November 2, 2015 - Artforum - November 2015
November 2, 2015

November 2015

November 2015 in Artforum

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This month in Artforum:

Radical Chic: Nick Mauss on the art and fashion of Susan Cianciolo:

“To wear one of Cianciolo’s pieces, you have to love it irrationally, love it for itself, even love it enough to sacrifice comfort or security or sense.” 
–Nick Mauss

And: Susan Cianciolo debuts a foldoutPortfolio—an exclusive selection of images taken during the making of her new film Queens and Kings and Working Class Heroes, currently on view in MoMA PS1′s Greater New York.

Due Process:Jeffrey Weiss on Richard Serra’s early splash/cast lead works:

“Serra’s early works from molten lead no longer exist.” 
Jeffrey Weiss 

Bodily Rites:Ara Osterweilon the films ofAna Mendieta, a selection of which is on view through December 12 at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis: 

“By making film and photography essential parts of her practice, Mendieta complicated the immediacy of presence promised by performance.” 
Ara Osterweil

Renowned IslamicistNasser Rabbat on ISISand Palmyra

“What no one seems able to concede is our inability to comprehend ISIS’s actions from a modern standpoint.” 
Nasser Rabbat

Winnie Wong on China’s museum boom

“In the economics of ‘Creative China,’ designer cell phone covers are subject to the same rhetoric and regulation as the most priceless archaeological artifacts.” 
Winnie Wong

Kate Nesin on the art ofDiane Simpson, whose retrospective opens at the ICA Boston on December 16:

“Simpson’s sculptures are feats of hand construction, mesmerizingly precise in their making as well as utterly candid about their madeness.” 
Kate Nesin

Joyce Tsai on László Moholy-Nagyand theoptics of military surveillance:

“Moholy-Nagy attempted to redirect the skills acquired and forces invested in the preparation for destruction toward productive ends.” 
Joyce Tsai

Openings:Lloyd Wiseon Tabor Robak:

“Robak is like a gamer on an 18-hour binge: The belle epoque had absinthe; today’s green fairy is Mountain Dew.” 
Lloyd Wise

And:Esther Choion architectural collective and Turner Prize nominee Assemble; J. HobermanonJean Rouch’s Moi, un noir; Melissa Andersonon Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders;and Jan Tumliron British Sea Power

Plus: Richard Meyeron Reimagining Modernismat the Met; Kathy NobleonWojciech Kosma; Stephen C. Pinsonon Kaja Silverman’s Miracle of Analogy; Ben Kafkaon Jussi Parikka’s Geology of Media; and novelist Helen DeWittshares her Top Ten.

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