Heji Shin

  • Heji Shin

    IN A 2002 BBC DOCUMENTARY, Tom Ford, a longtime admirer of Mario Testino, summed up the renowned fashion photographer’s sensibility and subjects: “They’re not ashamed of being rich or being famous or being a little bit excessive.” Anna Wintour adds: “You want to be the woman in that glorious house . . . in that incredible dress.” And sometimes your dog has a similarly aspirational vision—or at least, this is what Testino’s 2002 campaign for a pet-food company suggests. The brand, Cesar, targets consumers who revere their pets and consider them a part of their own indulgent lifestyle.

    Testino’s

  • THEIR FAVORITE EXHIBITIONS OF THE YEAR

    To take stock of the past year, Artforum asked an international group of artists to select the single image, exhibition, or event that most memorably captured their eye in 2012.

    RITA ACKERMANN

    Gang Gang Dance (September 22, Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn) If materialism is the unwanted fat on our spirits, Gang Gang Dance’s music is the blade that cuts it all off. Their sounds burn up that heaviness of need and greed and lift the spirits to other dimensions. A hundred years ago, Rudolf Steiner wrote The Philosophy of Freedom and feverishly lectured about protective space and other visionary ideas to