Tag: ArtForum


Torsten Slama in Houston

Torsten Slama, “Walt Whitman Memorial Refinery/Walt-Whitman-Gedenk-Raffinerie,” 2005, India ink on illustration board, 28 x 40 inches. Collection Beth Rudin de Woody, New York Rebecca Cochran reports in ArtForum that Berlin-based artist Torsten Slama’s first museum show features an unnerving postapocalyptic world. “Part science fiction, part prophecy, his desolate landscape paintings […]


Amy Sillman’s zine

Amy Sillman, “Platypus,” 2009, oil on canvas, 85 x 90 1/2″. In ArtForum Joanna Fiduccia reports that during Amy Sillman’s residency in Berlin, she produced a zine that included images plus text excerpted from writing by David Joselit, Ad Reinhardt, and Francis Ponge. In addition, she included a section of […]


Jim Isermann’s squareness

In ArtForum this month, Annie Buckley picks Jim Isermann�s elegant psychedelic paintings, which have graced the walls, floors, and ceilings of galleries, hotels, universities, stores, and museums over the past twenty-five years. “Using vinyl, plastic, linoleum, and�perhaps most memorably�a product called Put-in-Cups, Isermann culls and amplifies the basic principles of […]

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Serban Savu: Ruins of a recent future

David Nolan features work by Serban Savu this month. Savu, part of a group of artists from Cluj, schooled in the tradition of Social Realism, grew up during the 1989 overturn of the Communist regime. He is one of the few painters from this group who still lives and works […]


Anders Oinonen: An intuitive society of forms

In Artforum, critic Sean Carrol singles out Anders Oinonen’s show at Houston’s CTRL Gallery this month. When I was in Miami last year, Oinonen’s work stood out for it’s easygoing oddness; it’s good to see him get an endorsement. “Bewilderment and tension give way to calm and understanding when looking […]


Nicole Eisenman in Berlin

In ArtForum, Nicole Eisenman talks to Brian Sholis about her new work. “During the past fifteen years,” Sholis writes, “New York-based Eisenman has created a self-aware and psychologically probing body of work that includes installations, animations, drawings, and, with increasing focus, paintings. ‘I made the paintings in this exhibition throughout […]


Art criticism crit: Paddy Johnson on Tim Griffin

Paddy Johnson at Art Fag City writes that ArtForum�s Editor in Chief Tim Griffin “offers up more art speak and over quoted scholarship in the first paragraph of this month�s Editor�s Letter, than should ever be necessary in a 1000 word summary of what�s in the magazine. ‘A corollary of […]


Mie Olise Kj�rgaard perches in Houston

London-based Mie Olise Kj�rgaard, born in 1974 in Denmark, is a finalist for the 2008 John Moores Painting Prize and will be participating in the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York next year. In the summer issue of ArtForum critic Garland Fielder has recommended her exhibition in Houston, […]