In Art Previewed
Ten exhibitions on in April you won’t want to miss – in Ghent, New York, Paris, Glasgow, Düsseldorf, Zurich, London, Madrid and Milan, by Martin Herbert.
Points of View: Our writers on what’s happening in the artworld and beyond, including Jonathan T.D. Neil on ‘Who’s afraid of qualitatively weighted metrics?’; Oliver Basciano with a letter from Dhaka; Maria Lind on late-modernist housing; Mark Sladen on what is a book?; Mike Watson on Living with the Maldives; Sam Jacob on the myths of primitivism and modernity; J.J. Charlesworth on how not to make public art; Hettie Judah on sauce for the sacrificial lamb; Jonathan Grossmalerman keeps visualising Hauser & Wirth; Laura McLean Ferris on off-space Castillo/Corrales, in Paris.
Great Curators and Their Ideas
In the first of a new series, Juan A. Gaitán, curator of this year’s (8th) Berlin Biennale, discusses his concept for the exhibition, with Raimar Stange.
Other People and Their Ideas
Codirector of pioneering London-based art-commissioning and-producing body, Artangel, and curator in his own right, James Lingwood, talks to Tom Eccles.
Great Collectors and Their Ideas
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, whose Colección Patricia Phelps (under the auspices of the the Fundación Cisneros, established with her husband, Gustavo, in the 1970s), is lending the works for the Royal Academy, London’s upcoming exhibition Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America, talks to Joshua Mack.
The Law and Its Ideas
In the fifth in our series of legal issues that shed light on the often-opaque relationships that underpin the art market, Daniel McClean discusses the fake Chagall and the role of artist authentification committees.
In Art Featured
We meet Wilhelm Sasnal (who also created our April cover), an artist who makes graphic novels and movies to keep his love of painting – itself engendered by goth and heavy-metal music and album covers, by Martin Herbert.
Berlin’s Capitalist Realists
Mark Prince explores the complex and longstanding exchange between German and American art behind the growing significance of Berlin as an international art centre.
Resistance to Communication Is Crucial
With a new generation of curators approaching the exhibition in an essayistic rather than thematic way, two of the leading proponents of this trend, Dieter Roelstraete and Anselm Franke, tell us what it’s all about.
Austrian-based collective Dienstag Abend present their friendship-based/confidential project, with contributions from Ben Cain, Hugo Canoilas, Djana Covic, Lukas Hiestinger, Ludwig Kittinger, Mikael Larsson, Alastair Levy, Fernando Mesquita, Carlos Noronha Feio, Lucy Pawlak, Diana Policarpo, Alicja Rogalska, Sophie Thun and Ben Washington.
In Art Reviewed
Current and recent exhibitions: in the UK, USA, Europe and the rest of the world, including:
Magali Reus at Approach, London
Alexandre Singh at Sprüth Magers, London
Christian Jankowski at Lisson Gallery, London
Caroline Achaintre at Arcade, London;
Jessica Jackson Hutchins at Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Pae White at Greengrassi, London
Dean Hughes at Maria Stenfors, London
Anat Ben David at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kinsgton upon Thames
Return Journey at Mostyn, Llandudno
Thomas Struth at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Christopher Williams at Art Institute of Chicago
Liz Glynn at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Objects & Thin Air at Foxy Production, New York
Michael Fullerton at Greene Naftali, New York
Joel Kyack at Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles
Liz Larner at Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Alex Prager at Lehmann Maupin, New York
Sue Williams at 303 Gallery, New York
Stan Douglas at David Zwirner, New York
Adrián Villar Rojas at Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
Merlin James at Kunstverein Freiburg
Stefan Panhans at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
Sarkis at Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
Matt Mullican at Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Walter Swennen at Wiels, Brussels
Deniz Gül at Galeri Manâ, Istanbul
Elevation 1049: Between Heaven and Hell, various venues in Gstaad
Goshka Macuga at Index, the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm
140 Caracteres at MAM, São Paulo
New Abstraction: Chapter 1, at Hadrien de Montferrand, Beijing.
Books: Including The Ringtone Dialectic, by Sumanth Gopinath; Unposted Letters, by Franciska Themerson & Stephan Themerson; Visual Cultures as Seriousness, by Gavin Butt and Irit Rogoff and A Philosophy of Walking, by Frédéric Gros.
The Strip: A new work from Knut Larsson
Off the Record: Gallery Girl – in Berlin