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THE ARTISTS’ ARTISTS

THEIR FAVORITE EXHIBITIONS OF THE YEAR

To take stock of the past year, Artforum contacted an international group of artists to find out which exhibitions were, in their eyes, the very best of 2006.

AMY SILLMAN

“Edvard Munch: The Modern Life of the Soul” (Museum of Modern Art, New York) In a rather cynical mode, I trudged uptown one day last spring to see the Munch show at MoMA for what I thought would be a cliché-ridden overview of Nordic gloom-goth. What I got instead was a hard punch to the gut: powerful color, radical ideas about the depiction of memory as space, paintings with emotional vanishing points rather than rational optical ones—The Scream was the least of it. I left slack-jawed. Munch came at me like a spider monkey!

FRANCIS ALŸS

“Fischli & Weiss: Flowers & Questions. A Retrospective” (Tate Modern, London) The physical balance and the constant conversation among their different works was a complete treat for all

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