Art in Translation

Being a native English speaker in the art world is something many of us take for granted. At fairs, openings and screenings across the globe, the presentations and supporting text is nearly always in English. On the odd occasion that it isn’t, it will almost undoubtedly be translated or interpreted for Anglophone viewers, but why? […]

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Katja Seib @ Sadie Coles

An apple and a snake: two motifs synonymous with Adam and Eve’s rebellion in the Garden of Eden. The Christian doctrine of the original sin – i.e. the consumption of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil – is described in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible. In […]

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Fernando Botero @ Custot

Round orbs of orange-yellow fruit rest on top of a fuchsia textile, situated before a peach background. The spheres are excessively plump. It is as though they have been aerated and, if one were to accidentally drop onto the ground, it would not be surprising if the ball bounced right up onto the table’s surface […]

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Bone Memory @ Lychee One

Memory. Short-term, long-term, fond, unpleasant; there are many different kinds. Some memories are easily forgotten, yet some stay with us forever, they bury themselves deep under the skin and take up home within our bones. In Bone Memory at Lychee One, six artists examine how are memories manifest, and why some refuse to leave. The […]

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Gallery Girl meets Rahel Guiragossian

Imagine wearing a dress dripping in sequins. As you move thousands of lights shimmer from every inch of fabric, making the wearer appear like a diamond. The garment commands attention, and not just because of its iridescence. Printed on top of the sequins is a literal artwork by German, Lebanese-Armenian painter Emmanuel Guiragossian, and the […]

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The Lotus Eaters @ Aindrea Contemporary

As humans, we are constantly driven to consume. Fashion, food, culture, and whatever it is that gives us a thrill; addiction comes easily, wrapping us up in a false sense of comfort, allowing our obsessions to consume us. In The Odyssey, Odysseus’ men find themselves on an island inhabited by “Lotus Eaters.” Here they join […]

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Anahita Razmi @ Carbon.12

The press release for Anahita Razmi’s current exhibition at Carbon.12 in Dubai describes an alien landing on Earth, who immediately demands to be taken to the planet’s leader. In Take Me to Your Leader, Razmi asks who leads and who misleads. Playing on her own personal dichotomy — as an Iranian woman who grew up […]

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