Anna Maria Maiolino

New York Hauser & Wirth Anna Maria Maiolino’s work stands out for its elegant aesthetic and gutsy use of homespun processes and materials. Born in Calabria, Italy, Maiolino grew up in Venezuela and Brazil. She and her husband Rubens Gerchman were among the original members of the New Objectivism Brazil movement (Nova Objetividade Brasileira), which

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Isa Genzken

New York Museum of Modern Art Isa Genzken’s recent retrospective, featuring a complex mixture of things with resonating presence, provided a 180-degree exodus from participatory art and its aim of eliminating the artist. While Genzken’s work is neither imposing nor necessarily spectacular, it is very contemporary.

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Roberley Bell

Boston deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Conflate the styles of Henry Moore, Jean Arp, and Dr. Seuss, stir in California slickness and cartoon colors, and you get Roberley Bell’s The Shape of the Afternoon, which occupied the deCordova’s rooftop with a visionary garden.

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Katinka Bock

Seattle Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington In an important North American debut, German artist Katinka Bock created seven new works for the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, while deputy director Luis Croquer selected six additional pieces dating from 2008 to the present.

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Michael Hakimi

Berlin Krome Gallery The two objects in Michael Hakimi’s recent exhibition—works that oscillate somewhere between photography and sculpture—sat apart at the front and rear of the gallery. This situation alluded to a third, missing sculpture that ghosted the other two and broke apart the stillness of the space.

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Erwin Wurm

Frankfurt Städel Museum “Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculp­tures,” curated by Martin Engler, head of the Städel Museum’s contemporary art collection, consisted of a survey of older works and new works created specifically for the Städel collection.

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