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  • Left: John Currin, The Moroccan, 2001, oil on canvas, 26 x 22“. Right: Glenn Brown, The Rebel, 2001, oil on panel, 33 1/4 x 27 1/2”.

    Cher Peintre, Lieber Maler, Dear Painter”

    Cher Peintre, Lieber Maler, Dear Painter” is the latest in a crop of international exhibitions devoted to the subject of painting. “Painting on the Move,” the Kunstmuseum Basel’s recent tour of the practice during the twentieth century, was the most exhaustive, starting with Cézanne and ending with young contemporary artists like Lucy McKenzie and Wilhelm Sasnal. The Walker Art Center’s “Painting at the Edge of the World,” 2001, and the Whitechapel London/MCA Chicago’s “Examining Pictures,” 1999, took the temperature of the present through a selective reappraisal of post-’60s painting. Whereas

  • Manifesta 4

    The 2000 edition of Manifesta, Europe’s roving biennial of young art, took place in the shadow of NATO’s 1999 bombing of Serbia and the collapse of the Yugoslav Republic. The city of Ljubljana, located at a historical crossroads between East and West, offered a resonant setting for what was to be a roughly hewn but timely exhibition memorable for its uncompromising foregrounding of the documentary mode and for introducing the work of a number of remarkable new artists. This year Manifesta was in Frankfurt, in the capitalist heartland of Western Europe. It was hard to imagine the city firing

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    1 Jeremy Deller, The Battle of Orgreave The award for Art Event of the Year must go to this epic re-creation. On June 18, 1984, at the height of Thatcherism, the quiet South Yorkshire village of Orgreave was the scene of a particularly violent confrontation in a long and painful miners’ strike. This summer, Deller (and producer Artangel) assembled a group of amateur reenactors and restaged the pitched battle between police and picketers, complete with cavalry charges, flying missiles, howling ambulances, and bloodied faces. As political performance-cum-living history painting, Deller’s

  • Clockwise from top left: Isaac Julien, The Long Road to Mazatlán, 1999.  Mike Nelson. The Resurrection of Captain Mission, 2000.  Richard Billingham, Untitled, 1994.  Martin Creed, Don’t Worry, 2000

    the Turner Prize shortlist

    FOR THOSE LOOKING TO HIT IT BIG on this year’s Turner shortlist, bookmakers William Hill have Isaac Julien as the favorite at 7-4, closely followed by Richard Billingham at 2-1, with relative newcomer Mike Nelson trailing Martin Creed at 7-2 and 5-2 respectively. But this isn’t necessarily an accurate indicator of who will win on December 9: The bookies say they get their information from the newspapers, while the papers tend to quote the bookies. And this year the field is even more open than usual.

    It’s a serious roster, youthful rather than juvenile, diverse rather than dramatic. With no A-list