May 2019 in Artforum

May 2019 in Artforum



May 1, 2019
May 2019 in Artforum
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This month in Artforum:


Rise to the Occasion: Claire Bishop on the art of political timing

“The dissident in authoritarian regimes is referred to as an activist. Political timing specificity sits between these positions, yet differs from both.”
—Claire Bishop

Christopher Glazek on Nan Goldin and the Sacklers

“Goldin has given the opioid epidemic something it had previously lacked—a coherent aesthetic of protest.”
—Christopher Glazek

Due Processes: Joan Kee on law by art

“In the ’70s, as artists began to more deliberately and intensely blur distinctions between art and the so-called everyday, law became art’s present, operating as its surround.”
—Joan Kee

1000 words: Tiona Nekkia McClodden talks about I prayed to the wrong god for you

“My first, personal decolonization project is to decolonize the tool that was put into me without consent, working its way through my genealogy: European religion.”
—Tiona Nekkia McClodden

And: Tania Bruguera’s Notes on Political Timing Specificity, Dodie Bellamy on the art of Mary Beth Edelson, Julia Bryan-Wilson in conversation with Miguel A. López, Juliana Engberg on the 2014 Biennale of Sydney, Yxta Maya Murray on Imani Jacqueline Brown, Catherine G. Wagley on Boyle Heights, Catherine Taft on the art of Suzanne Lacy, Huey Copeland in conversation with Meg Onli, Siddhartha Mitter on the art of Cauleen Smith, and Sara Marcus on Heresies

Also: Summer Previews: We look ahead to 40 shows worldwide—The Whitney Biennial 2019 at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Barbara Hammer: In This Body at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Eleanor Antin: Time’s Arrow at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Faith Ringgold at the Serpentine Galleries, London; Shiota Chiharu: The Soul Trembles at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and more.

Plus: Lane Relyea on Gretchen Bender; James Quandt on Olivier Assayas’s Non-Fiction; Melissa Anderson on Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s Diamantino; Meera Menezes on Arpita Singh; Kashif Sharma-Patel on Grace Wales Bonner; Sabine Breitwieser, Branden W. Joseph, and Judith Bernstein on Carolee Schneemann; Michael Ned Holte on Norman M. Klein’s Tales of the Floating Class; Catherine Damman on Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Marys Seacole; Ivana Bago on Sanja Ivekovic’s Whether We Were Brave; and Ottessa Moshfegh shares her Top Ten.

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