Tag: Loren Britton


Interview: Aleksandr Blanar, Justin Polera, and �A Strong Desire”

Contributed by Loren Britton / On the occasion of �A Strong Desire,� a sprawling summer group at PS120 in Berlin that explores sexual identity, the body, and their commodification in capitalist society, Loren Britton interviews curators Aleksandr Blanar and Justin Polera. In the curatorial statement, Christina Gigliotti writes that the exhibition, on view through August 26, […]

Gallery shows

Report from Berlin: Ana Mendieta�s Super 8 films

Contributed by Loren Britton / Ana Mendieta�s exhibition at the Martin-Gropius- Bau is exquisite. Born in Havana, Cuba, in November 1948, Mendieta was sent to the United States in 1961, two years after Fidel Castro overthrew the Cuban Government. Her early work, some made while she was a student at the University of […]

Solo Shows

Report from Berlin: Judith Hopf�s idiosyncratic vision

Contributed by Loren Britton / Berlin-based artist�Judith Hopf,�known for idiosyncratic combinations,�is invested in post-painting practices coming out of Fluxus conversations between George Brecht and Allan Kaprow. In her sculpture show �Judith Hopf: Stepping Stairs� at the�KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, she�moves�from sculpture to exhibition furniture and back, the […]

Solo Shows

Report from Berlin: Anna Uddenberg at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler

Contributed by Loren Britton / Anna Uddenberg�s “Sante Par Aqua” (Health Through Water) comprises objects that propose spaces adjacent to furniture that bodies might occupy. Shapes are created, stacked like a life-size textural cubist painting. Rounded edges and neon floor illuminations elevate the sculptures into hybrid objects � car seat (for adult and child), […]


Warte f�r Kunst (Waiting for Art) in Kassel, Germany

Contributed by Loren Britton / When artist�Melanie Vogel opened Warte f�r Kunst (Waiting for Art) in 2010 in Kassel, Germany, Vogel�wanted�to�challenge the notion of what �good art” was. Located in a�shabby�red-walled tattoo studio�that had been given a fresh coat of white paint,�Warte f�r Kunst was a platform�where Vogel�envisioned an�exchange between […]


Skulptur Projekte orbits M�nster

Contributed by Loren Britton / When Skulptur�M�nster�began in 1977, no one�expected it to continue beyond its first iteration. In the early 1970�s, artist George Rickey placed his kinetic sculpture�Drei�rotierende�Quadrate�in�the city, causing�a public outcry against the installation�of the piece. Attempting�to transform public understanding about contemporary art in public spaces,�the director of […]


documenta 14: The emotional thump

Contributed by Loren Britton / Banu Cenneto?lu‘s work in documenta 14 BEINGSAFEISSCARY�cleverly rearranges and edits the building text from the Kassel Fridericianum�s fa�ade into a statement that clairvoyantly points to the propositions and challenges of documenta 14. What are the stakes of “safety” when it comes to organizing in Germany […]