October 2012

October 2012


October 1, 2012

October 2012 in Artforum

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This month in Artforum: From the screen to the wall, from the temporary pavilion to the art-fair tent, the interface between ART AND ARCHITECTURE is more highly charged than ever. Where exactly does the relationship between these two disciplines stand today? Artforum invited eight contributors on the front lines of this exchange—cover artist Hilary Lloyd, critics Hal Foster and Sylvia Lavin, architects Steven Holl and Philippe Rahm, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, and artists Thomas Demand and Dorit Margreiter—to engage in a conversation moderated by senior editor Julian Rose.

“For me, everything revolves around the architecture.”
—Hilary Lloyd

“How do art and architecture address ‘Junkspace’ on the one hand and ‘control space’ on the other?”
—Hal Foster

· Complementing the roundtable discussion, Sylvia Lavin considers the proliferation of the contemporary pavilion as a symptom of cultural atrophy.

“Ironically, the ascendancy of the pavilion in the art world may be in part a predatory response to architecture’s enfeebled state.”
—Sylvia Lavin

· Curators Daniel Birnbaum and Dieter Roelstraete survey the ontological curiosities of Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev’s Documenta 13.

“Things have stories, but are they so much like us that they are capable of experiencing trauma or having political intentions?”
—Daniel Birnbaum

· Jon Raymond places West Coast artist Chris Johanson‘sNew Age realism in the lineage of L. Ron Hubbard and Werner Erhard.

“Johanson nails the daily speech of an entire population whose quest for spiritual fulfillment has become only one more component in the bureaucracy of daily life.”
—Jon Raymond

· Also: Martin Herbert analyzes the filmic and aural experiments of 2012 Turner Prize nominee Luke Fowler;in an exclusive preview of his forthcoming book, Medieval Modern, art historian Alexander Nagel casts an anachronic glance at Robert Smithson’s non-sites; Molly Warnock pens a “Close-Up” on Simon Hantaï‘sÉtude, 1969, recently acquired by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; Branden W. Joseph singles out two new studies of Warhol’s films by Douglas Crimp and J. J. Murphy; and Robert Pincus-Witten remembers the venerable gallerist Ivan Karp.

· And: P. Adams Sitney pays homage at the Temenos to filmmaker Gregory J. Markopoulos‘s Eniaios; John Elderfield sees another side of Bob Dylan in Tempest, the bard’slatestrelease; Kaelen Wilson-Goldie sits in on Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program in Beirut; Bob Nickas meditates on the concrete casts of Justin Matherly in this issue’s “Openings”; Sarah K. Rich visits the Palais de Tokyo’s La Triennale 2012; Michael Ned Holte assesses Angeleno art now at the inaugural iteration of Made in L.A.; and Berlin-based artists Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda tally their Top Ten.

· Plus, this year’s FALL PREVIEW: Artforum looks ahead to thirty-six noteworthy exhibitions opening worldwide, from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s major Ian Wallace retrospective to the newly reopened Stedelijk Museum’s Mike Kelley exhibition.

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