Artforum International

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Articles from Vol. 37, No. 7, March

Carsten Holler Talks about His Slides
The Valerio phenomenon - after which I named the two slides I showed last year in the Berlin Biennale - supposedly originated at a rock concert in Italy last summer. It's an interesting example of mass hysteria. A sound technician at the concert disappeared,...
Cine Qua Non
We speak of video artists but of film makers. Why? Video emerged within the milieu of art and is accorded unrestricted privileges there; whereas the origins of cinema lie in the theater of popular spectacle. So when I first saw a group of Tacita Dean's...
Hayley Newman
The scene: The "Sensation" show, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, December 1998. To the right, some students and their tutor are scrutinizing a grotesque, omnigendered humanoid millipede crafted by the Chapman brothers. To the left, propped against the wall,...
"Julia Margaret Cameron's Women."
ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO The exhibition "Julia Margaret Cameron's Women" could be faulted for the exclusivity of its focus on the female sex. It is true that Cameron portrayed the men of mark of her day: Carlyle and Tennyson, Darwin and Herschel,...
Laurie Anderson: United States, 1983
In this ongoing series, writers are invited to discuss a contemporary work that has special significance for them. Laurie Anderson's United States opened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on February 3, 1983. The work was divided into four parts,...
Legend of the Fall
The artist is crying and too sad to tell anyone why. A postcard with the dated note - "Sept. 13 1970. I'm too sad to tell you." - shows Bas Jan Ader racked by tears. Whatever caused the tears to flow (the artist never publicly stated the reason) is...
"Paul Thek: Paintings, Works on Paper and Notebooks, 1970-1988."
ARTS CLUB OF CHICAGO Should the artist be a man of the word? Paul Thek came up in the '50s and '60s, when it was hard to answer "no," when "avant-garde artist" became a profession, an idea that repulsed him. Wrestling with this question in 1979,...
Ray Johnson
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Despite the fact that his career spanned nearly fifty years, much of it spent in New York and in contact with the most important artists of his day, Ray Johnson has long been famous for being famously unknown. If at...
Reich Remixed
No form of classical music has exerted so enduring and pervasive an influence on pop culture as minimalism. Kellogg's commercials and John Carpenter movie sound tracks, New Age schlock and abstract hip-hop all overtly cop such minimalist trademarks...
Remix and Match
No form of classical music has exerted so enduring and pervasive an influence on pop culture as minimalism. Kellogg's commercials and John Carpenter movie sound tracks, New Age schlock and abstract hip-hop all overtly cop such minimalist trademarks...
Rosemarie Trockel
WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY, LONDON British Euro-skeptics take note! Although the UK's traditional limp, naked lettuce is under siege by tasty foreign vinaigrette, and her lukewarm beers are losing ground to well-chilled Continental lagers, regional...
Sunny Side Up
SIMULTANEOUS HOME-TURF RETROSPECTIVES FOR CALIFORNIA NATIVE SAM FRANCIS AND WEST COAST ADOPTEE BAS JAN ADER PROVIDE THE OCCASION FOR A PAIR OF ARTFORUM CONTRIBUTING EDITORS TO REASSESS THE RESPECTIVE LEGACIES OF TWO CENTRAL PROTAGONISTS IN THE PREHISTORY...
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