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Nam June Paik - Becoming Robot

Visionary! Nam June Paik – Becoming Robot

Called the founder of video art, Nam June Paik loved TV-sets. He used them in various ways in his installations and later in his robots. The Asia Society in New York has now mounted a large retrospective “Becoming Robot”. > MORE Nam June Paik – Becoming Robot Editors:    Melissa Chiu, Michelle Yun Text by:    Kenzo […]

Florine Stettheimer

Dreamy and Posturing: Florine Stettheimer

Fashionable, eccentric, multi-artistic and a poet to boot: Florine Stettheimer was an early modernist painter and set designer. Her works were highly idiosyncratic and portrayed urban life. Although during Florine Stettheimer’s lifetime she was little known outside the circle of New York modernists of which she and her sisters were a part, Stettheimer’s achievements in […]

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

“The Image as Burden” is the title of the touring Marlene Dumas exhibition (Stedelijk and Tate Modern) 2014-15. The title is derived from the work The Image as Burden (1993), which refers to the conflict between the painterly gesture and the illusion of the painted image. It is a restrospective and includes paintings as well […]

Cy Twombly: The Essential Cy Twombly

A Giant: Cy Twombly

He mastered sculpture, painting, drawing as well as photography – here’s a fantastic survey on the diverse and singular practice of Cy Twombly. Perhaps best know for his gestural brushworks. A must-have in every home – really! Cy Twombly (1928–2011) was born in 1928 in Lexington, Virginia. He studied at the School of the Museum […]

Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988

Playful Interactions: Lygia Clark

Participatory and off-beat. The spatial and sensorial art by the late Brazilian artist Lygia Clark finds new audiences. This MoMA exhibition catalogue encompasses works from her entire career spanning from 1948 to 1988. Lygia Clark (1920–1988) trained in Rio de Janeiro and Paris from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s. Clark was at the forefront […]

Tatiana Trouve: I Tempi Doppi

Unsettling: Trouve – I Tempi Doppi

The works of Paris-based artist Tatiana Trouvé are unnerving and create haunting situations that oscillate between the real, the imaginary and the illusory. In her art rational and irrational spheres connect. “I Tempi Doppi” is a large-scale presentation of her invariably site-specific works in eight installation rooms at the Kunstmuseum Bonn and is the first […]

Ai Weiwei: Evidence

Surveillance: Ai Weiwei

“Evidence” is Ai Weiwei’s largest one-man show ever now on display at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. It contains works and installations which were either designed for the Martin-Gropius-Bau or have not yet been shown in Germany. > MORE “This show reflects the work in past years. Most of them are new works. Some are related to […]