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  • Alex Turgeon opened his solo exhibition, Charon’s Obol —running at Berlin’s Center from August 19 to September 4, with an impassioned, gnomic performance that resisted expectations and categorisation in equal measure. Part reading, part conjuring, part immolation, it managed to both subvert and exemplify the qualities that make Turgeon’s art special. The Berlin-based artist is known for creating installations of a refined and subtle complexity, as well as for writing practice that combines the associative character of spoken word poetics with a romanticism that evokes the legacy of North American transcendentalist literature and canonical British Romantics like John Keats.
    With the sun setting over Gleisdreieck Park, the…

  • As far as hard-worn gallery rules are concerned, it is typically frowned upon to handle the art. Yet, the limited edition box-set Pleasure Principle, and its subsequent gallery manifestation of the same name, running at Actual Size LA from August 7 to 30, invites you to do just that. Published by the independent Los Angeles-based Gold Press, Pleasure Principle brings together works by eight artists that tenaciously and inquisitively amble into the conversation surrounding desire, gender, repression and eroticism in 2016.
    At its core it is a project about tangibility, the existence and celebration of ‘the thing’. Each artist acts as a contributor of a limited…

  • Valinia Svoronou’s The glow pt.2: gravity regimes works through a number of different narratives. Running at Berlin’s Frankfurt am Main from August 14 to September 11, these include pleasure-seeking Greek island club culture and its ruptured local ecology through the ever increasing touristic architecture and nightlife. Here it scars the volcanic coastline both physically and metaphysically, from the local life lived daily through the euphoria of foreigners to marine life depletion and coastal erosion.
    A once harmonious off-grid landscape is now riddled with the problems of a year-round economy, environmental issues and mass clubbing tourism. The space Svoronou sets up in The glow pt.2: gravity regimes is actually the rave’s afterlife as…

  • Curated by Thomas Butler and Anna Solal, The Garden group exhibition was on at Paris’ ROOM E-10 27  and ran from February 11 until March 4, 2016.
    The show was based at an offsite project at the Cité des Arts and featured work by artists Bianca Bondi, Joel Dean, Cédric Fargues, Bea Fremderman, Timothy Furey, Frieder Haller, Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan, Leslie Martinelli, Anna Sagström, Pepo Salazar, Fabio Santacroce and Anna Solal.
    Spanning sculpture, video-as-readymade, readymades-as-sculpture, photography and a site-specific sculpture/installation, the show brought together works that address collaboration by using the fertile metaphor of the garden, touching upon the urgency of creation and the making of new bonds in an arid and…

  • The BRONDE. It’s not blonde. It’s not brunette. It’s somewhere (really pretty) in between group exhibition was on in Milan on the ground floor of a beauty Salon called Orea Malià, running February 11 to March 3, 2016. Curated by UTTER Collective, the show featured works by Ann Hirsch, Molly Soda and Tabita Rezaire. It is the first project supported by Fiori; a soon to be launched platform that seeks to create occasions of dialogue and confrontation between art, research and activism.
    Analysing the social and political implications that new technologies have on gender, representation and mass culture, the exhibition guided the viewer through a journey by sharing common aesthetics and sensitivities.
    Using Tablets and TV screens, the…