Alex Katz: Small Paintings and Drawings, 1990-2016 at Galleria Monica De Cardenas in Milan

Lucy, 2013
oil on board
cm 30 x 40,5

 

After his large shows this year at the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Serpentine Gallery in London, Galleria Monica De Cardenas is presenting an exhibition of small paintings and drawings by Alex Katz. (more…)

Secrets in the Carbon Atom at Podium in Oslo

Emiliano Maggi, Spettro n.6
glazed ceramic
43 x 17 x 14 cm

 

White light pulsating in intensity
Stars are celestial diamonds

On a stable ground of matte darkness

That holds vast unknowable mysteries
Why something rather than nothing at all?
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Labour Dance by Amalia Ulman at Arcadia Missa in London

Labour Dance, the title of Amalia Ulman‘s latest solo exhibition at Arcadia Missa (London), at first glance could be interpreted as a nod to open-plan fail harder work cultures of recent years, however the term is taken directly from a practice used by some women to induce birth. (more…)

Delete Beach by Phill Collins at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin

Delete Beach, a new work by Phil Collins, opens on Wednesday 28 September at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin as part of The Aesthetics of Resistance, a festival organised to mark the 100 years since the birth of Peter Weiss, one of Germany’s foremost dramatists, novelists, and intellectuals of the last century. (more…)

Micrograms by Jakub Czyszczoń at Ermes-Ermes in Rome

Micrograms

First look, superficially pleasant and deeply disturbing, may give rise to panic. A glance is not enough, you have to look. Slowly, gradually penetrating deeper with sight and let it free too follow the traces enshrined in subtle fragmentations of substance which are covering every painting. Faceing the paintings of Jakub Czyszczon, eyes can’t find peace, won’t capture the whole imagery, won’t recognize the motives, won’t find a convenient comparison, neither it won’t come to a synthetic judgement. (more…)

Jonatah Manno at CRIPTA747 in Turin

Jonatah Manno, A thousand thousand slimy things, 2015

Cripta747 presents In una stanza, disabitata d’inverno, decorata da macchie di muffa e salmastro, sul pavimento in ceramica industriale, la testa di Giano Bifronte, first solo show of Jonatah Manno in Turin and part of the Residency Programme that inaugurates the new season at the venue in Via Quittengo 41/b. (more…)