Art Monthly issue 376

Art Monthly issue 376

Art Monthly

May 7, 2014

May 2014 

Is Romantic a dirty word asks Paul O’Kane
If Romanticism is making a return within recent art practices, how have critical artists such as John Akomfrah, Tacita Dean and Jon Rafman rescued it from the charge of aesthetic and political conservatism?

Mark Prince on realism without representation
If the British realist tradition was shaken by the relativist winds of Postmodernism, why might a wide group of current artists—from Jordan Baseman, Hilary Lloyd and John Smith to Alice Channer, Sofia Hultén and Tatiana Trouvé—be tackling primary experiences through the use of objective media?

Another One Bites the Dust
After barely 18 months, the revolving door at the DCMS has spun again, ejecting Maria Miller faster than the 32 seconds it took her to apologise for overclaiming her expenses, and whizzing Sajid Javid along on another fast-track promotion. Javid, however, has previously signed up to the opinion that the DCMS should be dismantled, but isn’t it rather the post of arts minister that should now be scrapped?

Gagosian gallery is handed a 1m GBP Crossrail station artwork commission to give to one of its artists; Artists’ Union England is launched; the Precarious Workers Brigade writes an open letter to FACT about the use of unpaid interns; Tate digs its heels in against the information commissioner over releasing details related to its BP sponsorship; a survey reveals that public support for state funding of the arts stands at over 50%; the alternative ‘Whitney Houston Biennial’ runs in New York; Tate publishes the Audio Arts archive of interviews online; the latest news on galleries, events, appointments, prizes and more.

Brian O’Doherty: Connecting the …
P! and Simone Subal Gallery, New York – Marjorie Welish
Richard Hamilton ICA, London & Tate Modern, London – Mark Prince
Bruce McLean: Another condition of sculpture Leeds Art Gallery – David Briers
Glasgow International various venues – Jennifer Thatcher
Tania Kovats: Oceans Fruitmarket, Edinburgh – Christopher Townsend
Science Fiction: New Death FACT, Liverpool – Bob Dickinson
Maryam Jafri: Mouthfeel Gasworks, London – Colin Perry
Joana Vasconcelos: Time Machine Manchester Art Gallery – Martin Holman
Whitney Biennial Whitney Museum of American Art, New York – Cherry Smyth
eva International: Agitationism various venues, Limerick – Chris Clarke
Simon Denny: The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom firstsite, Colchester – Matthew Bowman
London Round-up 1 Cell Projects • David Zwirner • Sadie Coles • ICA • Greengrassi – Duncan Wooldridge
London Round-up 2 Cafe Gallery and Dilston Grove • Iniva • Simon Lee Gallery • Ancient & Modern • England & Co – Eliza Williams

Hal Foster: The First Pop Age
Mark Prince takes issue with a misreading of significant art
Craig Staff: After Modernist Painting
Duncan Wooldridge wants this take on painting to get out more

Against Political Art
Daniel Miller blasts what he sees as the cosy consensus politics of political art

Letter from Tapei
Stephen Wilson on a culture negotiating its self-identity 

Taking Care of Business
Henry Lydiate examines the artist/dealer relationship

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