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November 1, 2013

November 2013

November 2013 in Artforum

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This month in Artforum:

· In the land of the speculative bubble, critic Cole Roskam seeks terra firma in the radically grounded, material investigations of celebrated Chinese architect Wang Shu:

“Wang’s commitment to materiality suggests that architecture might not just be a symptom of China’s ongoing transformations but could transform them in turn.”
—Cole Roskam

· Glenn Ligon, Diedrich Diederichsen, and Julian Rose pay a visit to Thomas Hirschhorn‘s quixotic Gramsci Monument in the South Bronx: 

“As multivalent and porous as the monument was and as stimulating as my interactions with the residents were, ultimately a trip there was a trip inside Hirschhorn’s mind.”
—Glenn Ligon

· As a major retrospective of the work of Christopher Wool debuts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, curator Anne Pontégniereflects on the artist’s quieter and more unusual project, completed just this past year: Untitled, 2012, a series of stained-glass windows created for a Romanesque chapel in France’s Loire valley:  

“The windows had no deadline attached, would not enter the market, and would become part of a reality that existed long before them—and might continue to exist for an even longer time together with them.” 
—Anne Pontégnie

· Artists Carol Bove, Nick Mauss, Josiah McElheny, and Ken Okiishireflecton Carlo Scarpa, the visionary Italian architect and designer:

“The mastery of procedural knowledge, the savoir faire that’s transmitted by every link in a chain of experts and apprentices stretching back through antiquity, is all part of Scarpa’s bronze.”
—Carol Bove

· And: Michael Heizer, Jeffrey Weiss,and La Monte Young commemorate the life and work of Walter De Maria; Laurie Simmons honors the memory of Sarah Charlesworth; and in the second in a new series of essays for Artforum, renowned thinker Thierry de Duve upends our conceptions of the most notorious artwork of our time.

· Also: Branden W. Joseph puts an ear to Soundings at the Museum of Modern Art; Thomas Beard takes a Close-Up of Shirley Clarke‘s Portrait of Jason (1967); Rhea Anastasreconsiders Andrea Fraser; Ben Riversand Ben Russell share 1000 Wordsabout their new film; and Apsara DiQuinzio pensan Openings on Eva Kot’átková.

· Plus: Charlotte Birnbaum appraises Mary Ann Caws‘sModern Art Cookbook; James Quandtruminates on Alexander Sokurov‘sFaust; J. HobermanstudiesThe Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, Sophie Fiennes‘s collaborative film with Slavoj Žižek; Bob Nickas looks back to Artforum, September 1969;and Linder divulges her Top Ten

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