Anabel Roque Rodríguez

Anabel Roque Rodríguez

Anabel Roque Rodríguez is an art historian, writer and curator currently based between St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Munich (Germany). Her research focus lies on feminism, the relationship of art and the social, the financial crisis in the Mediterranean, community based art practices, labor issues in the arts and creative entrepreneurship.
Adrian Villar Rojas and His Investigation of Corniness at Kunsthaus Bregenz

Art Exhibitions, Review |

The exhibition The Theater of Disappearance by Adrián Villar Rojas at the Kunsthaus Bregenz feels like a play in four acts where the viewer gets the main role and has to write the plot to be composed of an enormous number of archaeological and art historical...

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The Meaning of Art Lists in Today’s Day and Age

In our age of productivity, journalistic outlets of all kinds are under pressure to publish daily and produce content to keep readers entertained and please investors and advertisers. The trend of lists, extensively found in the lifestyle segment, is taking...

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Dada Zurich 100 years of Dada – A Year of Highlights in Zurich

2016 marks a century of an art movement that changed modern art forever: DADA. For this special occasion, Zurich is preparing A year of highlights with extraordinary exhibitions, performances and a historical reappraisal. Dada’s legacy can be felt...

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Ana Mendieta Ana Mendieta – An Artwork As a Dialogue between the Landscape and the Female Body

Cuban-born and American-raised artist Ana Mendieta died early in 1985, aged 36, when she fell under mysterious circumstances out of her Greenwich village apartment she shared with her husband, the minimalist sculptor Carl Andre. This early death occurred in a...

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Venice Biennale 2015 Review of the 2015 Venice Biennale – All The World’s Futures

One of the most important art events just closed its doors, as the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale ended on November 22nd. We took the chance to visit the Finissage weekend and tried to recall the highlights of this rather extensively curated exhibition....

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Flo6x8 flamenco flo6x8 : Flamenco performance art as a Form of Protest

Since 2008 Spain is facing a severe financial crisis that caused diverse cuts in the public sector—as a common practice in such times the cultural sphere has been affected by cuts ever since. Public space plays a particularly important role in Mediterranean...

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Doris Salcedo_Accion de duelo 2007 Doris Salcedo and the Politics of Memory

Doris Salcedo was born in Bogotá in 1958 during a time when Colombia was racked by political violence. A severe conflict among paramilitary drug trafficking groups like the AUC, the guerrilla group Farc, government forces, and drug cartels killed hundreds of...

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Precarious labor in the arts Precarious Labor for Art’s Sake

A lot of artists that end up getting the attention of the media are the art stars, selling their works for six figure sums or becoming the next it-piece in the celebrity universe. There is nothing wrong about this development, but one has to bear in mind that...

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Gentrification From Shabbyshabby Apartments to high class Gentrification. Artistic Projects dealing with the Right to the City

It is becoming more and more difficult to find real public space in cities. The competitive economic processes and social restructuring builds spaces that are monitored or turned into shopping districts or office buildings. Social housings, space for trial...

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The artist collective Center for Political Beauty – Connecting Art and Activism

The Berlin-based collective of performance artists and activists Center for Political Beauty expands the notion of what art is. Their projects are always linked to civil disobedience, acts of resistance and participatory engagement with the public. The group...

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