Meet: Hamburg-based collective Jochen Schmith

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

The work of Jochen Schmith, a collective composed of artists Carola Wagenplast, Peter Hoppe and Peter Steckroth, addresses contemporary consumerism, aesthetic signifiers of lifestyle and luxury fetishism in a way that’s both subtle and razor-sharp. The commercial, the institutional, and the mediated are under close scrutiny in their practice, which ranges from objects and installations to audiovisual works and radical spatial interventions, such as the one they undertook in the Amsterdam artist-run space W139 (It’s Only Rock ’n Roll (But We Like It), 2011): the gallery floor was covered with a rough, ink-black, tarmac-like material mixed with a small, glittering particle. On the other end of the spectrum are works such as There Was a Time(2007), an audio piece consisting of advertisers’ descriptions of luxury housing in Hong Kong; or smaller objects such as Cigar Ends – Collectors’ Waste (2010), a bronze cast of a cigar collected from an art fair VIP lounge. In “Present Gifts,” their current solo show at VI, VII, Oslo, they further investigate commercial and political power structures with works such as Lazy Bones (2014), an embroidered canvas mocking the fake splatters of paint used by designers such as Ralph Lauren and Dolce & Gabbana on their so-called “painters pants;” or withSpinning Object (2014), a carousel of 53 slides listing gifts exchanged between politicians, economists and individuals in foreign states.

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.