Reviews:

Anastasia Shin
Material Circumstance


Honey Jones-Hughes
Zerø-Star Treatment

Amy  Pickles
Houd Vast

Anastasia Shin
Stirring the Soup

Nick Thomas
Being Public



Anastasia Shin
Material Circumstance

Anastasia Shin reflects on the transactional aesthetics and taxonomic curation of Gabriel Kuri’s recent sculpture show Sorted, Resorted at WIELS, Brussels. Swaying between Kuri’s sensual riffs and reasoned linguistic puns, Shin traces the conceptual and material registers in which his work operates. [Read more]



Honey Jones-Hughes
Zerø-Star Treatment


Honey Jones-Hughes takes Lawrence Lek’s exhibition Nøtel at Stroom, Den Haag, as a starting point for thinking about urban regeneration and freelance lifestyles. A dystopian virtual reality tour of a fictional hotel chain, Lek’s Nøtel promotes a fully automated luxury lifestyle, anticipating its clients’ every need.  [Read more]


Amy  Pickles
Houd Vast

Amy Pickles journals the five works presented during the first Queer Performance Art Evening, curated by Anthony Hüseyin reading the works’ content alongside James Baldwin’s question, ‘If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?’, whilst holding Ursula K. Le Guin’s ‘Carrier Bag Theory’ in mind.  [Read more]



Anastasia Shin
Stirring the Soup

Reflecting on small gestures which accumulate meaning in repetition Stirring the Soup, traces the striving for collectivity and the importance of Bilge Karasu’s writing for the performance of Turkish collective KABA HAT. Their work: No sound from the sea no scent of salt in the air, took place at Wolfart Project space this past Autumn.
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Nick Thomas
Being Public

In this review of Malin Arnell’s exhibition at Shimmer, Rotterdam, Nick Thomas looks at notions of public space, intimacy and permissions in Arnell’s performance and sound work.  [Read more]