Summer 2014

Mark Leckey, Bosco Sodi, Hito Steyerl, Ryan Trecartin, Bridget Riley, Disobedient Objects, Brazil panel discussion


Art Previewed

Yokohama Triennale; Folkestone Triennial; Shio Kusaka at Greengrassi, London; Ross Sincalir at Collective Galllery, Edinburgh; Paul Noble at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Marina Abramovic at Serpentine Gallery, London; Karla Black at Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan; Dorothy Iannone at Migros Museum, Zürich; Kristorf Kintera at Schleicher / Lange, Berlin and Museum Tinguely, Basel; Christopher Williams at MOMA, New York, by Martin Herbert.

Points of View: Hettie Judah on the discourse (or lack of) about men’s fashion; Maria Lind on writer Lisa Robertson and the funny pathos of men; Mark Sladen on the nuance of ‘normcore’; Jonathan T.D. Neil on derivatives and value in art; Sam Jacob on the effect of contemporary modernity on our cities, and duck-walking; Mike Watson on the return of aesthetic beauty; Jonathan Grossmalerman on life on the small screen.

Great Critics and Their Ideas: Virginia Woolf on Baselitz’s Upside-Down Paintings, by Matthew Collings.

The Law and Its Ideas: Daniel McClean on the ‘unfair competition’ and ‘counterfeiting’ claims in relation to the animal sculptures created by fine artist Xavier Veilhan and commercial artist Richard Orlinski.

Art Featured

Mark Leckey; Bosco Sodi; Hito Steyerl; Ryan Trecartin; Bridget Riley; DISOBEY! at the V&A, London; Brazil panel discussion with Luciana Brito, Pablo León de la Barra and Pablo Lafuente, moderated by Oliver Basciano.

Art Reviewed

UK: Alms for the Birds at Cabinet Gallery; London; How to Work Together: Ella Kruglyanskaya at Studio Voltaire; London; VALIE EXPORT & Friedl Kubelka at Richard Salmon. London; Peter Doig: Early Works at Michael Werner, London; Daphne Wright: A Small Thing to Ask at Frith Street Gallery; London; AV Festival, various venues, Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Sunderland; Science Fiction: New Death at FACT, Liverpool; Bedwyr Williams at Tramway, Glasgow.

USA: Sharon Hayes: Fingernails on a Blackboard at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Leigh Ledare at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; Jumma Manna: Menace of Origins at SculptureCenter, New York; Urs Fischer: Mermaid, Pig, Bro w/Hat at Gagosian Delancey Street and Last Supper at Park & 75, New York; Math Bass: Lies Inside at Overduin & Co, Los Angeles; Allen Ruppersberg: Drawing and Writing at Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles; John Tweddle at Kayne Griffin Corcoran Los Angeles; Elliott Hundley at Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

Europe: Thomas Bayrle at Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne; Mark Manders: Cose in Corso at Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia; Playtime at Lenbachhaus, Munich; Lina Selander: Silphium at Kunsthall, Trondheim; Richard Wright: Nine Chains to the Moon (Chapter 1) at BQ, Berlin; Viktor Rosdahl: Quorum Sensing at Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö; Benjamin Sabatier: Storage at Jousse Entreprise, Paris; Matthew Benedict: The Lost Island at Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich; Krystian Jarnuszkiewicz: Hard Asleep Under an Oak Tree at Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw; Flora Borsi: Pieces of My Mind at ART350), Istanbul.

Rest of the world: Mounira Al Solh: All Mother Tongues Are Difficult at Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut; Theo Michael: Reptile Dialectics at Galería OMR, Mexico City; Casa Triângulo no Pivô at Pivô, São Paulo; He An: It’s Forever Not at Magician Space, Beijing.

Books: Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures, by Mark Fisher; Being Cultured: In Defence of Discrimination, by Angus Kennedy; Selected Writings, 2000–2014, by Paul Chan; Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art, by Arthur I. Miller.

The Strip: A new work from Anne Opotowsky & Aya Morton, introduced by Paul Gravett

Off the Record: Gallery Girl – in Basel