ArtReview Summer 2017

Featuring Zanele Muholi, Maureen Gallace, B. Wurtz, Christina Forrer, Ashley Bickerton, Anotnio Gramsci on the Venice Biennale, plus points of view, reviews from around the world and more

Issue


Inside

Martin Herbert’s pick of ten must-see summer exhibitions – in Münster, Yokohama, Brussels, London, Oslo, Munich, New York, Berlin, Paris and Venice

Zanele MuholiBrian Dillon on the artist’s confrontation of politics, danger, self-invention and beauty in her portraits of lesbian and trans South Africans

Maureen Gallace – Sam Korman finds in the New York-based artist’s work, that place becomes perception the moment we turn away from the view

B. WurtzRoss Simonini takes a tour through the American artist’s studio and finds out how the artist’s obsession with around-the-house-items caught on in the artworld

Christina ForrerAoife Rosenmeyer finds that joy and horror are intrinsically intertwined in the Swiss artist’s latest woven works

Ashley BickertonMark Rappolt on the artist’s constant pursuit of profitable alienation

Great Critics and Their Ideas
Antonio Gramsci talks to Matthew Collings about Giacometti and the Venice Biennale.

Our columnists have their say…

J.J. Charlesworth’s UK election special with a brief history of artists who have tried to work out which way the wind is blowing; Maria Lind goes in search of where things are really happening at Documenta 14 in Athens; Heather Phillipson considers interspecies empathy while watching Fevered Sleep’s most recent performance; Jonathan T.D. Neil on the banal, the extreme, and the high commercial theatre of the art market.

Reviews

Documenta 14 in Athens, by Raimar Stange
Hannah Black at Mumok, Vienna, by Kimberly Bradley
The Absent Museum at Wiels, Brussels, by Sam Steverlynck
Splice: Re-examining Nature at Oulu Museum of Art, Finland, by Mike Watson
Ulla von Brandenburg at Galerie Art: Concept, Paris, by Violaine Boutet de Monvel
Adrian Paci at Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, by Barbara Casavecchia
Rodrigo Hernández at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, by Oliver Basciano
Navid Nuur at Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, by Dominic van den Boogerd
Greg Parma Smith at Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich, by Aoife Rosenmeyer
Ayşe Erkmen at Dirimart Dolapdere, Istanbul, by Sarah Jilani
Ryoji Ikeda at Almine Rech Gallery, London, by Robert Barry
Oliver Beer at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, by Chris Fite-Wassilak
Paul Johnson at Camden Arts Centre, London, by Sean Ashton
Lawrence Abu Hamdan at Maureen Paley, London, by Paul Pieroni
Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg at Lisson Gallery, London, by Laura Smith
Annette Messager at Marian Goodman Gallery, London, by Brian Dillon
Ewig Weibliche at Koppe Astner, Glasgow, by Susannah Thompson
Rebecca Warren at Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles, by Ciara Moloney
Peter Shire at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, by Andrew Berardini
Matthew Ronay at Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, by Lindsay Preston Zappas
Bow bow at Canada, New York, by Ashton Cooper
Hannah Perry at Arsenal Contemporary, New York, by Jeppe Ugelvig
Sara Cwynar at Foxy Production, New York, by Wendy Vogel
Wilhelm Sasnal at Anton Kern Gallery, New York, by Rachel Wetzler
Mark Flood at Maccarone, New York, by David Everitt Howe
Letícia Parente at Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, by Silas Martí

Books…

Former West: Art and the Contemporary After 1989, edited by Maria Hlavajova and Simon Sheikh
Contemporary Art and Digital Culture, by Melissa Gronlund
Ghachar Ghochar, by Vivek Shanbhag
The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology, edited by William A. Ewing

Plus…

A new strip by Rui Tenreiro draws on the artist’s experience of Stockholm’s class divide; and in the latest instalment of A Curator Writes, I. Kurator boycotts Art Basel and finds a new lease of life at an Austrian spa

13 June 2017