March 15, 2010 - TEXTE ZUR KUNST - March 2010 / Issue No. 77 out now
March 15, 2010

March 2010 / Issue No. 77 out now

March 2010 / Issue No. 77

out www.textezurkunst.de

“THE PAINTING ISSUE – NOT”

The in-house working title for this issue of “Texte zur Kunst” was “Painting is Not the Issue,” alluding to how its articles make a case for a “painting beside itself,” as David Joselit put it in “October” 130. More precisely, this issue offers a theoretically and art-historically grounded consideration of a certain kind of contemporary painting practice. For this kind of painting, what is at stake is not the search for a fundamental essence of painting, as (defining) artistic medium, as specific genre or as symbolic institution. Rather, the practice we focus on here deliberately sets out to undermine the ostensible integrity of painting as a closed-off area of aesthetic activity. Informed by the legacy of institutional critique, shaped by the context of a long-since digital age, it engages with the economic, medial and discursive networks of which it forms a part, both in terms of production and exhibition.

Plus reviews from Berlin, Philadelphia, Zurich, New York, London, Vienna, Frankfurt am Main, Los Angeles and Linz

Exclusive new artists’ editions:
Thomas Demand, Wolfgang Tillmanns, Jeff Wall

ENGLISH CONTENT

HELMUT DRAXLER
PAINTING AS APPARATUS
Twelve theses

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “PAINTING”
A conversation between Isabelle Graw and Achim Hochdörfer

NIKLAS MAAK
MANUFACTUM ON CANVAS
On the widespread success of figurative painting

CAROLINE BUSTA
FRAMES AND NETWORKS
On Blake Rayne

JOSEF STRAU
EXPLORATION OF THE SELF
On Birgit Megerle

DAVID JOSELIT
BLANKS AND NOISE
On Cheyney Thompson

SABETH BUCHMANN
A MEDIUM UNDER DIFFERENT CONDITIONS
On Silke Otto-Knapp

LUKE COHEN
CATACHRESES
On R. H. Quaytman

REVIEWS

SHEPHERD STEINER
ALLERGY PATCH
On “Why Photography Matters As Art As Never Before” by Michael Fried

LANKA TATTERSALL
ROMANCING THE STONE
On Cyprien Gaillard at Galerie Sprüth/Magers, Berlin

ALEXANDER ALBERRO
THE APPRENTICESHIP OF ARSHILE GORKY
On Arshile Gorky at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

YATES MCKEE
PERVERSION, ABSTRACTION AND THE LIMITS OF THE HUMAN
On Paul Chan at Greene Naftali, New York

SVEN LÜTTICKEN
IMAGES COMMENTING ON IMAGES
On Harun Farocki at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, and Raven Row, London

RACHEL HAIDU
FAUX TERRAIN
On Gabriel Orozco at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

RHEA ANASTAS
MATERIAL HOLES
On Josephine Pryde at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

DAVID BUSSEL
THINK LOCAL, ACT GLOBAL?
On “Silberkuppe” at Hayward Gallery Project Space, London

ARTISTS’ EDITIONS

THOMAS DEMAND
“TEXTE ZUR KUNST”, 2010

WOLFGANG TILLMANNS
“in flight astro (ii)”, 2010

SPECIAL ARTIST’S EDITION

JEFF WALL
“Corner Store”, 2009

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