White prevails in Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys’s exhibition at La Triennale di Milano’s Palazzo dell’Arte. A brightness that affects the brain like a strobe light: flashes of black alternating with white lightning, giving rise to ominous visions that can only be seen out of the corner of your eye.
Published to document the recent Filliou retrospective at M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, this book centres on the transcript of an extensive conversation between the French artist and the Brussels-based art critic Irmeline Lebeer, recorded on seven cassette tapes in August 1976 in Flayosc in Southern France.
In 1919, the young Viennese doctor Victor Tausk, a former student of Sigmund Freud, published a paper titled “On the Origin of the ‘Influencing Machine’ in Schizophrenia.” The paper assembled material on a recurring and widespread type of delusion Tausk found in his schizophrenic patients, namely the fear of being persecuted by an apparatus or a machine designed to influence, control, and manipulate.
Tegendraads (Unruly) is the title of this nakedly conflicting and yet stunning exhibition of the late Belgian painter Raoul De Keyser (1930–2012).
David Salle’s show of new work at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac coincides with “Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s” at the Whitney Museum. One could call this a resurgence, but Salle’s work has never waned in importance. Additionally, he recently complimented his career in painting with the publication of How to See – a wide-ranging book of criticism. Here, we discussed the roots of his most recent work as well as the challenges of writing.