Essay

Essay - 14 Nov 2012

Jessica Warboys works with film, painting, sculpture and stained glass. But her primary medium may be our ability to recognize resemblances.

Corita Kent, daisy, 1966, 72 × 89 cm (Courtesy: Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles)

How does Édouard Glissant’s demand for opacity translate into art?

By Jan Verwoert

Essay - 22 Oct 2012

Phil Collins embraces mass media and popular culture, only to unsettle the stereotypes they produce.

Frank Stella, Diavolozoppo (#2, 4X), 1984 (Courtesy: Photo Art Resource/Scala, Florence)

Is the space of painting made by abstraction, illusion or the sculptural qualities of the canvas?

Essay - 31 May 2012

A letter to Claes Oldenberg by co-editor Dan Fox

Christopher Chiappa, Speed Stick, 2006–8

The growing social bond between consumers and corporations has changed the way artists are working with commodities

By Pablo Larios
DJ Mediafire, Manual for the Earth Awakening, 2012

The resurgence of nature motifs is part of a shift from Pop cultural references to pure atmospheres

By Dominikus Müller
Installations­ansicht der Messekoje von David Zwirner, The Armory Show, New York, 2012

Michael Riedel records, copies and repeats whatever he can get his hands on and combines the material to create austere and ironic works

By Luca Cerizza
Jürgen Klauke, aus der Serie „Philosophie der Sinnlosigkeit“, 1976 (Courtesy: Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin & der Künstler; Fotografie: Ruprecht Stempell)

Since English has become the lingua franca, what has happened to art – and to language?

By Vincenzo Latronico
Hervé Guibert, Michel, 1981 (Courtesy: der Künstler & Christine Guibert)

The end of film photography and the rise of digital photography have led to new genres, methods and histories.An overview of a dying and a thriving medium

By Jennifer Allen
_AIZ_-Titelblatt (Nr. 31), Collage: John Heartfield, 1933 (Courtesy: Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, The Heartfield Community of Heirs, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2011)

What happens to old photojournalism archives? The case of the Black Star archive reveals surprising connections to Germany and histories which forsee the future

By Hito Steyerl
Taryn Simon, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters (Ein für tot erklärter Lebender und andere Kapitel), 2008–11, Auszug aus Kapitel XI (Courtesy: Gagosian Gallery & die Künstlerin)

Five groundbreaking cases of photography in litigation