January / February 2017

Volume 31 No.3

THE AVANT-GARDE AND THE DELUSION OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM — Part 1: The Illusion of Progress

JORGE MIGUEL BENITEZ’S first installment of a three-part series on the post-election status of American culture.

REMEMBERING DAVID BOWIE

CARINTHIA WEST recalls a summer in 1981 with David Bowie in St.Germans with a rare photograph of him relaxing in the grounds of Port Eliot, seat of the Early of St Germans.

THE BROAD HAS A PROBLEM: PROVINCIALISM

STEPHEN EISENMAN examines the breadth and depth of Los Angeles’ Broad Museum collection.

WHO RUNS OUR MAJOR MUSEUMS AND WHY ARE THEY SO SILENT?

TOM MULLANEY argues major museum directors need to play a greater public role.

 

 

Lies, Damn Lies and Serota at the BBC.

CHARLES THOMSON exposes the truth about Sir Nicholas Serota and the bu uidingof the Tate Modern.

For Whom (and What) Does an Artist Truly Perform?

FEIER LAI examines Ai Weiwei’s role in both the art world and the broader culture.

Young Dutch Fashion Designer Conquers the GRAM

ISABELLA LI KOSTRZEWA reports on Iris van Herpen’s exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

US REVIEWS

Parade Excerpts at Corbett vs. Dempsey” review of the quilts of Cauleen Smith by KATE HADLEY TOFTNESS.

Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis by LARRY E. KAMPHAUSEN.

Rhona Hoffman 40 years Part 2: Gender, Race, Identity by LARRY E. KAMPHAUSEN.

EUROPE REVIEWS

When God Was a Woman – musings on the art of Monica Sjöö by FIONA HAMILTON.

Painters’ Painters at the Saatchi Gallery – artists of today who inspire artists of tomorrow by HELEN COAKES-BLUNDELL

NEW FEATURE:

SCOUTING THE BLOGS

Re-Politicizing the Art World THOMAS FELDHACKER looks at the ineffectiveness of protests in the art community.

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10 comments

  • We at the New Art Examiner owe a great deal of thanks to Tom Zurfluh for his generous support of several initiatives
    in the past few months, such as establishment of a bank account in Chicago to handle subscriptions and donations. His encouragement has been invaluable.

  • Today, the Sunday Chicago Tribune wrote about architect Jeanne Gang and her plan for a new kind of police station on the West Side. It gave me great satisfaction to know that readers of the New Art Examiner got the word about her project two weeks ago in the magazine’s new November issue. Hope you check out the story about
    Chicago’s Architecture Biennial, on now through January 3, 2016.

  • The Guardian has written that we may be seeing a downturn in the art markets. None too soon, I say.
    The billionaires in Latin America and Russia are feeling the effects of declining economies in those countries.
    And even some Middle East sheiks are seeing their petrol profits take a tank. NAE will enjoy reporting on these
    developments in 2016.

  • I came across this quote by our publisher, Derek Guthrie, that he made in 1988: “I believe that criticism–open discussion–is
    an essential ingredient in the flowering of a cultural community.” Wish words then and still. The revived New Art Examiner is
    dedicated to furthering that goal in this age of debased discussion and false values.

  • Hello Daniel and Derek
    Many thanks for travelling to Plymouth College of Art last week to discuss the New Art Examiner magazine and the opportunity that we may be able to participate in. I am a third year student and have been very busy with my final piece and the module deadline but that is completed now and I have time to devote to other things such as this. I’m looking forward to attending the next meeting on the 7th and seeing you both then.

    Best wishes
    Sarah

  • Michael Ramstedt

    I met Derek Guthrie last night for the first time. Heard the story of the New Art Examiner. Kind of blew my mind. What a jewel. It needs polishing. It is very fertile and so much can and needs to be done here. Dial me in.

  • Hello: I’d like to obtain a copy (hard or digital) of page 11 of the October 1978 issue of The New Art Examiner for the archives of Robert Nickle’s art and life. Thank you.

    • An archive is being created in both the USA and UK. You need to talk to Annie Markovich in Chicago about when and how to apply for past articles and reviews. May i suggest an email to the us editor – useditor@newartexaminer.net

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