05/02/11 - 13/03/11
Strange and familiar. A certain ambiguity marks the attempt of the Georgian-born, Berlin-based artist Thea Djordjadze to feel at home in an exhibition space. This spring she is presenting new work in Kiosk in Ghent.
Annet Gelink Gallery
08/01/11 - 12/02/11
You could hardly call his art sculpture. Using a wide variety of materials and techniques, the British artist Roger Hiorns investigates themes such as human consciousness, ritual actions and erotic energy. In January, he has an exhibition at the Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam.
Bzzz Bzzz Bzzz
AA Bronson on General Idea
03/02/11 Snowden Snowden
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC
11/02/11 - 30/04/11
The Canadian art collective General Idea were masters of irony – until the AIDS epidemic overtook them and their work unmistakeably changed in tone. Of the original three, only AA Bronson survived. On the occasion of a large retrospective in the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, he speaks about their 25 year long collective art production.
Recent years have seen no shortage of exhibitions concerned with ecology and the environment, but to date, they seem to have had little effect. What seems to be going wrong?
David and Googliath
reviews 25.11.09 Erik van Tuijn
Society of the Query conference
13/11/09 - 14/11/09
At the Society of the Query conference PHD researchers, cultural historians/analysts, new media specialists and artists all shared in the goal of critically assessing Google’s position as an information monopolist and the effect this has on us – Google users.
Mounir Fatmi repeatedly hits a nerve with both believers and nonbelievers. Religion is never far off in work that often seems as dark as it does hopeful – it’s just a matter of how you look at it.
It's always six o'clock:
Bonny & Clyde do Disneyland
reviews 03.06.08 Clare Butcher
24/05/08 - 29/06/08
'It's about what happens if Philip K. Dick takes control of your mind, if time stands still, if ordinary things become mysterious and fantasy creatures overturn the order of your soul.
Galleries are elbowing one another to have him as one of their artists. Navid Nuur (born in Tehran, now living in the Hague) is a major talent in Dutch art. His work is as broad as it is poetic, both relaxed and well-wrought. He is an intelligent handyman with broad visual capability, operating at the edges of what can be said and shown.
01/12/07 Trevor Smith
She is one of the most well-known Indian artists at the moment, having shown her work in all the major cities – most recently in Horn Please in Bern and at the Lyon Biennial. Sheela Gowda (1957), who lives in Bangalore, makes drawings, sculptures and installations which despite their unmistakable tenor of social criticism are executed with great care and formal subtlety.