posted by Christopher Howard — Mar 31, 2014
“Sexing Sculpture: New Approaches to Theorizing the Object” is the forum topic in the latest issue of Art Journal, now in the mail to subscribers. The forum was organized by Jillian Hernandez and Susan Richmond and features essays by Rachel Middleman, Nicholas Hartigan and Joan Kee, and Gordon Hall; artist portfolios by Rachel Lachowicz and Lily Cox-Richard; and a conversation between Jennifer Doyle and David Getsy.
Jeanne Dunning’s “Tom Thumb, the New Oedipus,” this issue’s artist’s project, is the winner of the 2013 Art Journal Award. The jury that made the award wrote that the project “creatively and cleverly melds aspects of narrative storytelling, visual research, and textual analysis to cast new light on the enduring value of psychoanalytic models through a close reading of the folk-tale character Tom Thumb. It does so with humor and clarity, and is at once a pleasure to read and a careful prod to the imagination.”
“Queer Formalisms: Jennifer Doyle and David Getsy in Conversation” is available as free content on Art Journal’s website. Also available in full online is Tina Rivers’s review of Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art by Ken Johnson and Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s, edited David S. Rubin.