January/February 2021 in Artforum

January/February 2021 in Artforum


Trenton Doyle Hancock, Step and Screw: Stock Photo Exchange, 2020.

February 1, 2021
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In Artforum’s latest issue:

Artist Projects: Trenton Doyle Hancock and Lucas Samaras

Hancock’s project takes as a point of departure the meeting of one of Philip Guston’s Klansmen with Hancock’s alter ego, Torpedo Boy. The images from Samaras’s project are just several of the hundreds he made between July and December of last year, “living in heaven for a minute, for some minutes, every day,” on Photoshop.

“Recently, in my comics and paintings, I’ve used the klansman to represent America’s contract with White Supremacy, especially how that contract is negotiated with Black Americans. I’ve paired the volatile klansman symbol with my own Black superhero, Torpedo Boy, in order to highlight the ‘exchange’ or dialogue that Black Americans are forced into daily.”
—Trenton Doyle Hancock

“To understand how the suspension of one set of forces might stimulate another, you have only to visit the sky-scraping studio of Lucas Samaras, the 84-year-old self-described ‘urban hermit’ and legendary artist-transformer.”
—David Velasco

Hard Drives: Suzanne Hudson on the art of Deborah Remington

“Glowing as if from backlit monitors, Remington’s acheiropoietic shapes are prescient of a later media landscape and its extension into contemporary painting.”
—Suzanne Hudson

Openings: Barry Schwabsky on Hayley Barker

“Looking back at the changes her art has undergone, Barker reflects that, now, ‘enjoying beauty and flowers seems more radical to me.’”
—Barry Schwabsky

Domenick Ammirati on ART CLUB2000

“AC2K’s curious pact with the notion of cachet grew out of the idea of site-specificity. New York was both their home and their ultimate topos.”
—Domenick Ammirati

And: Dan Nadel, Robert Slifkin, Sarah K. Rich, and Chris Ofili on Philip Guston, Jasmine Sanders on the Black Romantic, Hari Nef on Nash Glynn, Molly Warnock on Moira Dryer, and more than 35 exhibition reviews from around the globe.

Plus: Benjamin H. D. Buchloh on Herman Daled, J. Hoberman on Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver’s Cinematic Illumination, Lizzie Homersham on Michael Clark, Amanda Sarroff on “Risquons-Tout,” Alex Kitnick on the discontent with museums, and Torrey Peters shares her Top Ten

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