Double issue, featuring Park McArthur, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh on Luciano Perna, Garrett Bradley, election 2020: artists' projects...
In this issue of Artforum
Critical Care: Colby Chamberlain on the art of Park McArthur
"The avant-garde and disability studies share a common objective: dispelling the myth of autonomy."
Pandemic Flowers: Benjamin H. D. Buchloh on the art of Luciano Perna
"Stone-faced subjects in disguise, these blooms reflect the actual violence necessary to forge a living subject's involuntary identification with isolation and precarity."
—Benjamin H. D. Buchloh
On the Ground: Beirut
"What, after all, is the point of restoring a museum or an art center when what people really need is an end to the political order?"
For this election issue, Artforum
asked nine artists—Judith Bernstein
, Jennifer Bolande
, Sue Coe (with introduction by Lauren O'Neill-Butler), Renée Green
, Tomashi Jackson (with introduction by Amarie Gipson), Tala Madani, Kenny Scharf, Taryn Simon, and Adam Pendleton
(whose work is on the cover)—to contribute projects reflecting on a moment that requires us to think the unthinkable.
"Galvanized by the heartbreak of generational trauma and decades of prolonged crisis, Jackson sees her work as a mode of healing, a means to salvage the ruptured records of the past in order to better understand our present."
And: Laura McLean-Ferris on Ken Okiishi
's Vital Behaviors
, 2019; Amy Taubin on Garrett Bradley's Time
, 2020, and America
, 2019; Du Keke on the Yokohama Triennale 2020; and more than 35 exhibition reviews from around the globe.
Plus: Erika Balsom on Tsai Ming-liang's Days
, Emmanuel Iduma on the Kamoinge Workshop, Christina Catherine Martinez on "Sisi in Private," Alexandro Segade's Fall of the Death Cult
, Michael Lobel on art and the United States Postal Service, Paige K. Bradley on QAnon, Lauren O'Neill-Butler on the Feminist Art Coalition, and Akeem Smith shares his Top Ten.