Precarious temporalities: Trying to access the reality of real time

May 2020 Published as part of the exhibition Real Time, Seventeen Gallery, London (curated by Damien Roach). I do not feel like having time for ‘a deep breath’ at the moment. On the contrary – time to work is not only much more limited, but also divided in smaller units. Especially with a kid, when … Continue reading Precarious temporalities: Trying to access the reality of real time

Florence Jung

Helmhaus Zürich, February 14-April 5, 2020. Published in: critics picks,, 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,, 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,, 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


Kunsthalle Bern, Helvetiaplatz 1, September 22–December 2, 2018. Published in: critics picks,, November 20, 2018. “Independence” is a loaded exhibition title. It evokes a certain kind of gallerygoer’s cliché fantasy of art and artists, and it immediately raises the question: Independence from what? With its nondisclosure of the participating artist’s name, this show’s title … Continue reading Independence