May 2014

Ragnar Kjartansson, New York gentrification, LA's growing art scene, The Expanded Photograph, Art school education


Art Previewed

Ten exhibitions on in May you won’t want to miss – in Basel, Los Angeles, Dundee, Bregenz, New York, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and London, by Martin Herbert.

Points of View: Jonathan T.D. Neil on the latest empassioned debate on art, money, markets and value; J.J. Charlesworth, in Dubai, on how contemporary art is driving the economy; Maria Lind on the power of bureaucracy; Mike Watson on the politics of the uselessness of art; Sam Jacob on preconceptions and disciplinary boundaries; Hettie Judah on Fashion in the museum and art on the catwalk; Jonathan Grossmalerman finds a new subject for his paintings; Oliver Basciano on off-space Project LALO in London & Los Angeles.

Great Critics and Their Ideas: Guillaume Apollinaire on Hito Steyerl, the YBA’s and Steve McQueen, by Matthew Collings.

The Law and Its Ideas: Daniel McClean discusses Ai Weiwei and the destruction of art.

Art Featured: Ragnar Kjartansson; New York Juggernaut - the ongoing gentrification of New York; LA’s Art Wave - Los Angeles’s growing contemporary art scene; The Expanded Photograph - Paul Mpagi Sepuya, David Gilbert and Jonathan VanDyke; After School - three perspectives on art school education.

Art Reviewed

UK: Martin Creed at Hayward Gallery, London; Nina Canell at Camden Arts Centre, London; John Akomfrah at Carroll/Fletcher, London; Ruin Lust at Tate Britain, London; AK Dolven at Wilkinson; Tameka Norris at Ronchini Gallery, London; Carolee Schneeman at Hales Gallery, London; John Skoog at Towner Gallery, Eastbourne; Spencer Sweeney at The Modern Institute, Glasgow; 

USA: Ken Okiishi at Reena Spaulings, New York; Michael Majerus at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York; Sarah Szczesny at Ludlow 38, New York; Raster Raster at Aran Cravey, Los Angeles; Mai-Thu Perret at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; Guy Ben-Ner at Postmasters, New York; Scott Reeder at 356S. Mission Road, Los Angeles; Nancy Burson at Clampart, New York; 

EU: Bill Viola at Grand Palais, Paris; 22; Teresa Margolles at CA2M, Madrid; Number Seven: Ed Atkins/Frances Stark at Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf; Tobias Rehberger at Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; The Night of the Great Season at Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Centre d’Art Contemporain; Ruth Proctor at Norma Mangione, Turin; Anastasia Ax at Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm; The Crime Was Almost Perfect at Witte de With, Rotterdam; Francesca Woodman at Sammlung Verbund, Vienna; Kilian Rüthermann at Raeber von Stenglin, Zürich.

ROW: Félix Luna at Galería Luis Adelantado, Mexico City; Daniel Arsham at Baró Galeria, São Paulo; Beijing Commune, Beijing

Books: The Duchamp Dictionary, by Thomas Girst; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1946–1968, by Gregor Muir and Anne Massey; The Blazing World, by Siri Hustvedt; The Supermodel and the Brillo Box, by Don Thompson.

The Strip: Francisco Sousa Lobo

Off the Record: Gallery Girl in America