<i>«25.06–4.07.15/Exhibition-Information/MI-groundfloor-attic…</i> reviewedA review of “Mount Olympus”<i>Check XXe</i> (2015) @ After Howl exhibition photosLucia Leuci, <i>Rose’s portrait</i> (2015) exhibition photosAn interview with Evelin StermitzSteven Warwick:  ‘A Postcard From LA’, p.1A review of Spitzenprodukt’s <i>Chubz</i><i>Things That Tumble Twice</i> (2015) exhibition photosA review of <i>White Fungus</i>Sophie Jung, <i>New Waiting</i> (2015) exhibition photosA review of <i>Menq Enq Mer Sarere</i><i>Club Caligula</i> (2015) exhibition photosAn interview with Faith HollandOscar Tuazon @ Paradise Garage reviewedAnticipating <i>Back to the Things Themselves</i> @ Assembly Point<i>Blue Majik</i> @ L’Atelier-KSR reviewedA critique of Kate Durbin’s ‘Cloud Nine’Ada Karczmarczyk: ‘Icons’, p.2<i>Society Acts…</i> (2015) exhibition photosOlga Balema @ Croy Nielsen reviewed

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  • M.I., a temporary gallery space initiated by curator and art history researcher Joel Mu, opened to the public with solo show, «25.06–4.07.15/Exhibition-Information/MI-groundfloor-attic/Auguststr-10-Berlin/opening-Wed-24-June-6pm», by Christophe de Rohan Chabot on June 24. The gallery, which will be open two weeks at the end of each month, has residence on the ground floor shopfront of collective house and theatre project Kunsthaus KuLe, with a satellite space in the building’s attic.
    From one end of the building to the other the space absorbs the physical interruption of a stairwell, a passageway marked with the lives of its tenants, past and present. In addition to this spatial split, the gallery must…

  • Beyond being beauteous, the silent white statues of Dionysus, Zeus, and Aphrodite standing in the museums of Europe and dotting the history of Western neo-classical architecture, all influenced by the temples of Ancient Greece, indicate a lot in terms of politics. The myths of Olympus have been a strong influence for the European culture, from the Bible to the films of Pasolini. And while “Mount Olympus”, the 24-hour contemporary theatre piece by artist and director Jan Fabre that took over Berliner Festspiele as a part of the Foreign Affairs theatre festival from June 27 to June 28, was based on the myths of the divine…

  • Paris-based curatorial programme and exhibition space Exo launched another great exhibition this spring, curating the Check XXe group show at Brussels’s After Howl. Run by curator Elisa Rigoulet and artist Antoine Donzeaud, the curatorial programme invited seven international artists to take part, (with Donzeaud contributing some of his own work as well) for a show that explored the notion and linguistic complexity of ‘checks’—checks-and-balances, checks done to embarrass the parties involved, checks that subtly bring attention that there are people around you trying to mate, checks as agreement, checks as obesity, etc.
    Paris’s Matthieu Haberard brings five new pieces—with a dark wood, epoxy, acrylic painting titled ‘Screen, where the…

  • The brainchild of Italian art editor Ingrid Melano started as a university project for a course titled ‘The Art Markets’. Like most humble begins in the digital age, The Art Markets cultural association started as a blog about contemporary art, filled with reviews of exhibitions Melano had come across through her travels. Now in its six year, the project continues its bimonthly cycle of events, inviting artists to present a new work accompanied by a DJ set at The Art Markets space in Milan. For one of its spring editions, the art project had invited Milanese artist Lucia Leuci to show her latest exhibition, Rose’s portrait.
    Lucia Leuci, Rose’s Portrait (2015). Install…

  • If you’re a feminist working in the art world, Evelin Stermitz will find you. I first made contact with Stermitz when she posted on the Facebook page of Fem Coven, a feminist collective I’m part of, and that she got wind of through no uncertain means—Fem Coven is, though international, based in Berlin and has no direct ties to Austria or to anyone living there. After a short exchange, she introduced me to ArtFem.TV, a resource I’ve been returning to from time to time, and that I worked through pretty extensively preparing for (binders full of) Women Artists, a Fem Coven event exploring the consistent underrepresentation…

  • In his works Extended Play and Re-Engineering, Steven Warwick (aka Heatsick) loosely constructs potential situations that unfold into a sculptural experience of a moment, an idea, or a place. He then manipulates these plastic environments: slowing down or speeding up flows to explore all the events that exist in-between.
     
    Recently, Warwick was an artist-in-residency at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles for 3 months, during which he spent time travelling around the city and its surrounds. Towards the end of his stay, he staged a performance (which included playing the Villa’s newly-restored organ) and released an accompanying soundtrack, ‘Reengineering Villa Aurora‘, which depicts the strangeness of…