ART PAPERS 40.05 - Sept/Oct 2016
Sport is an industry that, similar to the business of fashion, is propelled by aspiration--the aspiration of its leaders, its players, and its consumers. Goals, be they social or financial, personal or political, make people anxious, because it is in their nature that they might go unmet. Goals also make heros.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
13 Ways of Looking at an Olympic Cauldron
An oddity to many, a problem to some, and an icon to few:
Atlanta's Olympic Cauldron, (fondly) revisited.
with photographs by Johnathon Kelso
Interview: George Hirthler
The Look of the Games
The writer behind successful Olympic bids for Atlanta, Beijing, and others considers the language, imagery, and ideals of the games.
The Alien Anxieties
of Tokyo's Olympic Architecture
Designers and citizens respond to national unease as Japan prepares to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
What Art Criticism Can Learn
From Sports Writing
Sports coverage proposes a balm for overwrought critical prose, and sports psychology as a solution for painter's block.
A curator ditches a rugby party for post-impressionist still lifes.
An artist processes the enduring impact and evolving mediatized identity of the NBA's Jeremy Lin—in sports culture, and in his own artistic practice.
Irony & Loss
Interview: Ian Bogost
An award-winning game designer and philosopher talks Pokémon GO, object-oriented ontology, addiction— and, most importantly, "stuff."
with photographs by Brandon English
A Jerk's Dorky Bitch
An artist processes the enduring impact and evolving In HBO's sadistic minor league baseball comedy Eastbound & Down, Stevie is the no. 1 fan of the worse person ever.
Glossary: Muhammad Ali
Dapper Bruce LaFitte (formerly Bruce Davenport Jr.)
I Love Dick
I Love Dick
The Empire Remains Shop
Emily B. Watlington
Tony Oursler: Imponderable New York
Tony Oursler: The Imponderable Archive
Hackers on Planet Earth Conference
Will Corwin and Tommy Mintz
Made in L.A.
William J. Simmons
The Rise of Sneaker Culture