November 2014

2014 Power 100; Calvin Tomkins; Art in Context IV Osei Bonsu; Allan Schwartzman; Great Collectors and their ideas: Thomas Girst; The Law and Its Ideas: Daniel McClean on the censorship of the Chapman Brothers sculpture Piggyback (1997); Ten exhibitions on through November you don't want to miss; Points of View; The Strip: Richard Graham; Gallery Girl

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In Art Previewed

Ten exhibitions on through October you don’t want to miss: Sturtevant at MOMA, New York; Martin Boyce at Johnen Galerie, Berlin; Christian Friedrich at De Hallen, Haarlem; Sean Landers at Petzel, New York; Janus Høm at 1857, Oslo; Andrea Büttner at Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Conflict and Collisions: New Contemporary Sculpture at Hepworth, Wakefield; Diego Thielemans at Wiels, Brussels; Marinella Senatore at MOT International, London; Shanghai Biennale. By Martin Herbert.

Points of View: Our writers on what’s happening in the artworld and beyond: J.J. Charlesworth on national cultural institutions; Maria Lind on the theatrical documentary practice of Chto Delat; Sam Jacob on the changing nature of power dressing; Jonathan T.D. Neil on money, art and climate change; Andrew Berardini on swimming pool cool; Mike Watson on social art documentary and conflict; Jonathan Grossmalerman: Warhammer; Kimberly Bradley on Off-space No 23: Savvy Contemporary, Berlin.

Great Critics and Their Ideas: The god Dionysus on art in the 1970s exploring gender roles. Interview by Matthew Collings.

Other People and Their Ideas: Stephan Kalmár, executive director and curator of New York-based not-for-profit Artists Space, which currently operates two venues – Artist Space Exhibitions in SoHo and Artist Space Books & Talks in TriBeCa – on common practice. Interview by Tom Eccles.

Great Collectors and Their Ideas: Thomas Girst, curator, lecturer, founding editor of the international literature and art anthology Die Aussenseite des Elementes (1991–2003) and head of cultural engagement at the BMW Group. Interview by Mark Rappolt.

The Law and Its Ideas: In the ninth in our series of legal issues that shed light on the often-opaque relationships that underpin the art market, Daniel McClean discusses the censorship of the Chapman Brothers sculpture Piggyback (1997), by its removal from public display at the MAXXI contemporary art museum in Rome, in August this year, for ‘promoting depictions with a clear paedo-pornographic context behind the art’.

In Art Featured

Calvin Tomkins: Art reporter and staff writer for The New Yorker since 1960, Calvin Tomkins talks about art today, Marcel Duchamp, and the Duchamp counter-revolution. Interview by Bridget McCarthy.

The Limits of the Limits: ArtReview reveals what went on behind the sealed doors of its power bunker this autumn when it commissioned its annual artist project for the cover of the Power 100 issue, and had to consider how far it was willing to go in exercising its belief in art as a zone of free speech.

2014 Power 100

This year’s ranked list of the contemporary artworld’s 100 most powerful figures, with profiles of each entry, including an extended profile for this year’s no. 1, Director of Tate, Nicholas Serota, plus accompanying features including:

An introduction to the 2014 Power 100

What is left of the distinction between private and public in terms of galleries and museums, by J.J. Charlesworth.

Writer and curator Pi Li on art fairs, mega-galleries and why Chinese art can’t flourish without freedom of expression. Interview by Aimee Lin.

Neal Brown muses on what an ArtReview Moral 100 might look like.

The waning of Qatar’s love affair with global art in the shifting sands of its politics, by Kevin Jones.

Family Ties: The informal solidarity keeping India’s art scene together, by Rosalyn D’Mello.

Allan Schwartzman – Cupidity’s Cupid: As the artworld globalises, consultancy is on the rise. ArtReview catches up with one of its leading exponents.

Art in Context IV Osei Bonsu: The British-Ghanaian independent curator and writer, based in London, on Raw Material Company in Dakar.The fourth instalment in our yearlong, monthly survey in which artists, curators and cultural commentators explore the question of what African art (of the contemporary flavour) does or can do within various local contexts across the continent.

The Strip: A new work from Richard Graham, introduced by Paul Gravett.

Off the Record: Gallery Girl – at Tate Modern