January & February 2016

In this issue: Future Greats – the artists to look out for in 2016; John Akomfrah; Johanna Calle; RoseLee Goldberg; Beatriz González and more

In Art Previewed

Ten exhibitions on through January and February you won’t want to miss, in Southend, Milan, New York, Istanbul, Berlin, Paris, Oxford, Guangzhou and Zurich, by Martin Herbert:

Marrakech Biennale
Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design, Guggenheim Bilbao
Jakob Kolding, TEAM, Los Angeles
Cally Spooner, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Terry Richardson, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
Mark Wallinger, Hauser & Wirth, London
Laura Poitras, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
François Curlet, Air de Paris, Paris
Ian Cheng, Migros Museum, Zürich
Nairy Baghramian, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

Points of View – our writers on what’s happening in the artworld and beyond:

J.J. Charlesworth on the role of the public museum; Maria Lind on the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial in Ekaterinburg; Jonathan T.D. Neil on IS and the commodification of culture; Laura McLean-Ferris on Berlin’s New Theater and performance inside the museum; Laura Oldfield Ford’s December psychogeographic walk takes her to Whitechapel; Sam Jacob on what’s hidden under London’s iceberg homes for the megarich; and Jonathan Grossmalerman curses the ingenious devices shippers use in order to ruin his precious art.

Great Critics and Their Ideas: T.S. Eliot on Hey Ya!, interview by Matthew Collings.

Other People and Their Ideas: Beatriz González, one of the most influential Colombian artists today, interviewed by Mark Rappolt.

Other People and Their Ideas: RoseLee Goldberg, founder of the biannual festival Performa, talks about the state of performance today, interview by Kathy Battista.

In Art Featured

Future Greats: our annual guide to the artists who are setting new agendas in relation to the role and social relevance of art, selected by fellow artists, critics and curators

Deborah Salt, selected by Mary Corse
Part-time Suite, selected by Hyunjin Kim
Aaron Fowler, selected by Amanda Hunt
Max Hooper Schneider, by Jonathan Griffin
Cédric Nové-Josserand, selected by Sarkis
Kelly Akashi, selected by Andrew Berardini
Anne Speier, selected by Helen Sumpter
Loretta Fahrenholz, selected by Omer Fast
Ana Mazzei, selected by Kiki Mazzucchelli
Zahoor ul Akhlaq, selected by Rashid Rana
Ann Hirsch, selected by Karen Archey
Janet Biggs, selected by Lynn Hershman Leeson
Tao Hui, selected by Aimee Lin
Nguyen Phuong Linh, selected by Arlette Quỳnh-Anh Trần
Gerard Ortín, selected by Daniel Steegmann-Mangrané
Hannah Black, selected by Heather Phillipson
Julia Weist, selected by Orit Gat
Maria Taniguchi, selected by Lauren Cornell
Kyun-Chome, selected by Ushiro Ryuta
Juliana Huxtable, selected by Lynn Hershman Leeson
Em'kal Eyongakpa, selected by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

John Akomfrah

New screenings of the British filmmaker’s work highlight his long fascination with an identity politics of the (post)human, by Erik Morse

Something and Nothing: an artist project by Johanna Calle


In Art Reviewed

Reviews from around the world

Kota Ezawa at Murray Guy, New York, by Orit Gat
Political Populism at Kunsthalle Wien, by Raimar Stange
Mark Leckey at Secession, Vienna, by Kimberly Bradley
Roman Signer at Art:Concept, Paris, by Violaine Boutet de Monvel
Lucy McKenzie at Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, by John Quin
Scott Myles at Meyer Riegger, Berlin, by Martin Herbert
Caselle di Anton Bruhin at Istituto Svizzero, Milan, by Barbara Casavecchia
Ed Ruscha at Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, by Sherman Sam
Von Calhau! At Culturgest, Lisbon, by Justin Jaeckle
Ignasi Aballi at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, by Keith Patrick
Göteborg International Biennal for Contemporary Art, by Sara Arrhenius
David Claerbout at Marabouparken, Stockholm, by Stefanie Hessler
Charlotte Prodger at Spike Island, Bristol, by David Trigg
Dorothy Cross at Frith Street Gallery, London, by Sean Ashton
Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen at Corvi-Mora, London, by Oliver Basciano
Grazia Varisco at Cortesi Gallery, London, by Mark Rappolt
Gianfranco Baruchello at Massimo de Carlo, London, by Paul Pieroni
Ben Burgis and Ksenia Pedan at Union Pacific, London, by Tim Steer
The Human Face of Cryptoeconomies at Furtherfield, London, by J.J. Charlesworth
Don McCullin at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, by Helen Sumpter
Jen DeNike at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, by Andrew Berardini
Martin Kersels at Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, by Jonathan Griffin
Tavares Strachan at Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francsico, by Christian Viveros-Fauné
Paul McCarthy at the Renaissance Society, Chicago, by Stephanie Cristello
Alina Szapocznikow at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, by Karen Archey
Tom Burr at Bortolami Gallery, New York, by Brienne Walsh
Zineb Sedira at Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, by Siona Wilson
Rachel Rose at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, by Iona Whittaker
Cinthia Marcelle at Silvia Cintra + Box 4, Rio de Janeiro, by Claire Rigby

Books 

Vie? ou théâtre?, by Charlotte Salomon
Vade Mecum: Essays, Reviews & Interviews, by Richard Skinner
Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth, by A.O. Scott
Auto-Destructive Art: Metzger at the AA, by Gustav Metzger

The Strip: A new work by Tillie Walden, introduced by Paul Gravett

Off the Record: Gallery Girl gets fired.

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