December 2, 2005 - Artforum - December 2005 in Artforum
December 2, 2005

December 2005 in Artforum

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Also: John Waters, Amy Taubin, Chrissie Iles, Isaac Julien, Dennis Cooper, Susie Ibarra, Debra Singer, Yve-Alain Bois, Pamela M. Lee, Trisha Donnelly, Jonathan Crary, and many more select the best of 2005 in film, music, and books.

Gavin Browns Enterprise–with its annex, Passerby–remains preeminent as a precursor to newer scene galleries like Maccarone Inc., Rivington Arms, Daniel Reich Gallery, and Reena Spaulings Fine Art, many of them located either in the hipster hell of the Lower East Side, or in the even weirder no-mans-land of Chinatown.–David Rimanelli on New York

Plus: The Artists Artists. Tomma Abts, Doug Aitken, AA Bronson, Candice Breitz, Cai-Guo Qiang, Liam Gillick, Damian Loeb, Jonathan Meese, Julie Mehretu, Takashi Murakami, Chris Ofili, Seth Price, Yinka Shonibare, Katja Strunz, and many others reveal which shows mattered to the most exacting audience of all.

This show gave me butterflies, screwed me up, and made me cry.–Martin Creed on Edvard Munch at the Royal Academy of Arts, London

All that, plus: Carol Armstrong investigates The Perfect Medium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Arthur C. Danto assesses Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum, and Gunnar B. Kvarans Uncertain States of America at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; and Jeffrey Weiss wallows in Melancholy at Galeries Nationale du Grand Palais, Paris.

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