Read: Kevin Hatch’s Looking for Bruce Conner published by MIT Press

April 21st, 2012 – , , .
Published in Kaleidoscope.

American artist Bruce Conner (1933–2008) is considered one of those art world figures that, while being very influential, was insufficiently understood. A new, richly illustrated book by Kevin Hatch aims to correct this by placing Conner’s work at the forefront of post-war avant-garde art. The book is centered around the idea of ”looking,” investigating what the action might have meant for Conner, who made artworks that both attract and repel the eye and drawings that disrupt normal viewing patterns. Hatch also argues that a deep anxiety pervades the wide-ranging works and changing personas of the artist, who had twice announced his own death and worked under several alter egos in an attempt to dodge any form of “belonging.” His art, too, was never classified or restricted to any one mode of expression. Influenced by San Francisco’s counter-cultural practices like beat poetry, punk music, and underground film with its hallucinatory, surreal images, Conner made found-footage films, ink-blot graphics, collages, tapestries, and sculptures from cast-off materials. He deliberately situated himself at the fringes of the art world, critiquing a system that was, in his view, increasingly obsessed with money, youth, the hip and the cool. In a letter addressed ”To a Young Artist,” published by The Brooklyn Rail magazine in 2005, he wrote: “I use the term artist as a functional excuse for my behavior,” suggesting a less pretentious definition of (his) art.

 

Disruptive Innovation

December 4th, 2015 – , .
Published in Metropolis M # 4.

Mike Pratt at Galerie Juliette Jongma

March 1st, 2015 – , .
Published in Artforum.com.

David Jablonowski at Galerie Fons Welters

March 1st, 2015 – , , .
Published in Artforum.com.

On the work Batara

July 7th, 2014 – , .
Published in Accattone, Issue 1, March 2014.

De Ateliers Offspring 2014 texts

July 7th, 2014 – .
Published in De Ateliers Offspring 2014 catalogue.

Six curators on the books that inspired them

July 7th, 2014 – .
Published in Metropolis M website.

Visit: “New Habits” at Casco, Utrecht

July 7th, 2014 – .
Published in Kaleidoscope web.

Stop by: Hacienda, Zurich

July 7th, 2014 – .
Published in Kaleidoscope magazine and web.

Meet: Hamburg-based collective Jochen Schmith

April 14th, 2014 – , , .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Follow: Dhaka Art Summit

February 17th, 2014 – .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Visit: “The Window” at SMK, Copenhagen

January 26th, 2014 – , , .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Follow: Art Stage Singapore

January 26th, 2014 – , , .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Stop by: Kunsthall Stavanger

November 9th, 2013 – , , .
Published in Kaleidoscope.

Visit: “Orban Space” at Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp

November 9th, 2013 – , , .
Published in Kaleidoscope.

Follow: BAR Project

La famiglia contra The State

June 23rd, 2013 – .
Published in Metropolis M.

Visit: Something They Have To Live With

June 17th, 2013 – , .
Published in Kaleidoscope, Issue 18 – Summer 2013.

Visit: The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things

April 17th, 2013 – , .
Published in Kaleidoscope, Issue 18 – Summer 2013.

Visit: “The Society Without Qualities” at Tensta konsthall, Spånga

April 16th, 2013 – .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Follow: Global Art Forum_7

March 16th, 2013 – , .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Visit: Mike Kelley’s exhibition at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

January 31st, 2013 – , .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Visit: Sara VanDerBeek at Fondazione Memmo, Rome

November 20th, 2012 – , .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Visit: Itinerant & Protocinema’s exhibition featuring Gerard Byrne

November 20th, 2012 – , .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Stop by: Shrimpy’s restaurant in London

November 20th, 2012 – , .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Postacademische instellingen in ombouw

October 29th, 2012 – .
Published in Metropolis M # 5.

Stop by: Independent exhibition space Shanaynay, Paris

Visit: “People Who Work Here” at David Zwirner, New York

August 7th, 2012 – , .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Visit: “Group Shoe” at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

August 7th, 2012 – , .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Het boek “Zonder titel” is uit!

July 22nd, 2012 – , .
Published in NAi Booksellers.

Visit: Topsy Turvy at DeAppel Arts Centre, Amsterdam

Stop by: French Riviera, London

Visit: Dak’art, the South African art biennale

June 3rd, 2012 – .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Read: Animal Shelter 2 by Semiotext(e)

May 28th, 2012 – , .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Visit: Charline von Heyl’s exhibition

May 17th, 2012 – , .
Published in Kaleidoscope blog.

Visit: Morgan Fisher’s exhibition ”The Frame and Beyond” at the Generali Foundation, Vienna

May 3rd, 2012 – , .
Published in Kaleidoscope.

One big Zmijewski work. 7th Berlin Biennale

May 3rd, 2012 – , .
Published in Metropolis M.

Read: Kevin Hatch’s Looking for Bruce Conner published by MIT Press

April 21st, 2012 – , , .
Published in Kaleidoscope.

Het wonder van België

April 17th, 2012 – , , .
Published in Metropolis M # 2 (2012).

Translation of the essay on changing artist’s practices now available!

March 9th, 2012 – , .
Published in BAM.

Writing on the history and current state of the Kunsthalle

February 9th, 2012.

Art Rotterdam 2012

February 9th, 2012.

Autumn of Modernism

January 3rd, 2012.

Sad about the state of art critique in our national newspapers

September 1st, 2011.

The Pale King

March 4th, 2011.