Maurizio Cattelan

  • The Best Exhibitions of 2014

    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 2014.

    OSCAR MURILLO

    KIM GORDON

    LORETTA FAHRENHOLZ

    Broad City is the first TV show to fully exploit the comic potential of the gentrification of our minds.

    WOLFGANG TILLMANS

    LAURE PROUVOST

    This is an image from a book on Ferdinand Cheval’s Palais Idéal (1912). My family was recently seeking architectural inspiration for a museum that will be built when our lost granddad comes out of his conceptual tunnel. It has now been more than

  • EVERYBODY WAS THERE: THE WRONG GUIDE TO NEW YORK IN 2004

    DIDN’T SEE BUT HEARD IT WAS GOOD Stephan Dillemuth performance @ Reena Spaulings and Gavin Brown’s enterprise at Passerby; Amar Kanwar @ Peter Blum; Tara Mateik @ Reena Spaulings; “The Dreamland Artist Club” (Creative Time) @ Coney Island; Iran do Espírito Santo @ Sean Kelly; Black Dragon Society @ apexart; Derrick Adams @ Triple Candie; “presence: 25 Nights of Individual Performance Events by Various Artists” (curated by Michael Mahalchick) @ Canada; Peter Caine @ ATM; David Wojnarowicz @ Roth Horowitz; Ilya and Emilia Kabakov @ Sean Kelly; Alix Pearlstein @ Salon 94; Ed Ruscha talk @ the

  • Maurizio Cattelan

    FOR ME, WITH WARHOL, IT WAS NEVER REALLY ABOUT paintings or films or other artworks. It was always about him, his hair, his look. And it was about the fact that you can’t really divide his work by media or style: He had developed a system, or perhaps just an attitude—a wig, a costume, a mask—that hid as much as it revealed. Or maybe we should call it a system, since he managed to build a language in which every expression, sentence, and gesture seemed to fit and make sense. In the end, that’s what we call style: the ability to lay your hands on things and make them your own. Whether Warhol was