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ArtReview September 2021

ArtReview September 2021

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ArtReview’s September issue is out now, with a focus on modes of communication and language. Featured this month: South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape talks about the dangers and benefits of becoming lost in a narrative and getting spoon-fed information that has been edited by someone else; Glenn Ligon’s text-based paintings separate the visual and literal meaning of words; British artist Sue Tompkins explores the ‘endless affective possibilities of verbalisation’ in music, performance art and painting, and her newfound TikTok fanbase; and Chinese painter Liu Ye seeks a universal visual language. Also in this issue are reviews of artists including Simon Fujiwara, Ja’Tovia Gary, Spencer Finch, Bruce Nauman, Maurizio Cattelan and Jade Montserrat. Plus the regular mix of opinion, book reviews and back-page musings to keep you content throughout September.

What's inside the issue?

Art Previewed
The Interview: Dineo Seshee Bopape
by Ross Simonini
Syros International Film Festival by Ben Eastham
The Art of Thai Comics by Max Crosbie-Jones

Art Featured
Gian Maria Tosatti by Ana Vukadin
Glenn Ligon by Yinka Elujoba
Sue Tompkins by Martin Herbert
Liu Ye by Lai Fei

Art Reviewed
Simon Fujiwara, by Mark Rappolt
Agnieszka Polska, by Phoebe Blatton
Ja’Tovia Gary, by Rebecca O’Dwyer
Spencer Finch, by Kevin Brazil
Takako Yamaguchi, by Cat Kron
Jade Montserrat, by Tom Denman
Athanasios Argianas, by Despina Zefkili
Glasgow International 2021, by John Quin
On Hannah Arendt: BRACHA, by Marv Recinto
Vojtech Kovarík, by Oliver Basciano
Robert Smithson, by Evan Moffitt
Averklub Collective, by Max Feldman
Rafael França, by Oliver Basciano
Elisabeth Neudörfl, by Martin Herbert
Bruce Nauman, by Ana Vukadin
British Art Show 9, by Tom Jeffreys
The Holding Environment, by Moritz Scheper
Maurizio Cattelan, by Mariacarla Molè

Books
The Prisoner,
by Hwang Sok-Yong, reviewed by Mark Rappolt
The Revenge of the Real, by Benjamin Bratton, reviewed by J. J. Charlesworth
Melancholy, by Nick Cave, reviewed by Louise Darblay
On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint,
by Maggie Nelson, reviewed by Martin Hebert Sub-Saharan Africa: Architectural Guide, edited by Philipp Meuser and Adil Dalbai, reviewed by Nirmala Devi
Sandfuture, by Justin Beal, reviewed by David Terrien
Speak The Wind, by Hoda Afshar,
reviewed by Neha Kale

Back Page
Tasting Notes: Mid-Autumn Mooncakes


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