”New York Art Book Fair”

Ed Panar
Ed Panar, Animals That Saw Me, 2010, image: Ed Panar

Organized by Printed Matter, the sixth annual New York Art Book Fair presented a range of more than 200 exhibitors from twenty-one countries: independent book publishers, specialty dealers—both national and international—as well as a series of artist book-focused lectures, conferences and public initiatives which took place over the course of the fair’s interim. More »

Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Second House

Hreinn Fridfinnsson
Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Second House, 2008, image: Galerie Nordenhake

Born 1943 in Baer Dölum, Hreinn Fridfinnsson is an Icelandic artist who is sometimes placed in the same camp as Bas Jan Ader, Robert Smithson and Richard Long due to the conceptual underpinnings and minimalist tendencies present in many of his works. More »

Interview with Petr Davydtchenko

Petr Davydtchenko, Save and Protect Us, 2011, image: Petr Davydtchenko

Stockholm, Sept., 2011: For the past three years, Petr Davydtchenko has worked mostly with scenographic installation and sculpture. More »

Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena, ”YANKEE GO HOME! but please take me with you”

Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena, Black Madonnas, 2011, image: Nordin Gallery

Far from neutral, the new works in Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena’s exhibition “YANKEE GO HOME! but please take me with you” favor extreme positions. More »

”Imagine Being Here Now”

The Long Now Foundation, 2011, image: The Long Now Foundation

From the perspective of one who had viewed the Sixth Momentum Biennial before the recent massacres in Oslo and Utøya Island, and who now proceeds to discuss it afterward, the biennial’s title “Imagine Being Here Now” carries even more significance. More »

Martin Jacobson, Allegorical Dogs

Martin Jacobson, Allegorical Dogs, 2009, image: Martin Jacobson

Swedish artist Martin Jacobson creates a voluptuous scene illustrating that the fanciful can be more attractive than reality. The temptation to escape, to leave home to join any circus, to create a parallel universe, to be a tireless, invincible creature in a carnival of tricks, diversions and illusions—this could be the essence of what it means to live. More »

”If the light should take us”

The Arrival of Fenrir, 2010, image: Daughters of Valhalla

Taking a train to Gävle, walking in the streets and parks of a city known for its public art and sculptural initiatives, this group show co-curated by Joakim Forsgren, Carl Bergström and Maja-Lena Johansson displayed works of the more established Viktor Rosdahl alongside those of the less-known Petr Davydtchenko and the collaborative duo Kjersti Vetterstad and Monica Winther as the Daughters of Valhalla. More »

Vanessa Place, The Guilt Project and Tragodía 1

Among the individuals in Los Angeles who are responding to heavyweight issues exists an uncanny force: Vanessa Place. A criminal defense attorney, she defends what some categorize as the lost, the wretched: indigent criminals, repeat sex offenders and violent predators. Some criminals learn valuable lessons while incarcerated; others leave prison refueled, angry and ready to re-enter what’s left of the world as a less worthy version of themselves, less interested in following pre-ordained rules. This is where Place steps in: the blurry space between offense and re-offense, perpetrator and victim, right and wrong, ethics and morality. More »

Wooloo, Two Years’ Untouched Garden

Wooloo
Wooloo, Two Years’ Untouched Garden, 2011, image: Momentum

Touring the sixth Momentum Biennial, Imagine Being Here Now, located in Scandinavia, introduces contrasting stimuli: an impressionistic panorama of sailboats, elegant horses roaming the fields and building cranes unfolds around the viewer. More »