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posted by CAA — Mar 08, 2016

Art Journal Open

“Knight’s Heritage: Karl Haendel and the Legacy of Appropriation,” brings together the artist Karl Haendel and the scholar Natilee Harren, with an introduction by web editor Gloria Sutton, and a response text by the artist and writer Nate Harrison. Harren’s three-part essay looks closely at appropriation as an artistic practice through a case study of three specific episodes in Haendel’s career. Harrison provides a response to each essay by Harren to historically contextualize this enduring artistic tradition. Haendel’s contribution Oral Sadism & The Vegetarian Personality (Approximately) draws on the artist’s extensive archival collection of some ten thousand found images and photographs, which he uses as source material for his drawings. Haendel animated 135 images from his analogue archive especially for Art Journal Open, his first foray into the online presentation of his source imagery.

Art Journal

Artists’ projects by Amy Adler and Jason Simon are highlighted in the Winter 2015 issue of Art Journal. It also features extended essays by Cynthia Chris with Jason Simon on the economics of video art as it nears the half-century mark, and by Daniel Rosenberg on the presentation of complex data about war and disaster in large photographic works by the Dutch artist Gert Jan Kocken; a short essay by Liz Kotz introduces the Adler project. In addition to reviews of books by Matthew Kentridge and Hannah Feldman, the issue includes a review of three exhibitions and catalogues on artists of the Dusseldorf school, as well as an annotated bibliography by Gavin Kroeber on the intersection of art, urbanism, and landscape.

The forthcoming Spring 2016 issue, the first edited by Rebecca M. Brown, features an artist’s project with pen-and-ink drawings and text by Julia Oldham, essays by Emma Chubb and Natilee Harren, and a multiauthor forum organized by Jordana Moore Saggese on diversity and difference. Books by Gil Hochberg, Ros Murray, and Anthony Gardner are reviewed, and an annotated bibliography by James Walsh focuses on books from six centuries that he consulted while creating his artist’s book The Arctic Plants of New York City.

The Art Bulletin

The cover of the December 2015 issue of The Art Bulletin presents an unusual view of Édourad Manet’s painting Olympia: it shows just the right side of the 1863 work, cropping out most of the central figure, but bringing into focus both the courtesan’s black maid, the subject of Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby’s essay “Still Thinking about Olympia’s Maid,” and the elaborate shawl draped over the bed, examined by Therese Dolan in “Fringe Benefits: Manet’s Olympia and Her Shawl.” The issue also features essays by Sun-Ah Choi on the medieval reception of the Mahābodhi Temple statue of the Buddha and by Lisa Pon on the visual and auditory impacts of Raphael’s tapestries for the Sistine Chapel, as well as the recurring “Whither Art History?” feature, in which Filiz Yenişehirlioğlu explores the global reach of Ottoman art and architecture.

The forthcoming March 2016 issue includes essays by Erik Inglis, Paola Demattè, Richard Taws, Jacopo Galimberti, and Youngna Kim. In addition, Nancy Um makes her debut as reviews editor of the journal, with four reviews linked by a theme of artistic exchange and material transmission.

CAA’s online book and exhibition review journal publishes content continuously on a newly updated platform. Recently published book reviews include  Victoria L. Rovine’s African Fashion, Global Style: Histories, Innovations, and Ideas You Can Wear (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014) reviewed by Erin M. Rice;  David Young Kim’s The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance: Geography, Mobility, and Style (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014) reviewed by Christian K. Kleinbub; and  Cynthia Mills’s Beyond Grief: Sculpture and Wonder in the Gilded Age Cemetery (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2014) reviewed by Melissa Dabakis.

Reviews of recent exhibitions include Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (October 20, 2014–February 16, 2015), reviewed by Michaël Amy; and  Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit at Detroit Institute of Arts (March 15–July 12, 2015), reviewed by Delia Cosentino.

Taylor & Francis Online

In addition to their print subscription(s), CAA members receive online access to current and back issues of Art Journal and The Art Bulletin. Taylor & Francis, CAA’s publishing partner, also provides complimentary online access to Word and Image, Design and Culture, and Public Art Dialogue for CAA members. To access these journals, please log into your account at and click the link to the CAA Online Publications Platform on Taylor & Francis Online.

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Top image: Karl Haendel working in his studio, 2001 (photograph © Florian Maier-Aichen)