In the April 2013 issue of ArtReview

In the April 2013 issue of ArtReview


April 3, 2013

Wolfgang Tillmans: ‘My approach to photography as a medium has always been that I wanted to approximate what it feels like to look through my eyes.’ Fresh from the success of his multiyear Neue Welt project, and with a large show of work on show at Düsseldorf’s K21, Tillmans, the only photographic artist to win the Turner Prize, tells Martin Herbert about the world as he sees it.

City Focus—Berlin: In the final installment of ArtReview‘s three-part series looking at the myths and realities behind Berlin’s rise to power on the European art scene, Raimar Stange returns to where it all began, Mitte and Kreuzberg, and finds an utterly changed landscape.

Maurizio Cattelan in conversation with Dakis Joannou: The artist and collector talk about the relevance of 1968 today, focusing their discussion on the Joannou Design Collection of furniture and objects created by the Italian Radical Design movement in and around 1968. Photography by Pierpaolo Ferrari.

Nathaniel Mellors: ‘I think you can write theatre of the absurd from a schooling in Saturday morning kids’ TV. Like Tiswas vs Beckett: “Have you seen Happy Days?” “No, but I’ve seen happy days.”‘ Mellors speaks with Jacob Fabricius about the origins of his medieval-tinged mutant soap opera Ourhouse.

AR:Design: As part of its regular focus on design, and how ideas in art filter out into other disciplines, ArtReview asked seven contemporary designers to answer the question of how design systems shape our lives. Here they respond with seven manifestos.

Karl Lagerfeld: Hettie Judah meets the man at the centre of a cultural whirlwind.

Wu Ming: Stewart Home trails the group of four Bologna-based guerrilla novelists writing collectively under the name Wu Ming.


St Augustine, with good and bad things to say about recent gallery shows in New York and London.

A peek behind the closed doors of Montague Terrace, in a new graphic work by brothers Warren and Gary Pleece.

The trio running the 2013 Carnegie International, interviewed by Tom Eccles.

Reviews of current and recent exhibitions by Judith Lauand, Heimo Zobernig, Stuart Whipps, Sabine Hornig and many others, in venues from Buenos Aires to Beijing, Newport Beach to Berlin.

Book reviews including The Golden Age of DC Comics and Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha.

And columns by…

Martin Herbert on the pick of the shows to see this month.

J.J. Charlesworth on the rise of experience art.

Marie Darrieussecq on the Museum of Everything’s Paris tour.

Jonathan Grossmalerman on crime and punishment.

Hettie Judah on art couture.

Gallery Girl on the complexities of American art.

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