December 2013

Alicja Kwade, Michele Abeles, Difference and inclusivity, Michael Part

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In Art Previewed

Ten exhibitions and events on in December you won’t want to miss – in Munich, New York, Paris, London, Switzerland, Sao Paulo, Miami and Istanbul, by Martin Herbert.

Points of View: Our writers on what’s happening in the artworld and beyond, including Maria Lind on going back to basics – and earrings; Mike Watson on signs of hope in Italy’s art scene; Jonathan Grossmalerman offers some advice on compiling future power lists; Sam Jacob on the business of ‘creativity’; J.J. Charlesworth on British art’s new establishment figurehead; Jonathan T.D. Neil on art as an ‘asset’; Hettie Judah on the fashion for cartoon imagery; and Oliver Basciano on London off-space Am Nuden Da.

Great Critics and Their Ideas: In the latest in our interview series with some of History’s finest minds, Georg Lukács talks about the Turner Prize, interview by Matthew Collings.

Great Collectors and Their Ideas: In the third of our series of interviews with contemporary art collectors, Joshua Mack talks to Miami developer and philanthropist Martin Margulies.

Other People and Their Ideas: Simon Castets, recently appointed director of the Swiss Institute in New York, and co-founder, with Hans Ulrich Obrist, of the 89plus project talks to Tom Eccles about 89plus, the ‘Diamond Generation' and his new job.

The Law and Its Ideas: In the second in our new series examining legal issues that shed light on the often-opaque relationships that underpin the art market, Daniel McClean discusses the recent crisis in art authentication and the Knoedler & Co case.

In Art Featured

Alicja Kwade interviewed: The Berlin-based artist talks about her pared back, stripped down and often surprisingly humorous meditations on time, space and the nature of objects, by Kimberly Bradley.

Michele Abeles profiled: David Everitt Howe explores the New York artist’s slippery photocollages, and experiences some personal thrills along the way.

State of the Art: Niru Ratnam asks if it’s reasonable to expect an artworld to promote difference, when we also want it to be inclusive.

Michael Part: In the first in an occasional series of monographic studies, Mark Rappolt interviews the Austrian photographer about his approach to the medium, its history and techniques and the photograph’s status as a unique object.

In Art Reviewed

Current and recent exhibitions: In the UK, USA, Europe and the rest of world, including Lutz Bacher at ICA, London; Mark Leckey at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Carol Bove at MOMA, New York; 12TH Biennale De Lyon, Lyon; Sam Durant at Centro Arti Plastiche, Carrara; Jo Baer at Museum Ludwig, Cologne and Going Where? at ShanghART Singapore, Singapore.

Books: Including Pirates and Farmers: Essays on Taste, by David Hickey and Art as Therapy, by Alain de Botton & John Armstromg.

The View from… 491°5’N123°6’W by James Franco.

Consumed: A selection of clothing inspired by the work of Hilma af Klint, plus some other things you didn’t know you really needed.

The Strip: A new work from Howard Hardiman.

Off the Record: Gallery Girl – on Art Basel Miami Beach week.