All articles by Kim West

Elegance’s Internationalisms

Le monde nouveau de Charlotte Perriand is an imposing presentation of an artist who registers the contradictions of the 20th century. But did Perriand’s world consist only of men?

A Gathering of Friends

Migration at Tensta Konsthall sets up a communication between different experiences of emigration, from the exile of war and resistance to dissolution in a cosmopolitical vortex of light.

Hermetically Open

Pierre Huyghe’s exhibition at Serpentine in London poses the question: what is the critical value of the open artwork in the age of participatory media apocalypse?

Unity in defeatism

This year’s edition of Steirischer Herbst in Graz offers a generous dose of overblown kitsch, but why cynicism when reality has become its own cynical self-parody?

Farewell to the People

The recently opened Lafayette Anticipations in Paris is an attempt to reinvent the form of the art center for the age of capitalist realism.

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An Imagination Battle

Cultural ownership, decolonial listening, and Pablo Picasso were up for debate at Malmö Art Museum’s symposium on the mediation of public art collections.

North of the World

The web of global entanglements and flows described by A beast, a god, and a line at Kunsthall Trondheim omits the exhibition’s immediate context.