Issue 85
September 2004

From this issue

Identity is something you perform – a performance restrained by norms and expectations

10 SEP 04

Imagine your state of mind if, up late one night in a halcyon Ecstasy haze, you channel-surfed between documentaries on Glam Rock, Stonewall and Studio 54

BY Christopher Miles | 10 SEP 04

Distribution, social movements and political activism are not just the content of Emma Hedditch’s art, but also its form

10 SEP 04

The real, the social and the surreal merge in sculptures that reference or employ what Ed Ruscha once described as the ‘unreported artefacts’ of the urban landscape

10 SEP 04

An interview with John Ashbery

BY Craig Burnett | 10 SEP 04

Bruce Hainley writes on Louise Lawler and her documentation of the life and power of images

10 SEP 04

Increased international interest in Polish art coincides with the country joining the European Union. How do the economic and social changes affect making and showing art, and Warsaw’s urban environment?

10 SEP 04

The artist explores themes of loss and conservation with archaic machines, extinct bird-songs, lost sounds, failed speeches, a stuffed bear, melting money, ticker tape machines, marching music and 86 car horns

10 SEP 04

Art doesn’t get much more provisional-looking than Saadane Afif’s Memory of Fire (2004)

10 SEP 04

Carsten Holler by Alex Farquharson

10 SEP 04

‘And it seems to me that it’s up to all of us to try to tell the truth, to say what we know, to say what we don’t know, and recognize that we’re dealing with people that are perfectly willing to lie to the world to attempt to further their case.’ Donald Rumsfeld

10 SEP 04

Georges Didi-Huberman’s new book examines the use of photography as evidence, and the way images of violence and trauma are understood

10 SEP 04

A recent exhibition at MoMA in New York included masterpieces of everyday design such as Post-It notes, tea-bags and the Chupa Chups lollipop wrapper created by Salvador Dalí; Paola Antonelli in conversation

10 SEP 04

As a recent retrospective made clear, the playful and visceral work of Dieter Roth is a vivid reminder of human fragility

10 SEP 04