Issue 160
Jan - Feb 2014

8 Painters on Painting: Jennifer Higgie leads a survey of contemporary figurative painting, asking eight artists what defines their practice and why they continue to paint in the digital age; with contributions from Ellen Altfest, Apostolos Georgiou, Helen Johnson, Imran Qureshi, Henry Taylor, Mark Sadler, Rose Wylie and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Kerry James Marshall discusses the politics of visibility in an interview with Ellen Mara de Wachter; Jonathan Griffin reflects on the continually inventive work of Mark Leckey and Ben Davis looks back at the extremes of 2013.

From this issue

BY Max Andrews | 03 JAN 14
BY David Gibson | 03 JAN 14
BY Michael Pepi | 03 JAN 14
BY Martin Herbert | 03 JAN 14
BY Matthew McLean | 03 JAN 14
BY Agnieszka Gratza | 03 JAN 14
BY Giulia Smith | 03 JAN 14
BY Alice Butler | 03 JAN 14
BY Lorena Muñoz-Alonso | 03 JAN 14

V&A Museum, London

BY Dan Adler | 03 JAN 14
BY Lizzie Homersham | 03 JAN 14
BY Nick Warner | 03 JAN 14
BY Louisa Elderton | 03 JAN 14
BY Eleanor Nairne | 03 JAN 14
BY Matt Packer | 03 JAN 14
BY Scott Roben | 03 JAN 14
City Report

The legacy of one of Brazil's greatest architects

BY Silas Martí | 11 DEC 13

Reflections on Italy's continuing decline

BY Barbara Casavecchia | 11 JAN 13

The increased visibility of art from Africa in the UK

BY Basia Lewandowska Cummings | 11 JAN 13

Animating archives in the ‘queer archaeology’ of Berlin-based duo Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz

BY Christy Lange | 11 JAN 13
City Report

A sprawling city of more than 15 million inhabitants split between two continents, Istanbul is home to a relatively compact constellation of privately funded foundations, artist-run spaces and commercial galleries. H.G. Masters and Nazli Gurlek survey this art scene’s recent past, and consider what the future might hold in the wake of the Gezi Park protests, a contentious edition of the biennial and little state support

BY H.G. Masters | 11 JAN 13

Film as social experiment, and learning how to communicate without speaking

BY Kirsty Bell | 11 JAN 13

At a time of revolution in digital technologies, when making extraordinary images has never been technically easier, painting persists. Jennifer Higgie asked eight artists to share their thoughts on the whys and wherefores of figurative painting

BY Jennifer Higgie | 11 JAN 13

How art in 2013 reflected economic inequalities and suggested alternative ways forward

BY Ben Davis | 11 JAN 13

With 'one foot in this world and one in another', Mark Leckey's works have a limitless capacity for association

BY Jonathan Griffin | 11 JAN 13

Narratives of scent and material decay

BY Kari Rittenbach | 11 JAN 13

Forensic listening and juridical speaking

BY Basia Lewandowska Cummings | 11 JAN 13

Fragmentary fiction and cryptic objects

BY Mia Jankowicz | 11 JAN 13

Visibility, identity and black people on Mars – Kerry James Marshall in conversation with Ellen Mara De Wachter

11 JAN 13

Newfoundland's Gander International Airport

BY Stephanie DeGooyer | 11 JAN 13

Meaning beyond the market

BY Jonathan Watkins | 11 JAN 13

The monumental frequencies of Eleh

BY Andy Battaglia | 11 JAN 13

How do you rebrand a museum?

BY Emily King | 11 JAN 13

How writers and filmmakers have responded to that most melancholy of colours

BY Charlie Fox | 11 JAN 13

The unexpected uses of Google Street View

BY Joanne McNeil | 11 JAN 13

Late-capitalist technologies propelling culture toward terminal inanity and political economy toward plutocratic rapacity is the rightful province of three new novels

BY Ian Chang | 11 JAN 13

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Pomona College Museum of Art & Los Angeles County Museum of Art

BY Carmen Winant | 04 JAN 13

Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

BY Arielle Bier | 04 JAN 13

Galerie Juliètte Jongma, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

BY Shama Khanna | 04 JAN 13

Walden Affairs, The Hague, The Netherlands

BY Kari Cwynar | 04 JAN 13
BY Vivian Sky Rehberg | 04 JAN 13

Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

BY Raimar Stange | 04 JAN 13

Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany

BY Mark Prince | 04 JAN 13

Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland

BY Aoife Rosenmeyer | 04 JAN 13

ICCD, Rome, Italy

BY Luisa Grigoletto | 04 JAN 13

Galeria Stereo, Warsaw, Poland

BY Krzysztof Kościuczuk | 04 JAN 13

Hall of the Artists'Union, Makhachkala, Dagestan

BY João Laia | 04 JAN 13

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil

BY Silas Martí | 04 JAN 13

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

BY Becca Voelcker | 04 JAN 13

Various venues, Nagoya & Okazaki, Japan

BY Sam Phillips | 04 JAN 13

Raven Row, London

BY Natasha Soobramanien | 04 JAN 13

Centre Pompidou / Palais de Tokyo, Paris

BY Rahma Khazam | 03 JAN 13