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ArtReview May 2021

ArtReview May 2021

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In the May issue of ArtReview, artist Jamian Juliano-Villani discusses her plans for a new type of gallery, Rodney LaTourelle checks in on Qaumajuq, the new centre for Inuit art in Winnipeg, Sarah Jilani looks back on the long life of the late Egyptian physician, writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi, En Liang Khong talks to Marxist climate-scholar Andreas Malm about reaching the point where words are no substitute for action, Cat Kron takes a look at how the lockdown work of Meriem Bennani is focused on shifting the focus from the artworld’s centres to its peripheries, and Poulomi Basu presents a photographic portfolio that focuses on the violence perpetrated against women in rural Nepal. Plus international gallery and book reviews.

What's inside the issue?

Art Previewed
The Interview: Jamian Juliano-Villani by Ross Simonini
A Naked Art History by Louise Darblay
Brazil’s Pandemic Politics by Oliver Basciano
Nawal El Saadawi by Sarah Jilani
The Critic, Unplugged by Martin Herbert
Official Fashion by Clara Young

Art Featured
Qaumajuq by Rodney LaTourelle
Meriem Bennani by Cat Kron
Andreas Malm
Interview by En Liang Khong
Poulomi Basu by Fi Churchman

Art Reviewed
Lorraine O’Grady, by Dina A. Ramadan
Ready\Set\Fulfill, by Aaina Bhargava
Alvaro Barrington, by Tomas Weber
Migrant Workers Community Museum, by Adeline Chia
Tammy Nguyen & Thad Higa, by Megan N. Liberty
Rachel Whiteread, by Fi Churchman
Bernadette Corporation and Milagros Rojas, by Gaby Cepeda
Farideh Sakhaeifar, by Yinka Elujoba
Navid Nuur, by John Quin
Between the Living and the Archive, by Adeline Chia
Luke Fowler’s Patrick, by Pádraic E. Moore
Sun Rise /Sun Set, by Martin Herbert
Noor Riyadh Festival, by Rahel Aima
Vanessa Baird, by Jennifer Thatcher

Books
Cover to Cover, by Michael Snow, reviewed by Chris Fite-Wassilak
Oriental Silk, by Xiaowen Zhu, reviewed by Nirmala Devi
Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Today, by Eddie S. Glaude Jr, reviewed by David Terrien
A Burning, by Megha Majumdar, reviewed by Mark Rappolt
Tomorrow They Won’t Dare to Murder Us, by Joseph Andras, reviewed by Mark Rappolt
The House of Illnesses, by Unica Zürn, reviewed by Nirmala Devi
Intertitles, edited by Jess Chandler, Aimee Selby, Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot, reviewed by Ben Eastham
Terminus, by John Divola, reviewed by Fi Churchman

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