February 2022

February 2022


Cover: Iiu Susiraja, Lucia, 2010.

February 1, 2022
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This month in Artforum:

Openings: Alex Jovanovich on Iiu Susiraja

“No matter how comical or surreal her scenarios, a latent animosity simmers.” —Alex Jovanovich

Tim Griffin, Hedi El Kholti and Chris Kraus, and John Kelsey on Sylvère Lotringer (1938–2021)
“Sylvère wasn’t just ‘promoting’ French theory; he embodied it. As he moved between the different worlds of French intellectuals and downtown New York, he just naturally became a transmitter. He didn’t have a plan. He had enthusiasm.” —Chris Kraus

“Sylvère’s contagious, beaming laugh always marked the happy accident of a discourse derailing.” —John Kelsey

Mythic Being: Lucy Ives on the art of Toyen
“It was as if she saw the possibility of interiority in a painting that manifested as an impossible-to-complete zone, a rip or fissure in representation itself.” —Lucy Ives

Christopher P. Heuer on Albrecht Dürer, with an artist project by Julien Nguyen
“Dürer’s travels were exceptional, and not only geographical. He also jumped from medium to medium, and sheets from his travels almost echo the kinetics of a dance.” —Christopher P. Heuer

“Under Dürer’s spell, I have made the following drawings with an electronic tablet, a device that allows for corrections both infinite and invisible. I pray that he might smile at my choice of tools.” —Julien Nguyen

And: Liz Larner on “Don’t put it back like it was,” Molly Warnock on Pierre Bismuth, Gregor Quack on David Medalla, and more than thirty-five exhibition reviews from around the globe.

Plus: Kaelen Wilson-Goldie on Etel Adnan, Zack Hatfield on Céline Sciamma’s Petite maman, Audrey Wollen on Tracey Emin’s Why I Never Became a Dancer, Chloe Wyma on Shonda Rhimes’s Inventing Anna, Bruce Hainley and Christine Pichini at noma, and Liam Benzvi shares his Top Ten.

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