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Articles from No. 329, September

A Necessary Music Beatrice Gibson and Alex Waterman
A Necessary Music Beatrice Gibson and Alex Waterman Maria Fusco [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As sturdy as reinforced concrete, as frail as the first and yes even the second little pigs' houses, the discourse around Modernism's architectural legacy...
Boule to Braid
Boule to Braid Lisson Gallery London 24 June to 15 August [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Richard Wentworth has spoken of the anxious wait for 'enthusiasm to meet method, material to meet image, idea to meet language'. The repeated conjunctions are...
Charles Harrison 1942-2009
Charles Harrison's exceptionally productive career coincided with a remarkable and creative period in British art; one that began during the 1960s and culminated nearly a decade later in the mainstream acceptance of a raft of diverse and competing...
Collage London/New York
Collage London/New York Fred London 6 August to 27 September [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Collage, which was seen for some time as a minor and faintly anachronistic art form, has in recent years made a comeback. In London, Tate Modern and Bloomberg...
EASTinternational
EASTinternational The Gallery Norwich University College of the Arts 11 July to 22 August [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Walk towards the college gallery, where the 18th edition of EAST is partly housed, and the first thing you'll glimpse is something...
Empty Plinth
Hope Junky' read the slogan on the young woman's T-shirt, as she sat out her hour on the empty plinth, eating her desultory takeaway lunch while gazing disconsolately at the people thronging Trafalgar Square below, most of whom were entirely oblivious...
Inside Out
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] On 7 July this year a memorial to the 7/7 bombing victims in London was unveiled in hyde park. Designed by two young architects, Kevin Carmody and Andrew Groarke, it consists of 52 stainless steel columns, corresponding to...
Institute
Institute Andrew Stooke Before the first tin of magnolia paint was levered open things were black and white. Now magnolia surges through buildings, a heavy tide that never wishes to cause offence. Its abundance makes it readily available in bulk...
Less Is More
Less is More Colin Gleadell [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When you are trying to restore confidence in a market where everything is much less than it was a year ago, it helps if some things are more than they were a few months ago. London's contemporary...
Marina Abramovic Presents
Marina Abramovic Presents... Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester 3 to 19 July [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] If, as Marina Abramovic puts it, we are 'invalids of technology', then her cure is to harness the present moment, where the immediacy of performance...
New York Round-Up
Despite its slightly ominous title, curator Jacob King's summer group exhibition at Murray Guy was an enjoyable affair--if distinctly cerebral in comparison to the populist seasonal approach typified this year by PaceWildenstein's 'A Walk on the Beach'....
Plot09: This World & Nearer Ones
PLOT09: This World & Nearer Ones Governors Island New York 27 June to 20 September Spencer Finch: The River That Flows Both Ways High Line New York summer 2009 to summer 2010 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] New York has often been the site...
Prizes
The Northern Art Prize has announced this year's shortlisted artists: Pavel Buchler, Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson, Rachel Goodyear and Matt Stokes. An exhibition of work by the shortlisted artists will run for three months at Leeds Art Gallery from...
Quiet Revolution
Quiet Revolution Milton Keynes Gallery 4 July to 30 August [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In his oft-quoted journal entry of 15 May 1824, Eugene Delacroix wrote: 'What moves men of genius, or rather, what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but...
Source Codes
Source Codes Spruth Magers Berlin 26 June to 19 August [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 'You see, I have a diminished capacity ... Shrinking brain pan. My mind runneth over. At least the last four years, I've been dedicating myself to destroying as...
State of the Art: New York
State of the Art: New York Urbis Manchester 9 April to 6 September [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] During Clement Greenberg's heyday, New York City was considered the only place that mattered when it came to contemporary art; today, however, the city...
Tamara Krikorian 1944-2009: Tony Sinden 1946-2009
Tamara Krikorian and Tony Sinden died in July, both in their mid-60s. They were two of the first British artists to work with film and video in the late 1960s and early 70s. Americans inevitably gained more attention at this time because of early institutional...
The Agency of Words
The Agency of Words Bury Art Gallery 2 May to 18 July [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In a second-hand bookshop I visited recently, a copy of John Cage's Silence had been shelved in the poetry section rather than the music section. This may not really...
The Future of Futurism
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ON 15 OCTOBER 1908, A YOUNG, SELF-AGGRANDISING AND WEALTHY ITALIAN POET CALLED FILIPPO TOMMASO MARINETTI crashed his new Fiat sports car into a ditch on the northwestern edge of Milan while avoiding an errant cyclist. No one...
United Technologies
United Technologies Lismore Castle Arts Waterford 23 April to 30 September [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Upon stepping into the Lismore Castle gallery and being surrounded by shimmering black-and-silver walls, crumbling sculpture and exposed architecture,...