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Volume 32 no.2 November/December 2017

In This Issue:

SPEAKEASY by BERT BISCOE, talks about the relationship between critics and artists.

DANIEL NANAVATI, the UK Editor, takes a look at Dwight MacDonald’s seminal essay from 1962, in Against the American Grain, on Masscult and Midcult.

J’Accuse Falmouth University
We reprint TIM SHAW’S explosive letter of November 2016.

The Shocking truth
FREA LOCKLEY, our new Cornwall editor and until 2016, Assistant Lecturer at Falmouth University for 8 years, lifts the lid on the academic business model.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF MARCEL DUCHAMP Part 2
MIKLOS LEGRADY, our Toronto Editor, revisits MARCEL DUCHAMP and analyses what the man thought of himself and his real contribution to art history.

ART AND ARCHITECTURE TOWARDS POLITICAL CRISES
An examination of the international architectural biennial in Paris in 1937, that so enshrines the political crisis of the times and resonates with us today.

REVIEWS:

Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History
AL JIRIKOWIC, our Washington DC Editor, reviews the MARKUS LÜPERTZ show at the HIRSHORN

GLITCH ART IAN KEAVENY threads his way through an art form that in its own estimated is already dead.

DOUG McGOLRDICK on NATHANIEL MARY QUINN at the RHONA HOFFMAN GALLERY, ANNIE MARKOVICH on FRAN SHAFFER at 116 GALLERY.

SCOTT TURRI on HADI TABATABAR at the MILLER GALLERY, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

DANIEL NANAVATI on CODSWALLOP by KEN TUNER at the St Ives Festival. CHRIS HUTCHINS on BEE IN MY BONNET at the The Kurt Jackson Gallery

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Volume 32 no 2 November – December 2017

We revisit Dwight MacDonald’s 1962 essay, Masscult and Midcult and uncover how correct his descriptions …

3 comments

  1. Take a look at Shanghai’s eleventh Biennale in 2017 with 26 artists of Chinese origin and 92 international artists:
    http://www.biennialfoundation.org/2016/09/shanghai_biennale/

    Xu Zhen about art in China: “When we utilize Western economic structures, do we necessarily become Westernized in all other aspects? Art and culture are not like KFCs and McDonald’s,” Xu said. “They can’t be universalized and standardized. There’s a special energy in China as we explore new possibilities and find our orientation that isn’t a neat carbon copy of Europe and America.”

    Also very interesting is Qiu Anxiong, a Sichuanese video artist and painter:
    http://www.qiuanxiong.net/en/works.html

  2. We like to know why you don’t write about Chinese artists? We think your magazine is missing some important trends that are happening in China, especially in Shanghai.

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