Issue 153
March 2013

Quinn Latimer looks at the late Sylvia Sleigh‘s extraordinary ‘history pictures’; doctor, artist, writer, editor and award-winning documentary filmmaker Brian O’Doherty looks back at six decades of avoiding being categorized and Mark Sadler interviews the French art historian Jean-François Chevrier about his new book on artistic hallucination, which stretches from William Blake to Sigmar Polke.

From this issue

At Artists Space, the exhibition was ‘slick and hooky, and sometimes of questionable substance’

BY Jennifer Kabat |

Claire Bishop versus the Internet

BY Paul Teasdale |

A specially commissioned drawing for frieze

BY Sarnath Banerjee |

Trying to leave the art world

BY Dieter Roelstraete |

Boredom and death: two sides of the same coin?

BY Lynne Tillman |

The post-colonial essay

BY Sean O’Toole |

Painting as performance in recent exhibitions

BY Theo Altenberg |

Digital art in Cuba

BY Rachel Price |

'Presentism’ versus ‘future shock’

BY Orit Gat |

The uniquely queer history of Matmos is a sprawling carnival with perverse interludes, bizarre objects and guest appearances

BY Charlie Fox |

Sylvia Sleigh’s extraordinary ‘history pictures’

BY Quinn Latimer |

Artist, performer and choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis on the things that have inspired her own work

BY Alexandra Bachzetsis |

Francesco del Cossa’s frescoes in the Hall of the Months

What makes a successful artist-run institution?

BY Alexander Provan |

The Los Angeles-based artist discusses his photographic process in which tableau and accident meet

BY Carmen Winant |

Online subcultures, elusive narratives and structural film

BY Nicole Yip |

Jonathan Griffin on Anthony Pearson

BY Jonathan Griffin |

Jean-François Chevrier talks to Mark Sadler about his new book on artistic hallucination

The historic layers of Beirut’s neighbourhoods; the fine line between collaboration and individual practice

Alternative studies of continental branding, subjectivity and our data-driven societies

Six decades of avoiding being categorized

BY Brian O’Doherty |

Q. What music are you listening to? A. The very best of Italian pop songs. I'm back from six months in Italy – ciao Italia!

BY Laure Prouvost |