Issue 189
September 2017

To coincide with the launch of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA throughout more than 70 Southern California institutions, we ask curators and critics to reflect on the key issues and highlights of this ambitious exploration of Latin American, Latinx and Chicana/o art. Also in this issue: Jörg Heiser reports from documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel; Eva Rothschild reveals the influences that have shaped her artistic thinking; as well as monographs on Nairy Baghramian, David Bestué and Ellen Lesperance.

From this issue

Various venues, Münster, Germany

BY Jens Hoffmann |

Revision and revolt in the work of Nairy Baghramian

BY Brian Dillon |

On documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel

BY Jörg Heiser |

How can art and literature respond to disaster? 

BY Olivia Laing |

Decoding the image of Stuart Hall manning a crèche at the Women’s Liberation Movement conference

BY Stephanie DeGooyer |

As a new biography of the author is published, revisiting Kathy Acker's writing on literature, logic and the libido 

BY Dodie Bellamy |

Q: What images keep you company in the space where you work?

A letter to the self-taught Mexican artist

BY Jonathan Griffin |

The boom in Paris's private art foundations

BY Tom Jeffreys |

A new documentary portrays the Italian village that has performed plays about itself every summer for 50 years 

BY Sierra Pettengill |

Artist and writer David Bestué employs materials as diverse as dust, saliva and fragments of a monastery to explore the meanings contained in the world around him

BY George Stolz |

Different approaches to travel writing 

BY Negar Azimi |

Artist and composer Ari Benjamin Meyers on exhibiting music 

BY Ari Benjamin Meyers AND Pablo Larios |

Western art and Mexican culture collide in the work of Eduardo Sarabia

BY Travis Diehl |

Magalí Arriola discusses Latin American identity and art history with curators Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Julieta González and José Luis Blondet 

BY Magalí Arriola |

How Ellen Lesperance transmits messages about history, feminism and labour through the art of knitting

BY Jennifer Kabat |

Fifteen years of innovation at Singapore's STPI print workshops 

BY Arthur Solway |

Losing your place in the world 

BY Kirsty Bell |

Arsenale and Giardini, Venice, Italy

BY Chris Wiley |

The artist discusses the objects, ideas and artworks that have shaped her thinking. With an introduction by Declan Long 

BY Declan Long AND Eva Rothschild |

Various venues, Buenos Aires, Argentina

BY Silvia Rottenberg |

Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria

BY Pablo Larios |

Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

BY Luisa Duarte |

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

BY Andrew Durbin |

Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA

BY Bean Gilsdorf |

Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

BY Moritz Scheper |

Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

BY Hannah Gregory |

LABOR, Mexico City, Mexico

BY Dorothée Dupuis |

ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

BY Hans-Jürgen Hafner |

Galerie Nathalie Halgand, Vienna, Austria

BY Margaret Carrigan |

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

BY Olivian Cha |

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland

BY Harry Thorne |

Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, USA

BY Kate Green |

Pace, London, UK

BY Max L. Feldman |

Marciano Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

BY Jonathan Griffin |

Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, London, UK

BY Paul Carey-Kent |

carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany

BY Mitch Speed |

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

BY Kirsty Bell |

Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA

BY David Geers |

Lisson Gallery, London, UK

BY Charlie Fox |

Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

BY Max Andrews |

Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany

BY Noemi Smolik |

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

BY Philomena Epps |

Project Native Informant, London, UK

BY Matthew McLean |

& Model, Leeds, UK

BY Nick Thurston |

KOW, Berlin, Germany

BY Ben Fergusson |

On Stellar Rays, New York, USA

BY Jennifer Kabat |

Casey Kaplan, New York, USA

BY Ian Bourland |

Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa

BY Sean O'Toole |

Le SHED, Notre-Dame de Bondeville, France

BY Tom Jeffreys |

Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

BY Gabriela Acha |

Hauser & Wirth, London, UK

BY Rebecca Swirsky |

Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

BY Ming Lin |

Raven Row, London, UK

BY Alice Butler |

WIELS, Brussels, Belgium

BY Natasha Hoare |

Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, Canada

BY Amy Luo |

South London Gallery, UK

BY Tom Morton |