PRINT December 2013

The Artists' Artists

The Best Exhibitions of 2013

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 2013.


Two thousand thirteen was a good year for art. Whoever says the opposite is an ignoramus. I like the artist Flame.

Still from the animated invitation to Flame’s 2013 show at Real Fine Arts, New York.


Alighiero Boetti (Museum of Modern Art, New York) I don’t see all that many shows, but I’d bet on MoMA’s recent “Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan” as one of the recent best. Boetti’s work and name are equally memorable, and to think that he was operating like this well before “self-branding” became a common aspect of culture! Nearly two decades after his death, the art world has still hardly caught up. His use of carpets, outsourcing, faux science, and even collaboration of a sort is unfailingly compelling—simultaneously ironic and deeply sincere, hermetic and

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