B. Wurtz

  • passages June 02, 2014

    Hudson (1950–2014)

    HUDSON, a legend of the art world, is no longer with us.

    A friend sent an email recently and asked, “Do you think he had any idea how much and how many people loved him?”

    The list of artists and writers he discovered and worked with is long. I will leave it to the history books to tell that story. Here and now I am trying to chronicle some of the remarkable things about Hudson as a person. He started out as an artist (painting and performance art) and a dancer, and he continued to make visual art from time to time under the pseudonym Johnny Pixchure. As an extremely visual and sensual person, he

  • THEIR FAVORITE EXHIBITIONS OF THE YEAR

    To take stock of the past year, Artforum contacted an international group of artists to find out which exhibitions and events were, in their eyes, the very best of 2011.

    ERICKA BECKMAN

    Mary Reid Kelley, Sadie the Saddest Sadist (Armory Show, New York) Tucked away in the back of the Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects booth at the 2011 Armory Show was a monitor showing a costumed figure with exaggerated face paint, pacing in front of a hand-drawn black-and-white background. The piece was Mary Reid Kelley’s Sadie the Saddest Sadist, 2009, and the mixed metaphors, narrative snippets, and repurposed