August 17, 2006 - ArtReview - September Issue
August 17, 2006

September Issue

ArtReview: September Issue

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Armani at the Guggenheim, Louis Vuitton Art Talks, Cartier Foundation, the artful extravagant of Hussein Chalayan and Viktor & Rolf and artist-designed sneakers galore. In its annual Fashion Survey, published this September, ArtReview investigates the melding of two creative cultures.

Christies Philippe Garner takes a look at the current stock of fashion photographers and makes an educated guess on who will be the mainstays of tomorrow. Think of Steven Meisels stream of witty, wildly inventive and provocative stories for Italian Vogue, Steven Kleins tableaux starring Madonna or Tom Ford, and Juergen Tellers self-indulgent self-portraits with Charlotte Rampling and Cindy Sherman for a Marc Jacobs ad campaign and you will quickly realise that fashion has become the highly visible and commercially effective site for picture-making every bit as challenging as that being pursued by so many photographers who define themselves as independent artists.
Miuccia Prada talks about the influence of contemporary art on contemporary fashion. Maybe art is not enough. Maybe its not the place anymore for radicalism. My view is that right now we need thinkers, people who can analyse the current world.
J.J. Charlesworth argues that fashion and contemporary art are just having a fling. The misunderstanding is that making art is something you can only do in the art world. But when you look closely at fashion/art crossovers, you realise that what they really do is perpetuate a dismal lie about the place of creativity in mass culture.
In September, ArtReview also turns the clock five years back with Joel Meyerowitzs haunting images from Ground Zero.
Mariko Mori: Young, winsome, exotic, sometimes highly sexualised and cute enough to have had a limited-edition doll made in her image (by Parkett). She looks like a lot of fun. And her art looks like a lot of fun too. Its bright, shiny, colourful, beautifully made, often using gorgeous state-of-the-art materials. It begs you to look and to touch.

The Tate Modern does art porn with its Destricted exhibition featuring provocative films by high-profile artists Matthew Barney, Larry Clark, Richard Prince, Sam Taylor-Wood, Marina Abramovic, Marco Brambilla and Gaspar Noé.

British artist Anish Kapoors Sky Mirror at Rockefeller Plaza.
Trenton Doyle Hancocks creative onanism.
Hans Bellmers creepy doll fetish.
Cerith Wyn Evans: Im increasingly interested in some kind of notion of pornography and exposure.

The long, long overdue DVD release of Vilgot Sjömans I am Curious Yellow, the ultimate 1960s fusion of sex and radical politics.

ArtReviews first monthly manifesto conceived and realised by our first artist-in-residence, LA artist Joel Biel.

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