ArtReview September 2018

Featuring Javier Téllez, Vincent Fecteau, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Nina Power on art, identity and sickness, columns, reviews and more




Martin Herbert’s pick of ten must-see exhibitions in September
Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 18 September – 6 January
Black Light: Secret Traditions in Art Since the 1950s, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, through 21 October
True Stories: A Show Related to an Era – The Eighties, Max Hetzler, Berlin, 14 September – 27 October
Gwangju Biennale, 7 September – 11 November
Amy Sillman, Camden Arts Centre, London, 28 September – 6 January
Fiona Connor, 1301PE, Los Angeles, 8 September – 27 October
Marco Palmieri, Brand New Gallery, Milan, September – October
Nina Beier, Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen, 15 September – 20 January
Marcel Broodthaers, Garage Museum, Moscow, 29 September – 3 February

Mark Rappolt on sculpture parks; Oliver Basciano on the stricken state of Brozilian politics ahead of the Bienal de São Paulo; Vincent Fecteau talks to Ross Simonini; Under the Paving Stones of Berlin, by Mark Rappolt


Artist, Heal Thyself!
As ill-health is increasingly linked to questions of identity and politics, what would a collective, artistic attitude to sickness look like? By Nina Power

Kemang Wa Lehulere
Oliver Basciano on the South African artist’s archaeology of the contemporary

Aesthetic Judgement
Does a focus on political, social and moral values within the structures of art mean that we’ve lost sight of the value of art itself? By J.J. Charlesworth

Javier Téllez
The Venezuelan artist complicates fixed notions of madness and sanity through subversive parodies. By Louise Darblay


Reviews from around the world
Manifesta 12, Palermo, by Ben Eastham
Other Mechanisms at Secession, Vienna, by Max L. Feldman
Uptown High Rise No 2 at Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen, by Nathaniel Budzinski
Titus Schade at Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, by Rebecca O’Dwyer
Paul Chan, NEON at the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, by David Trigg
Glenn Ligon at Thomas Dane, Naples, by Izabella Scott
Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, by Emily McDermott
Goran Trbuljak at Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, by Martin Herbert
Teresa Burga at Migros Museum, Zürich, by Olga Stefan
Julie Becker at ICA, London, by Ben Eastham
Jennet Thomas at Tintype, London, by J.J. Charlesworth
Liverpool Biennial, by Mark Rappolt
Pascale Marthine Tayou at Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York, by Charmaine Picard
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané at CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, by Mark Rappolt
FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, by Sam Korman

The Love of Painting: Genealogy of a Success Medium, by Isabelle Graw
Plagues and the Paradox of Progress, by Thomas J. Bollyky
Brazil: A Biography, by Heloisa M. Starling and Lilia M. Schwarcz
A History of Pictures for Children, by David Hockney and Martin Gayford