German art

Katharina Grosse

February 2, 2018
Katharina Grosse at Carriageworks

There’s a certain Guinness-Book-of-Records quality about Katharina Grosse’s installation at Carriageworks. On opening night everyone kept asking: “Is this the biggest painting in the world? Is this the biggest painting ever made in Australia?”, and so on. My short answer was: “I don’t know, but I’ve never seen a bigger painting anywhere.” A quick Internet … More


Hypokulturemia in the Hypo-Kulturstiftung

November 18, 2011
Leonhard Beck, Portrait of a Young Man with a Hat, ca. 1512/13

In Munich last week I began to feel I was suffering from Stendhal Syndrome. It’s been twenty years since I was in this city, but I had vivid memories of those two great museums, the Alte Pinakothek and Neue Pinakothek. Now those galleries have been joined by the Pinakothek der Moderne and the Brandhorst Museum, … More


Rebecca Horn and Medicine & Art

December 5, 2009
Patricia Piccinini, Game Boys Advanced, 2002-2003, Silicone, acrylic, human hair, clothing, hand-held video games, edition of 3, 140 cm × 36 cm × 75 cm

It’s appropriate that the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art is staging Japan’s first-ever Rebecca Horn retrospective at the same time the Mori Art Museum is hosting the show, Medicine and Art. Of all those who dwell in the upper echelons of international contemporary art, no-one has been more dedicated than Horn when it comes to … More