September 1, 2015 - Artforum - September 2015
September 1, 2015

September 2015

September 2015 in Artforum

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This month in Artforum:

Fall preview:
45 shows from around the world, from Berlin to Beijing, including Scott Rothkopf on “Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age” at the Museum Brandhorst in Munich.

Dream Work: The art of Torbjørn Rødland:
Ina Blom looks anew at the photographer’s scenes of allure, sex, style, and dread.

“Rødland prefers the ‘wet’ contingencies of photochemical processes to the temptations of infinite digital control.” 
–Ina Blom

Venice 2015:
Benjamin H. D. Buchloh and Jessica Morgantake stock of Okwui Enwezor‘s sprawling Biennale, while Claire BishopconsidersDanh Vo‘s curatorial turn at the Danish pavilion and Punta della Dogana andAnn Reynolds attends Joan Jonas‘s highly acclaimed US pavilion performances.

“Today we are facing a widespread impulse to take refuge in the past, rather than to mobilize history as a weapon for present-day battles.” 
–Claire Bishop

Liz Larner,Paul Schimmel, and Vito Acconcion Chris Burden:

“In some way, all art is political, and Burden believed that in every possibility art, like science and engineering, could change the world for the better.” 
Paul Schimmel

1000 Words: GCC talks about their new project and the branding of the Persian Gulf:

“We want to magnify the Gulf states governments’ need to increasingly adopt corporate advertising methods—laced with heritage symbols—in order to deliver a melodious distraction from the regime’s strategy.” 

Sarah K. Richon the new Whitney Museum of American Art:

“The new Whitney is suffused with light, dramatizing the osmosis between art and the world.” 
Sarah K. Rich

Parallax Plurality: Erika Balsomon 3-D cinemabeyond the feature film:

“How different might 3-D be when freed from the need to contend with storytelling?” 
–Erika Balsom

David Gissenon landscape and protest:

“The landscape itself becomes a tool of political action, transforming the flowing networks of late-capitalist territory into an obdurate physical reality.” 
–David Gissen

Openings:Cat Kronon Samara Golden:

“Golden’s chambers conjure dizzying narratives, the stuff of anxious dreams.” 
–Cat Kron

Plus: Yasmine El RashidionSharjah Biennial 12; Molly Warnock onGiorgio Griffa;Peter LunenfeldonArt and Technology at LACMA; andIda PanicellionLara Favaretto.

Also: Melissa Andersonon Todd Haynes‘sCarol;James Quandton the late Manoel de Oliveira;J. HobermanonThom Andersen‘sJuke;Alice EcholsonGiorgio Moroder; Alan Lichtonnew Wallace Bermanrecordings; and artist Anna-Sophie Berger‘s Top Ten.

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