Art Monthly - No.332 - December 2009-January 2010

Art Monthly - No.332 - December 2009-January 2010
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Publication Date Dec 2009
Description INTERVIEW - CHANGING SPACES Vito Acconci interviewed by Freee FEATURE CRUNCH TIME Jennifer Thatcher on the convergence of artistic and entrepreneurial values Corporate management theorists often appropriate the flexible survival strategies developed by artists, but when entrepreneurs and artists begin to share the same values, what becomes of criticality? FEATURE PRODUCT PLACEMENT Christopher Townsend on the link between Modernism and postmodernity in design When avant-garde artists first proposed folding art into life through the manufacture of domestic items, did they really have limited-edition luxury goods in mind? EDITORIAL FAKING IT The discovery that a painting in the Courtauld Collection, long held to be a 20th-century fake, actually dates from the 17th century has raised interesting questions about artistic value and the art market - particularly since this discovery has apparently decreased the painting's potential market value. The chequered fortunes of this work sheds an unexpected light on the contemporary art market. ARTNOTES Boris Johnson wants a big tower for the Olympic Park but gets more than he bargained for from artist Tomas Saraceno and his collaborators; almost all of Hélio Oiticica's work is lost in an uninsured storage fire; artists descend on Copenhagen alongside the UN's Climate Change Conference; Guggenheim Bilbao considers a satellite museum; UK galleries keep visitor numbers high during the recession but lose vital funding; and all the latest news on art world appointments, events, commissions and more. Send your news items to: OBITUARY Nancy Spero 1926-2009 EXHIBITION REVIEWS Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting Hayward Gallery, London Patricia Bickers Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures German Historical Museum, Berlin Sarah James Deimantas Narkevicius BFI Southbank Gallery Sally O'Reilly Eva Hesse: Studiowork The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh Rosie Lesso Sophie Calle Whitechapel Gallery, London Maria Walsh Jeremy Millar National Maritime Museum, London Andrew Hunt Jill Magid: Authority to Remove Tate Modern, London Larne Abse Gogarty Terry Smith: The Foundling The Foundling Museum, London Peter Suchin The Peckham Experiment Camberwell Space, London Dan Smith Let's Take Back Our Space Focal Point Gallery, Southend Martin Herbert Chen Chieh-jen Iniva, London Colin Perry The Long Dark International 3, Manchester Martin Vincent ARTISTS' BOOKS FAIR USE (NOTES FROM SPAM) Sally O'Reilly on Graham Parker's exploration of spam culture 'Just as the stagecoach was vulnerable to the highwayman of 17th-century Britain and the railroad was instrumental to the conman in 19th-century United States, so the internet is now prey to spamming - the process by which an anonymous assailant tries to separate us from our money.' BOOKS BEAUTY Dave Beech on Roger Scruton's latest trumpeting of conservative values 'In effect, Scruton has not written a book on beauty at all, but utilised questions around beauty to argue for a revival of the concept of virtue.'' WINTER READING David Barrett rounds up some recent releases 'Artist Henry Bond has deepened his photographic analysis of the everyday with the extraordinary Lacan at the Scene. This publication takes a studiously analytical approach to what could have been a lighthearted thought experiment: what if French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan had become a British murder detective in the 1950s?' REPORT THE VIEW FROM OZ John Kelly on art and censorship in the UK and Australia 'The case reached hysterical proportions when women and children were advised to avoid looking at the offensive painting, which one commentator described as an artistic Pearl Harbor.' SALEROOMS SMALLER BUT BETTER Colin Gleadell on the autumn sales 'The London contemporary art sales held to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair brought in a total of £47.4m (including separate 20th-century Italian art sales), just above the pre-sale estimate of £45.5m. Although this was a 53% fall on last year's total for comparative sales, there were a great deal fewer lots on offer and a much higher percentage of sold against unsold lots was achieved - which all goes to demonstrate that the market has stabilised.' ARTLAW ARTQUEST'S ARTLAW SERVICES Henry Lydiate on the newly reorganised Artlaw online archive 'In November 2009 Artquest's online practical information, advice and support service for visual artists and craftspeople was overhauled and improved. It included a major restructuring of the Artlaw Archive of articles published in Art Monthly from its first issue in October 1976.'
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Months December 2009, January 2010
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