Issue 184
Jan - Feb 2017

The first issue of 2017 includes features on Monika Baer and Helen Johnson, and an interview with Lubaina Himid, while Noemi Smolik talks to Wim T. Schippers and Dodie Bellamy surveys the young artists exploring queerness and disability, and more.

Elsewhere, Jennifer Krasinski asks whether the roles of artist and writer are incompatible; Sarah Hromack unpacks the politics of narcissism in Kristin Dombek’s latest book; and Becca Voelcker reviews Eduardo Williams’s bold debut feature film. Plus: 43 reviews from 25 cities in 18 countires, and a Questionnaire from fashion legend Dries van Noten.

From this issue

Following Trump’s election, we must all prepare for a different world – one that needs art more than ever

BY Dan Fox |

How open are open calls? 

BY Max Andrews |

A filmmaker for the internet generation, the Argentinian director is doing new things and not looking back

BY Becca Voelcker |

Drowning sorrows and watching Warhol’s Drunk aka Drink

BY Lynne Tillman |

As tension mounts in the run-up to Trump's inauguration, Jörg Heiser considers how artists can galvanize political protest

BY Jörg Heiser |

How the history of the Colombian capital will impact the future of the region for artists

BY Evan Moffitt AND Halim Badawi |

Recently released online, MoMA’s vast exhibitions archive shakes up the modernist canon

BY Sam Thorne |

Two exhibitions in Cologne and Düsseldorf showcase the unique history of art in the region

BY Pablo Larios |

How should designers respond to disaster?

BY Alice Rawsthorn |

On the occasion of two UK solo exhibitions, the British artist reflects on the art and events that have shaped her career

BY Lubaina Himid |

Wim T. Schippers on his long and diverse career

BY Noemi Smolik |

Are the roles of artist and writer compatible?

BY Jennifer Krasinski |

Five young artists exploring queerness, disability, the standardization of bodies and the politics of visibility

BY Dodie Bellamy |

Colonialism and contemporary Australia in the paintings of Helen Johnson

BY Jennifer Higgie |

On the art of Monika Baer

BY Kirsty Bell |

A map of the Milky Way and neighbouring galaxies based on observations from the Gaia satellite

BY Jennifer Higgie |

Themes of youth, travel and work eddy through Eduardo Williams’s debut feature

BY Becca Voelcker |

A form of mental illness or a cultural norm that has shapeshifted over time?

BY Sarah Hromack |

Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw, Poland

BY Krzysztof Kościuczuk |

‘Walshe’s work as a composer and sound artist draws on a form of cultural consumption that stems from living on the periphery of the metropolis’

BY Colm McAuliffe |

Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

BY Francesca Tarocco |

Met Breuer, New York, USA

BY John Keene |

Various venues, Montréal, Canada

BY Evan Moffitt |

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds & David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK

BY Laura Smith |

Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway

BY Eleanor Ivory Weber |

Société, Berlin, Germany

BY Matthew Evans |

MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland

BY Kirsty Bell |

Dan Gunn, Berlin, Germany

BY Elvia Wilk |

Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

BY Harry Thorne |

Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany

BY Chloe Stead |

mother’s tankstation limited, Dublin, Ireland

BY Declan Long |

Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland

BY Jörg Scheller |

Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

BY Alexandra Pechman |

Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France

BY Emmie Francis |

Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, USA

BY Jonathan Griffin |

Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

BY Hettie Judah |

Greene Naftali, New York, USA

BY Eric Sutphin |

Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany

BY Kito Nedo |

Spike Island, Bristol, UK

BY Holly Corfield Carr |

Fort Winfield Scott, San Francisco, USA

BY Rob Marks |

Studio Voltaire, London, UK

BY Izabella Scott |

Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium

BY Kirsty Bell |

Lisbon’s sinuous new gallery designed by Amanda Levete’s AL_A

BY Justin Jaeckle |

Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Germany

BY Karen Archey |

Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium

Hollybush Gardens, London, UK

BY Paul Carey-Kent |

Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

BY Frances Loeffler |

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

BY Amy Sherlock |

Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, USA

BY Travis Diehl |

47 Canal, New York, USA  

BY Josephine Graf |

The Hayward Gallery at 180 The Strand, London, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts |