What's in the April 2014 issue

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.

Artist Project

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

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