ART PAPERS 36.05 - Sept/Oct 2012
Quick: When I say “democracy,” what comes to mind? YOu might imagine levers being pulled at polling booths, or the ink-stained fingertip of an Iraqi woman, or perhaps an ossified tableau of old men in powdered wigs and knee breeches.But what about contemporary art?--Cinque Hicks, excerpt, Letter from the Editor
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Ann Liv Young: Fabulosity in Analysis
Natalie Bell explores the extreme performance work of Ann Liv Young whose escapades variously involved a Cinderella costume, a Mariah Carey cover, and choreographed defecation.
Hosted in Athens: A Social (re)Generation
A city-wide convocation of art collections ponders the nature of collectivity in one of the cradles of democracy. Stephanie Bailey explores the city.
A Few Invisible Sculptures: The Perception of Immateriality Andrea Galvani
Niels Van Tomme talks with Andrea Galvani about what is means to make unseen things seen.
Artist’s Project Luca Buvoli: ISS Log - Day 32
A new work imagines space travel as an artistic exercise. Based in New York, Luca Buvoli makes animated films and videos, installations, sculptures, paintings, and drawings. His work has been show at MoMA, Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museum, and will be featured at Gallery Hyundai in Seoul in September 2012.
HomeShop: Research-Based Practice and the Spirit of the Hutong
An alternative space for art in Beijing combines research and an expanded definition of community action.
Artist’s Project Nat Slaughter: Art & Money
Investigating complex relationships in two complex realms. Nat Slaughter is founder of the Atlanta-based design studio SLAUGHTER, which currently focuses on information visualization.
Noteworthy: the editor’s pick of notable shows
Danya Ahmed, Alexandria Pierce
Nowhereisland, Joel Robinson
An index to contemporary art’s imminent history
Craig Dongoski, Diana McClintock
7th Berlin Biennale, Rosemary Heather
Everything is Index, Nothing is History, Alex Jovanovich
Omer Fast, Jennie Klein
Dmitry Gutov, Alan Pocaro
Andrew Kotting and Iain Sinclair, David Gleeson
Sarah Pierce, Pil + Galia Kollectiv
Cynthia Girard, Kevin Rodgers
Abbas Akhaven, Anja Bock
Edward Burtynsky, Matt Christy
Christopher Wool, Lucas Carpenter
Tropicomania, Ruth Erickson
Brain Kokoska and Jonathan VanDyke, Edward Epstein
Scott Kip, Becky Huff Hunter
Potential Images, Paul Ryan
Hedieh Javanshir, Danielle O’Steen