Art Journal

An academic journal publishing original contributions on the visual arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. Content includes scholarly articles, interviews, conversations, forums, speculations, working notes, pedagogical essays, and artists? projects relevan

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 3, Fall

Anne Wilson's Feast
Hair is associated with sexual power, with passion. The woman's sexual passion needs to be minimized so that the spectator may fed that he has the monopoly of such passion.Women are there to feed an appetite, not to have any of their own. -John Berger...
Hit and Run-Museums and Cultural Difference
The guide of the English language tour at the Berlin Jewish Museum clearly had been asked to be particularly attentive to the audience's responses and subjectivities. Like a Northern Californian psychotherapist of the Jungian ilk, he would stop every...
Hotel & Farm
Artist's Project In the early 1940s, before I was born, my father ran a small farm and hotel in upstate NewYork. It was a chicken farm and the hotel guests were Yiddish-speaking leftists. Over the years, based upon my father's reminiscences and my imagination,...
In This Issue: Transitions
This is a time of transitions for Art Journal-of welcomes, farewells, thanks, and final thoughts. It is my pleasure to welcome Patricia Phillips, currently Dean at SUNY New Paltz, as the incoming executive editor of Art Journal. Well known for her extensive...
Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia: Interview with Ulrike Ottinger
When I first saw Ulrike Ottinger's film Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia at a film festival in 1990, I was totally captivated by its hilarious plot and sumptuous visual impact. It is an epic tale of East meets West in which a group of European women traveling...
Marcel En Abime
David Joselit, Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp, 1910-1941. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1998. 264 pp., 53 bow ills. $40; $22.95 paper. There will never be a final word on Marcel Duchamp. The recent surfeit of writing devoted to the seller of salt only...
Material Worlds
Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska. The Value of Things. London: Tate Gallery Publishing, 2000. 222 PP., 75 color ills., 87 b/w. $42 paper. In the past few years the artists Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska have worked on a number of projects...
Museums and Multiculturalism
Karen Mary Davalos. Exhibiting Mestizaje. Mexican (American) Museums in the Diaspora. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 200. 264 pp., 17 b/w ills. $34-95. "What now?" was the question facing speakers on a panel examining multiculturalism and...
One Small Step (for Nina Katchadourian)
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She May Not Be What She May Seem: Interview with Annee Olofsson
The title of this text is taken from Anne& Olofsson's most recent self-portraits, in which she wears black contact lenses that make her look like an alien. The portraits are disturbingly amplified by descriptive text superimposed over her image....
The Museums of the Moving Image
Sara Petty and Larry Cuba, catalogue design. Kinetics 3:Abstraction/ Animation/Music. Los Angeles: The iotaCenter, 2001. 20 pp., 44 b/w ills. Free through the iotaCenter (paper) and online at www.iotacenter.org/KINETICA / in pdf format. Bruce Posner,...
The New Order of Information. System: Biomimesis and Violence
Branden Hookway, with Sanford Kwinter and Bruce Mau. Pandemonium-The Rise of Predatory Locales in the Postwar World. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000. 88 pp., 50 duotone ills. $24.95. The self proclaimed progenitor of general systems theory,...
What Did You Eat and When Did You Know It?
March 2002 LasVegas, Annual Conference of the Society of Photographic Educators (SPE) It's such a mess now anyway wish fulfillment every day I don't believe you now I can't hear a word you say -Sonic Youth One of the tutelary phantasms of Las Vegas is...