Marina Abramovic

  • Still from the animated invitation to Flame’s 2013 show at Real Fine Arts, New York.

    The Best Exhibitions of 2013

    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 2013.


    Two thousand thirteen was a good year for art. Whoever says the opposite is an ignoramus. I like the artist Flame.


    Alighiero Boetti (Museum of Modern Art, New York) I don’t see all that many shows, but I’d bet on MoMA’s recent “Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan” as one of the recent best. Boetti’s work and name are equally memorable, and to think that he was operating like this well before “


    ALL OVER THE WORLD, the monuments of ancient civilizations—the dolmens and menhirs of Europe, the Iingams of India, the burial mounds and pyramids of the Americas and Egypt—have settled themselves into the earth, occupying their place in it with such a feeling of permanence that they seem to share its life, not only through the legends and cultural auras that have come to surround them, but in the deeper sense that they in some way seem to touch the land’s aliveness as living things, beings whose pulse and breath are manifest in the rise and fall of the seasons and in the passing cinema of the