posted by Joe Hannan — Oct 19, 2015
For the first time, the cover of The Art Bulletin (September 2015) features a work of Korean art: Watching Mount Kŭmgang from Tanbal Pass, a 1711 painting on silk by Chŏng Sŏn, appears with J. P. Park’s essay on the reception of Chinese painting in early modern Korea. Another first is the inclusion of a video animation as online supplementary material, to accompany Halle O’Neal’s examination of complex pagoda images in premodern Japanese art. The issue also features Kim Sexton’s “Political Portico: Exhibiting Self-Rule in Early Communal Italy,” Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer’s “Le Grand Tout: Monet on Belle-Île and the Impulse toward Unity,” and Florina H. Capistrano-Baker’s “Whither Art History in the Non-Western World: Exploring the Other(’s) Art Histories.” The September issue includes reviews of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the global trade in textiles from 1500 to 1800, and of a book on German philosophy and optical media.
A highlight of the recently published Summer 2015 issue of Art Journal is “Yoga for Adjuncts: The Somatics of Human Capital,” a project by the artist Christian Nagler. The issue features four essays: Caroline Wallace on the 1968–71 protests by the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition of exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Christopher Tradowsky on the current work of the Office of Blame Accountability as it relates to the Nietzschean concept of ressentiment; Raven Falquez Munsell concerning the focus of the 1974 Venice Biennale on the previous year’s coup in Chile; and, in the cover story, Silvia Bottinelli on emblems and themes of nomadism in Italian art and architecture of the 1960s and 1970s. The Reviews section covers books on the impact of feminism in museum culture, the aesthetics of surface in contemporary art and media, and the artist Bruce Nauman.
Art Journal Open published the third and final installment of the curator Dina Deitsch’s conversation series: “Two for One: robbinschilds in Conversation with Dina Deitsch.” In this interview, Deitsch speaks with the choreographer-dancer duo robbinschilds (Sonya Robbins and Layla Childs) about Construction I–IV, a group of works they created for Temporary Structures: Performing Architecture in Contemporary Art, a 2011 exhibition Deitsch curated at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
Art Journal Open launched a new feature this summer, Bookshelf, in which art professionals of all stripes share their personal reading lists. Among those published thus far are Rebecca M. Brown, Lenore Chinn, Megan A. Sullivan, Steven Nelson, Matthew Israel, and Judith Rodenbeck. Bookshelf submissions are accepted on a rolling basis; for consideration please send a brief description of what you’re reading and why, a list of the titles (including author, publisher, and year of publication), and a photo of your books to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAA’s online-only journal continues to publish timely reviews of books and exhibitions, providing a permanent record of critical opinion on subjects as diverse as Italian fashion (Ross K. Elfline’s review of the exhibition catalogue Italian Style: Fashion since 1945), royal art in Ming China (Craig Clunas’s Screen of Kings: Royal Art and Power in Ming China, reviewed by Lihong Lui), black performance in contemporary art (Diane Mullin reviews the Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art at the Walker Art Center), and digital art history (Paul B. Jaskot on HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities by Todd Presner, David Shepard, and Yoh Kawano). Visit the open-access journal for coverage in all areas of the visual arts.
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