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Articles from No. 325, April

Art School Occupation
Following news of student occupation of Parsons School of Art in New York (see Artnotes AM323), for nine days from February 18 student protestors at Byam Shaw School of Art in North London occupied their school, spending the nights in various rooms...
Elizabeth McAlpine
ELIZABETH MCALPINE'S WORK WITH FILM READILY DISTINGUISHES HER FROM THE BROAD DEVELOPMENTS OF MEDIA PRACTICE, in both video and film in the last quarter of a century, of borrowing mass-cultural tropes and forms as 'readymades' for gallery exhibition....
Emily Jacir: Guggenheim Museum New York
Emily Jacir Guggenheim Museum New York February 6 to April 15 In the wake of the kidnap of its athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Israel put into action its Operation Wrath of God, a plan which was aptly named given that it was designed to...
Gallery News
The credit crunch claimed its first high-profile UK gallery last month as Yvon Lambert closed its London space, with the Andres Serrano exhibition that ended on March 14 proving to be its last. While its Paris and New York galleries remain open, Yvon...
Gaza: Francis Frascina Revisits Lament of the Images
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ALFREDO JAAR'S LAMENT OF THE IMAGES, 2002, IS A CRITIQUE OF CONTEMPORARY VISUAL COMMUNICATION AS A 'REGIME TO BE MANAGED'. Absent images are mourned in his installation, an outcome of the artist becoming overwhelmed by the...
George Shaw: Woodsman
George Shaw: Woodsman Wilkinson London February 28 to April 9 The 'Woodsman' after which this exhibition is titled was the name of a local pub, now demolished, on the estate in suburban Coventry where George Shaw was raised. The announcement card...
Jane & Louise Wilson: Unfolding the Aryan Papers
Unfolding the Aryan Papers BFI Gallery London February 13 to April 26 One of the most famous tracking shots in cinema history is the tricycle scene in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, 1980, in which a very low camera follows little Danny on...
Leibovitz Futures
'One of the world's most successful photographers essentially pawned every snap of the shutter she had made or will make until the loans are paid off': thus reported the New York Times on February 24 2009, breaking the now widely reported story of...
Mark Wallinger Curates: The Russian Linesman
Mark Wallinger curates: The Russian Linesman The Hayward London February 18 to May 4 Take the lift, rather than the stairs, and the prose poetry of James Joyce will welcome you to this exhibition and reclaim your attention as you leave. His voice...
Matt Stokes
Matt Stokes 176 London February 26 to June 26 Matt Stokes is on to something. It's the way that music subcultures, particularly non-mainstream music subcultures, provide a sense of collectivity; how they act as a catalyst for particular groups to...
Michael Dean: Near to No Attention to Fears and without Anything between the Opposite of Tears
Michael Dean: near to no attention to fears and without anything between the opposite of tears Works/Projects Bristol February 21 to April 4 Michael Dean and independent curator Simon Morrissey's working relationship was forged in the heat of Newcastle...
Painting Paintings: Glenn Brown Interviewed by David Trigg
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DAVID TRIGG: YOUR PAINTINGS ARE ALL DERIVED FROM REPRODUCTIONS OF OTHER ARTISTS' WORK. It must be strange seeing your own work reproduced. Glenn Brown: That's why it was difficult to decide which paintings should be in...
Prizes
In the build-up to the 53rd Venice Biennale (more news nearer the event) it has been announced that Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement will be presented to John Baldessari and Yoko Ono. Bill Viola has been presented with the Eugene McDermott...
Rank: Picturing the Social Order 1516-2009
Rank: picturing the social order 1516-2009 Leeds Art Gallery February 11 to April 26 Pictures of a society divided by rank and status are somewhat out of vogue these days. 'Rank: picturing the social order 1516-2009' is formulated in response to...
Ray Johnson: Please Add to & Return
Ray Johnson: Please Add to & Return Raven Row London February 28 to May 10 It is rare enough to see any of Ray Johnson's art in a British gallery, never mind a handsomely presented, extensive survey of the late American artist's work. Johnson...
Reel Time: Mark Prince on the Illusion of Presentness in Real-Time Film
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ONE OF THE COMFORTS OF WATCHING A FILM IS THAT EVEN IF WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WE CAN BE SURE THAT IT HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE. Filmed time, whether fictional or documentary, is always past, an escape from the...
Renee Green: Endless Dreams and Water Between
Renee Green: Endless Dreams and Water Between National Maritime Museum London January 22 to April 21 'To make any one kind of authoritative statement about the way things are', the American artist and writer Renee Green once said, 'is specious';...
Sean Snyder: ICA
Sean Snyder ICA London February 12 to April 19 The realm of indexicality is a dry grey world of signposts that point elsewhere. We turn to the index in order to navigate large amounts of information, because we don't have the time or the willingness...
Signs of the Times
Much to the inconvenience of everyone, the London contemporary art sales in February were held over two separate weeks; Sotheby's one week (to coincide with its impressionist sales) and Christie's and Phillips de Pury the next. Suggestions that they...
Subversive Spaces: Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester
Subversive Spaces Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester Februrary 7 to May 4 A characteristic new installation by Gregor Schneider has been commissioned as part of the 'Subversive Spaces' exhibition, submerged in darkness to one side of the main exhibition...
The Otolith Group a Long Time between Suns Part I
The Otolith Group A Long Time Between Suns Part I Gasworks London February 15 to April 5 Gasworks is located between the Oval cricket ground and an old industrial gasworks. These two flanking architectural structures, one a monument to colonial...
Undoing the Aesthetic Image
It seems that for every generation of artists and thinkers about art there is a favoured philosopher, an avatar for their preoccupations and critical frameworks. A concept and a name begin to circulate around artistic networks. Filtered through articles...
Vis a Vis Visas
In the light of the government's newly implemented restrictions on visa applications from visiting non-EU artists and academics, Nicolas Bourriaud's decision to launch his vision of a post-postmodern era of cultural nomadism in art--the 'altermodern'...
Whitechapel Gallery Reopening
The most significant gallery event of the month is the long-awaited reopening on April 5 of the Whitechapel Gallery, which has been closed for refurbishment and redevelopment since 2006. The focus of the project, for which the neighbouring library...