ART PAPERS 39.03 - May/June 2015
One of the ways in which “high” art seems to distinguish itself from its ostensibly lower or more democratic forms is by condemning expressions of fanaticism in favor of a projected criticality. It is without bias, like Hogarth’s turbaned observer, that this May/June issue of ART PAPERS provided a (discrete) forum for discussions of renown, and its impact on artistic identity and process; on accessibility; and on longevity--effects mediated through television, theory, and new technology. It is not, however, without enthusiasm, or imagination--while we can do without fanaticism, we cannot do without fantasy.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
An artist finds fandom, celebrity, and sacrifice in Chelsea.
Triple Seven Emerald Legend Fellowship
Atlanta's multidisciplinary collective announces the recipients of a community— driven award.
A Pilot for a Show About Nowhere
An interrogation of identity, television, and choice inspires an unrealized sitcom about "futility and hope, individuality and community, privacy and fame."
Twenty years on, a reality check, and a methodology, from an instigator of a still-relevant resistance.
In a new work of analytic fiction, a woman subjects every encounter to absurd levels of scrutiny, often with recourse to theory. Fantasy suffers.
New video works harness, then unleash, the disquieting liveliness of our robot creations.
The Crypt of Civilization
Oglethorpe University's "successful" (but forgotten) time capsule turns 75; an artist considers the artifacts entombed therein.
Manifesto for a Photocopier
An editorial and material philosophy from the author of STELLAR, an artist's fanzine.
Phil Dietz (1929-2014)
A critical etymology reveals a word's many phantom limbs.
Katherine Behar/ Matt Haffner
Nate Boyce: Polyscroll
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Myron Helfgott: An Inventory of My Thoughts
at Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding / Decoding
at The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Imaging Eden: Photographers Discover the Everglades
at Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
The Forever Now:
Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World
at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time
at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
at Kaneko, Omaha, NE
Viktor Timofeev/John Gerrard
Takis: Champs magnétiques
at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Violaine Boutet de Monvel