May 2016 in Artforum

May 2016 in Artforum


May 2, 2016
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This month in Artforum:

THE NEW LOOK: Art and Fashion Photography: 

Michele Abeles, Mark Borthwick, Petra Collins, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Roe Ethridge, Peter Lindbergh, Ryan McGinley, Olu Odukoya, Josephine Pryde, Viviane Sassen, Collier Schorr, Heji Shin, Laurie Simmons, David Sims, and Shea Spencer present exclusive portfolios, essays, and interviews:

“Fashion images are distributed on a vast scale, dwarfing the reach of the art world, and that is a powerful incentive for an artist.” 
–Shea Spencer

“People have gotten used to the possibility that fashion photography can be a little messed up.”
–Michele Abeles

“Commercials are public art.”
Petra Collins

“After 9/11, everything became much safer and more commercial. These days, creativity is often greatly diluted by commerce—the pressure of profit margins, the hunger for more and more content.”
Viviane Sassen

“Some like their champagne astringent, some like it sickly sweet; they all want the bubbles.”
–Philip-Lorca diCorcia

SUMMER PREVIEW: 45 shows worldwideBruce Conner, Danny Lyon, Walker Evans, Mark Bradford, Cindy Sherman, Manifesta 11, Berlin Biennale, Dak’Art, and more

Rhea Anastas on Revolution in the Making at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel:

“What the show wants to call ‘female sensibility’ is multiple, as masculine or queer as it is feminine, and it is also contradictory, since identifying with the feminine can be disempowering for all.”
–Rhea Anastas

P. Adams Sitney and James Quandt on the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet:

“Straub and Huillet’s Moses and Aaron is the most unconventional opera film ever made—and to my mind the greatest.”
–P. Adams Sitney

Openings: Brian Dillon on Yan Xing:

“Yan decomposes and recomposes famous works so that they hint at a history that never was or could be.”
–Brian Dillon

George E. Lewis and Susanna Mälkki on Pierre Boulez:

“Despite not being a technologist himself, Boulez exercised extraordinary worldwide impact on the development of computer music composition and technology.”
–George E. Lewis

Cameron Jamie on Blowfly:

“Blowfly was more outrageous than any hardcore-punk singer without having to scream.”
–Cameron Jamie

Kerstin Stakemeier on Electronic Superhighway (2016–1966) at the Whitechapel Gallery:

“Since the 1960s, technology has been flattening art.”
–Kerstin Stakemeier

And: Jonathan Rosenbaum on Jacques Rivette, Philip Ursprung on the new Singapore National Gallery, Jacob Proctor on Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s, and Benjamin Paul on Unveiled: Berlin and Its Monuments

Plus: Geoffrey O’Brien on David Bordwell’s The Rhapsodes, Annie Godfrey Larmon on Unica Zürn’s Trumpets of Jericho, and designer Peter Shire shares his Top Ten

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