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October 1, 2015

October 2015

October 2015 in Artforum


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This month in Artforum:

Reflection Eternal: Jeff Nagy on the art of Andrei Koschmieder:

“Koschmieder jumps ahead to a future world where everything can simply be printed—and he does so by printing simply everything.” 
–Jeff Nagy

Class Dismissed: A roundtable on art school, USC, and Cooper Union with Helen Molesworth, Frances Stark, A. L. Steiner, Charlie White, Mike Essl, Jory Rabinovitz, Lee Relvas, Amanda Ross-Ho, and Victoria Sobel; introduction by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer:

“Why now? Why are extremely successful, renowned arts education departments on both coasts under attack in the way that they are at Cooper and USC?” 
–Helen Molesworth

Hal Foster on New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919–1933

Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) dramatized a crisis that was psychological in appearance but social at root: this is what a political-economic crisis looks like when visited on individuals.” 
Hal Foster

Huey Copeland on Noah Purifoy:

“In Purifoy’s work, the history of modernist sculpture is dispersed, cast out into the desert along with the artist himself, to a place where three-dimensional forms can test their mettle against the detritus of American culture.” 
Huey Copeland

David Rimanelli on Tom of Finland:

“Tom’s drawings look designed, like porno Seurats—ready for coffee mugs.” 
David Rimanelli

Revisionist History: John Gendall on the new Fondazione Prada and the architecture of preservation

“Koolhaas’s Fondazione Prada willfully adopts preservation as a strategy—a pointed refusal of the tabula rasa that has long been understood as architecture’s ideal starting point.” 
John Gendall

Great Haste: John Kelsey introduces a selection of Robert Walser’s newly translated writings on art:

“Walser narrates as if entering a big fancy room he probably doesn’t belong in, picking up words like silverware.” 
John Kelsey

The Last Picture Show?: Nicola Mazzanti, Tacita Dean, and Amy Taubin on the survival of film in the digital age:

“One of the greatest misunderstandings around film is that only the content matters and needs preserving. But the content happens as a result of the medium; they cannot be separated.” 
Tacita Dean

Openings: Kevin McGarry on Rachel Rose:

“Rose is committed more to discovery than to mastery.” 
–Kevin McGarry

Andrew Ross on Saadiyat Island:

“No cultural institution can afford to be associated with censorship or human rights abuse.” 
Andrew Ross

And:Julian Roseand Edward Dimendbergonthe new Broad Museum; Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Andersonon Ingrid Sischy;David Salle on Thomas Houseago; Johanna Fateman on Jackie 60; J. Hoberman on Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood; andHelmut DraxleronAmie Siegel’s The Architects.

Plus: Glenn O’BrienonMarilyn Minter; Erika Balsomon Ben Rivers‘sThe Two Eyes Are Not Brothers; James QuandtonJafar Panahi‘sTaxi; Richard I. Suchenskion Hou Hsiao-hsien‘sThe Assassin; and actress, model, and writer Hari Nefshares her Top Ten.

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