Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hallo from Switzerland..! A Brief Basel Wrap-up (with some Documenta on the side..)

It’s been a quiet week, as the art world descended on otherwise-quiet town of Basel for the 43rd edition of Art Basel. As if the international economic situation and the oversaturation of fairs (with Frieze NY and Hong Kong now … Continue reading

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Apocalypse, not likely: Kulik-curated Parallel Project to Kyiv’s Arsenale Shut Down for “Pornography”

Kyiv’s Arsenale 2012 may have gotten off to a rocky start, but at least it’s still open. Yesterday, the Ukrainian Kommersant reported that the exhibition “Apocalypse and Rebirth in the Chocolate House” has been closed for pornographic content. Organized by … Continue reading

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Putin, Protests, and Pussy Riot (oh, and, yes, a little Boris Groys): The Update from Moscow

Two days ago, Lenta released an article claiming that two-thirds of the Russian public believes that Putin should enter into negotiations with the protesters. This is how Putin negotiates: just days before the next big protest – scheduled for May … Continue reading

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dOCUMENTA 13 kicks off its 100 Days in Kassel

Today, dOCUMENTA13 opens for professional views, putting an end to all that speculation about what exactly Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev’s sprawling project was supposed to accomplish (other than filling the world with those attractive little readers…) Well, maybe didn’t “put an end … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot at the Palais de Tokyo

Yesterday, Artinfo broke the news that Pussy Riot would be featured in the inaugural “Alerte!” series at the Palais de Tokyo, opening June 21. The exhibition will consist of a documentary and video of their performance  (presumably the February 21 number … Continue reading

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Manifesta 9 takes visitors into The Deep of the Modern

This Thursday, the coal-mining region of Limburg took a look at its legacy when Manifesta 9 opened in the André Dumont mine in Waterschei, Genk. Titled “The Deep of the Modern,” the exhibition takes site-specificity seriously, delving into the history … Continue reading

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