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 | 11 SEP 17

Revision and revolt in the work of Nairy Baghramian

BY Brian Dillon | 07 SEP 17

On documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel

BY Jörg Heiser | 29 AUG 17

How can art and literature respond to disaster? 

BY Olivia Laing | 29 AUG 17

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

BY Stephanie DeGooyer | 17 AUG 17

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

BY Dodie Bellamy | 17 AUG 17

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

A letter to the self-taught Mexican artist

BY Jonathan Griffin | 16 AUG 17

The boom in Paris's private art foundations

BY Tom Jeffreys | 16 AUG 17

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

BY Sierra Pettengill | 16 AUG 17

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 | 15 AUG 17

Different approaches to travel writing 

BY Negar Azimi | 15 AUG 17

Artist and composer Ari Benjamin Meyers on exhibiting music 

BY Ari Benjamin Meyers AND Pablo Larios | 15 AUG 17

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

BY Travis Diehl | 14 AUG 17

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

BY Magalí Arriola | 14 AUG 17

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

BY Jennifer Kabat | 14 AUG 17

Fifteen years of innovation at Singapore's STPI print workshops 

BY Arthur Solway | 14 AUG 17

Losing your place in the world 

BY Kirsty Bell | 14 AUG 17

Arsenale and Giardini, Venice, Italy

BY Chris Wiley | 11 AUG 17

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 | 10 AUG 17

Various venues, Buenos Aires, Argentina

BY Silvia Rottenberg | 10 AUG 17

Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria

BY Pablo Larios | 02 AUG 17

Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

BY Luisa Duarte | 26 JUL 17

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

BY Andrew Durbin | 21 JUL 17

Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA

BY Bean Gilsdorf | 18 JUL 17

Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

BY Moritz Scheper | 17 JUL 17

Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

BY Hannah Gregory | 12 JUL 17

LABOR, Mexico City, Mexico

BY Dorothée Dupuis | 07 JUL 17

ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

BY Hans-Jürgen Hafner | 06 JUL 17

Galerie Nathalie Halgand, Vienna, Austria

BY Margaret Carrigan | 04 JUL 17

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

BY Olivian Cha | 01 JUL 17

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland

BY Harry Thorne | 28 JUN 17

Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, USA

BY Kate Green | 27 JUN 17

Pace, London, UK

BY Max L. Feldman | 26 JUN 17

Marciano Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

BY Jonathan Griffin | 24 JUN 17

Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, London, UK

BY Paul Carey-Kent | 23 JUN 17

carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany

BY Mitch Speed | 22 JUN 17

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

BY Kirsty Bell | 21 JUN 17

Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA

BY David Geers | 20 JUN 17

Lisson Gallery, London, UK

BY Charlie Fox | 19 JUN 17

Espai 13, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

BY Max Andrews | 15 JUN 17

Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany

BY Noemi Smolik | 14 JUN 17

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

BY Philomena Epps | 13 JUN 17

Project Native Informant, London, UK

BY Matthew McLean | 12 JUN 17

& Model, Leeds, UK

BY Nick Thurston | 09 JUN 17

KOW, Berlin, Germany

BY Ben Fergusson | 07 JUN 17

On Stellar Rays, New York, USA

BY Jennifer Kabat | 06 JUN 17

Casey Kaplan, New York, USA

BY Ian Bourland | 03 JUN 17

Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa

BY Sean O'Toole | 02 JUN 17

Le SHED, Notre-Dame de Bondeville, France

BY Tom Jeffreys | 01 JUN 17

Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

BY Gabriela Acha | 31 MAY 17

Hauser & Wirth, London, UK

BY Rebecca Swirsky | 30 MAY 17

Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

BY Ming Lin | 26 MAY 17

Raven Row, London, UK

BY Alice Butler | 23 MAY 17

WIELS, Brussels, Belgium

BY Natasha Hoare | 19 MAY 17

Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, Canada

BY Amy Luo | 17 MAY 17

South London Gallery, UK

BY Tom Morton | 15 MAY 17