January and February 2015

Along with Previews, Opinion and Reviews, the issue also features Mateo López, Colombia Is a Normal Country, The Devil in Cali, Carlos Motta, Walead Beshty, cartoon characters in contemporary art, Mexican women artists from the 1970s and 80s, Varda Caivano, A short guide to some paradoxes of contemporary art


In Art Previewed

Ten January and February exhibitions you don’t want to miss: Marlene Dumas at Tate Modern, London; Melgaard + Munch at Munch Museum, Oslo; Otobong Nkanga at Museum Folkwang, Essen; By Proxy at James Cohan, New York; Barbara Hammer at KOW, Berlin; Melanie Gilligan at Casco, Utrecht; The Lulennial at Lulu, Mexico City; Monika Sosnowska at Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto; Nick Mauss at 303 Gallery, New York; Garry Winogrand at Jeu de Paume, Paris. By Martin Herbert

Points of View: Our writers on what’s happening in the artworld and beyond: J.J. Charlesworth on Banksy and the case for copying and erasing; Jonathan T.D. Neil's post-November art sales analysis; Maria Lind on the Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran; Sam Jacob on how to pick out curtains for the Demilitarised Zone; Mark Sladen on the use of language in the work of Ryan Trecartin and Ed Atkins; Mike Watson on Masbedo's Ionesco Suite; Andrew Berardini on The Chalet, Los Angeles; Jonathan Grossmalerman on the benefits and pitfalls of the sharing economy; Oliver Basciano on ApArt, Copenhagen

Great Critics and Their Ideas: French Symbolist poet Arthur Rimbaud on artist statements for grant applications. Interview by Matthew Collings

Other People and Their Ideas: The New Museum Triennial curators: Lauren Cornell, Ryan Trecartin and Sara O’Keefe. Interview by Tom Eccles

In Art Featured

Mateo López: Filling in the blanks with the Colombian artist, by Mark Rappolt

Colombia Is a Normal Country: Lucas Ospina on changing perceptions of the country in the context of its current art scene ‘boom’

The Devil in Cali: Stefanie Hessler on artists from the Colombian city once notorious for drug cartels

Carlos Motta: Archiving suppression and Pre-Columbian blowjobs – political history and sexual repression in the work of the Colombian artist, by Andrew Berardini

Walead Beshty: The LA-based artist who turns both his process and society’s rules and restrictions into his art, by Helen Sumpter

We Need to Talk About the ’Toons –They’re Taking Over: Oliver Basciano on cartoon characters in contemporary art

The Influential Generation: Mexican women artists with roots in the 1970s and 80s, by Gabriela Jauregui

Varda Caivano: The British-Argentine artist whose paintings evoke but never represent, by Terry R. Myers

Forever Young: A short guide to some paradoxes of contemporary art, by Suhail Malik

In Art Reviewed

Reviews from around the world

Marie Lund at Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Richard Serra at Gagosian, London
Susan Hefuna at Pi Artworks, London
Art & Language at Lisson Gallery, London
Carrie Mae Weems at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
Laura Oldfield Ford at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston-upon-Thames
Willem de Rooij at Arnolfini, Bristol
Jonathan Gardner at Mary Mary, Glasgow
Kader Attia at Lehmann Maupin, New York
James Hoff at Callicoon Fine Arts, New York
Frank Stella at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Judith Scott at Brooklyn Musuem
Klaus Lutz at The Kitchen, New York
Jonas Wood at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Yuri Ancarani at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Brian Bress at Cherry & Martin, Los Angeles
German Pop at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Peter Gallo at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Beware Wet Paint at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Glitch: Interference Between Art and Cinema at PAC, Milan
Pavel Büchler at Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Stephen Shore at Fundación Mapfre, Madrid
Hans Op de Beeck at Botanique, Brussels
Enrique Ramírez at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Panda Sex at State of Concept, Athens
Gabriel Lester and Haegue Yang at Bonner Kunstverein
Carlos Zilio at Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo
Miao Ying at V Art Centre, Shanghai
Taipei Biennial: The Great Acceleration at Taipei Fine Arts Museum


The Miraculous, by Raphael Rubinstein
Lina Bo Bardi 100, edited by Andres Lepik and Vera Simone Bader
Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain, by Robert Hewison
Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller, by Chloé Griffin

The Strip: A new work from Dylan Horrocks, introduced by Paul Gravett

Off the Record: Gallery Girl – in Colombia