Sammy Baloji

At the heart of Sammy Baloji’s exhibition “K(C)ongo Fragments of Interlaced Dialogues. Subversive Classifications” were four exquisitely carved ivory oliphants, or hunting horns, from the Kingdom of Kongo. Two of these carvings belonged to Florentine banker and arts patron Cosimo I de’ Medici. Continue reading Sammy Baloji

Statecraft (and beyond)

Inaugurating her exhibition program as the newly appointed director at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), curator Katerina Gregos’s multifaceted group show “Statecraft (and beyond)” revisited some of the themes she previously explored and even some of the same works that were featured in “The State Is Not a Work of Art” at the Tallinn Art Hall in 2018, conceived with the centennial of Estonian independence in mind. Continue reading Statecraft (and beyond)

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas

In her essay for the catalogue accompanying Paradise Lost, the inaugural Roma pavilion which she curated at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, Tímea Junghaus wrote: “Of course, in an ideal world, Roma artists would be able to exhibit in any of the European pavilions, but it is a fact that no artist of Roma origin has been presented at the Venice Biennale throughout its 112-years.” Continue reading Małgorzata Mirga-Tas