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RICHARD PRINCE: NEW PORTRAITS │ Gagosian Gallery, London → 1 August 2015

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“In 1984 I tc sm portrits.
Đ we I dd it wz difṛnt. Đ we hd nʈñ t d wɖ ɖ tṛdiśn v portrićr…”

This is a photo of Richard Prince (via Krizstian Majdik) which I’ve re-appropriated. It’s a work of art.

PHAIDON 11 June 2015
Matt Kwong CBC 9 June 2015
Erica Tempesta DAILY MAIL 29 May 2015
Alex Needham GUARDIAN 27 May 2015
Matilda Battersby INDEPENDENT 25 May 2015
Olivia Solon MIRROR 25 May 2015
Jessica Contrera WASHINGTON POST 25 May 2015
Nicholas Reilly METRO 22 May 2015
Kurt Ralske ART CRITICAL 8 October 2014
Mathew Israel HUFFINGTON POST 1 October 2014
Peter Schjeldahl NEW YORKER 30 September 2014

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ERIC FISCHL: ART FAIR PAINTINGS │ Victoria Miro, London → 19 December 2014

“Eric Fišl md hiz repytešn in ɖ 1980z wɖ lj-scêl fiğṛtv ýlpêntñz dpictñ ambiğs, irotcli čājd ṣnẹrioz set in ɖ Americn subrbz. Sns ɖt tîm hiz practis hz dveḷpt, olɖo hiz fôc̣s rmenz on repṛzentešnz v ɖ hymn figr, dpictd sngli, az in hiz sculpčṛl wrc n wōtrculrz, or in complex grūpñz, az in ɖs ny bodi v pêntñz.

Ɖs siriz têcs az its subjct ɖ cntmprri ātmācit. Ɖ pêntñz dpict ātferz n gaḷriôṗnñz, n fīčr intric̣t comṗzišnz ẇr ppl n ātwrcs r leyrd in sfisticetd arenjmnts v fwm n culr. Fišl hz olwz bn a cīn obzrvr v ɖ rlešnšps btwn ppl, n btwn ppl n ɖer srândñz. Ɖz pêntñz demnstret ɖ ātist’s akt obẓvešn v bodīlanĝj n ɖ sml dītelz ɖt rflct sošl rlešnšps, ptklrli in ɖ hedi invîrnmnt v ɖ ātfer, wɖ its čājd atṃsfir v muni n têst, fnanšl n culčṛl capitl.

Ātferz r ntwrı̣sli bizi, n ɖz pêntñz gv a sens v ɖ eṇji n busl az vizitrz muv amñst ɖ standz, apaṛntli gvñ az mč atnšn t č uɖr – n t ɖer môbîl fônz – az t ɖ ātwrcs on dsple. In ɖz imijz, rɖr ɖn actñ az a bacdrop t ɖ hymn actiṿti, ɖ ātwrcs funẋn az caṛctrz in ɖ sìn, sîḷnt witṇsz t ɖ drāma unfoldñ arnd ɖm. Fišl hz dscrîbd ɖs ifct:

Ɖ spês in ɖz pêntñz z c̣lapst, clutrd, irašnl n agresv. Ɖoz dpictd in ɖ sìnz sīm oblivı̣s t ɖ mêňa v ɖer cndišn…. Ẇt I’v dscuvrd az I muvd intu ɖs wrc z ɖ isnšli abstract nêčr v ɖ ātfer spêsz. Ɖe r nirli kbistc in ɖer flatṇs n ɖer jarñ c̣lāžd cnstruẋnz. Y si a buʈ n ʈru it anɖr n ʈru it anɖr, č buʈ šowñ wrcs ɖt hv ɖer ôn, ofn cntrastñ, spêšl ilužnz. Fr a pêntr, it z a rič invîrnmnt t trî n capčr. Leyrz v conšsṇs on top v leyrz v crosprṗsz. I am fwlñ in luv wɖ it. Nt bcz it z ɖ propr plês fr āt bt bcz it z sč a rič invîrnmnt t mc āt abt.

Ɖz wrcs hv bn infwmd bî ɖ dveḷpmnt v ɖ cntmprri ātwrld ovr rīsnt decedz, az a prīvı̣sli mr insylr, scolrli culčr hz trnsfwmd intu a mr mācitdrivn sìn apilñ t a ny clas v inṭnašnl plūṭcrats. Fišl’z fersìnz r popyletd bî an are v tîps ɖt apir recgnîẓbl bt ptnšli olso ambiğs n fluid in ɖer îdntti: ātists, c̣lctrz, gaḷrists, kretrz n hañrz-on.

In cīpñ wɖ Fišl’z yžl wrcñpractis, ɖ stātñpýnt fr ɖ siriz r fôṭgrafs, in ɖs cês pridominntli têcn bî ɖ ātist hmslf at ātferz includñ Āt Bāzl Mîami Bīč n ɖ Sâʈamtn Ātfer n at ôṗnñz v gaḷriexibišnz in Ny Ywc. Fišl uplodz imijz t Fôtôšop, ẇr h c̣lāžz ɖm untl h cnstructs an imij ɖt h wnts t trnzlet intu a pêntñ. Az ɖ siriz hz groun so hz ɖ cmplx̣ti v ɖ reẓnnsz v ɖ imijz, indivijli n in rlešn t č uɖr. Ɖ pêntñz r a šāp sošl satîr az mč az ɖe r a luvñ tribyt t ɖ wrld ɖ ātist nz bst: ɖ inṭnašnl ātsìn.

