Folio of Adam and Eve expelled from paradise from the Dispersed Falnama (Book of Omens), ca. 1550. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC.

Folio of Adam and Eve expelled from paradise from the Dispersed Falnama (Book of Omens), ca. 1550. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC.

A lot’s changed in New York since we last heard from Dean Kissick in October. A president was elected and fresh plywood added to store façades, quickly blanketed in new graffiti hearts. Hope and the 5G conspiracy are pretty tricky things.

 Lorna Simpson, Woman on a Snowball , 2018. © Lorna Simpson. Courtesy of the artist and Houser & Wirth; © Palazzo Grassi, photography Marco Cappelletti

Lorna Simpson, Woman on a Snowball, 2018. © Lorna Simpson. Courtesy of the artist and Houser & Wirth; all images © Palazzo Grassi, photography Marco Cappelletti

 Untitled , Hair, glue, 75 x 70 x 11 cm 

Untitled, Hair, glue, 75 x 70 x 11 cm 

Michael E. Smith at the Vienna Secession

 Installation view “On Adornments“, 2020, Spike Berlin

Installation view “On Adornments“, 2020, Spike Berlin

Spike Berlin has been host to a collaborative show between Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, and Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Tallinn. Before the final days of the group show, we spoke to the gallerists about the situation in their home countries, and how the show “On Adornments” came together.

 Philip Guston, Riding Around , 1969.

Philip Guston, Riding Around, 1969, Oil on canvas, 137 x 201 cm; Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

There’s been a debate raging about the postponement of a massive Philip Guston retrospective at four different museums. So, naturally COLIN LANG has to throw his yarmulke into the ring.

 Lady Gag with Hot Dog, Vanity Fair Shoot, New York, 2011

Lady Gaga with Hot Dog, Vanity Fair Shoot, New York, 2011

In her new column, KAITLIN PHILLIPS gives us a few anecdotes about hot dog eating, boys who overvalue Continental Philosophy, and what happens when your friends start to hate you. What more could you ask for?    

Galerie Crone, curated by Jakob Lena Knebl
Exhibition view, “Diskrete Simulation”, 2020 

Charim Galerie Wien, curated by Brigitte Huck
Exhibition view, “Murderkino” by Scott Cliford Evans, 2020

Charim Galerie Wien, curated by Brigitte Huck
Anna Jermolaewa, Filmset, Murderkino by Scott Cliford Evans, 2019

 Pieter Schoolwerth,  Shifted Sims #13 (Covid-19 Expansion Pack) , 2020.

Pieter Schoolwerth, Shifted Sims #13 (Covid-19 Expansion Pack), 2020. Petzel Gallery, New York.

It’s fall so Dean Kissick goes on a gallery tour of Manhattan.

Installation view, Ambera Wellmann, “Logic of Ghosts”, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin, 2020; Photo: def-image

Installation view, Austin Lee, “Aah”, Peres Projects, Berlin, 2020, Photo: Matthias Kolb

Installation view, Austin Lee, “Aah”, Peres Projects, Berlin, 2020, Photo: Matthias Kolb

 Megan Francis Sullivan,  Marie 148 , 2014, c-print, 50 x 62.5 cm; Photo: Renke Klaproth

Megan Francis Sullivan, Marie 148, 2014., C-print, 50 x 62.5 cm; Photo: Renke Klaproth

It was quite a week and weekends in the German-speaking lands, where Munich’s Various Others, Zurich Art Weekend, and Berlin Gallery Weekend all managed to coincide and jointly usher in the start of the season.

Ivan Gallery and Temnikova & Kasela at Spike Berlin; 3–30 October 2020