Artforum International

An international contemporary art magazine covering sculpture, painting, mixed media, and installation works, as well as architecture, music, and popular culture. Includes artist interviews and reviews of individual artists and/or galleries; reviews of fi

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 8, April

Dance This Diss Around
There would seem to be no reason in the world why readers of Artforum should want to hear about Professor Harish Chandra, chairman of the Literature Department of the University of Pataniganj - a small cantonment town, 350 dusty, derelict miles from...
Esprit De Corps
With its 1995 centennial celebration, the Venice Biennale is executing an about-face. Putting on hold its traditional failed attempts to encompass the ultranow of international artistic production, the Biennale will instead be appraising the closing...
Goys and Dolls
Retrieved by UnErase[C], a special retrieval system for information deleted from our one reality system, here from the Jewish Barbie files are the final highlights of the life lead in a parallel universe by Jewish Barbie, who exists, but is repressed,...
Rocky Mountain High Points
It was only ten years ago that Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, an organization chartered to nurture young directors, got behind a little-known film festival sponsored by the Utah Film Commission. Rechristened Sundance, backed by Redford's name,...
Search and Destroy
I approached David Salle's first movie with an open mind, if not exactly an open heart. Bashing Salle, after all, whether for his paintings or his public persona, has become a rather routine gesture; there's not much pleasure left in it. (Eileen Daspin...
The East Is Red
An array of appalling images has been produced during the dismemberment of Yugoslavia, most showing carnage and destruction on an apocalyptic scale. In comparison, this still image looks quiet and mild - but it is one of the most frightening pictures...
The Man Who
In An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748), David Hume, the skeptical Scot, wrote that "custom is the great guide of human life," arguing that quotidian habit is what allows us to believe we have stable, continuous identities. But some of us...