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Katja Novitskova, Estonian Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale Katja Novitskova. If Only You Could See What I’ve Seen with Your Eyes
Eleonora Salvi |

The Venice Biennale has been over for a few weeks. What stood out most in this edition curated by Christine Macel? It is widely known that it’s not very easy to be able to combine …

Fabrizio Vatieri, SPRINT, non profit, book fair, spazio O', Milan, 2017 SPRINT _\|/_ Book Fair is not afraid of the unknown
Droste Effect |

From the 24th to the 26th November 2017, Milan has housed one of its most exciting and anticipated artistic events. SPRINT _\|/_ Independent Publishers and Artists’ Books Salon brings together artists, designers, publishers – and …

Paolo Cavinato On the use of perspective and the role of emptiness: A conversation with Paolo Cavinato
Giulia Gelmini |

By using several artistic practices, Paolo Cavinato creates multisensorial spaces, where images of reality, mental and emotional projections merge. His research starts from the physical space to arrive to the absolute; a philosophical path followed with …

Andrew Birk, MCA - Malta Contemporary Art I am the body of a human. Andrew Birk at MCA
Eleonora Salvi |

The impact between a primordial language and forms of representation of the unknown is well-stated in the exhibition I am the body of a human, a solo show by Andrew Birk currently at MCA – Malta Contemporary …

Kris Lemsalu, Workplace Gallery, London Fight the future: Later Is Now at Workplace Gallery, London
Vincenzo Estremo |

In the following text, I gathered some information and insights that have emerged from an email conversation, concerning the last exhibition curated by Portuguese artist Hugo Canoilas, Later Is Now, for Workplace Gallery in London. The …

SIAMO ARRIVATI Exhibition view, Madre · Museo d'arte contemporanea Donnaregina, Napoli, 2017 © Wade Guyton Courtesy the artist and Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee, Napoli Foto © Ron Amstutz Wade Guyton: A draft review
Vincenzo Estremo |

In his last solo exhibition SIAMO ARRIVATI (“WE’VE ARRIVED”), conceived for the MADRE Museum in Naples (Italy) and curated by Andrea Viliani, the American artist Wade Guyton (Hammond, Indiana, 1972) explored the state of the production …

ARRATIA BEER, Fernanda Fragateiro, Claudio Zecchi Fernanda Fragateiro and the problematic documentation of contemporary art
Droste Effect |

The following is a conversation between curator Claudio Zecchi and artist Fernanda Fragateiro (1962; lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal) on the problematic practice of documenting the contemporary artwork. Fernanda Fragateiro’s projects are characterized by a …

Arthur Fouray, ZQM Arthur Fouray’s “2080″ at ZQM in Berlin
Eleonora Castagna |

Eleonora Castagna: The exhibition you are presenting at ZQM in Berlin (which was inaugurated on the 20th of May and will close on the 18th of June) was presented through several steps. One of the …

Abdoulaye Konaté, Non à la Charia au Sahel, 2013 Textile, cm h 230x350, Collezione privata – Bologna, Italia The White Hunter! African art and the West at FM Milano
Vincenzo Estremo |

The hunter is the one who has the tools to exercise power. He achieves his goal when he brutalizes his victim. He keeps his position. He is careless, unscrupulous; with or without his gun. The …

Galeria Múrias Centeno, Musa paradisiaca, Claudio Zecchi, interview, artists, dialogue, art, project A conversation with Musa paradisiaca
Droste Effect |

Musa paradisiaca (Eduardo Guerra and Miguel Ferrão, 2010) is a long-term discursive project that manifests itself through the different shapes of drawing, performance, and sculpture. It’s a single expression of a collective and fragmented soul, …

Gordon Hookey, Documenta 14, Athens, Documenta, contemporary art, Documenta 2017 Documenta 14: Teaching in Athens
Vincenzo Estremo |

    In a scene from the Coen brothers’ Burn After Reading (2008) there is a great dialogue between the Director of the CIA (J. K. Simmons) and CIA officer Palmer Smith (David Rasche). It is a paradoxical …

Luisa Gardini and Felix, Guimarães, Vienna 2017. Image credits: Gregor Titze Guimarães. A new artist-run space in Vienna
Vincenzo Estremo |

Guimarães is a new exhibition space that opened a few months ago in Vienna. The place is run by Hugo Canoilas, Christoph Meier, and Nicola Pecoraro. I decided to meet the guys because I wanted …

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