As Bruce Springsteen once said, ‘Mama always told me not to look into the eye of the sun/But mama, that’s where the fun is’. Twenty-three artists to watch out for in the coming year, as recommended by ArtReview’s panel of artists (Dara Birnbaum, Nigel Cooke, Ryan Gander, Susan Hefuna, Heidi Specker, Diana Thater), curators (Adam Budak, Elena Filipovic, Andrew Hunt, Stefan Kalmár, Jamie Kenyon, Kathy Noble, Beatrix Ruf, Bart van der Heide, Gavin Wade) and critics (Oliver Basciano, J.J. Charlesworth, Tyler Coburn, Martin Herbert, Laura McLean-Ferris, Jonathan T.D. Neil, Chris Sharp, Christian Viveros-Fauné). Now in its seventh edition, ArtReview’s annual stargaze asks what – if anything – it means to dub someone a ‘great’ artist. In association with EFG International
Sculptor, Composer? Both? Neither? British artist Haroon Mirza fuses sound and installation into indivisible wholes and – at a time when each new musical work seems no more than a drop of water in an ocean of downloads – redeems the specificity of individual musical pieces by exploring their physical trace as sculptural works of art. But does that leave us with something new or merely expose the twin deficiencies of music and purely visual works of art?
An artist intervention by Brigitte Waldach