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October 1, 2018



October 2018 in Artforum

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October 2018 in Artforum

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This month in Artforum:

Loosed Threads: Jennifer Krasinski on the art of Reza Abdoh

“Acts of preservation lock the past into the past. There must be livelier, more vigorous forms of recovery, in which experience expands to account for lost possibilities.”
–Jennifer Krasinski

Out of Your Head: The Art of Bruce Nauman

This month, Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts, the artist’s first comprehensive retrospective in 25 years, opens at the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 in New York. How did this enigmatic artist from Indiana become one of the great innovators of what came to be known as contemporary art? In search of an answer, Artforum invited artists Ken Okiishi, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Paul McCarthy to reflect on Nauman’s complex and enduring legacy.

“What happens when we ask questions of a body that presumably relies on the withholding silence of whiteness and maleness to exert its force?”
–Ken Okiishi    

Garbage Man: Sam McKinniss on the art of John Waters

“Truly, we live in the future, where everyone has a legitimate shot at becoming world-famous for 15 minutes and everyone is depressed.”
–Sam McKinniss

Iconic Encounter: Michael Lobel on Gordon Parks and Ella Watson

“A closer look at their collaborative endeavor brings to light the scope and ambition of Parks’s artistic vision.”
–Michael Lobel

And: Mira Dayal on Will Rawls, Dennis Lim on the films of Heinz Emigholz, Erika Balsom on Charlotte Prodger, Claire-Louise Bennett on Jean-Jacques Schuhl’s Dusty Pink, Alexandro Segade on queer Chicanx zines, and Amy Taubin on Jean-Luc Godard’s Le livre d’image.

Plus: Claudia La Rocco on Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener’s Desire Lines, Dawn Chan on Bill Viola’s The Night Journey, Jeffrey Saletnik on FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Celeste Olalquiaga on Medusa, Lynne Cooke on Anni Albers, Madeleine Schwartz on the 10th Berlin Biennale, Carroll Dunham on Georg Baselitz, and Jeremy Harris shares his Top Ten

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