In the Art Rags


The new issue of Bidoun has glitter on both covers, smells like a pack of baseball cards, and includes a stellar essay by Negar Azimi, “I Often Dream of Slavs.” The last issue of frieze celebrated FILE Magazine‘s idiosyncrasy; the new one features the best solo shows of 2008. ARTnews takes on art and the UAE, art on paper thinks about the “willfully parasitic Museum in Progress” (online version is shortened), and over at e-flux, Monika Szewczyk discusses the art of conversation. Issue 24 of the resurrected Journal of Artist Books has a darn pretty cover (image). In Bookforum, the unpredictable William T. Vollman jumps into the ethics of photography.

Rumpus contributing editor Ari Messer was a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Bay Guardian from 2006-2010. Here is his web life. More from this author →