March 2013

28 FutureGreats artists to look forward to in 2013 and beyond, Simon Starling and Berlin City Focus (Part II)



On the cover – Simon Starling: Turner-Prize winner Simon Starling uses objects to generate sprawling narrative tales that often involving the fabrication, display and dissemination of other art objects. Ahead of the unveiling of Starling’s film installation ‘Phantom Ride’, his new Duveen Galleries commission for Tate, Mark Rappolt explores how the artist continues to test the limits of what one can squeeze into – and out of – a work of art.

Future Greats: Every year we take a big collective breath and, along with a panel of distinguished artworld colleagues and friends, unveil to the world those artists we think are going to make their mark in the coming year. This year’s 28 are both young artists showing remarkable promise and older artists who, while having worked consistently for many years, are only just gaining the recognition they deserve.

City Focus: Berlin (Part II): Berlin has an almost mythical reputation as a centre of artistic licence and creativity, powering the European art scene, but is there any truth in all this? ArtReview convened a panel of experts representing the various constituencies of the local artworld – an artist, an established gallerist, an emerging gallerist, the director of a public institution, a critic and the director of a foundation – to find out. The second in a three-part series.


In Now hear this, our writers on what’s happening in the artworld and beyond: ‘London: the end of the artworld’ by J.J. Charlesworth; ‘The noncompliant portrait’ by Jonathan Grossmalerman; ‘New York: NYC 1993’ by Joshua Mack; What makes a Jewel?’ by Maria Lind; ‘aris: the Hous of Eugene Delacroix’ by Marie Darieussecq; ‘Rome: Opera for Cantalupo’ by Mike Watson; ‘Future Generation art prize’ by Christopher Mooney; ‘Disregarding Warhol’ by Christian Viveros-Fauné; ‘Space: the final commercial frontier’ by Sam Jacob; ‘Berlin: art-media city’ by Raimar Strange.

Reviews of current and recent exhibitions including: Helen Marten at Chisenhale Gallery, Isa Genzken at Hauser & Wirth, London; Amalia Pica at Modern Art Oxford; Rosemarie Trockel at New Museum, NY; Matias Faldbakken at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Xavier Mary at Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin; Wang Haiyang at White Space, Beijing, and many others.

In Book Reviews, recent and upcoming publications including: Extreme Metaphors: Interviews with J.G. Ballard 1967-2008; La Boutique Obscure by Georges Perec; Always Looking: Essays on Art, by John Updike; Forgetting the Art World, by Pamela M. Lee.

Wittgenstein on Grayson Perry, an unseen incident from Will Morris’s graphic novel debut ‘The Silver Darlings’ (2012), art critic and columnist Jerry Saltz interviewed by Tom Eccles, and a new chronicle by Gallery Girl.