactive pieces—this exhibition brings together an assortment of Korean and Taiwanese artists who … READ ON

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Lucian Freud

Martin-Gropius-Bau

September 2017

Throughout his long career, the painter Lucian Freud rarely experimented with other media. Among the chosen few was printmaking, but even that was limited to etchings. The current exhibition is devoted to this side of Freud, presenting … READ ON

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Only the Lonely

Travis Jeppesen on “Anatomy of loneliness — The Films of Tsai Ming-Liang”

September 2017

TSAI MING-LIANG is one of the great charters of human loneliness. This month’s retrospective at the Kino Arsenal in Berlin allows you to consider Tsai’s cinema in its entirety (excluding his shorts and television features). You can watch the… READ ON

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Shock and Awe

Travis Jeppesen at the 18th Jeonju International Film Festival

June 2017

BUSAN MIGHT BOAST the bigger international reputation, but among South Korean cinéastes, the Jeonju International Film Festival is respected for its scrappy integrity and unapologetic penchant for experimental and independent cinema. In a … READ ON

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