July/August 2020 in Artforum

July/August 2020 in Artforum



August 3, 2020
July/August 2020 in Artforum
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July/August in Artforum:

Artist Project: Ja’Tovia Gary invites five young Black women artists—Eniola Dawodu, Oroma Elewa, Jazmine Hayes, Fatima Jamal, and Sydney Vernon—to share her space in the magazine.

“Black women’s leadership, criticality, and insight should be at the fore not simply during moments of crisis but as we move beyond the current social formations, which are crumbling before our very eyes, and begin to conceive and prefigure new frameworks for community and cooperation.”
—Ja’Tovia Gary

Mutual Aid: Daniel Marcus on Keith Haring’s safe sex 

“Haring’s Safe Sex paintings took shape against a backdrop of desperate invention, importing the newly conceived discourse around sex, risk, and pleasure into the realm of high art.”
—Daniel Marcus

American Idle: Zack Hatfield on LaToya Ruby Frazier’s The Last Cruze, 2019

“Frazier has always addressed the untenability of how things are with an art that pushes beyond the purview of representation, one that prioritizes the assembly of communities and archives over commodities.”
—Zack Hatfield

The Night Shift: Ciarán Finlayson on Dawoud Bey’s Untitled #14 (Site of John Brown’s Tannery), 2017

“Less a celebration of the generalized escape that both ‘saved slavery and killed it,’ Bey’s series is a study in the subtleties of determinate negation.”
—Ciarán Finlayson

Futures Market: Felicity D. Scott on Countryside, The Future

“We don’t need to read neoliberalism between the lines: Rem Koolhaas personifies it explicitly.”
—Felicity D. Scott

And: On the Verge: Paul B. Preciado on revolution; 1000 Words: Cy Gavin talks to David Velasco about this issue’s cover image, Untitled (Bald Eagle), 2020; Ciarán Finlayson introduces a project by Jamal Cyrus; Tatiana Flores on Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945; and more than 40 exhibition reviews from around the globe.

Plus: Achim Hochdörfer on Wade Guyton, Ida Panicelli and Daniel Birnbaum on Germano Celant, Tim Griffin on Hal Foster’s What Comes After Farce?, Alex Kitnick on the public art of Lower Manhattan, Celeste Olalquiaga on the value of relics, Nasser Rabbat on Inspired by the East, and Samuel R. Delany shares his Top Ten.

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