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September 2013 / 2013 / Magazine / ArtReview

September 2013

Brazil in the spotlight: Fernanda Gomes, Artur Barrio, Chelpa Ferro, Enki Bilal, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Sarah Morris, Segera Ranch. Istanbul: Welcoming the Unthinkable


In Art Previewed

Ten exhibitions opening in September you don’t want to miss – in Berlin, Birmingham, Brazil, Beijing, London, Edinburgh, New York, Los Angeles, Geneva and Thessaloniki, by Martin Herbert.

Points of View: Our writers on what’s happening in the artworld and beyond. What do we hate when we hate the art market? by Jonathan T.D.Neil; Venice – a victory for brains over brawn by Maria Lind; Is culinary porn too mainstream to be a turn-on? by Hettie Judah; Do Arts venues in the UK need public funding? by J.J.Charlesworth; Corporate HQs tell us all we need to know about 21st-century culture, by Sam Jacob; The NSA and me, by Jonathan Grossmalerman; Italy’s Venice pavilion: not a disaster, by Mike Watson; Berlin – city of brotherly love, by Raimar Stange; Off-space no 14: Ve:Sch, by Mark Rappolt.

Great Critics and Their Ideas: In the latest in our interview series with some of history’s finest minds, V.I. Lenin discusses Reena Spaulings Fine Art, by Matthew Collings.

Great Collectors and Their Ideas: In the first of our interview series with contemporary art collectors Mark Rappolt talks to Julia Stoschek of The Julia Stoschek Collection.

Other People and Their Ideas: In the latest in our interview series with influential artworld figures Gabi Ngcobo, Johannesburg based independent curator, educator and co-founder of the Center for Historical Reenactment, talks to Tom Eccles.

In Art Featured

Brazil in the spotlight: Profiles of artists Fernanda Gomes, Artur Barrio and Chelpa Ferro, by Oliver Basciano; the impact of the summer’s protests on Brazil’s emerging art market, by Vincent Bevins; and the São Paulo art scene’s occupied spaces, by Claire Rigby.

Enki Bilal interviewed: The graphic novelist, artist and filmmaker talks to Paul Gravett.

The legacy of German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker: The first of a new series looking at the importance of dead artists to the practice of the living, by Marie Darrieusecq.

Sarah Morris: What the American artist’s latest film tells us about the city of Rio, by Mark Rappolt.

Segera Ranch: As contemporary art from Africa steps onto the international stage, Jochen Zeitz seeks to show his collection in context: against the backdrop of open plains surrounding this Kenyan reserve. By Emma Love.

Istanbul: Welcoming the Unthinkable: In the aftermath of this summer’s anti-government protests in Istanbul, and ahead of the city’s biennial Lara Fresko reflects on how the nation’s contemporary art reflects its society.

In Art Reviewed

Current and recent exhibitions: In the UK, USA, Europe and the rest of world, including Michael Dean at Herald Street, London; Curiosity at Turner Contemporary, Margate; Joyce Pensato at Santa Monica Museum of Art; The Cat Show at White Columns, New York; Keiichi Tanaami at Karma International, Zurich and The System of Objects at DESTE Foundation, Athens.

Books: Including Holy Bible, by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin and Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers, by Janet Malcolm.

Consumed: Things to collect, things to buy, plus some practical artworks from Little & Large Editions.

Off the Record: Gallery Girl – on the long hot summer.

The Strip: A new work from Gareth Brookes.

Subverted words: Text-based interventions in ArtReview’s Listings & Classified Advertisement section, by Ryan Gander.

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