Reviews

Activism against Nostalgia and Self-Defeatism

Activism against Nostalgia and Self-Defeatism

Carlos Garrido Castellano

Carlos Garrido Castellano reviews Gregory Sholette’s 2017 book Delirium and Resistance, using examples of activist organisations and projects to discuss questions of praxis in Sholette’s artistic, political and theoretical work.

Otwock, Poland: Site and Narrative

Otwock, Poland: Site and Narrative

Tess Edmonson

Tess Edmonson visits Otwock, Warsaw and reflects on Mirosław Bałka’s initiative to bring international artists to his childhood home.

Eva Kotátková: Mental Armours

Eva Kotátková: Mental Armours

Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz

Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz reviews Eva Kotátková’s recent solo exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, reflecting upon her preoccupation with language as a corrective apparatus.

13th Istanbul Biennial: A Retreat to the Institution

13th Istanbul Biennial: A Retreat to the Institution

Tom Snow

Tom Snow reflects on the aesthetics of protest that have emerged in Istanbul since May, and questions why the stakes in the formation of a ‘public domain’ were not made more explicit in the 2013 Istanbul Biennial.

Guy Debord: Art War

Guy Debord: Art War

Clodagh Kinsella

Clodagh Kinsella reviews the recent Bibliothèque nationale de France exhibition of their newly acquired Guy Debord archive.