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Articles from No. 310, October

10th Istanbul Biennial
10th Istanbul Biennial Various venues September 8 to November 4 Curated by Charles Esche and Vasif Kortun, the justly admired 2005 Istanbul Biennial, entitled simply 'Istanbul', described itself as an exhibition 'for and about Istanbul'. Rejecting...
Art Now Live
Writing about live art tends to turn the critic into a storyteller forced to describe the characteristics of performance, the 'now' and the 'live', in the past tense. However, the relation between work and word cannot be reduced to a simple opposition...
Beyond Appropriation Art: Mark Prince Tracks Contemporary Retrospective Strategies in Recent Art
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE JOKE PAINTINGS OF RICHARD PRINCE ARTICULATE A PERSONA which remains implicit in his image appropriation. They interpret the stance taken by the photographic work. It is a caricature of a lack of confidence--the ridiculous...
Birds of Passage
The autumn is a time when many birds of passage stop off in London. Most head first to Regents Park, London, for the Frieze Art Fair. Also to be considered for a visit are the Royal Academy--this year designated, appropriately, as part of London Zoo...
Graham Hudson
Graham Hudson Rokeby London August 28 to October 2 With galleries now under pressure to provide 'experiences' in lieu of spaces for old-fashioned contemplation, it's no surprise that architectural installations are soaring in popularity--particularly...
Hannah Wilke
Hannah Wilke Alison Jacques Gallery and London Print Studio London September 6 to October 6 Feminist art from the 70s is currently in vogue, but is being in vogue simply a vagary of art world interest in an area of art history that has always been...
If You Want Theatre
As Sally O'Reilly commented in her review of Noble & Silver (AM309): 'Art and comedy is a dicey crossroads that will inevitably attract a mixed audience.' David Hoyle's Magazine series, at London's Vauxhall Tavern, moves through a similar and difficult...
Kenneth Martin & Mary Martin: Constructed Works
Kenneth Martin & Mary Martin: Constructed Works Camden Arts Centre London July 13 to September 16 The first illustration in the catalogue for 'Kenneth Martin & Mary Martin' is a photograph of Kenneth Martin's studio taken in 1953, showing...
Lindsay Seers
JUST FITTING INTO ONE OF THE ROOMS COMPRISING LINDSAY SEERS' RECENT EXHIBITION, 'Swallowing Black Maria', at SMART Project Space in Amsterdam is an almost full-size replica of the Black Maria, Thomas Edison's first film studio built in 1893. Covered...
Ma Yongfeng: The Cretaceous Period
Ma Yongfeng: The Cretaceous Period Joel Papps: goodpasture's ArtSway Hampshire July 28 to September 16 After taking part in ArtSway's annual open competition in 2006 and scooping the prize to return with his own show, recent graduate Joel Papps...
More Cranes Less Wildlife
The autumnal season officially feels open when one enters a new gallery venue. The opportunities to do so this year are up, and the ever-expanding art sector is now appointing their architects and PR teams as carefully as their gallery artists. A striking...
New Contemporaries 2007
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] New Contemporaries 2007 The New Art Gallery Walsall July 13 to September 2 The exhibition opens like a Hollywood film, with the familiar Paramount Pictures mountain projected in a screening room. Unlike the opening logo...
On the Collective for Living Cinema
On The Collective for Living Cinema Wilkinson London September 6 to October 7 The Collective for Living Cinema was founded in New York in 1973 by a group of students from the Harpur College Cinema Department. They acquired premises in White Street,...
Opera & Video: A Perfect Match? Chris Townsend on the Marriage between Art and Opera
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A PARTICULARLY ASTUTE OBSERVER OF THE STATE OF WHAT GETS LABELLED VIDEO ART to notice a current trend for collaborations between artists and composers, especially in the opera house. Video, of course,...
Poison Pill
At the time of publication, Northern Rock's shares were plunging, and depositors were queuing around the block, unmoved by the guarantees offered by the chancellor and the Bank of England. The UK economy is better defended than much of Europe's, but...
Prunella Clough
Prunella Clough Tate Britain London March 27 to August 27 Possibly every painter--no matter what their stylistic tendency--is aware of the dual processes of risk and technical consolidation. One is necessary for the work to gain its specificity,...
Restorations and Replicas
Tate Modern will host a colloquium, Inherent Vice: the replica and its implications in Modern Sculpture, this month. With the support of by The Andrew W Mellon Foundation, 40 specialists from a range of art disciplines have been invited to debate 'controversial...
Sarah Sze
Sarah Sze Victoria Miro Gallery London September 1 to 22 In her spectacular installations, Sarah Sze takes the flotsam and jetsam of everyday life and transforms it into delicate sculptures that tower precariously in gravity-defying formations,...
That'll Do Nicely, Sir
Remember the Not the Nine O'Clock News spoof TV ad--the one where Pamela Stephenson, at sight of the familiar green card being flashed at her, repeats the mantra: 'American Express? That'll do nicely, sir!' adding, as she unbuttons her blouse, 'and...
Thessaloniki Biennale
Thessaloniki Biennale Various venues May 21 to September 30 Does the world need two new European biennales? The Greeks think so: the first Thessaloniki Biennale ran this summer and 'Destroy Athens', the first Athens Biennial, has just opened. ...
Wet Cement in London
Continuing the theme of new places to visit, Iniva this month opens its new building, designed by David Adjaye, on Rivington Street, Shoreditch: an area that could be considered the Covent Garden of the new millennium. The 8m [pounds sterling] building...