January 12, 2007 - Tate Etc. - Issue 9 out now
January 12, 2007

Issue 9 out now

TATE ETC. magazine
Issue 9 out now


This time you can judge a magazine by its cover where we bring together an unlikely alliance of art heroes George Grosz, Jack Kirby, Dieter Roth and Christopher Wool.
Highlights include

The great Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa is inspired by the paintings of George Grosz: a world full of prostitutes, perverted millionaires and sexually predatory military figures. Llosa finds that, While he painted all this violence, he rejected it, but was also fascinated by it. Groszs ambivalence is something that I have in myself
Katharina Fritsch explores J M W Turners War. The Exile and the Rock Limpet.

Coinciding with their major retrospective at Tate Modern, Wolf Jahn talks to Gilbert & George. Gilbert reflects on being born into a peasant family, up in the mountains and totally isolated, while George remembers a home where there was no lavatory, no hot water, no heating. They have come a long way. Since their ground-breaking work Singing Sculpture, Gilbert & George have made some iconic images, not just of themselves, but of an alternative English sensibility.

The idea of symmetry in art is as old as art itself. Ralph Ubl discusses how, in the 1960s and 1970s, the way artists explored it changed radically, particularly when using new media such as video. This also signaled a new means of depicting the human body. As seen here, artists such as Alighiero e Boetti, Joan Jonas, Dieter Roth and Peter Campus altered the very traditions of self-portraiture.
Christopher Wool became known in the 1980s for paintings composed of short phrases or words stencilled in large blocky letters, often abstracted by omitting vowels. Bettina Funcke visits the artist in his studio.

John Carlin explores The Real Comic Book Heroes. We are all familiar with the iconography and styles of comics from Krazy Kat and Little Nemo, to Art Spiegelmans Maus. Works such as Hogarths A Rakes Progress embodied the hallmark of the comic strip, while William Blake and Francisco Goya went on to inspire generations of future comic artists.

A rare, in-depth interview with the queen of understated calm Vija Celmins. Her intricate black-and-white drawings have been described as elusive and existing in a timeless autonomous realm.
The Locked Room was the most radical episode in British art education, and was almost forgotten until now. The artists who took part, including Richard Deacon and Tony Hill, reflect on this extraordinary experiment at St Martins School of Art in 1969

Plus writing by, John Burnside, Martin Rowson and Richard Shelton.

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