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EXPO CHICAGO/2015
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Issue 15: December


ELIZABETH DEE // GABRIELE BEVERIDGE
by Stephanie Cristello

Gabriele Beveridge’s exhibition, Gold Diamond Park, is an important aesthetic move toward redefining minimalism in the twenty-first century. Mining all the hot tropes right now, which have since broke their way into contemporary pop culture—Health Goth in particular—Beveridge creates an environment for the moment.

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JONATHAN MONK // I ♥ 1984
by Marianne Templeton

(London) In 1949, George Orwell singled out 1984 as the not-too-distant futuristic setting for his claustrophobic, dystopian, and enduringly popular novel. The latest addition to the bloodline is I ♥ 1984, Jonathan Monk’s sixth solo exhibition at Lisson Gallery.

NEW MUSEUM // CHRIS OFILI
by Tara Plath

Eyes meet image, quickly scanning over the subtleties and ignoring details to affirm your initial judgment. Then you take a step closer, and the image gives way to texture—painted dots like beads that shape their figure’s faces, fingers, Afros, breasts, or penis. Texture gives way once more, to medium—either glitter or resin, which masks a quiet pattern.

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VOLATILITY SMILE // INTERVIEW WITH PHILIP VANDERHYDEN
In Conversation with Ruslana Lichtzier

In an attempt to settle my mind from what I see as a cardinal shift in his practice, I decided to invite Vanderhyden for a virtual, textual interview, in order to discuss with him the borders of materiality, the relationship between the economics of images and commerce, and the recovering of historical ghosts.

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RICHARD MOSSE // THE ENCLAVE
by Catherine Lamoureux

Documentary photography is a practice that often finds itself either belonging to the realm of journalism or that of contemporary art, ambiguously wavering between the two. Upon entering the DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, which is currently hosting Richard Mosse’s The Enclave, it is apparent that the work exhibited transcends expectations associated with image making in its entirety.

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LAWRENCE WEINER // BNL MTL 2014
by Tina Gelsomini

In November, as part of L’avenir (Looking Forward), La Biennale de Montreal  (BNL MTL) 2014, Lawrence Weiner stood at the podium of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Auditorium dismissing the lecture he was about to give. When he envisioned this evening—dubbed THE PROSAIC TYRANNY OF SYNTAX—notes Weiner, the crowd was smaller, the atmosphere more relaxed, and the talk was more of an open dialogue than a structured lecture.

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JOSEPH KOSUTH // SPRÃœTH MAGERS
by Kostas Prapoglou


“I am observing X,” “Imagine hands,” “I never ask myself the question,” “An object self-defined,” and “What does this mean?,” read some of Joseph Kosuth’s neon works currently on view at the branch of Sprüth Magers gallery in London. The exhibition, entitled Amnesia: Various, Luminous, Fixed, is the second of the series following Insomnia: Assorted, Illuminated, Fixed that was presented at the gallery’s Berlin space back in 2013.

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