Artforum's 60th-anniversary issue considers the unique power of criticism today, offering a way of thinking that, as executive editor Elizabeth Schambelan writes, resists "rigidity, conformity, reification, and the kind of cathexis to the status quo that can lead to reactionary politics." In this historic issue, dozens of Artforum's contributors come together to express the discerning eclecticism that excites the magazine's heart.
Documenta 15 by David Joselit and Harry Burke;
Olamiju Fajemisin on Arthur Jafa;
Johanna Fateman on Barbara Kruger;
Bruce Hainley and Wayne Koestenbaum on the film work of Guillaume Dustan; Elizabeth Schambelan on criticism; Graham Bader on portraiture in the age of artificial intelligence; Huey Copeland talks with Janet Dees about "A Site of Struggle"; David Velasco introduces a project by Rachel Rose; and Rosalind E. Krauss, Ralph Lemon, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Amy Taubin, David Rimanelli, Precious Okoyomon, Rachel Kushner, Wolfgang Tillmans, Yvonne Rainer, Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen, Adrian Piper, Joan Jonas, Anicka Yi, Martine Gutierrez, Ryan Ponder McNamara, Gary Indiana; Sarah Nicole Prickett tell us about "the lodestars that radiate even (or especially) when the lights go out"; Hans Ulrich Obrist talks with Pak; Jacob Hashimoto on "No Monument: In the Wake of the Japanese American Incarceration"; Samuel Medina on Zoe Zenghelis; Ethel Cain shares her top ten, and more than 35 exhibition reviews from around the globe.
Artforum is the leading contemporary art magazine and holds the unique roles of institution, nexus, and foremost tastemaker of the art world. It delivers the highest level of critical discourse about contemporary visual culture to a diverse international audience and is often the first to identify artists whose work comes to define eras. Launched in California in 1962, Artforum moved to New York in 1967, where it is still based.