April 2014

Wilhelm Sasnal, Berlin's Capitalist Realists, Dieter Roelstraete and Anselm Franke, Dienstag Abend, Juan A. Gaitán's Berlin Biennale, James Lingwood, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros


Art Previewed

Ten exhibitions on in April you won’t want to miss – in Ghent, New York, Paris, Glasgow, Düsseldorf, Zurich, London, Madrid and Milan, by Martin Herbert.

Points of View: Jonathan T.D. Neil on ‘Who’s afraid of qualitatively weighted metrics?’; Oliver Basciano with a letter from Dhaka; Maria Lind on late-modernist housing; Mark Sladen on what is a book?; Mike Watson on Living with the Maldives; Sam Jacob on the myths of primitivism and modernity; J.J. Charlesworth on how not to make public art; Hettie Judah on sauce for the sacrificial lamb; Jonathan Grossmalerman keeps visualising Hauser & Wirth; Laura McLean Ferris on off-space Castillo/Corrales, in Paris.

Great Curators and Their Ideas: Juan A. Gaitán, curator of this year’s (8th) Berlin Biennale, discusses his concept for the exhibition, with Raimar Stange.

Other People and Their Ideas: Codirector of pioneering London-based art-commissioning and-producing body, Artangel, and curator in his own right, James Lingwood, talks to Tom Eccles. Great Collectors and Their Ideas: Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, whose Colección Patricia Phelps (under the auspices of the the Fundación Cisneros, established with her husband, Gustavo, in the 1970s), is lending the works for the Royal Academy, London’s upcoming exhibition Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America, talks to Joshua Mack.

The Law and Its Ideas: Daniel McClean discusses the fake Chagall and the role of artist authentification committees.

Art Featured

Wilhelm Sasnal (who also created our April cover); Berlin’s Capitalist Realists; Mark Prince explores the complex and longstanding exchange between German and American art; Dieter Roelstraete and Anselm Franke on the exhibition in an essayistic rather than thematic form; Austrian-based collective Dienstag Abend present their friendship-based/confidential project.

Art Reviewed

UK: Magali Reus at Approach, London; Alexandre Singh at Sprüth Magers, London; Christian Jankowski at Lisson Gallery, London; Caroline Achaintre at Arcade, London; Jessica Jackson Hutchins at Timothy Taylor Gallery, London; Pae White at Greengrassi, London; Dean Hughes at Maria Stenfors, London; Anat Ben David at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kinsgton upon Thames; Return Journey at Mostyn, Llandudno.

USA: Thomas Struth at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Christopher Williams at Art Institute of Chicago; Liz Glynn at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; Objects & Thin Air at Foxy Production, New York; Michael Fullerton at Greene Naftali, New York; Joel Kyack at Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles; Liz Larner at Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Alex Prager at Lehmann Maupin, New York; Sue Williams at 303 Gallery, New York; Stan Douglas at David Zwirner, New York; Adrián Villar Rojas at Kurimanzutto, Mexico City; Merlin James at Kunstverein Freiburg;

EU: Stefan Panhans at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin; Sarkis at Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris; Matt Mullican at Massimo De Carlo, Milan; Walter Swennen at Wiels, Brussels; Deniz Gül at Galeri Manâ, Istanbul; Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell, various venues in Gstaad; Goshka Macuga at Index, the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm;

Rest of the world: 140 Caracteres at MAM, São Paulo; New Abstraction: Chapter 1, at Hadrien de Montferrand, Beijing Books: The Ringtone Dialectic, by Sumanth Gopinath; Unposted Letters, by Franciska Themerson & Stephan Themerson; Visual Cultures as Seriousness, by Gavin Butt and Irit Rogoff; A Philosophy of Walking, by Frédéric Gros.

The Strip: Knut Larsson

Off the Record: Gallery Girl – in Berlin