Mousse Magazine

  1. Strange and Seductive Objects: Gabriel Kuri

    by Philipp Hindahl   While the objects we have been living with for decades come back to haunt us, filling the oceans and the earth, Gabriel Kuri is well aware of their power. The artist is fascinated by the logic with which everyday objects speak to us and, ultimately, seduce us. Kuri was born in […]

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  2. “Every Loft Needs a Sink” at Vleeshal, Middelburg

    by Francesco Tenaglia   A former town hall containing five modular wooden units that imitate the same number of attics is a witty display that protects the artistic language and regulates enjoyment of the works filling the tiny maisons—partly by modulating spectators’ access to each mini-pavilion, partly by shielding the singular “grammars” from too much […]

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  3. Gates to the City: Cui Jie

    by Owen Hatherley   Looking at the work of Cui Jie from a northern European perspective, the first error is probably to think you’re seeing some form of lament for a modernist past. That narrative is fairly familiar now, based on a longing for the largest-scale remnants of the material culture of postwar social democracy […]

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  4. The Postnational Artistic Imaginaries at Work in Yto Barrada’s Double Skin at Casa Estudio Luis Barragán, Mexico City

    by Kim Córdova   No. 12 Gral. Francisco Ramírez is a pine door set in a ruthlessly plain cement wall on a pinched cul-de-sac in Mexico City, teetering on the edge of a freeway. The dark, narrow hallway leads visitors to a set of volcanic stone steps atop which another door, kept fastidiously shut, opens […]

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