ART PAPERS 33.05 - Sept/Oct 2009
Emergence and visibility, or rather, new practices that evade traditional notions of visibility, are at the core of this issue. Economic and political realities are responded to in a multitude of ways- from activism to artwork concerning nothingness. Jennie Klein defines spurse as an amorphous, on-demand art collective. spurse has done away with old collective structures in favor of a more expansive definition geared towards action. Stephanie Bailey’s discussion of the recent work of Greek artist George Lazongas’ draws similar reflections: the erroneous recasting of recent events in outdated revolutionary rhetorics. This issue concludes with reviews, including Rachel Sawatsky’s on The Making of Art in Frankfurt.