Art Journal

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Articles from Vol. 62, No. 1, Spring

A Family Affair
Jonathan Weinberg. Ambition and Love in Modern American Art. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001. 328 pp., 175 b/w ills. $35. Jonathan Weinberg opens his new book, Ambition and Love in Modern American Art, with the proposition that "the question of...
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...And There I Am: Any Warhol and the Ethics of Identification
Among the best-known of Andy Warhol's many epigrams is one which strikes a modernist and a postmodernist chord alike: "If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing...
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Andy Warhol's Beauty #2: Demystifying and Reabstracting the Feminine Mystique, Obliquely
The original version of this paper was written in a seminar on Andy Warhol at the University of Rochester in fall 2001. A slightly modified version was presented at the "Queer[ing] Warhol: Andy Warhol's (Self-) Portraits" conference held in January 2002...
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A Resounding Silence
An Installation by Bradley McCallum and Jackqueline Tarry Silence: New Haven Let me ask those men and women who are here tonight, how would you feel to be proscribed when you go to the house of prayer? This is the case with the colored man. He is told,...
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Devastated Vision(s): The Khmer Rouge Scopic Regime in Cambodia
I would like to thank Janet A. Kaplan, Michelle-Lee White, Nadine Wasserman, Patricia C. Phillips, Emily Watson, Maribeth Graybill, Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan, Ingrid Muan, Kara Olsen Theiding, Moira Roth, and John Alan Farmer for their generous help and...
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Doing It for Andy
When American fags are gossiping amongst ourselves and we want to confirm that someone is one of us, we might say, "She goes to our church." If, for instance, our best friend's younger male cousin is visiting us in the big city for the first time, we...
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Essence of Yve: Yve Lomax's Ability to Act
Essence of Yve: Yve Lomax's Ability to Act Deborah Garwood Yve Lomax, with contributions by Irit Rogoff. Writing the Image: An Adventure with Art and Theory. London: I. B. Tauris, 2000. 238 pp., 27 b/w ills. $24.50. Has theory come and gone? Have we...
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In This Issue: Reflections
Inspired by a student's research in a seminar last fall, I have been intrigued by historical reenactments and their relationship to contemporary communities, art, and life. What is the active brew of confirmation and revision that inspires often cyclical...
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Minimalism: Art History as Detective Novel
James Meyer. Minimalism:Art and Polemics in the Sixties. New Haven: Yale University Press. 344 PP., 30 color ills., 130 b/w. $50. Many skeptics deem the 1960s too close for comfort and hence not suitable for an art history in the grand tradition. James...
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Orozco at the Crossroads
Alejandro Anreus. Orozco in Gringoland: The Years in New York. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 200. 192 pp., 152 b/w ills. $32.95. Los tres grandes of the Mexican muralist movement-Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros-are...
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Representative Rebel?
Jonathan M. Reynolds. Maekawa Kunio and the Emergence of Japanese Modem/st Architecture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. 336 pp., 8 color ills., 154 b/w. $60. For anyone who has put together a reading list on Japanese architecture, Jonathan...
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Silence
As an interracial couple, we are looking to the history of gradual emancipation and the Underground Railroad to speak about race relations today. Silence: New Haven is the first iteration of a larger ongoing meta-artwork that engages historic sites as...
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The Enigma of Survival: Traveling beyond the Expat Gaze
This is what the postcolonial present demands. Rather than the anticolonial problem of overthrowing colonialism (or the West), or the decolonization of the West's representation of the non-West, what is important for this present is a critical interrogation...
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The Lost Contingent: Paul Maenz's Prophetic 1967 Event and the Ambiguities of Historical Priority
With appreciation to Paul Maenz for his detailed replies to my questions, beginning with a fax from Berlin on Thanksgiving Day, 1994. This article also benefited by the responses to my query concerning issues of originality on the email listserv Consortium...
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White-on-White: The Overbearing Whiteness of Warhol Being
I am grateful for the feedback I received while working on this article, especially from Douglas Crimp, Simon Leung, and Michelle Puetz. Thanks also to Robert Summers for allowing me to deliver an earlier version of this piece at the conference "Queer[ing]...
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