September 9, 2009
#17 Magazine – Autumn issue out now!
Issue 17 Visiting and Revisiting Art, etcetera http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc
Highlights include… Pop Life: Art in a Material World at Tate Modern, by Steven Henry Madoff, Bob Colacello & Simon Grant In the Studio: Fuyuko Matsui Brian Dillon on Miroslaw Balka in the Turbine Hall John Baldessari & Jessica Morgan on John Baldessari Harun Farocki by Nicole Brenez Enrico David, Roger Hiorns, Lucy Skaer, Richard Wright and Darian Leader on the Turner Prize 2009 Turner and the Masters by James Hall Michael Landy & Jean Tinguely on their exhibition at Tate Liverpool and Jacob Polley in the Tate Archive A young woman lies in a field, flower blossoms from different seasons whirling about her. Her stomach has been slashed, her digestive organs and her uterus containing a foetus protrude from the wound. This is a description of a painting by Japanese artist Fuyuko Matsui. One of her admirers visited her at her Tokyo studio. TATE ETC. sends Brian Dillon on a journey to a forested surburb of the town of Otwock, 24km south east of Warsaw. Here, he meets Miroslaw Balka. While the legacy of Pop Art still burns brightly in the works of such artists as Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami, a more socially interactive approach to art-making also emerged in parallel, creating a very different beast than in Andy Warhol’s day. TATE ETC. talks to Bob Colacello who, as the 26-year-old editor of Warhol’s Interview magazine, was thrown into the frenetic world of celebrities, artists, actors and socialites. Los Angeles-based artist John Baldessari made his name as a pioneer in conceptual art in the 1960s with his text and image paintings. After cremating most of the work he had produced between 1953 and 1966, he began to make photographic works, often incorporating found film stills. At the forefront of his imagery has been an interest in written and visual language, and his status as a teacher is legendary. But where did it all come from? Here, he talks to the curator of Tate’s forthcoming retrospective. The Turner Prize 2009 shortlist are brought together to find out what they really think of the press and the public who generate extensive media coverage and discussion of the prize each year. Celebrated as the art of illusion in antiquity, trompe l’ œil painting was at its height in the early modern era. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries artists such as Juan Sánchez Cotán in Spain, Samuel Hoogstraten in Holland and Cornelius Gijsbrechts in Denmark created naturalistic still lifes with fruits or sundry items. The tradition continues and the idea is expanded in the work of contemporary artists as diverse as Thomas Demand, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Peter Fischli and David Weiss. The pioneering German film-maker and theorist Harun Farocki has made more than 90 films – ranging from documentaries to large-scale installations. A selection of his works are being screened at Tate Modern. “Men are not familiar enough to me, and I can’t depict them with any sense of reality,” Fuyuko Matsui, p.56. TATE ETC. – Europe’s Largest Art Magazine Subscribe online at http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/subscribe Or call +44 (0)20 7887 8959