Peter Robinson: “Migrateur”

Artist Peter Robinson, exhibiting in Berlin, described in ArtForum as “[fitting] the profile of the artist as a global player … a migrateur in the emphatic sense.” Aware of his edge exoticism but fused in global media culture, his Venice installation mixed premodern Maori myth with cybernetic models. Harald Fricke reviews his recent collection of 25 drawings, which fuse ‘kiwi style’ appropriation of pop iconography with “high-brow” theoretical explorations. Fricke: “[Robinson’s works] are about weathering the contradictions that arise from the mixing of cultures. For him, equanimity and vexation about this state of affairs go hand in hand.”


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Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Chicago’s Frequency Festival has become a crucial showcase for the movement of “new music”, according to Aaron Cohen reporting for Chicago Tribune. New Zealand-born and New York-based composer Annea Lockwood exemplifies…