Art Monthly Issue 456
Art Monthly Issue 456
Art Monthly Issue 456
Art Monthly Issue 456

Art Monthly Issue 456

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"FEATURE

Conversation Pieces

Eric Baudelaire interviewed by Colin Perry

It feels necessary to look back at previous revolutionary moments in the hope that we don’t reproduce previous errors but also to find inspiration to invent new forms of struggle, a new way to exist together on this planet. It would be irresponsible to not look back.

FEATURE

The Look of War

Julian Stallabrass argues that it is necessary to not only examine the political manipulation of images of war but also the corporate interests of social media

In Iraq, the look of war photography was also forged by the extensive manipulations of the US armed forces, who were ordered to produce specific – and indeed scripted – photo-ops to satisfy the demands of western media for positive and saleable news stories. Later, the reportage that emerged was affected by the growing hostility of Iraqis to the invaders and their media alike.

FEATURE

Why Duchamp

Mark Prince discusses Marcel Duchamp’s continuing importance as part of the DNA of 21st-century art

Hanging a green and white chess board as a picture (Hommage à Caissa, 1966), Marcel Duchamp had art default to leisure, and abstraction to function. How prescient those realignments now appear, not only in relation to Sherrie Levine’s chequered paintings, but of how information would come to be figured in the digital era’s dematerialised stream of circulating images, with the square as pixel, that most adaptable of readymades.

PROFILE

Bertille Bak

Tom Denman

In preparation for the show, Bertille Bak worked at a club frequented by cruise liner crew members, with whom she created The Tower of Babel, 2014, a video exploring the abject monotony of their lives, which oddly correlated with the bland fantasy of the holidaymakers."