ArtReview Summer 2018 Issue

Featuring Bruce Nauman, Gernot Wieland, Mexican Macabre, Luc Tuymans on the Baroque, Aaron Angell on the Fatberg, Susan Cianciolo interviewed and more

Issue


Previewed

Martin Herbert’s pick of ten must-see exhibitions this summer
Manifesta 12, Palermo, 16 June – 4 November
FRONT International, Cleveland, 14 July – 30 September
10th Berlin Biennale, through 9 September
Stefan Brüggemann & Luis Camnitzer, Parra & Romero, Ibiza, from 1 June
Olaf Nicolai, Kunsthalle Wien, 13 July – 7 October; Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 15 June – 9 September; Kunstmuseum St Gallen, 7 July – 11 November
Susan Meiselas, SFMOMA, San Francisco, 21 July – 21 October
Samara Scott, Tramway, Glasgow, 4 August – 28 October
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 10 August – 25 November
Nairy Baghramian, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, through 14 October
Difference Engine, Lisson, New York, 29 June – 10 August

Under the Paving Stones: Brussels, by J.J. Charlesworth

Susan Cianciolo talks to Ross Simonini about motherhood, the sacred in art and retiring from the fashion industry

Horror Show – Christian Viveros-Fauné looks at four iconic moments in art history when artists confronted the monstruous
J.M.W. Turner, The Slave Ship: Slavers Throwing overboard the Dead and the Dying – Typhoon Coming On (1840)
Philip Guston, San Clemente (1975)
Chris Ofili, The Holy Virgin Mary (1999)
Charlie Hebdo Cover No 1178 (2015)

Featured

Bruce Nauman on the fence
Martin Herbert discusses the American artist’s 1999 video Setting a Good Corner (Allegory and Metaphor), a work which, in part, ruminates on the artwork as symbolic illustration of a greater idea.

Mexican Macabre
Recounting the spectacular and gruesome gestures made by Mexican drugs cartels, as they seek ever-increasingly outlandish methods of murder to ward off would-be criminal rivals, Chloe Aridjis asks whether artists could or should ever compete in this game of mawkish aesthetic one-upmanship.

The Fatberg
What happens, artist Aaron Angell asks, when the repulsive collected effluence of a city is in turn collected by a museum and put on display in the shape of a so-called ‘fatberg’?

Luc Tuymans on the Baroque
The Belgian artist talks to J.J. Charlesworth about curating Sanguine / Bloodroed, a new exhibition of Old Masters and contemporary works aimed at redefining the Baroque as the first global art movement.

Gernot Wieland
The Austrian artist’s comically anxious work in film and performance confronts the dynamics of power between humans, as well as interspecies, says Mark Rappolt.

Reviewed

Reviews from around the world

Adrian Piper at MOMA, New York, by Cat Kron
Agnès Varda at Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Paris, by Violaine Boutet de Monvel
Latifa Echakhch at Villa Sauber, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, by Louise Darblay
EVA International, various venues, Limerick, by Rebecca O’Dwyer
Becky Beasley at Galeria Plan B, Berlin, by Mark Prince
Let the River Flow. The Sovereign Will and the Making of a New Worldliness at Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), Oslo, by Nathaniel Budzinski
Torsten Andersson at Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, by Stefanie Hessler
Dineo Seshee Bopape at Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, by Oliver Basciano
Birgit Jürgenssen at Alison Jacques Gallery, London, by Skye Sherwin
Orgasmic Streaming Organic Gardening Electroculture at Chelsea Space, London, by Lucy Reynolds
Rose Wylie at David Zwirner, London, by Kathryn Lloyd
Ian White at Camden Arts Centre, London, by Chris Fite-Wassilak
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster at Corvi-Mora, London, by Oliver Basciano
Yoshua Okón a Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, by Jonathan Griffin
Tyler Coburn at Koenig & Clinton, New York, by Jeppe Ugelvig
Charles Atlas at The Kitchen, New York, by Sam Korman
Harmony Hammond at Alexander Gray Associates, New York, by Ashton Cooper
Imannam at Pivô, São Paulo, by Sam Steverlynck
Luciana Lamothe at Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, by John Quin
Kudzanai Chiurai at Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, by Matthew Blackman

Books 

Trans-Europe Express: Tours of a Lost Continent, by Owen Hatherley
Sabrina, by Nick Drnaso
Infinite Resignation, by Eugene Thacker
Michel Majerus: Notizen. Notes 1995, edited by Brigitte Franzen

The Strip: A new work by Fran Colomb

A Curator Writes: I. Kurator gets summoned to a meeting with the very secretive Institute of Curators…