Dr Alma Mikulinsky is an art historian and curator whose work experience spans four continents. Among her projects were managing the world’s second largest collection of Picasso’s Ceramics, curating a block-buster exhibition in Hong Kong and two shows of contemporary art in Santiago de Chile, and writing texts for top museums such as Musee National Picasso-Paris and the Tate Modern in London. She is currently writing a book on the Canadian artist Sorel Etrog to be published in 2019 by Art Canada Institute.
Resurrection After All: Russian Cosmism as an Intellectual History Project
Russian Cosmism is the subject of the widely-exhibited film trilogy by Anton Vidokle, which traces, or better, resurrects the presence of Cosmist ideas in post-Soviet art, engineering, and architecture. Alma Mikulinsky reviews the films' installment in an artist-run space in Toronto, as well as the theoretical corpus that has been developed around the subject in the last four years.
Crop Marks, Sharif Waked’s latest work, is a life-size photographic self-portrait of the artist with his head cut off. Alma Mikulinsky writes about this beheading drama and tries to understand our fascination with images of head amputations, such as Henri Regnault’s painting of the brutal execution in Granada and Ned Stark’s decapitation in Game of Thrones.
Between 1918 and 1924, the German missionary and anthropologist Martin Gusinde traveled to Tierra del Fuego and West Patagonia, the southernmost point in Chile and therefore the globe. Alma Mikulinsky writes about the traveling exhibition of Gusinde’s photographs, documenting his encounter with the indigenous people of the Selk’nam, the Yamanas and the Kawésquar.
Can one bypass the fact that Roee Rosen, through his writing, manufactures his art as a closed system? Can one approach his art from different perspectives? Alma Mikulinsky writes about Rosen’s mid-career retrospective at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Capitalist Realism: Then and Now?
In the current post-Occupy disillusionment, where the art world is dominated by commercial interests, could the term “Capitalist Realism” offer new strategy for change? Alma Mikulinsky reviews ARTMargins’s special issue on Capitalist Realism.
The Metabolic Age, or How Federico Manuel Peralta Ramos Predicted the Internet with an Egg
Could an egg-shaped artwork have predicted the internet? Alma Mikulinsky on “The Metabolic Age,” curated by Chus Martínez at Museo del Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires