This month in Artforum:
Mario Carpo on big data and digital design:
“In hindsight, the curving forms of the first digital age appear more and more as a transitional style. Today’s data-driven computation is alien to that modern logic.”—Mario Carpo
Manthia Diawara on the art of Kader Attia:
“Attia’s practice is one of relation, of setting things in proximity, even conflict.”—Manthia Diawara
Jeffrey Weiss on Robert Morris‘s recent work:
“Morris’s large sculptural objects are situational but not situated: They possess neither an optimal setting nor even an optimum state, in that there is no obvious reason to prefer one iteration of a given work over another.”—Jeffrey Weiss
Ed Halter on the cinematic time machine:
“The time traveler can be seen as a stand-in for the spectator herself, thrust into the past by the powers of cinema.”—Ed Halter
· Plus: Michael Fried and Charles Ray reflect on the late Anthony Caro; Hal Foster reviews Isa Genzken; Cathleen Chaffee focuses on Joëlle Tuerlinckx‘s three-part retrospective; Greil Marcus pays tribute to Lou Reed; Hans Ulrich Obrist talks with Anri Sala and Albanian prime minster Edi Rama; Alexander Scrimgeour pens an Openings on Beny Wagner; and Thierry de Duve investigates the invention of non-art.
· Also: Jonathan Rosenbaum on Claude Lanzmann; Amy Taubin on Tanaquil Le Clercq; Nico Baumbach on new books by Alain Badiou and Jacques Rancière; Finn Brunton on Bitcoin; Alan Licht on William Anastasi‘s sound works; Hannah Feldman on “The Way of the Shovel“; Robert Pincus-Witten on “The Armory Show at 100“; Nasser Rabbat on “She Who Tells a Story“; and a Top Ten from typographer Matthew Carter.
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