Life on display

Design in discourses of art after the avant-gardes Many contemporary works of art are related to design or are even primarily made of material that we know from design. And this has not just been a recent development – rather, design’s presence within the art context can be observed since the discipline`s emergence at the … Continue reading Life on display

Florence Jung

Helmhaus Zürich, February 14-April 5, 2020. Published in: critics picks, artforum.com, March 17, 2020. While sitting in a tramcar on my way to the exhibition venue, I noticed a curious ad for Florence Jung’s solo exhibition: “If there is one name you never utter, call 0775050362.” The intrigue continued inside the Helmhaus, which offered further … Continue reading Florence Jung

Miriam Cahn

Kunstmuseum Bern, February 22–June 16. Published in: critics picks, artforum.com, June 4, 2019. Until the early 1990s, Swiss artist Miriam Cahn primarily drafted large-format charcoal-and-chalk drawings on paper. They were often influenced by her political involvement with the antinuclear and women’s movements, and, sometimes, she made them with her eyes closed. Her subject matter from … Continue reading Miriam Cahn

The Brotherhood of the New Blockheads

Kunsthalle Zurich, Limmatstrasse 270, February 16–May 26. Published in: critics picks, artforum.com, April 7, 2019. A vast array of drawings, photographs, videos, restaged installations, and artifacts by the Brotherhood of the New Blockheads—a Russian performance collective active mainly in and around Saint Petersburg in the mid-1990s—is presented in this archival exhibition. From 1996 to 2002, … Continue reading The Brotherhood of the New Blockheads