April 2013

Wolfgang Tillmans, Wu Ming, Berlin City Focus (Part III), Nathaniel Mellors, Sam Gilliam and Rashid Johnson, AR: Design Supplement and more



On the cover – Wolfgang Tillmans: Martin Herbert meets up with the Turner-Prize winning German artist, who has gone from London street and club photography to that of broader cultural eyewitness in New York and Berlin, globetrotting still life and natural photography, abstract photography and, more recently, colour and darkroom experimentations that addresses the history of the medium.

Wu Ming: the Italian collective Wu Ming, composed of four fiction writers based in Bologna, has been writing as well as translating US bestsellers into Italian and touring extensively (book tour as concert tour). Stuart Home checks in with the group who has pioneered the use of Creative Commons, the power of multitude and the creation of artistic nebulae.

City Focus: Berlin (Part III): The third in a trilogy of articles on central Europe’s art powerhouse turns its attention to Kreuzberg and Mitte, by Raimar Strange.

Nathaniel Mellors: In a long interview with Jacob Fabricius, the British artist examines the shift in his work from music and the ‘total installation’ to a focus on video and film, particularly as seen in his Ourhouse series.

Sam Gilliam and Rashid Johnson: Artists Rashid Johnson and Sam Gilliam discuss their collaboration at LA’s David Kordansky Gallery, where Johnson is curating the older artist’s work.

AR:Design Supplement: The second of ArtReview’s annual design supplements looks at the relationship between art and design including Maurizio Cattelan in conversation with Dakis Joannou, Karl Lagerfeld, Konstantin Grcic and many more.


In Now Hear This, our writers on what’s happening in the artworld and beyond: ‘Are you experienced?’ by J. J. Charlesworth; ‘Expansion, consolidation’ by Joshua Mack; ‘The sweet smell of art funding’ by John Quin; ‘The Museum of Everything’ by Marie Darrieussecq; 'Off-space No 11: The Institute of Jamais Vu’ by Oliver Basciano; ‘Crime and Punishment’ by Jonathan Grosssmalerman; ‘The Italian brain drain’ by Mike Watson; ‘Artcouture – body art for the digital age’ by Hettie Judah; ‘Kraftwerk’s future-nostalgia’ by Sam Jacob; and in Comic Strip, Paul Gravett previews The Postie Always Rings Thrice by Warren and Gary Pleece.

In Reviews, current and recent exhibtions in the UK, US and elsewhere, including: Keith Tyson at Pace, London; A House of Leaves at DRAF, London; Andy Holden at Collective, Edinburgh; Martin Soto Clement at Clifton Beneveno, NY; Julian Schnabel at Oko, NY; Richard Jackson at Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Omer Fast at Arratia, Beer, Berlin; Nina Beier at Standard, Oslo; Julie Mehretu at Marian Goodman, Paris; Harun Farocki at Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires; Liu Xiaodong at Today Art Museum, Beijing.

And in Book Reviews, recent and upcoming publications including After Art by David Joselit, The Books That Shaped Art History, and The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s) by Paul O’Neill.