Future Greats: January & February issue out now

New artists for a new era

Taking on 2017 with a view to the future, ArtReview, in association with K11 Art Foundation, presents Future Greats – our annual special issue spotlighting the artists setting new agendas regarding the role and social relevance of art. 

Selected by fellow artists, critics and curators, these twelve artists take on the complexity of the contemporary moment, from chaos theory to collectivity, from the borders of art and language to self-image in the digital age, from demilitarised zones to video games…

Cameron Rowland, selected by Natasha Hoare; Hayoun Kwon, selected by Victor Burgin; Zachary Cahill, selected by Dieter Roelstraete; Raphaela Vogel, selected by Philippe Pirotte; Adelita Husni-Bey, selected by Mike Watson; Sandra Mujinga, selected by Kiki Mazzucchelli; Haig Aivazian, selected by Gabriel Coxhead; Katie Schwab, selected by Ben Street; Iza Tarasewicz, selected by Oliver Basciano; June Crespo, selected by Catalina Lozano; Kang Jungsuck, selected by Kim Sunjung; Alexandra Laudo, selected by Joanna Warsza

17 Memos for Now

2017 may be a year of uncertainty and anxiety, so Future Greats took inspiration from the late literary master Italo Calvino, and his 1988 ‘Six Memos for the Next Millennium’ – the six qualities Calvino thought of as important for literature to come – by asking 17 artists to propose values they think will be crucial for art in the coming year. Artists include Rick Lowe, Tania Bruguera, Heimo Zobernig, Olafur Eliasson, SUPERFLEX, Cao Fei and many more

Future Imperfect

Indian essayist and novelist Pankaj Mishra and British novelist Adam Thirlwell discuss ideas of utopia and acts of violence

Also in this issue

Martin Herbert’s pick of ten must-see exhibitions in January and February 

Exhibition reviews 

Revolt of the Sage at Blain/Southern, London, by Laura Smith
Alessandro Balteo-Yasbeck at Martin Janda, Vienna, by Kimberly Bradley
Painting After Postmodernism at Vanderborght, Brussels, by George Stolz
Against Nature at Narodhni Galerie, Prague, by Barry
Amelie von Wulffen at Barbara Weiss, Berlin, by Raimar Stange
Ed Atkins at Castello di Rivoli / Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, by Louisa Elderton
Figurative Geometry at Collezione Maramotti, Turin, by Hettie Judah
Saskia Olde Wolbers at Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam, by Dominic van den Boogerd
Michaela Meise at Standard Olso, by Fi Churchman
After the Rally at the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, by Phoebe Blatton
Tobias Spichtig at Galerie Bernhard, Zurich, by Aoife Rosenmeter
Animality at Marian Goodman, London, by Gabriel Coxhead
Matthew Darbyshire at Herald St, London, by Sean Ashton
South Africa: The Art of a Nation at the British Museum, London, by Nadia Quadmani
The Ulm Model at Raven Row, London, by Will Wiles
Hepworth Prize for Sculpture at Hepworth Wakefield, by Joyce Dixon
Kelly Akashi at Ghebaly, LA, by Ciara Moloney
Concete Islands at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, LA, by Jonathan Griffin
David Ostrowski and Michail Pirgelis at Sprüth Magers,​ LA, by Jonathan TD Neil
Loie Hollowell at Feuer/Mesler, NY, by Owen Duffy
Kai Althoff at MOMA, NY, by Joshua Mack
Georgie Nettell at Reen​a​ Spaulings, NY, by David Everitt Howe
Sara Cynwar at Cooper Cole, Toronto, by Bill Clarke
Edgar Orlaineta at Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, by Kimberlee Córdova
Marcelo Cidade at Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, by Oliver Basciano
A matriz afro e os elementos formais at Galeria Superfície, São Paulo, by Rigby
Kenpoku Art 16 at various venues, Ibaraki Prefecture, by Adeline Chia
Taipei Biennale, by Mark Rappolt

Art Life

With Georges Perec on her mind, Louise Darblay darts across Paris for the second instalment of our new series of city-based reviews marathons


Here Is Information, by Ian White, reviewed by Chris Fite-Wassilak
Fantasies of the Library, ed Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin, reviewed by Louise Darblay
Staying with the Trouble, by Donna Haraway, reviewed by Oliver Basciano
Animals reader, ed Filipa Ramos, reviewed by Mark Rappolt

and in the back pages...

The Strip, ArtReview's monthly dose of comics art, comes in the form of a new work by Paris-born Ludovic Debeurme, blending the biographical and the surreal; meanwhile, I. Kurator pits artworld heavyweights against each other in the ring

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20 January 2017