DANA SCHUTZ

  • the Best of 2015

    TO TAKE STOCK OF THE PAST YEAR, ARTFORUM ASKED AN INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF ARTISTS TO SELECT A SINGLE IMAGE, EXHIBITION, OR EVENT THAT MOST MEMORABLY CAPTURED THEIR EYE IN 2015.

    YUJI AGEMATSU

    Silicone snake, West 42nd and Broadway, New York, July 29, 2015.

    RON NAGLE

    This picture was taken along the waterfront in San Francisco’s Mission Bay area. This area is extremely scenic, with old battleships and boats. I go there frequently to walk my dog, relax, and enjoy the fantastic views. The pier is used to store various components for seasonal parades or events. This grouping of floats for the Pride

  • the Detroit Institute of Arts

    I FIRST SAW ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER’S Coastal Landscape on Fehmarn, ca. 1913, at the Detroit Institute of Arts when I was sixteen. As a teenager from the suburbs of Detroit and new to painting, I was trying to push myself to make anything other than sad people crouching in corners or robots with stigmata. Often, I would head out along Hines Drive, a bucolic and sinister series of parks, and think about painting landscape. (Sinister, because there were stories of bikers who lived in the woods behind the parks who would no doubt rape and kill you.) Michigan was full of such places, and as teenagers

  • The Best Exhibitions of 2005

    To take stock of the past year, Artforum contacted an international group of artists to find out which exhibitions were, in their eyes, the very best of 2005.

    MARTIN CREED

    “Edward Munch by Himself” (Royal Academy of Arts, London) This show gave me butterflies, screwed me up, and made me cry.

    AA BRONSON

    John Baldessari, “A Different Kind of Order” (Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna) I rarely go to exhibitions these days. Perhaps I’m too jaded. But the Baldessari retrospective was something else. Focusing on his production from 1962–84, it was notable for its curatorial indifference to the marketplace—so