Summer 2016

Featuring Rick Lowe, Jill Magid, Michel Houellebecq, Francis Alÿs, Roger Hiorns, Charles Esche in discussion with Tom Eccles on the crisis in Europe and more


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In Art Previewed

The ten must-see exhibitions this month in New York, Basel, Los Angeles, Zürich, London, Johannesburg, Athens, Hydra, Baden-Baden, Brussels and Berlin, by Martin Herbert

Points of View – our writers on what’s happening in the artworld and beyond:

Jonathan T. D. Neil on why he’s leaving New York for Los Angeles; Jonathan Grossmalerman finds out how the artworld works; Maria Lind, curator and director of Gwangju Biennale 2016, on Nazgol Ansarina and life in contemporary Teheran; Sam Jacob argues that the idea of home should really be a generator of social change; Dan Udy looks at the history and legacy of what has been called ‘AIDS art’ for artists today; and J.J. Charlesworth on Wolfgang Tillmans’s anti-Brexit campaign.

Great Critics and Their Ideas: William Morris on deskilling in art, the Turner Prize and Tiepolo, interview Matthew Collings

Other People and Their Ideas: curator and Van Abbemuseum director Charles Esche on the crisis in Europe, and whether or not artists can do something about it, interview by Tom Eccles

Other People and Their Ideas: Nicolas Bos, president and CEO of high-end jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels, interview by Mark Rappolt

In Art Featured

Rick Lowe: Joshua Mack talks to the American artist about his life work, Project Row Houses, and its claim for understanding social engagement as art; meanwhile, Erik Morse considers the project in its significance as art.

Aoife Rosenmeyer considers Jill Magid’s strategies for infiltrating power systems, poetically carving out a place for herself in the process.

From word to image – French poet and novelist Michel Houellebecq talks to Tom Emerson about his exhibition opening at Palais de Tokyo.

Kim Córdova looks at recent evolutions in Francis Alÿs’s interventions in the social and urban fabrics of cities, as he moves from Mexico City to a more international context.

British artist Roger Hiorns talks to J.J. Charlesworth about his recent large-scale public art commissions and how they challenge any cosy notions of what the genre can and should do.

In Art Reviewed

Exhibitions reviews from around the world

Warhol Avedon at Gagosian Gallery, Britannia St, London, by Mark Prince

Mungo Thompson at Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, by Violaine Boutet de Monvel

Maria Eichhorn at Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, by Mark Prince

Rachel Harrison at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin, by Louisa Elderton

EVA International, various venue Limerick, by Oliver Basciano

Gabriella Ciancimino at Prometeo Gallery, Milan, by Barbara Casavecchia

Michael Raedecker at Grimm, Amsterdam, by Dominic van den Boogerd

Lou Cantor at Leto Gallery, Warsaw, by Phoebe Blatton

Patricia Esquivias at Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Spain, by George Stolz

Paul Fägerskiöld at Nordenhake, Stockholm, by Stephanie Hessler

Keiji Uematsu at Simon Lee, London, by Gabriel Coxhead

Thomson & Craighead at Carroll/Fletcher, London, by Patrick Langley

Barthes/Burgin at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, by John Quin

François Morellet at the Mayor Gallery and Annely Juda Fine Art, London, by Mark Rappolt

Glasgow International, by Laura Smith

Ruben Ochoa at Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, by Larry Wilcox

Joan Snyder at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles, by Jonathan Griffin

Diane Simpson at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, by Stephanie Cristello

Cornelia Parker at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, by David Everitt Howe

Lutz Bacher at Greene Naftali Garage, New York, by Wendy Vogel

Ben Vida at Lisa Cooley, New York, by Orit Gat

Stephen Kaltenbach at Marlborough Chelsea, New York, by Jonathan T.D. Neil

Asger Jorn at Petzel, New York, by Jonathan T.D. Neil

The Natural Order of Things at Museo Jumex, Mexico City, by Kim Córdova

Eduardo Ventura at Sergio Gonçalves Galeria, Rio de Janeiro, by Claire Rigby

Joshua Petherick at Minerva, Sydney, by Sherman Sam

20th Biennale of Sydney, by Adeline Chia


A Burglar’s Guide to the City, by Geoff Manaugh

Ringier Annual Report 2015, by Helen Marten

Rave and its Influences on Art and Culture, edited by Nav Haq

Out of Body, edited by John Beeson and Britta Peters

The Strip: a new work by Zao Dao, introduced by Paul Gravett.

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