• July 9, 2019
    “Anxiety regarding space-age technology constantly monitoring life on Earth was the central motif in two Hi Red Center projects in early 1964: one was the publication of leaflets titled News Flash! What Is the Communication Satellite Being Used for? (Tokuho! Tsushin eisei wa nanimono ni tsukawarete iruka!), which were distributed in response to two uncanny coincidences: the assassination of John F. Kennedy on the eve of the first satellite

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  • July 9, 2019
    Been thinking about the Caspian Sea recently, along with North London where these were shot way back in 1999. These photographic sculptures were made in my apartment on the Stroud Green Road above a Halal meat shop. A lot of what was there has simply gone or been reshaped by acts of terror. Yet the

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  • June 18, 2019
    Years after leaving, the world seemed different. Miserable and restless. The world they knew was more predictable but signs of it wandering were always there. The Caspian Sea now served as a counter point to the paving slabs and grey sky while the Caspian rim, a mixture of oil refineries and caviar farms, found its

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  • June 9, 2019
    It began in Kinshasa 1974, with Ali and Forman, with film of the Congo, with paddle boats on the Congo River and with funereal parades. A desiccated body wrapped in muslin and silk is driven through the streets by horse and cart. Sand whips as light refracts through the haze of the afternoon and a

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  • May 29, 2019
    A car crash is happening nearby. Wreckage unfurling in slow motion, with a pocket calculator and folded rug caught in the drama. People rush to establish facts as others imagine. A bystander checks their watch in disbelief, trapped by the rolling moment. I wake at 05:20 to the thought of having crashed a car, running

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  • May 21, 2019
    It began life as a report yet ended up like the work itself—a conflicted mess. Truth seemed unnecessary somehow. All it took was the strip of film to shuffle the sequence of events. A contact sheet was the same. It was impossible to tell what happened where and when the longer film was left undeveloped.

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  • May 21, 2019
    That last year was spent translating bits of one language into another, but who really knew what was going on. What I thought was translation actually became something really complex and way more interesting. The most interesting mistakes rephrased words with a whole other meaning. As Yuki pointed out, the I and We were one

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  • March 11, 2019
    Hikotaro’s homage to Ban Jan Ader, who went missing at sea in what may or may not have been his final performance. An experienced sailor, Jan Ader had set sail from Massachusetts July 9, 1975 aboard his boat Ocean Wave attempting a solo Atlantic crossing. 10 months later a Spanish trawler some hundred or so

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  • February 7, 2019
    For Now and So, a brief look at Nathan Hylden’s show from last year at MISAKO&ROSEN has been republished and translated into Korean, marking the opening of ‘Shimon Minamikawa & Nathan Hylden’ at Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul. Mousse magazine hakgojae.com
  • January 20, 2019
    「苦労のまい穴にさようなら」 Curated by Yasuaki Hamada, the exhibition was developed from his desire to introduce distant art scenes rather that merely pursue them online. It’s an interest he developed from his time living in Vienna and the galleries he admired, like Paradise Garage (2012-15). The challenge this time around was how to create a situation from

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