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PRINT March 2003

TIME CAPSULES

1980–1985

JANUARY

ABC No Rio’s inaugural event, “The Real Estate Show,” takes place in an abandoned Delancey St. tenement. Organized by Collaborative Projects—aka Colab—the exhibition addresses the machinations of the Lower East Side real estate market. The show only gains in notoriety when the city repossesses the building during the show’s run.

Benjamin Buchloh’s “Beuys: The Twilight of the Idol,” appears in Artforum. Coming in the wake of the artist’s Guggenheim retrospective, the essay seriously undermines Beuys’s felt-and-fat-in-the-Caucasus self-mythology. Strategically, Buchloh’s demystification of Beuys serves as a historical correlative for his disenchantment with the revival of expressionist tendencies toward artist-heroes and private agons.

ZG, the London-based arts-and-attitude periodical, launches. Fifteen-issue run, edited by Rosetta Brooks, provides eclectic coverage of the

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