Mike Pratt at Galerie Juliette Jongma

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

The press release for Mike Pratt’s solo exhibition casually compares his new paintings to sandwiches, quoting the artist as saying that he wanted them to be ugly but only succeed a little at that. Upon seeing these works, the sandwich metaphor indeed makes sense, as here are five substantial objects that are so tactile they almost seem edible—layered as any good sandwich should be. These works hold the middle ground between painting and sculpture, as they’re more or less rectangular and hang on walls while also stepping into space with a large boulder of epoxy putty jutting out, as in Night and Day, 2015. The blankets and fabrics hanging behind these pieces give the feeling that the works physically hover between floor and wall and, formally, between sculpture and painting. The basic material of all these works is brittle wax, with Styrofoam plates serving as structural support. Pratt then works upon the surfaces with resin, oil paint, epoxy, party glitter, or even an artificial bird, as in I like to know just who my friends are, 2015.

These self-consciously naive works are unhurried and easygoing, with an aesthetic that’s slightly uncomfortable in the apparently slapdash approach to artmaking. But the works also have a darker undertone that manifests itself in such pieces asSwimming with Dolphins, 2014, which has a Frankenstein feel due to its skin-like surface and rough stitches visible underneath a coating of wax, or in Sleeping Moon/Empty Bowl, 2014, which resembles at once a delicious chocolate-paste sandwich and a huge, scatological feast.

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.