ART PAPERS 33.06 - Nov/Dec 2009
The debris left behind from the collapsing financial market of 2009 introduces a heightened interest in the existing political relationship art has to objects. This issue reflects on the impact of the market on the way we make and think about art. It opens with a conversation between Niels Van Tomme and Claire Fontaine, a conceptual artist founded by several, who interrogate the “crisis of singularity in contemporary art.” Gean Moreno’s playfully perceptive reading of Tonel’s drawings gives us yet another take on the ideological shackles that have contrived our thoughts and actions in the last thirty years. Finally, Stephanie Bailey introduces the work of Greek artist/creative director Em Kei, whose Monument to the Unknown Hooligan condenses many of the ideas that make up this issue. The issue concludes with many reviews, including two reviews of exhibitions in Atlanta by Felicia Feaster: Sarah Emerson’s Soft Trap at Whitespace Gallery and Latoya Ruby Frazier’s The Notion of Family at Hagedorn Foundation gallery.