Flash Art International no. 293

Flash Art International no. 293

Flash Art International

Covers: Ed Atkins and David Maljkovic.
November 11, 2013

November–December 2013


Klaus Biesenbach, director of MoMA PS1 and MoMA curator at large, interviews British artist Ed Atkins, whose videos—mixing stock images with new material he creates with his laptop—have quickly become the manifesto of his generation.

In conjunction with David Maljkovic‘s three-part retrospective at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Baltic in Gateshead and GAMeC in Bergamo, curator Nick Aikens overviews the practice of this Croatian artist whose work includes films, installations, collages and publications.

Gianni Jetzer and Performa founder and director RoseLee Goldberg recall the history of Performa, analyze the evolution of performance since the late 1970s and share some forthcoming highlights from Performa13.

Following her recent solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Milovan Farronato—artistic director of the Fiorucci Art Trust in London—investigates the sophisticated and multifaceted practice of Glasgow-born, Brussels-based artist Lucy McKenzie, whose work is the focus of the seventh season of the Artist’s Institute in New York.

Calcutta-born and Mumbai-based artist and performer Nikhil Chopra devises fictional characters that draw on the subcontinent’s colonial past as well as his own personal history. Here he discusses his practice with Rajesh Punj.

Independent art critic and curator Maurizio Bortolotti interviews Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, whose work, incorporating traditional reverse glass painting, mirror mosaics and principles of Islamic Geometry with a modern sensibility, has been shown for more than five decades.

Japanese artist Yukio Fujimoto recounts how his interest in sound led him to build sound installations using traditional music boxes that interact with space.

The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami left deep scars on Japanese society. Yukie Kamiya—chief curator of the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art—consider the disaster’s impact upon the artistic community through the work of Japanese artists Tadasu Takamine, Koki Tanaka, Teppei Kaneuji, Masaya Chiba, Tsuyoshi Ozawa and Motoyuki Shitamichi.

In the Amarcord section, Jan Tumlir reflects on the seminal 1977 show Pictures at Artists Space in New York, in which a handful of artists exhibited works that reprioritized image making.

Chris Burden at the New Museum, New York.

Charles Gaines, Zhang Huan, Josh Kline, Linder; Ann Craven, Jerzy “Jurry” Zielinski, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Thomas Schütte, Andrew Dadson, Fred Sandback, Zhang Yu, Néstor Sanmiguel Diest, Slavs and Tatars, Jung Lee, Pablo Helguera, Liliana Porter, Kim Ku-Lim, and Michael Vahrenwald.


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