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Jeremy Shaw Takes the Julia Stoschek Collection Back to the Future

Christian Hain It’s all very confusing indeed, and I don’t talk about that virus thing, no: even before that started, we were (mildly) shocked by Julia Stoschek’s decision to leave Berlin and take her collection to Düsseldorf, where she’s been operating another space for years. The ensuing media outcry was not limited to the German capital, as every other paper …

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Volume 35 no 1 September / October 2020

Features: 6 An American Child and the Victorian Radicals – James Cassell 9 Intimate Art – Daniel Nanavati 11 Utah can be the Art Scene of the West – Alexander Stanfield 13 In response to Darren Jones on the Whitney Biennial – Al Jirikowic 15 Chairs, Tables and Sex – Frances Oliver 16 Defund the Police, Refund the Arts – …

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The Bahnhof is an Installation in Itself

by Christian Hain Quite unexpectedly, a visitor’s first thought upon entering Katharina Grosse’s single–work show at Hamburger Bahnhof Museum might be: ‘Underwhelming’. That’s remarkable, because the German artist is known – and very well known, being represented by some of the best multinational powerhouse galleries – for ‘in your face’ artworks that are as powerful as they are colourful. You’d …

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Un-/Veiled: Art In the Time of Corona / De/Maskiert: Die Kunst in den Zeiten des Corona. Eine Christo & Jeanne-Claude Retrospektive am Palais Populaire, Berlin

by Christian Hain (This article was written before the news of Christo’s death) Berlin galleries are open again under certain restrictions due to the on-going “virus crisis”. Wearing a face mask is obligatory, and patrons need to book a timeslot online for their visit. While most institutions and commercial galleries have opted for a soft re-opening, extending the runtime of …

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