2017, December 6 – Deutsche Welle, "Berlin Exhibition on 'Brave' African Drug Dealers Courts Controversy" by Ben Knight

“An exhibition in Berlin has drawn both praise and condemnation for presenting the lives and migration routes of the city's African drug dealers. The artist behind it believes the dealers do brave political work.”

Project: Other Homelands

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2017, December 2 – n-tv.de, "Dealer Ausstellung wichtig und mutig“ (”Dealer Exhibition Important and Courageous”) Interview with Bettina Paul

“The dealer from Africa serves as a projection screen for fear and contempt. He is the one who brings evil in from the outside, a spectre of threat that is used to fuel fears. The migration debate only reinforces this process. So it is crucial to counteract this entirely unnuanced image of the enemy. The artist proactively underscores the existence of a real problem.”

Project: Other Homelands

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2017, November 23 – Frankfurter Rundschau, “Nach dem Rausch“ (”After the High”) by Harry Nutt

"...Holmquist’s concern, to give the alleged offenders a face in order to in a new way make the reasons for illegal drug dealing a subject of discussion again, is not completely absurd. As the artist likely sees it, the small dealers of the Görlitzer Park are, as perpetrators, again only victims of an overarching context of violence. Beyond such a change in perspective, however, it would be advisable to finally take into consideration another form of perpetration. Anyone who speaks predominantly about the african origins of the dealers should not remain silent about their customers."

Project: Other Homelands

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2017, November 21 – Neues Deutschland, „Der Mensch hinter dem Dealer“ (”The Person Behind the Dealer”) Interview with Scott Holmquist by Maria Jordan

"The freedom of art should allow for the development and artistic presentation of nonconformist ideas. Here we have chosen a theme that thus far has been very seldom examined, especially in such a manner. In this respect we find the discussion and reaction that has already arisen to be very enriching, and see it as a reflection of the societal perception of the debate."

Project: Other Homelands

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2017, November 20 – Zeit Magazin, „Über benachteiligte Dealer“ (”On Persecuted Dealers”) by Harald Martenstein

"Of course it’s legitimate to create an exhibition about dealers. Dealers are interesting and a part of everyday life in Berlin. There are obviously already exhibitions about war. Making a war exhibition doesn’t mean that: we find war essentially great. Small dealers are not major criminals, and most would surely prefer to have another job."

Project: Other Homelands

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2017, November 17 – Berliner Zeitung, „Debatte um Ausstellung: Warum Berlin über Kreuzbergs Papp-Dealer diskutiert“ (”Debate Over Exhibition – Why Berlin is Discussing Kreuzberg’s Cardboard Dealers”) by Torsten Harmsen

Includes interview with Holmquist, a reaction to the second phase of Holmquist's Last Hero project beginning with a formal request to erect a monument in Berlin.

Project: Other Homelands

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2016, September 8 – Haaretz, "The Man Who Seeks to Erect a Monument to Drug Dealer in Berlin" by Shachar Atwan.

Includes interview with Holmquist, a reaction to the second phase of Holmquist's Last Hero project beginning with a formal request to erect a monument in Berlin.

Project: Last Hero

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ILLEGAL! magazine interviewed Scott Holmquist end of 2015. ILLEGAL! is an art and journalistic project famous for considering how people enjoy drugs, founded by a leading Danish advocate for the harm-reduction benefits of legalization, Michael Lodberg Olsen. Every issue sells out. See Vice, Guardian (and other stories).

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Program host Wendy Butler, Carolyn Jones, Scott Holmquist and Martin Duespohl on KHSU's "Art Waves," October 9, on the 2014, "Graphic Alchemy – Low Tide X3" shows and Low Tide Archive project.

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Art critic, curator and director of the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Edit Molnár's review of Scott Holmquist's "Die dritte Mauer und letzte Held" in the June 2014 edition of Hungary's leading journal for museums and curators – Műértő - művészeti és műkereskedelmi folyóirat | The Art Connoisseur – Journal for Art and the Art Market. Edit Molnar was a co-curator of Berlin's 2016 transmediale has been director of Center for Art & Media, Karlsruhe, since 2015.

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Lothar Müller's review of Holmquist's "Third Wall and Last Hero" show in Süddeutsche Zeitung the New York Times of Germany. Commentary and translation linked below is excerpted from the "Legalize It!?" conference catalog on Scott Holmquist's "Die dritte Mauer und der letzte Held," (The third Wall and last Hero) installation, Kreuzberg Museum, Berlin, April – June 2014.

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WASHINGTON POST

"Galleries: ‘Vaiven,’ ‘Vantage Point,’ ‘Peace. Love. Insurgency,’ ‘The DC Paintings’"

Mark Jenkins' November 2013 review of Peace.Love.Insurgency., curated by James Huckenpahler and Jose Ruiz, with Kenseth Armstead at Furthermore in Washington, DC.

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"Exoptic Fields aims to repel TV audiences"

Darren Garnick's January 2001 review of blind eye project video, "Exoptic Fields," in The Telegraph, Nachua, NH, produced by Scott Holmquist working as willy mal.

Archived copy at blindeyeprojects.com | The Telegraph online



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"Better loving throught imagery: A pair of video artists try to turn the TV into a love machine with a nonpornographic video designed to steer your gaze toward your partner."

Virginia Vitzthum's December 2000 review of "Exoptic Fields" and "blind heat", blind eye project videos produced by Scott Holmquist working as willy mal.

Archived at Salon.com | copy at blindeyeprojects.com


Selected Reviews & Journalism Pre-2000