MARRAKESH, Morocco — A coach full of journalists and Biennale folk gets lost, but it is not yet cause for panic. All we know is we are somewhere between Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountains.
NOTTINGHAM, U.K. — Seeing both notebook and pen, a fellow spectator says with some disbelief: “Are you reviewing this? Well, good luck!” My challenges are well apparent, thanks to the inexplicable outbreaks of dance, song and puppetry.
BEXHILL-ON-SEA, England — Structural plans, both manmade and cosmic, are brought to light by the paintings of Alison Turnbull. The meticulous results are abstracted if not complete abstracts.
BRIGHTON, UK — Earsthetic is a new event series at the Brighton Dome focusing on artists who conceive of their projects in both the visual and sonic realms. What you see is what you hear, and vice versa.
LONDON — At a press view on the Southbank, Dayanita Singh warned the assembled crowd that she gets a twinge whenever referred to as a photographer. And yet her photographs proliferate throughout the Hayward Gallery, where her exhibition Go Away Closer is installed, with many more on display than a conventional show of the form.
LONDON — There are plenty of ways to respond to a major art fair: excitement, dread, awe, disgust. What not many people come away thinking is, ‘I could do that.’ But if you have a hankering to build a roster of galleries and drum up a swarm of visitors, the three-year-old Sluice Art Fair may offer a few lessons.
LONDON — If an artist rejects a label, must we respect that? In her short lifetime, Ana Mendieta took pains to point out that she was not a land artist, not a performance artist, not a body artist, not even a feminist as that term might be understood in the United States.
BRIGHTON, U.K. — Not one but two Moons are currently in orbit ’round this planet of ours. There’s the homely satellite we landed on, over Mexico at the time of this writing. But there’s another which has been sped on its way by British artist Katie Paterson, hers a piece of meteoric Moon rock in air freight transit, currently over the English town of Bath in Somerset.
LONDON — It seems bereavement can lead to a certain minimalism. “If you take everything away and then what are you left with?” asks Hannah Knox.
LONDON — If all art is subjective, mirrored art is doubly so. And if there is one tendency at Frieze this year which cannot be ignored it is the use of reflective surfaces, as if to cause you twice as much grief in judging the work.
ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands — The greatest temptations, in a show called The Temptation of AA Bronson, are not epicurean, sensual, or even sexual. Instead the visitor is torn between mysticism and reason, knowing that perhaps too much of either could be unbalanced.
ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands — With his wild-man beard, piratical silver earrings, heavy-rimmed specs and abiding interest in the occult, it wasn’t clear just how an unscheduled interview with sexagenarian AA Bronson would unfold.