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 2012.
Gang Gang Dance (September 22, Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn) If materialism is the unwanted fat on our spirits, Gang Gang Dance’s music is the blade that cuts it all off. Their sounds burn up that heaviness of need and greed and lift the spirits to other dimensions. A hundred years ago, Rudolf Steiner wrote The Philosophy of Freedom and feverishly lectured about protective space and other visionary ideas to nurture future societies riddled by war; his near-cultish visions have found their great-grandchildren in this band. They create the most contemporary sounds and beats, using ancient recipes of the human consciousness in order to stay human.
“Photographic Masterworks by William Eggleston”
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