November 2014

November 2014


November 3, 2014

November 2014 in Artforum

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This month in Artforum:

“In Search Of”:The elusive workof programmer-artist Guthrie Lonergan has decisively shaped art exploring the Internet and new media over the past decade, but it remains virtually unknown. Ed Halter hunts downLonergan’s brief yet seminal exploration of the strange if inextricable relation between online and offline:

“If Bruce Nauman asserted that anything that happens in an artist’s studio can be art, Lonergan updated this claim for an age in which the artist’s studio had become a laptop.”
—Ed Halter

Briony Fer takes a new look at Lucio Fontana‘s mercurial and materialist forms on the occasion of his major retrospective at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris:

“Fontana’s artistic project would increasingly devote itself to kitsch and become, in the throes of Italy’s postwar economic miracle, the glittering yet petrified form of consumer culture’s death drive.”
—Briony Fer

Jakob Schillinger takes stock of Berlin-based artist Peter Wächtler‘s winsome postliterary narratives:

“Wächtler’s narrators often have antagonists who prove superior in every conceivable capacity: sexual prowess, wine selection, Kulturkritik, or bare-knuckle street fighting.”
—Jakob Schillinger

Isabelle Graw enters the hybrid screen-to-easel world of Avery Singer:

“Singer’s painting captures at once a clichéd projection of the contemporary artist and its foundation in the often-awkward economic and social reality of the ‘studio visit.’”
—Isabelle Graw

Michelle Kuo and Julian Rose wade into Fujiko Nakaya‘s Veil, the artist’s numinous transfiguration of matter and air at Philip Johnson’s legendary Glass House:

“My fog sculpture is negative sculpture—a negative of the atmosphere.”
—Fujiko Nakaya

And: Christopher S. Wood pores over Molly Nesbit‘s The Pragmatism in the History of ArtAmy Taubin considers Robert Wilson‘s The Old WomanTim Barringer appraises Mike Leigh‘s new biopic of J. M. W. TurnerMolly Warnock examines the degree-zero abstraction of Michel ParmentierFinn Brunton contemplates art and the algorithms of forgeryKatie Paterson and Margaret Atwood share 1000 Words on the 100-year project Future LibraryGreil Marcus surveys Jess‘s murals; Matthew S. Witkovsky reviews Manifesta 10; and Jacob Proctor visits Paul Chan at Schaulager.

Plus: Asher Penn on GrimesTina Di Carlo on Bernard Tschumi‘s retrospective; Philip Walsh on Renzo Piano‘s Harvard Art MuseumsTom McDonough on Anne CollierBruce Jenkins on Robert Gardner; and celebrated chef and punk drummer Brooks Headley counts down his Top Ten.

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