ARTMargins Volume 2, Issue 1–February 2013

ARTMargins Volume 2, Issue 1–February 2013

MIT Press

Collective Actions, Place of Action, 1979. Documentary photograph by Igor Makarevich (stationary camera). Image courtesy of Andrei Monastyrski. © Collective Actions.
February 6, 2013
ARTMargins Volume 2, Issue 1–February 2013

ARTMargins, the newest art journal from the MIT Press, announces the launch of its latest issue dedicated to art, theory, and cultural politics.

Featured articles:

Caroline A. Jones“Anthropophagy in São Paulo’s Cold War”
The meeting of Brazilian modernism and Cold War politics, as revealed through the emergence of the São Paulo Bienal—part of Jones’s research into the development of the “global work of art” through the 20th century.

Pedro Erber“Art and/or Revolution: The Matter of Painting in Postwar Japan”
The transformation of Japanese art and art criticism by international abstraction, and the struggle for a revolutionary aesthetics in painting after World War II.

Octavian Eşanu“Stuckism (A Conversation)”
An interview with the global art network that is the Stuckists, a controversial collective founded in 1999 by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson. 

Yelena Kalinsky“Drowning in Documents: Actions, Documentation, and Factography in Early Work by the Collective Actions Group”
The central role played by the Moscow-based Collective Actions group in reshaping both Conceptualism and international histories of performance art.
Issue 2:1 also includes:
A review article of Dubai Art Month 2012 (Nat Muller); English translations of ground-breaking documents from the “margins” of art’s histories (David Kareyan, Hratch Armenakyan, introduced by Angela Harutyunyan), and a new artist’s project by Honza Zamojski designed especially for this issue.

ARTMargins publishes articles about contemporary art, politics, media, architecture, and critical theory. ARTMargins studies art practices and visual culture in the emerging global margins, from North Africa and the Middle East to the Americas, Eastern (but also Western) Europe, Asia and Australasia. The journal seeks a forum for scholars, theoreticians, and critics from a variety of disciplines who are interested in the critiques of postmodernism and post-colonialism; art and politics in transitional countries and regions; post-socialism and neo-liberalism; and the problem of global art and global art history and its methodologies.

Sven Spieker, Octavian Eşanu, Angela Harutyunyan, Karen Benezra, and Anthony Gardner

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