Martine Syms

  • ARTISTS AND IDENTITY

    IMAN ISSA

    Parable #5

    WHEN AN ELDERLY religious leader—who would later become a key figure in his country’s independence movement—heard that the general of the foreign army, which had just entered his city, was going to give a speech addressing the local inhabitants, he immediately headed to the designated square. The elder stood at the front of the crowd, attentive to the general’s friendly words recited in the city’s local dialect. He appeared to be recording everything he heard in his notebook. His companions watched as his eyes widened and his face contorted while he listened carefully

  • 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.

    EMRE HÜNER

    “Greer Lankton: LOVE ME” (Participant Inc, New York) Perhaps the greatest strength of Greer Lankton’s retrospective at Participant was its sincerity, the honesty with which the artist’s bracing work takes viewers into her world. Lankton’s carefully crafted dolls, placed alongside personal items and ephemera culled from the Greer Lankton Archives Museum (G.L.A.M.) and numerous photographs of the artist taken by