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November 1, 2005

November 2005 in Artforum

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Last summer was really liberating because of my spontaneous decision to spend it in Berlin. Suddenly I had the feeling that a new time in my work had started. Its not that I changed something radically, but continuing had become possible. –Wolfgang Tillmans

And: In Shapes of Things to Come, artist Carroll Dunham surveys the work of Elizabeth Murray on the occasion of her retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Situating Murrays distinctive idiom within the context of painting from the mid-60s to today, Dunham explores a body of work whose singularity makes it difficult to categorize but likely to reverberate far into arts future.

Murrays exhibition at MoMA should resonate deeply with the legions of artists-in-formation who are positioned to grasp her relevance for our elusive cusp of a moment, sifting out what of the twentieth century is useful in the twenty-first. –Carroll Dunham

Also: In the latest 1000 Words, Scott Rothkopf introduces artist Josiah McElhenys discussion of his ambitious new works An End to Modernity and Conceptual Drawings for a Chandelier, 1965, both currently on view in Part Object Part Sculpture at the recently re-opened Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. McElheny describes his reimagining of the Sputnik-glam lighting fixtures at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, a project in which specific theories about the birth of the universe meet more abstract notions of pure style–all within a monumental sculpture comprising roughly six thousand parts.

All that, plus Bruce Hainley introduces the art of Patrick Hill; Norman Bryson reviews W. J. T. Mitchells new book What Do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images; and Malcolm Turvey rates two new DVD anthologies of early avant-garde film. In addition, Greil Marcus discusses MAD magazine founder Harvey Kurtzman; Tom Vanderbilt surveys pixelated architecture; Matthew Stadler assesses the state of time-based art at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts recent festival, T:BA:05; Jennifer Allen meets Buenos Airesbased architectural collective m7red; and Margarita Tupitsyn visits Russia! at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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