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Articles from No. 321, November

Abraham Cruzvillegas
Abraham Cruzvillegas CCA Glasgow Glasgow September 26 to November 8 Abraham Cruzvillegas was brought up in Mexico City. Or rather, on a piece of ground that gradually became part of the city during his childhood, as migrants from rural areas...
Auction House Rules
Sotheby's has announced plans to open an office in Doha in late 2008, and to hold its first major international series of auctions there in early 2009. Bill Ruprecht, president and chief executive of Sotheby's, said: 'Doha is today a centre of dynamic...
Beautiful Inside My Head Forever
'The fine artist came to seem a near-miraculous creator of value, transmuting relatively inexpensive materials into fabulously expensive commodities.' Katy Siegel and Paul Mattick's comment on the development of today's art market-place, in the introduction...
Cheryl Donegan
Cheryl Donegan Hidde van Seggelen London October 14 to November 7 From Piero Manzoni's Artist's Shit to Andy Warhol's oxidisation paintings to Mary Kelly's soiled nappies, the art world is no stranger to material insults, in fact even courts...
Fair Trade
Apart from a light drizzle on the opening day, the Frieze Art Fair was blessed with the usual fine autumn sunshine and blue skies, an island of calm in a sea of economic troubles. Like the bad weather, there was an air of tension on that first day...
Guillermo Kuitca
Guillermo Kuitca Hauser & Wirth London September 24 to November 8 One doesn't expect to encounter the ghost of Lucio Fontana in an exhibition of new paintings by Guillermo Kuitca, the artist who represented Argentina at last year's Venice...
KISSS: Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and Suppression
KISSS: Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and Suppression Castlefield Manchester October 6 to November 16 In a forthcoming data and communications bill the government plans a centralised database capable of accessing every phonecall,...
Landmark Exhibitions
In his keynote address at the start of this two-day conference, Hans Haacke focused first on the early years of Documenta, perhaps the quintessential 'landmark exhibition'. He recounted how he became involved in working on Documenta II while studying...
Liverpool Biennial: Independents 08 and New Contemporaries
Liverpool Biennial: Independents 08 and New Contemporaries Greenland Street and various venues Liverpool September 20 to November 30 It seems that there is a new, all-pervasive curatorial gambit in the world of biennales. Sensitive to past...
Liverpool Biennial Made Up: Public Realm
Liverpool Biennial Made Up: Public Realm Various venues September 20 to November 30 The monumental paradigm of public art has shifted to include a sub-category of site-specific artists' projects described as being 'situated in the public realm',...
Martin Beck Panel 2: 'Nothing Better Than a Touch of Ecology and Catastrophe to Unite the Classes ...'
Martin Beck Panel 2: 'Nothing better than a touch of ecology and catastrophe to unite the classes ...' Gasworks London September 19 to November 9 At first sight, Martin Beck's first solo exhibition in London looks as if it would like nothing...
Melanie Gilligan: Crisis in the Credit System
Melanie Gilligan: Crisis in the Credit System Dan Smith www.crisisinthecreditsystem.org.uk Artangel Interaction, launched in 2006, commissions emerging artists to develop projects that can be realised outside of institutional spaces, and that...
New Galleries
Venerable French dealer Yvon Lambert, who opened his first gallery in Paris in 1966, has at last opened an outpost in London, timed to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair, naturally. The inaugural show is of new work by Mexican artist Carlos Amorales...
Nina Beier & Marie Lund: All the Best
Nina Beier & Marie Lund: All the Best Gallery one one one London September 12 to November 15 Russian doll-style curating, where one curator invites another, invites another, remains popular despite accusations of gimmickry and gratuitous...
Richard Long / Simon Starling
Richard Long / Simon Starling Spike Island Bristol October 4 to November 23 The result of this confident, dramatic pairing of new work by Richard Long and Simon Starling, in the lofty main space at Spike Island, is an exhibition playfully inhabiting...
Smoke
Smoke Pump House Gallery London October 5 to December 14 Implicasphere, the self-styled 'itinerary of meandering thought' of which Cathy Haynes and Sally O'Reilly have to date published eight issues, is a little magazine that would swallow...
The Hirst Sale
As the economy sinks deeper and deeper into global recession, the Damien Hirst sale at Sotheby's in mid-September looks more and more like an exception--an aberration even--to normal market expectations that is not easily explained. Whatever way...
The New Black: Mark Prince Sees Rothko's Late Paintings as Precursors of Postmodernist Art
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THERE IS A STORY THAT WHEN TONY SMITH LEFT HIS SCULPTURE, BLACK BOX, IN THE YARD OUTSIDE HIS STUDIO, ONE OF HIS YOUNG DAUGHTERS ASKED HIM WHO WAS BURIED THERE. It may be an offhand anecdote but it says something about the...
Time and Motion: Martin Creed Interviewed by David Trigg
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DAVID TRIGG: YOU MENTIONED THAT INSTALLING YOUR SHOW AT IKON HAS BEEN HARD WORK. Martin Creed: I find it really hard to decide where to put things in a show with more than one work, to decide how to place things in relation...
Warhol & Sons: Is It Time to Close the Books on Warhol
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ANDY WARHOL WAS THE KEY ARTIST OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY, both because he laid the foundations for so much that came later, and because his career was in closer touch with his times than that of any other artist...