David Velasco

Rubell de Jour

Art Basel Miami Beach

December 2010 MIAMI

SO FULL OF PERVERSE PROMISE, the PR fantasia known as Art Basel Miami Beach remains a burlesque of fevered pitches and swift rejections, grandiose “launches” for “architectural footwear” and “scent collaborations.” On Tuesday, … READ ON




December 2010

David Velasco is editor of Artforum.com and a regular contributor to Artforum. He is currently working on his first novel.  1 “American Realness” (Abrons Arts Center, New York, January 8–10, 2010) All the legendary children of the New… READ ON

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Jérôme Bel

December 2010

Jérôme Bel’s Cédric Andrieux, 2009, begins promisingly enough, with the handsome, virtuosic, eponymous French dancer walking casually onstage and plainly announcing: “My name is Cédric Andrieux. . . .” In the iteration performed in… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2010 [TOC]

Arto Lindsay performs at the Moderna Museet, November 5, 2010

November 2010

Arto Lindsay performs at the Moderna Museet.… READ ON


Wild Carte

Phillips de Pury, Sotheby’s, and Christie’s evening sales

November 2010 NEW YORK

“GOOD EVENING! And now let’s start with Carte Blanche—Philippe Ségalot!” Kicking off a dizzy week of contemporary art sales, Monday night’s auction at Phillips de Pury & Company’s freshly unwrapped Park Avenue HQ got off at 6:14… READ ON


Rirkrit Tiravanija cooks at the Moderna Museet, November 5, 2010

November 2010

Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tobias Rehberger cook at the Moderna … READ ON


A. K. Burns and A. L. Steiner’s Community Action Center


November 2010

The little cretin shepardess was now ruined for normal love and she ran amok among the other freaks, inflaming them. —Jack Smith, “Normal Love,” 1963  SOME FEMININE PRODUCTS: Makeup, paint, and brushes. Floggers and Boston creams. … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2010 [TOC]

Rear View

The Frieze Art Fair

October 2010 LONDON

ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, just before 11 AM, a svelte crowd of collectors and their consorts snaked their way through the VIP obstacle course of VIP-card kiosks and VIP fast-track lanes on their way into that Caruso St John–designed big top … READ ON


Palm Reading

The São Paulo Bienal and Inhotim

October 2010 SÃO PAULO

“DID YOU SEE WHO THAT WAS?” Gavin Brown asked, clapping Marc Spiegler’s shoulder. “Fucking Ronaldo!”  Of course Brown would be the only one to recognize the football star in the elevator. Aren’t his eyes always on the prize? The… READ ON


Gregg Bordowitz

Gregg Bordowitz talks about his opera version of The History of Sexuality

October 2010

Gregg Bordowitz is a writer, AIDS activist, and artist. In 1993, he produced the autobiographical documentary Fast Trip Long Drop, which considers events around his experience testing positive for HIV antibodies in 1988, and in 2004 MIT Press… READ ON