Summer 2018 in Artforum

Summer 2018 in Artforum



June 1, 2018
Summer 2018 in Artforum
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This month in Artforum

What is Enlightenment?

Artforum invited a group of writers, scholars, and activists—Adrian Piper, Michelle M. Wright, Charles W. Mills, J. M. Bernstein, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, MTL Collective and Jasbir K. Puar, and Sarah Nicole Prickett—to consider where, who, and when is Enlightenment.

“Reality without wishful thinking is brutal: cruel, unyielding, merciless, indifferent, and overwhelming in its complexity.”
–Adrian Piper

After Words: David Wojnarowicz

By the time David Wojnarowicz died of AIDS in July 1992, he had become one of the era’s definitive artists. To mark his forthcoming exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Artforum invited Cynthia Carr, William E. Jones, and Carlo McCormick to reflect on Wojnarowicz’s life, art, music, and writing alongside previously unpublished transcripts of the artist’s audio diary and a portfolio of rare images by Dirk Rowntree.

“To characterize Close to the Knives as the agitprop of a particular moment of the AIDS crisis is to miss many of its virtues as literature.”
–William E. Jones

Light Houses: Renzo Piano talks with Julian Rose

“The competition for the Pompidou was only a few years after May ’68. We had the sense that our job was to break the museum.”
–Renzo Piano

Openings: Texas Isaiah

“After Texas Isaiah makes a portrait of you, you retain an emotional marker.”
–Tiona Nekkia McClodden 

And: Ara Osterweil on Adrian Norvid, Anthony Byrt on Michael Parekōwhai, Amy Taubin on Eugene Jarecki’s The King, Colby Chamberlain on Adelita Husni-Bey, Bruce Hainley on Elena Filipovic’s David Hammons: Bliz-aard Ball Sale, and J. Hoberman on From the Third Eye: The Evergreen Review Film Reader.

Plus: Melissa Anderson on Adèle Haenel, Siddhartha Mitter on the Mississippi Civil Rights MuseumWes Hill on the 21st Biennale of Sydney, Catherine Damman on Yve Laris Cohen, Rahel Aima on Maria Thereza Alves, James Meyer on Danh Vo, Daniel Marcus on Jasper Johns, Rachel Churner on Zoe Leonard, and Miz Cracker shares her Top Ten

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