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Articles by Sholem Krishtalka

There are 14 articles by Sholem Krishtalka

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Drawn Criticism: An Art Review in Pictures

Canadian artist and critic Sholem Krishtalka reviews a visceral Berlin art exhibition in 17 hand-drawn panels.

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Notes on a Toronto/Berlin State of Mind

In 2010, three years before I left Toronto for Berlin, my neighbourhood of Queen West was suddenly overtaken with rows and rows of the same poster, stark white save for a hastily sketched line…

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Berlin’s Painting Forever! Both Thrills & Disappoints

“Painting Forever!”—a super-exhibition spread across four Berlin institutional galleries—is the central showcase of Berlin Art Week, although its exclamatory first principles are perhaps a…

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Kippenberger Survey Mixes Comedy with Tragedy

I’ve known Martin Kippenberger’s work for quite some time. One of the most remarkable things about “sehr gut | very good,” a major exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof, is that I now feel as…

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Dark Matter Brings Gravity to Arsenal Toronto

The first thing one sees upon entering “Dark Matter,” the current exhibition at Arsenal Toronto, is a floating black blob: Ugo Rondinone’s The Twenty-First Hour of the Poem (2008). It is meant…

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Van Gogh Up Close: Not the Movie

The march of time invariably warps an artist’s life and career, and there is no greater example of this than Vincent van Gogh. In the 122 years since his death, he has been the avatar for a whole…

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Anthony McCall: Light Lifting

The Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art is a former train station. In its current configuration, however, it has come to resemble a vast cathedral. The occasion is an exhibition by New…

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Toronto Curating Itself: An Unhistory

For many years, difficult questions have haunted the Toronto art scene: Why is Toronto unable to make an account of itself? When will a strong regional survey be mounted? In this provocative essay,…

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Abstract Expressionist New York: The Popular Canon

One goes to see “Abstract Expressionist New York” not for surprise, but for the chance to see canonical paintings in the flesh, writes critic and artist Sholem Krishtalka. Here, Krishtalka…

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Un-home-ly

There are a few pieces of art that conjure up “home” for me, and Martha Rosler’s Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975) is one of them; not only for the domestic space in which Rosler enacts her…

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