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 | 20 JAN 17

How open are open calls? 

BY Max Andrews | 19 JAN 17

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

BY Becca Voelcker | 16 JAN 17

Drowning sorrows and watching Warhol’s Drunk aka Drink

BY Lynne Tillman | 12 JAN 17

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

BY Jörg Heiser | 10 JAN 17

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

BY Evan Moffitt AND Halim Badawi | 09 JAN 17

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

BY Sam Thorne | 06 JAN 17

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

BY Pablo Larios | 05 JAN 17

How should designers respond to disaster?

BY Alice Rawsthorn | 04 JAN 17

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 | 03 JAN 17

Wim T. Schippers on his long and diverse career

BY Noemi Smolik | 02 JAN 17

Are the roles of artist and writer compatible?

BY Jennifer Krasinski | 31 DEC 16

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

BY Dodie Bellamy | 29 DEC 16

Colonialism and contemporary Australia in the paintings of Helen Johnson

BY Jennifer Higgie | 24 DEC 16

On the art of Monika Baer

BY Kirsty Bell | 22 DEC 16

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

BY Jennifer Higgie | 12 DEC 16

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

BY Becca Voelcker | 08 DEC 16

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

BY Sarah Hromack | 06 DEC 16

Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw, Poland

BY Krzysztof Kościuczuk | 05 DEC 16

‘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 | 03 DEC 16

Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

BY Francesca Tarocco | 02 DEC 16

Met Breuer, New York, USA

BY John Keene | 29 NOV 16

Various venues, Montréal, Canada

BY Evan Moffitt | 23 NOV 16

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

BY Laura Smith | 21 NOV 16

Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway

BY Eleanor Ivory Weber | 17 NOV 16

Société, Berlin, Germany

BY Matthew Evans | 17 NOV 16

MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland

BY Kirsty Bell | 15 NOV 16

Dan Gunn, Berlin, Germany

BY Elvia Wilk | 14 NOV 16

Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

BY Harry Thorne | 11 NOV 16

Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany

BY Chloe Stead | 10 NOV 16

mother’s tankstation limited, Dublin, Ireland

BY Declan Long | 09 NOV 16

Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland

BY Jörg Scheller | 08 NOV 16

Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

BY Alexandra Pechman | 05 NOV 16

Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France

BY Emmie Francis | 03 NOV 16

Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, USA

BY Jonathan Griffin | 02 NOV 16

Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

BY Hettie Judah | 31 OCT 16

Greene Naftali, New York, USA

BY Eric Sutphin | 29 OCT 16

Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany

BY Kito Nedo | 26 OCT 16

Spike Island, Bristol, UK

BY Holly Corfield Carr | 25 OCT 16

Fort Winfield Scott, San Francisco, USA

BY Rob Marks | 24 OCT 16

Studio Voltaire, London, UK

BY Izabella Scott | 22 OCT 16

Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium

BY Kirsty Bell | 21 OCT 16

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

BY Justin Jaeckle | 20 OCT 16

Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Germany

BY Karen Archey | 18 OCT 16

Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium

17 OCT 16

Hollybush Gardens, London, UK

BY Paul Carey-Kent | 14 OCT 16

Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

BY Frances Loeffler | 11 OCT 16

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

BY Amy Sherlock | 10 OCT 16

Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, USA

BY Travis Diehl | 08 OCT 16

47 Canal, New York, USA  

BY Josephine Graf | 04 OCT 16

The Hayward Gallery at 180 The Strand, London, UK

BY Jonathan P. Watts | 03 OCT 16