Issue 188
June - August 2017

Features include a short story by Joanna Ruocco inspired by the work of Anicka Yi; an interview with Irma Blank about her 50-year career; monographs on Tori Wrånes and Andy Holden; and a think piece by Susanne von Falkenhausen on the crisis of legitimation in art. Plus 38 exhibition reviews from around the world.

From this issue

On the socially committed architecture of Diébédo Francis Kéré, winner of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion commission

BY Jack Self |

Art sees itself as facing a crisis of legitimation – can this account for claims to 'authenticity' being made in shows such as documenta 14?

BY Susanne von Falkenhausen |

What are the implications of documenta 14’s focus on the aural?

BY Sam Thorne |

Artist and singer Tori Wrånes articulates the weird interior of the self

BY Anne Hilde Neset |

Anicka Yi's work fuses biology with technology, finding new ways to talk about gender, race and economics. With an introduction to the work by Dan Fox and a short story by Joanna Ruocco

BY Joanna Ruocco AND Dan Fox |

X-ray records in the Soviet Union

BY Harry Thorne |

In the face of China’s urbanization and widespread environmental degradation, the enduring influence of the country’s classical landscape tradition on its art

BY En Liang Khong |

Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca’s films probe economics, race and gender in Brazilian popular music

BY Evan Moffitt |

A digital portrait of the landscape that transformed our planet

BY Ben Eastham |

Q: What do you like the look of? A: Pears

BY Kasper König |

Guilt, humour and dislocation in Andy Holden's cartoon universe

BY Darian Leader |

Enchantment and contradiction in the first Antarctic Biennale

BY Dehlia Hannah |

Irma Blank – who has been creating her 'writings' for over 50 years – talks about her relationship to word and image

BY Barbara Casavecchia |

This year’s Sundance Film Festival featured more movies directed by women than ever before, but gender discrimination in the industry is still endemic

BY Michelle Orange |

A defence of naivety in the age of information

BY Harry Thorne |

A new play by Wallace Shawn examines what it means to survive in today’s society

BY Lynne Tillman |

The artist discusses the movies that have influenced her and her memories of where she saw them

BY Jennifer West |

As museums around the world seek to make their collections and displays more inclusive of non-Western art, how are German institutions responding?

BY Ana Teixeira Pinto |

In his latest film, Adam Curtis holds artists and curators partly responsible for the current state of the world – and he’s not alone

BY Jörg Heiser |

A swathe of exhibitions and a new English translation of La Monnaie vivante, Pierre Klossowski’s erotic theory of economics

BY Paul Clinton |

Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

BY Giulio Vacchiano |

Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong

BY Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva |

Various venues, Sydney, Australia

BY Sophie Knezic |

Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil

BY Ricardo Sardenberg |

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

BY Tom Emery |

W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

BY Jonathan P. Watts |

White Space, Beijing, China

BY Yuan Fuca |

Holy Motors, Hong Kong

BY Ingrid Chu |

Air de Paris, France 

BY Tom Jeffreys |

Various venues, Berlin, Germany

BY Ana Teixeira Pinto |

Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA

BY Evan Moffitt |

Downs & Ross, New York, USA

BY Amy Zion |

Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy

BY Francesca Tarocco |

Clages, Cologne, Germany

BY Harry Thorne |

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, USA

BY Travis Diehl |

Galerie Tobias Naehring, Leipzig

BY Kito Nedo |

Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

BY Isobel Harbison |

The Met Breuer, New York, USA

BY Ara H. Merjian |

Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany

BY Pablo Larios |

Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva

BY Barbara Casavecchia |

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

BY James Attlee |

Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, Canada

BY Jill Glessing |

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany

BY Daniel Berndt |

Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland & Dorich House Museum, Kingston upon Thames, UK

BY Matthew McLean |

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland

BY Aoife Rosenmeyer |

Aike Dellarco, Shanghai, China

BY Maya Kramer |

Simon Preston Gallery, New York, USA

BY David Everitt Howe |

Metro Pictures, New York, USA

BY Eric Sutphin |

Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium

Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy

BY Evan Moffitt |

Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

BY Ian Bourland |

Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria

BY Max Henry |

Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles, USA

BY Jonathan Griffin |

Cabinet, London, UK

BY Paul Clinton |

Frith Street Gallery, London, UK

BY Colin Perry |

Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin

BY Gemma Tipton |

White Cube, London

BY Paul Carey-Kent |