Art Monthly - No.283 - February 2005

Art Monthly - No.283 - February 2005
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Publication Date Feb 2005
Abstract FEATURES Art’s Debunkers Dave Beech goes head to head with Julian Stallabrass over the arguments Stallabrass puts forward in his new book Art Incorporated, The story of Contemporary Art. ‘Here we find the debunker’s full range of complaints. Artists are either cynical or naïve, curators are calculating, dealers, sponsors and collectors follow the money, art writers are largely academic, and the political support of culture is a threat to art itself.’ EDITORIAL God and Mammon Politics, censorship and freedom of expression and the rise of the religious Right. It is wholly admirable that the Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell, has asserted that she is happy not to make decisions about the censorship of cultural works, especially since the majority of calls for censorship emanate from religious pressure groups. But does this put her at loggerheads with New Labour’s position in relation to the Christian Right and with the Prime Minister in particular? EXHIBITION REVIEWS 100 Artists see God ICA, London Sally O’Reilly Richard Grayson Matt’s Gallery, London Peter Suchin Jannis Kounellis Modern Art Oxford Marcus Verhagen Pedro Cabrita Reis Camden Arts Centre, London Tony Wood Joan Jonas John Hansard Gallery, Southampton/ Wilkinson Gallery, London John Slyce John Murphy Ikon Gallery/ Barber Institute of Arts, Birmingham Martin Herbert Ellen Gallagher Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh Nicky Bird Gary Simmonds One in the Other, London Eliza Williams Cordially Invited/ Time and Again BAK/ Centraal, Utrecht, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam Michael Gibbs Eddo Stern / Marina Zurkow FACT, Liverpool Jonathan Harris Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing Tate Modern, London Sara Harrison Faces in the Crowd, Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today Whitechapel Art Gallery, London Amna Malik BOOKS Morgan Falconer recommends repeat reading of The Infinite Line: Re-making Art After Modernism by Briony Fer. ‘While repetition has become a given in contemporary art - and often a somewhat lazy technique for lending frisson to otherwise banal content - despite some intelligent thought on the subject in essays by Mel Bochner and John Coplans and others, its art historical origins have rarely been seriously considered.’ Ian Hunt reviews the new book by Guy Brett Carnival of Perception: Selected Writings of Art. ‘Freelance art criticism and curatorial work are short of long stayers. Guy Brett is one of them, and his kindly and quizzical writings wear their long experience - and the consequent impatience with some aspects of the art world - lightly.’ REPORTS Independent publishing David Briers on artists who self-publish. ARTLAW Copyright Henry Lydiate on artists’ use of common sources. SALEROOMS Colin Gleadell reports from the New York Salerooms and asks just how much hotter can the contemporary art market get? ARTNOTES: All the latest news from around the art world ... awards, prizes, commissions, competitions, talks, events, gallery goings-on, studio spaces, internet info, openings, closings, comings and goings, rumours ...
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Month December 2004
Issue Art Monthly - No.282 - December 2004
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