Fišl wz born in 1948 in Ny Ywc Siti. H cuṛntli livz n wrcs in Sag Hābr, Ny Ywc. Hiz rīsnt sôlo šoz includ Eric Fišl: Frendz, Luvrz n Uɖr Consṭlešnz at ɖ Alḅtīna, Viena, Ostria (2014); Dîv Dīp: Eric Fišl n ɖ Prôses v Pêntñ at ɖ Penslveňa Acaḍmi v Fîn Āts, Fiḷdelfia, travlñ t San Hôze Myziym v Āt, Caḷfwňa (2012-2013); Eric Fišl: Bīčlîf at ɖ Gildhwl v Īst Hamtn, Ny Ywc (2012); Eric Fišl: Corrida en Ronda at ɖ Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spên (2010); Eric Fišl: Ten Breʈs at ɖ Kestnergesellschaft, Haṇvr, Jrṃni (2007); Eric Fišl: Prints n Drōñz at ɖ Deḷwer Sentr v Cntmprri Āt, Wilmñtn (2006); Eric Fišl at ɖ Fondazione Cassa Di Risparmio in Ḅloňa, Iṭli (2004); n Eric Fišl, Pêntñz n Drōñz 1979-2001 at ɖ Cnstmŭzeum Wlfsbrg, Jrṃni (2003). Hiz wrc z in nymṛs public c̣lẋnz, includñ Ātgaḷri v Ny Sâʈ Wêlz, Sidni, Ostreła; Ātgaḷri v Ontẹrio, Ṭronto, Caṇda; Ātinstityt v Šicago, Šicago; Bāzl Cnsthala, Switṣḷnd; Cānegi Myziym v Āt, Pitsbrg; Daḷs Myziym v Āt, Txs; Fîn Āts Myziym v San Fransisco, Caḷfwňa; Soḷmn R. Ggnhîm Myziym, Ny Ywc; Hiršwn Myziym n Sculpčrgādn, Wošñtn, D.C.; Kunstmuseen der Stadt, Crêfelt, Jrṃni; Luīziana Myziym v Modn Āt, Humlebaek, Denmāc; Ɖ Menil C̣lẋn, Hystn; Ɖ Metṛpolitn Myziym v Āt, Ny Ywc; Musée National D’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Frans; Myziym v Modn Āt, Ny Ywc; Našnl Gaḷri v Āt, Wošñtn, D.C.; Neue Galerie, Āħn, Jrṃni; Fiḷdelfia Myziym v Āt, Penslveňa; San Fransisco Myziym v Modn Āt, Caḷfwňa; n Ẇitni Myziym v Americn Āt, Ny Ywc. Victoria Miro z dlîtd t b wrcñ alñsd Eric Fišl’z loñstandñ gaḷriz Mẹri Būn in Ny Ywc n Yablonca in C̣lôn.”

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ALIBIS: SIGMAR POLKE 1963–2010 │ Tate Modern, London → 8 February 2015

Sigmar Polca wz wn v ɖ most inseṣ̌bli xperimntl ātists v ɖ twentịʈ senčri.

Ɖs retṛspctv z ɖ frst t brñ tgɖr ɖ unyžli brwd renj v mīdia h wrct wɖ jrñ hiz fîv-deced c̣rir – nt onli pêntñ, drōñ, ftogṛfi, film n sculpčr, bt olso nôtbcs, slîdpṛjẋnz n fôtocopiz. H wrct in of-ɖ-wōl mtirı̣lz renjñ fṛm mītiordust t gold, bublráp, snêljūs, ptetoz, st n īvn yrenı̣m, ol ɖ ẇl rzistñ īzi caṭġrîzešn.

Polca’s rlentḷsli invntv wrcs renj in sîz fṛm ɖ intiṃsi v a nôtbc t monymntl pêntñz. H tc a wîldli dfṛnt aproč t āt-mcñ, fṛm hiz rsponsz t cnsymrssayti in ɖ 1960z t hiz intrest in travl, drugz n comynl livñ in ɖ 1970z n hiz incrisñli xperimntl practis aftr 1980.

Bnʈ Polca’z irevṛnt wit, pṛmiskys intelijns, n čansóṗrešnz le a dīp sceptisizm v ol oʈoṛti. It wd b impsbl t undrstand ɖs atityd, n ɖ crı̣tivti ɖt gru ât v it, wɖt cnsidrñ Polca’z bîogṛfi n its setñ. In 1945, nir ɖ end v Wrldwor II, hiz famli fled Sîlīža (in preznt-de Pôḷnd) fr ẇt wd sn b Sôvı̣t-okpîd Īst Jrṃni, n ɖen iscept agn, ɖs tîm t West Jrṃni, in 1953.

Polca gru p at a tîm ẇn mni Jrmnz dflctd blem fr ɖ atroṣtiz v ɖ Natsi pirı̣d wɖ ɖ alibî, I dd’nt si enʈñ. In verı̣s wrcs in ɖ xibišn, Polca opozz mni Jrmnz v hiz jeṇrešn’z tendnsi t ignor ɖ Natsi past, az f picñ of ɖ scab t riôpn ɖ wūnd.”

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