Michal B. Ron is an art theoretician and historian. She has completed a PhD dissertation at the Free University in Berlin, on the question of time in the work of Marcel Broodthaers, as related to historical thinking, to animals, and to children.
Michal B. Ron
What to do for the Sake of Love?
Michal B. Ron follows an archival treasure of Hannah Bruckmüller's. She starts with Marcel Broodthaers’ contribution to James Lee Byars’s World Question Center, where a question about love is calling from a distance of time, and creates a new questionnaire that asks for responses: what do you do for the sake of love?
Dot dot dot…: Some Thoughts Following Yayoi Kusama’s Retrospective at Gropius Bau, Berlin
Before it arrived to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Yayoi Kusama's retrospective was shown at Gropius Bau in Berlin. Michal B. Ron visited the Berlin show and shares her thoughts on reflection, reconstruction, art history, and letters against apartheid.
M(B)R VSTS #2: Noa Ginzburg With Hannah Bruckmüller
After their collaborative project “Cat Chat,” discussing the interview Marcel Broodthaers conducted with a cat, Michal B. Ron initiates an online studio visit at Noa Ginzburg’s studio, with Hannah Bruckmüller. They talk about the idea of Radical Coziness, domesticity, extra ocular objects, and jumping in public places.
M(B)R Visiting #1: Merav Maroody
The first installment of a new column on studio visits by Michal B. Ron, who lives in Berlin. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, the column also develops and acquires new forms. At the center of each encounter is a discussion of works by different artists and their thoughts about the current conditions of art and life.
Performance Post Lockdown: Tino Sehgal et al in Down to Earth at Gropius Bau
In an era of social distancing, an exhibition about ecology turns into a meditation on human connections. Michal B. Ron reviews the recent “Down to Earth” exhibition at Gropius Bau.
The Book as Agora
How should art institutions respond to the current political climate? Michal B. Ron reviews Paper Monument’s recent book, in which various art professionals offer their propositions to six perceptive questions.
Other than Whom?
“There is no curatorial passivism, any more than there is a passivist war.” Michal B. Ron reviews Maura Reilly’s book Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating and adds a note about the heroless politeness of the recent Berlin Biennial.
How Testo Junkie Transforms You
“An author who had taken testosterone as a drug in a philosophical self-experiment that she documented in a book - it shook me up so much that it wouldn't leave my mind." Michal B. Ron and Hannah M. Bruckmüller discuss naming, sexuality, fables, giving birth and giving death, in response to Paul B. Preciado’s Testo Junkie.
The Problem of Nostalgia: Learning from Athens in documenta 14
A depressing human condition resolved with grand gestures of politics, sentimentality, fashion, and merchandise. Michal B. Ron writes about documenta 14 in Kassel.
The Present in Drag and Drop: On the 9th Berlin Biennale
“Welcome to the post-contemporary,” say the DIS collective, curators of the 9th Berlin Biennale, with the hospitality of border control. Michal B. Ron shares her impressions of the biennial in a new critique for Tohu Magazine.