March 2, 2015 - Artforum - March 2015
March 2, 2015

March 2015

March 2015 in Artforum

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This month in Artforum:

Anicka Yi: Portfolio. With shows at the Kitchen, MIT’s List Visual Arts Center, and Kunsthalle Basel on the horizon, the New York–based artist presents exclusive images of her new project—a biological and olfactory experiment in which bacterial cultureswill be translated into a synthetic fragrance, and which are depicted here both life-size and microscopically, in shots capturingthe microbes’ slow efflorescence in agar as well as their otherwise invisible movements up-close. 

Second Act:Polymath Kim Gordon talks with artist Nick Maussabout collaboration, performance, and persona on the occasion of her recently published autobiography, Girl in a Band:

“It’s interesting how the art world for so many years seemed so closed off to me, and now suddenly it isn’t.” 
–Kim Gordon

1000 Words: Jim Shaw discusses“Entertaining Doubts,an exhibition of works old and new opening this month at MASS MoCA and centering on the figure of Superman—whose mortality and vexed masculinity are at the heart of large-scale installations debuting in the show:

“I’m veering more toward the grotesque the older I get, and my art was already pretty grotesque to begin with.” 
–Jim Shaw

Pop! After Pop!:J. HobermanontheBatman TV showduring the acme of camp, from 1966–68:

“Most critics thought that Batman was not bad enough to be ‘good.’ But Batman was bad in a special way.”
 –J. Hoberman

Nana Lastonfluid architecture: 

“Emerging at every juncture, fluidity appears to be one of the defining characteristics of architecture in the early twenty-first century.” 
–Nana Last

And: Martin Herbertonthe art ofAndrea Büttner;Caroline A. Joneson“ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s”;Lloyd Wiseon “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World”;Murtaza Valion theKochi-Muziris Biennale;Amy Taubinon Kornél Mundruczó‘sWhite God; James Quandton Jessica Hausner‘sAmour fou;andJulia Bryan-Wilsonon Robert Hodge

Plus: Kevin McGarry on The Comeback;Erika Balsom on the writings ofGregory J. Markopoulos;John Harwoodon Keller Easterling‘sExtrastatecraft; Caitlin Blanchfieldon New York’s skyscrapers;Alan Lichton Cybernetic Serendipity Music; and cartoonist and New School author Dash Shaw shares his Top Ten

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