ArtReview May 2018



Martin Herbert’s pick of ten must-see exhibitions in May

Hello World. Revising a Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Bodys Isek Kingelez, MoMA, New York
Melanie Smith, MACBA, Barcelona
Lubaina Himid, Baltic, Gateshead
Lena Henke, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Jutta Koether, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
Karen Kilimnik, Sprüth Magers, London
Julie Beaufils, Balice Hertling, Paris
Katrín Elvarsdóttir, Berg Contemporary, Reykjavík
Bucharest Biennale

Under the Paving Stones of Hong Kong, by Fi Churchman and Mark Rappolt

Adriano Costa talks to Ross Simonini about life on Instagram, artistic freedom and the exploitation of Ayahuasca

Art & Revolution – Christian Viveros-Fauné looks at four iconic moments in art history when artists sought to frame revolutionary ideals

Art Featured

‘In what way could we reject the sanctimony that so often distorts popular memory of that moment, so as to grasp its present relevance?’ – Andrew Weiner deconstructs the fetish for 1968

My Parent’s Revolution
Novelist Marie Darrieussecq recalls her embryonic engagement with the revolutionary moment of 1968, and traces its impact on her later life

Legacies of 1968
Nine artists reflect on how their experience of May 1968, and how the events impacted their work (or not). By Art & Language, Richard Barbrook, Franco Berardi, Stuart Brisley, Jonas Mekas, Catherine Millet, John Stezaker, Regina Vater, Cecilia Vicuña

The Shape of Protest
From hastags to police ‘kettle’ tactics, Oliver Basciano traces the recent evolution of the nature of protest through the work of Ahmet Öğüt, Hiwa K and Stéphanie Lagarde

Reviews from around the world

Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture at ICA, London, by J.J. Charlesworth
Sebastian Jefford at Gianni Manhattan, Vienna, by John Quin
'It is difficult / to get the news from poems / yet men die miserably
every day / for lack / of what is found there' at Galerie Sophie Van De Velde, Antwerp, by Sam Steverlynck
Lutz Bacher at Lafayette Anticipations, Paris, by Martin Herbert
Deborah Remington at Kimmerich, Berlin, by Phoebe Blatton
Parker Valentine at Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf, by Moritz Scheper
Nicole Wermers at Kunstverein in Hamburg, by Kristian Vistrup Madsen
Kahlil Joseph at Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, by Dominic van den Boogerd
Concrete Matters at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, by Sara Arrhenius
Sofia Húlten at Tinguely Museum, Basel, by Olga Stefan
Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, by Louise Darblay
Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness at Dundee Contemporary Arts, by Daisy Lafarge
Faith Ringgold at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, by Isabella Smith
Magali Reus at South London Gallery, by Laura Smith
Ilona Keserü at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, by Gabriel Coxhead
Robert Colescott at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, by Andrew Berardini
Kerry Tribe at 1301PE, Los Angeles, by Aaron Horst
Sylvie Fleury at Karma International, Los Angeles, by Lindsay Preston Zappas
Jasper Johns at The Broad, Los Angeles, by Jonathan T.D. Neil
Serge Alain Nitegeka at Marianne Boesky, New York, by Joshua Mack
Anna-Sophie Berger at JTT, New York, by Jeppe Ugelvig
Robert Gober at Matthew Marks, New York, by Ben Eastham


May Day Manifesto 1968, edited by Raymond Williams
The Walls Have the Floor, edited by Julien Besançon
New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future, by James Bridle
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & asha bandele


A new strip by Serge Baecken; and I. Kurator sets off to Frieze New York for some ‘live’ curating