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. 57, No. 2, Summer

Art Collecting as Interpretation: The Case of Degas
GaryTinterow et al. The Private Collection of Edgar Degas. Exh. cat. NewYork: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. Essays by Ann Dumas,Tinterow,Theodore Reff, Mari Kalman Meller and Juliet Wilson-Bareau, Richard Kendall, Fran*oise Cachin, Barbara Stern...
Christine Hill's Volksboutique
In 1996-97, the North American artist Christine Hill created a used clothing store installation that she titled Volksboutique on a side street in the old Mitte neighborhood of the former East Berlin, where she had been living for several years. In 1997...
Down and Dirty: Art History as Desublimation
Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind E. Krauss. Formless: A User's Guide. New York: Zone, 1997.304 pp., many color and b/w ills. $35. Since the mid-970s, Rosalind E. Krauss and Yve-Alain Bois, professors of art history at Columbia University and Harvard University...
From the Editorial Board
To revitalize Art Journal so that it better meets the needs of artists, art historians, curators, critics, and other arts professionals, the editorial board has adopted a redefined mission for the journal: to provide a serious forum for scholarship and...
Interview with Okwui Enwezor
Becker: How did you envision the biennale conceptually? Enwezor: It was very clear to me, from the outset, that the Second Johannesburg Biennale had to take a critically different approach (conceptually and ideologically) from the first. I say this not...
Monographs for the Millennium
Contemporary Artists Series. Individual volumes to date on Christian Boltanski, Richard Deacon, Mark Dion, Jimmie Durham, Antony Gormely, Paul Graham, Mona Hatoum, Jenny Holzer, Mary Kelly, Paul McCarthy, Nancy Spero, Jessica Stockholder, Thomas Schutte,...
Mountain Man
Jeanne Winston Adler. Early Days in the Adirondacks: The Photographs of Seneca Ray Stoddard. New York: Abrams, 1997.179 pp. II 12 b/w ills. $39.95. One photograph from this handsome and capacious book by Jeanne Winston Adler, an Adirondack writer with...
Much to Much
Walter Hopps and Susan Davidson. Robert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective. NewYork:The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1997. Essays by Hopps, Charles F Stuckey, Rosalind Krauss, Nancy Spector, Steve Paxton, Trisha Brown, Billy Kluver with Julie Martin,...
Notes on the Political Condition of Cyberfeminism
Friday, Sept. 19, 1997 For immediate release The Old Boys Network (OBN) presents the FIRST CYBERFEMINIST INTERNATIONAL, Kassel, Sept. 20--27, 1997. For eight days women from Europe, America and Australia will meet at the Hybrid Workspace at documenta...
Observations on Collective Cultural Action
Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) is a collective of five new-genre artists formed in 1987. Since that time, the group has produced artworks, events, and theory that explore and critique models of representation used in the capitalist political economy to...
Odd and Intense
Constance Lewallen.Jay DeFeo: Selected Works 19S2-1989. Exh. cat. Essay by Lewallen and texts by Walter Hopps, Bill Berkson, and Michael McClure. Philadelphia: Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, 1996.39 pp., 19 b/w ills., 5 color...
Painting around the Fire: Maisin Culture and Collectivity
In the autumn of 1997 three women-Natalie Rarama, Kate Sivana, and Monica Taniova, all of the Maisin tribe of Papua New Guinea-were in residence at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Experimenting with various materials and printing techniques,...
Sometimes the Book Is Better Than the Movie
Stephanie Barron, with Sabine Eckmann. Exiles and Emigres: The Flight of European Artists from Hitler. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and New York: Harry N. Abrams. Inc., Publishers, 1997.Texts by Barron, Eckmann, Keith Holz,...
The Exhibition as an Artistic Medium
And in fact memory is a sort of anti-museum: it is not localizable. Fragments of it come out in legends. Objects and words have hollow places in which a past sleeps, as in the everyday acts of walking, eating going to bed, in which ancient revolutions...
The Maisin Declaration
We, the leaders of the clans and subclans of the Maisin-speaking people of Collingwood Bay, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea, hereby declare: That, we enjoy plentiful food and materials for shelter that nature provides from the land and the sea; That,...
The Quiet in the Land: Everyday Life, Contemporary Art, and the Shakers: A Conversation with Janet A. Kaplan
During the summer of 1996, ten artists from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America participated in month-long residencies at the last active Shaker community in the world, in Sabbathday Lake, Maine. This experience was the first phase of an ongoing...
The Second Johannesburg Biennale
Organized by Christopher Till and Lorna Ferguson, the First Johannesburg Biennale, "Africus," opened in 1995. Commemorating South Africa's political and cultural reentry into the world, it marked the nation's first year of democracy, its fair and open...