January 3, 2014 - Artforum - January 2014
January 3, 2014

January 2014

January 2014 in Artforum

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This month in Artforum:

The groundbreaking performances of Sarah Michelson:

“Michelson’s works are indicative of a dancer for a new century—not an American century, but a century that belongs less to any state than to an economic order.”
–David Velasco

Catherine Opiebrings her camera to Elizabeth Taylor‘shouse:

“Has Opie traded subcultural identification for sapphire rings and Prada handbags? Has she forsaken Idexa’s tattoo parlor for Liz’s Bel Air mansion?”
–Richard Meyer

David Joseliton the recent work of Thomas Eggerer:

“It is paradoxical that a luxury commodity like painting can be so eloquent in exploring our contemporary vertigo and the partitioned bodies it produces.”
–David Joselit

1000 Words: Amie Siegeltalks about her work Provenance, 2013, with an introduction by Mark Godfrey:

“The film’s reverse trajectory mimics a provenance, the document that begins with an artwork’s current possessor and moves to each successive earlier owner. The film is one long reveal.”
–Amie Siegel

Nicolas Bourriaudon Pierre Huyghe‘sretrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris:

“Huyghe reprises his previous works as a biosphere, a metabolic environment of reference and presence, a mnemonic system that goes far beyond that of his previous projects.”
–Nicolas Bourriaud

· And: Benjamin H. D. Buchloh on Allan Sekula; Jeff Rian on Philippe Parreno; Molly Warnock on James Bishop; J. Hobermanon Jean-Luc Godard‘s cinema of coming attractions; Thierry de Duve on the collapse of the Beaux-Arts system; Sarah K. Rich on the 2013 Carnegie International; Cary Loren, Dana Schutz,and Philip Levineon the Detroit Institute of Arts;and Philip Walshon Snøhetta‘sJames B. Hunt Jr. Library.

· Also: Tony Pipoloon Ernie Gehr; Rebekah Rutkoffon Robert Beavers; Suzanne Hudson on Elise Adibi; Shiva Balaghi on Iran Modern; Julia Bryan-Wilsonon A Queer History of Fashion; Joseph Leo Koernerand Margaret Koster Koerneron William Kentridge; Benjamin Paul on Paolo Veronese; and Bunny Rogers‘s Top Ten.

· Plus: WINTER PREVIEW.Artforum highlights forty-five exhibitions opening around the world between January and April, including the first comprehensive retrospective of Sigmar Polke at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

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