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An academic journal publishing original contributions on the visual arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. Content includes scholarly articles, interviews, conversations, forums, speculations, working notes, pedagogical essays, and artists? projects relevanSet up an RSS feed
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In This Issue: Attention Deficit
September 22, 2012... Perhaps minor among reasons to celebrate the fact that the world did not end as predicted on 12.12.12 is that Art Journal is a little behind in its publication schedule. The apocalyptic reprieve buys us time to get out the Fall and Winter issues. But if the general implosion failed to show up...
Planet of the Apes: John Szarkowski, My Lai, and the Animals
September 22, 2012... The reasons for their problems are not difficult to guess: they are under-employed and overly-sociable; they are deprived of the chance of both success and failure, and receive their food, their shelter, and their mates as welfare handouts; their relationship to their keepers--the symbol of...
Sensitive and Nondiscursive Things: Lygia Pape and the Reconception of Printmaking
September 22, 2012... To re-create, to form anew in the imagination, radically informs the Brazilian artist Lygia Pape's artistic practice and her telling of the history of her work. (1) Like the art of many experimental artists working in the decades following World War some of Pape's works were lost to neglect and...
Crafted Signs of Obsolescence: Tuan Andrew Nguyen's Aesthetic Artifacts
September 22, 2012... What if the Vietnam War left behind baseball as one of its legacies? What if a Vietnamese rapper from Saigon could dialogue with the New York--based rapper named Saigon? (1) What if propaganda, commercial advertising, and graffiti could be aligned in an aesthetic and sensory pattern, charmingly...
Ethics in a World of Strange Strangers: Edgar Heap of Birds at Home and Abroad
September 22, 2012... Coinciding with the emergence of a global contemporary art world., critical attention and not a little commercial energy have been expended on a cohort of contemporary artists who, as described by the editors of a roundtable published in. Art Journal in 1998, "travel widely to create and...