Archive for the “Sculpture” category


by Travis Jeppesen on January 21, 2009

My review of Political/Minimal, the current group exhibition at KunstWerke, is now online at WhiteHot Magazine of Contemporary Art.

Deflated: Jeff Koons in Berlin

by Travis Jeppesen on December 9, 2008

The two Jeff Koons solo exhibitions currently on in Berlin – one a retrospective of the sculptures, the other a show of new paintings – confirm that Koons is the worst living artist anywhere. Koons is a sort of con (…)

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Richard Serra at Gagosian Britannia

by Travis Jeppesen on November 8, 2008

The philosophical rigidity of Richard Serra’s sculptures stands for raw endurance. They last, they extend themselves past momentary interpretations, and yet they are not momentous; rather they nearly pass as organic forms. One at Gagosian is a vaginal maze that (…)

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VILE: A Note on Jeff Koons Versailles

by Travis Jeppesen on October 19, 2008

The mainstream media’s recent attempts at writing off the critics of Jeff Koons’s Versailles exhibition as “conservative” miss a simple point: Jeff Koons is probably the worst living artist, if not one of the worst artists who ever lived. This (…)

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Ayse Erkmen at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

by Travis Jeppesen on October 6, 2008

If minimal art has any importance, it’s in making us notice things that we wouldn’t otherwise. Ayse Erkmen has this figured out. She gives us an art that is barely there. What is it that Gertrude Stein once wrote – (…)

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One to Watch Out For: Karla Black

by Travis Jeppesen on September 12, 2008

There’s a great essay by Jonathan Griffin in the latest issue of Frieze on Karla Black, an artist previously unknown to me. Check out images of her recent sculpture There Can Be No Arguments, courtesy of Mary Mary Gallery: A (…)

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