Issue 92
Jun - Aug 2005

In the summer issue, out now, Jennifer Higgie asks what is slowness in art, and Steven Stern conducts an in-depth survey of the work of Allen Ruppersberg.

Other features include Benjamin Weissman on Frances Stark, Chris Berry on Yang Fudong and Edward Allington on Ian Wilson’s ‘discussions’.

Plus, Norman Bryson examines ‘Art Since 1900′, Alex Farquharson asks if criticism has lost its influence to curating and Francesco Bonami and Charles Esche debate the rise of the biennial.

From this issue

Ankara's public spaces, slide-shows, animations and videos

(Or how not to confuse Whimsy or Camp with Ironic Kitsch)

In 1968 Ian Wilson made his final sculpture. Since then, he has explored the idea of oral communication as an art form.

In 1968 Ian Wilson made his final sculpture. Since then, he has explored the idea of oral communication as an art form

Shooting stars, passers-by and the view from a window

From index cards to diners, Allen Ruppersberg's approach to making art is replete with endless loops of reference

Complicity and conflict explored via films, performances, paintings, installations and billboards

Frances Stark's playful work is as richly literary as it is visually economic

Yang Fudong's photographs, films and videos evoke a dream world of unresolved conflicts and extreme sensations

BY Chris Berry |

Queer history, fantasy connections and imaginary alliances

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Voyage of Lady Midnight Snowdrops Through Double Star Death

BY Michael Ned Holte |

What are the ever increasing numbers of art school graduates to do?


BY Roland Kapferer |

Are curators responding more quickly to developments in the art world than critics.

The proliferation of biennials has become integral to the explosion of contemporary art. Are large-scale international shows sites for experiment and exchange, or little more than tourist attractions?

A pessimist's guide to the idle life

Sharon Lockhart is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She is currently working on a new film and photographic series addressing the experience of American childhood.

Illustrated posters are a creative antidote to insipid commercial film marketing

Whether pristine or slovenly, a writer's desk is a state of mind