JOHN BOCK's notorious performances, in which he babbles patent bollocks and incorporates crude puppetry, rickety contraptions, squirty cheese, shaving foam, toothpaste and the like, are giving way to a new focus on filmmaking - and smartening up.
GOSHKA MACUGA: To Polish artist Goshka Macuga's leveling eye, artworks are readymades; since the 1990s she has been displaying museum curiosities, bric-a-brac and both historical and contemporary art within her installations, or "total environments", as she prefers to describe them.
HELIO OITICICA: The Brazilian modernist Hélio Oiticica, who died in 1980 at the age of forty-three, is gradually being rediscovered by the Western artworld.
Plus CATHY DE MONCHAUX, KIM JONES and RONI HORN
Summer of Art: a first look at the artworld’s big summer. We look forward to the month’s events with part two of our interview with DOCUMENTA’s artistic director Roger M. Buergel and curator Ruth Noack.
Art Pilgrimage: Seoul
An analysis of the state of contemporary art in Korea: its turbulent history and position within the international hierarchy of nations has brought about a unique history of contemporary art. Plus key art venues to visit in Seoul.