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March 31, 2011

Agenda in March

Cerith Wyn Evans, S=U=P=E=R=S=T=R=U=C=T=U=R=E (“Trace me back to some loud, shallow, chill, underlying motive’s overspill…”), 2010.

Agenda in March

March has been a busy month for Agenda seeing our writers probe no less than five European gallery shows and two international art events: Quinn Latimer on Sofia Hultén at RaebervonStenglin, Zürich; Vivian Sky Rehberg on Joachim Koester at Jan Mot, Brussels; Octavio Zaya on Elmgreen & Dragset at Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid, and in Berlin, Kirsty Bell on Cerith Wyn Evans’s ambient neons at Galerie Neu, and Adam Kleinman on James Franco at Peres Projects within the context of the recent Guttenberg scandal. Covering the larger art events saw Pauline J. Yao reporting on the 2011 Singapore Biennial, and November Paynter on the 10th Sharjah Biennial, and Art Dubai in the UAE. These varied reviews—in tone and subject matter—at times found common ground in their subtle recognition of newsworthy events plaguing the headlines of late. Look forward to forthcoming texts by Anna Gritz on Ben Rivers at Matt’s Gallery, London, Ana Teixeira Pinto on “The Gong Show” at Micky Schubert and “The Bell Show” at Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, Michelle Grabner on Claire Sherman at Kavi Gupta, Chicago, Merve Unsal on Anya Ostoya at Bortolami and Paddy Johnson on David Altmejd at Andrea Rosen, both in New York.

Recent reviews:

Sofia Hultén’s “Pressure Drop” at RaebervonStenglin, Zürich
Quinn Latimer explores the “Mars-meets-Minimalism” of Sofa Hultén’s “slippery and slapstick works, which are always threatening to leak out.”

Sharjah Biennial 10: Plot for a Biennial and Art Dubai
November Paynter jet sets between Dubai and Sharjah for a two pronged account of the UAE’s major art events, Sharjah Biennial 10: Plot for a Biennial and Art Dubai.

James Franco’s “The Dangerous Book Four Boys” at Peres Projects, Berlin
Certified copy or celebrity mash-up? Adam Keinman reports on James Franco’s “The Dangerous Book Four Boys” at Peres Projects, Berlin.

2011 Singapore Biennale
Pauline J. Yao reports on one of her “more agreeable Asian biennial experiences” at the 2011 Singapore Biennial.

Joachim Koester’s “I myself am only a receiving apparatus” at Jan Mot, Brussels
Vivian Sky Rehberg enters the spellbinding world of Joachim Koester’s silent films and talking pictures at Jan Mot, Brussels.

Cerith Wyn Evans’s “Assemblage” at Galerie Neu, Berlin
Kirsty Bell on Cerith Wyn Evans’s latest at Galerie Neu: “the works […] appear like ephemeral thoughts suddenly clothed in three dimensions.”

Elmgreen & Dragset’s “Amigos” at Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid
Mr B. is dead again! Octavio Zaya revisits his newly contextualized death in the sauna at Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid—Elmgreen & Dragset’s latest “powerless structure.”

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