3 OP ED BY DEREK GUTHRIE
Derek Guthrie on the culture of Chicago that spawns betrayal, disloyalty, fear of anything not Chicago born
and jealousy of other cities.
4 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
An artist’s life, a contributing editor rips into the Chicago Cabal, and a special letter from our Associates on
the Chicago Cabal.
AL JIRIKOWIC as a Washington DC’s insider calls for a new process of writer-artist-public discourse to
revitalize the local art scene.
10 DEATH OF DAMIEN HIRST IN VENICE
DANIEL NANAVATI assesses DAMIEN HIRST’s long, drawn out demise, which began in 2001.
14 ART AND CRITICAL THEORY
JORGE MIGUEL BENITEZ outlines five course objectives with explanatory commentary that should be
taught by art colleges to contemporary art students
19 MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM
CHARLES THOMSON on how the Stuckists have finally defined modern art language
25. THOUGHTS ON A PERSONAL MANIFESTO
TOM NAKASHIMA takes one artist’s thoughts about his practice and begins to define the sensibilities and
intellect that inform his art.
27 AN INCOMPLETE PROJECT?
CHRIS CUTRONE on art and politics in the new Millennium, dealing with Habermass, the loss of criticism,
the birth of relational aesthetics and the muddle of the avant garde being replaced by Modernism.
31 A VERY MODERN MANIFESTO – GOYA 1792
SUSANA GOMEZ LAIN reads an unknown treasure from 1792 that could have been written this year.
32 YOU’LL KNOW IT WHEN YOU SEE IT
JOHN LINK, Contributing Editor, assesses GREENBERG’S critique of MARCEL DUCHAMP.
34 SHORT REVIEWS FROM PITTSBURG, WASHINGTON, LONDON, CORNWALL
SCOTT TURRI on MICHAEL WILLIAMS at the Carnegie Museum of Art, AL JIRIKOWIC on PAULA BALLO
DAILEY’s structures during her last two months before her death from cancer. Neil Pinkett’s at Cornwall
Contemporary Gallery, Penzance, Jessica Warboys at Tate St Ives, SUSIE CORRIE at The Japanese House:
Architecture and Life after 1945 at the Barbican Centre.
37 NEWS BRIEFS
From an increase in book sales in 2016 to censorship at the Penwith Gallery.