Artforum International

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Articles from Vol. 33, No. 7, March

Alighiero E Boetti and Frederic Bruly Bouabre
DIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS Ideas divide us. Images bring us together. - Francesco Clemente, Apricots and Pomegranates, 1995 The late Alighiero e Boetti, from Turin, Italy, and Frederic Bruly Bouabre, from the village of Zepreguhe, Ivory Coast, reveal...
Atom's Id
It is a young stripper in schoolgirl drag who ushers us into Atom Egoyan's heart of darkness, Exotica. In the verdant sleaziness of an upscale titty bar, rituals bleed their meanings as lives intersect and then collide. At the vortex of this emotional...
East of Champions
February is summertime down under. We have beaches and cruise ships, we have rock concerts, one-day cricket, and sunny prospects. Primal Scream, Ministry, Grant Lee Buffalo, R.E.M., and, I almost forgot, the Rolling Stones have lined up alongside locals...
Gary Schneider's Photographs: Through Glass, Darkly
No consideration of photography can any longer pretend to credibility without a full recognition of photography's imminent eclipse. Our end-century vintage prints are destined to be the last. The digital image, with its electronic and algorithmic matrix,...
Old Master Flash
Hip-hop's relentless modernity is currently in doubt. It's not that the fierce competition to reinvent rap year by year has weakened any - viz. the recent emergence of Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, and Jeru the Damaja as claimants to the East Coast title of leaders...
Paco Vacas
Transformation and metamorphosis have always been central to the work of Paco Vacas, whether he is exploring the fungibility of gender designations, embalming himself in a cocoon, or intervening in the work of nature. For Vacas, transformation inevitably...
Pulp the Hype on the Q.T
TRUE FICTION: KILLERS ROMANCE DOGS GEEK CHIC GARY INDIANA Like O. J. Simpson and Newt Gingrich, Quentin Tarantino has become one of those cosmically disseminated mirages that even the most resolute ascetic living in a hole somewhere becomes aware...
Rasheed Araeen
SOUTH LONDON GALLERY Rasheed Araeen is probably best known outside Great Britain for his role as a founding editor of Third Text, a quarterly publication that has contributed significantly to the current discourse on non-Western art. But this publishing...
Translator Translated
Sometime in the spring of 1984 a remarkable essay arrived at the offices of Critical Inquiry In Chicago: "Signs Taken for Wonders: Questions of Ambivalence and Authority under a Tree outside Delhi, May 1817," submitted for a special Issue edited by Henry...