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On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Criminal Stickup in Yellow, Ella Kruglyanskaya, 2012

“I am sick of being good,” whispers Pepa, the main character on Pedro Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), while she throws a whole package of sleeping pills into her gazpacho. The hot colour palette, dominated by the red of the […]

Collecting pages. Interview with Luiza Teixeira de Freitas

Art & Project Bulletins Box © 20th Century Art Archives, Cambridge, UK

Rosa Lleó: For this interview, I would like to focus specifically on your interest and relation with artist books and editions, so perhaps we can start from the beginning. What was your inspiration and stimulation, and what were your firsts acquisitions for the collection? Luiza […]

The biggest problem in art criticism today is the lack of actual criticism. Interview with Peter J Russo

Peter J.Russo at ARCO(e)ditorial presentation.

Peter J. Russo is director of Triple Canopy. From 2009 until 2012 he organized Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1. Triple Canopy is a magazine based in New York that encompasses digital works of art and literature, public conversations, exhibitions, and books. This model […]

ARCO(e)ditorial

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Arco(e)ditorial: an online magazine for ARCO Art Fair in Madrid. February 2014   Download the Ebook here. edit-reedit-and-back-again-epub Read the articles online.  

Tris Vonna-Michell: the career of a storyteller

Tris Vonna-Michell, A Watermark: Capitol Complex, 2013

I first met Tris Vonna-Michell in 2006. It was on one of the trips we made during the Masters in curating. We were going to Berlin, but had the good fortune of passing through the Städelschule in Frankfurt during theRundgang, the moment in the year […]

London: impressions on capital

Booth by Judy Chicago, Riflemaker gallery, Frieze Masters 2013

  London never fails to surprise me. Its districts change, reinvent themselves and die, all at breakneck speed. In 2011 the East of the city, until then solely connected with the centre by sordid buses, opened up a tube line from north to south connecting […]

Pavilion of Catalonia – The Venice Biennial Ideological Guide

Installation view - 25%: Catalonia in Venice, 2013

GOOD THOUGHTS AND GOOD EXCUSES By Peio Aguirre and Rosa Lleó The Pavilion of Catalonia was initiated in 2009 under a coalition government of three left-wing political parties, two of them Catalan nationalist parties. The city of Venice, with its history as an independent Mediterranean […]

Radically inconclusive – Art & Language

The Jackson Pollock Bar performance at MACBA, may 2013

  Recently at MACBA the seminar Radically Uncompleted, Radically Inconclusive. On Art & Language’s legacy.. took place. Despite the fact that old school conceptualists often pass through the Raval, I was one of the few attending the event, so I think it’s worth mentioning. Above all because […]

How to Film History: An Interview with Jean-Louis Comolli about La Cecilia

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  At the end of the nineteenth century Brazil was governed by Emperor Pedro II, a ruler fascinated by ideas of progress and sovereignty. Pedro II implemented new models of society and free government, drawing from those proposed by communists and anarchists at the time. […]

Oriol Vilanova: Repetition is a Question of Base – Afterall Online

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  Postcards have become frequent fodder for contemporary artists who, often working as archaeologists, aim to recuperate the monuments they show – not particularly to praise them, although there is always an aesthetic gesture on their display. Rather than power or death, postcards normally address […]

Gorka Mohamed

TEXTO EN ESPAÑOL_GORKA MOHAMED

  The work of Gorka Mohamed is not easy to fit in any particular time or context, but if it could, it would be somewhere between Goya´s Doña Josefa and Felix the Cat. Still lifes, amorphous-forms, serious cartoons or organic geometries. These descriptions move around […]

Inhotim: Orchids and Contemporary Art

The Mahogany Pavillion (Mobile Architecture No.1), 2004, Simon Starling

    Built from the collection of a mining magnate and surrounded by more than 1,500 different types of plants, Inhotim is an alluring place, rife with contradictions.   Inhotim is located in central Brazil, hundreds of miles away from the major coastal cities. To […]

ARCO 2013 – Art-Agenda

Julia Rometti and Victor Costales, Latinskaya Amerika, 2011

  For a fair that has been around for thirty-two years, ARCO has weathered its share of ups and downs. Economic woes are at the root of the uncertain and gloomy mood that has reigned supreme in Spain’s cultural sector of late. Although the selection […]