Jack Bankowsky

1 BENJAMIN H. D. BUCHLOH AND ANNE IMHOF (ARTFORUM) Adding to her Golden Lion and Absolut Art Award, Imhof brings home the art world’s most coveted honor: a thoroughgoing evisceration by the Marxian eminence that made the arrival of this magazine’s September issue the highlight of my autumn season. The critic’s nuanced refusal (I think of his famously ambivalent attentions to Andy before Anne) provides all the tools we need to appreciate just what made the artist’s Venice spectacular last summer’s motherlode symptom!

Anne Imhof, Faust, 2017. Performance view, German pavilion, Venice, June 23, 2017. From the 57th Venice Biennale. Stine Omar. Photo: Nadine Fraczkowski.

2 SPF-18 (ALEX ISRAEL) I mean, this movie is totally ridiculous! I mean, I cried three times. I mean, just who is this shiny, happy teen dream of empowerment through creativity meant to please? One infrathin remove from an after-school special, the latest exploit in the artist-entrepreneur’s multi-tentacled network of cross-fertilizing operations has bypassed the art

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