Nick Relph

  • Brickmaking community outside of Guadalajara, Mexico, 2014. Photo: Oscar Murillo.

    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

  • Kelan Phil Cohran and Legacy performing at the Adler Planetarium, Chicago, 1993. From left: Aquilla Sadalla, Kelan Phil Cohran, Malik Cohran, and Oscar Brown III.

    Nick Relph

    1 The Fall, Totally Wired, White Label This recording, which surfaced first on the unofficial Fall site (visi.com/fall) and subsequently this year as a bootleg seven-inch, features an early-’80s prime gruppe tearing through a live rendition of the titular classic without the aid of any pesky instruments at all. Keeping in mind Mark E. Smith’s reckoning of rock ’n’ roll as “a completely nonmusical form of music,” this record—all booms, duh-duhs, na-na-nas, and laughter—is like discovering Fall DNA.

    2 Kelan Phil Cohran and Legacy, African Skies (Captcha) Written and performed in 1993, in