Elephant #17

Winter 2013-2014

Just in time for Christmas, Elephant #17 introduces some exciting shows around the world, from the ongoing retrospective of James Turrell’s work in Los Angeles to a Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle exhibition showcasing prints and drawings. We bring you the deeply moving paper paintings of Njideka Akunyili, and find out more about artists who work with found imagery such as Julia Borissova and Martina Bacigalupo. Another trend that piqued our interest was the increasing number of artists working with coloured pencils, crayons and graphite – we speak to Damien Florébert Cuypers, Joanna Concejo and many others to explore the influences behind their practice.

Katya Tylevich introduces us to the heterotopic spaces behind Walead Beshty’s photographs, while Robert Shore unravels the processes that lead up to the multidisciplinary work of protean artist duo Davy and Kristin McGuire. In the Destination section of this issue, we head straight for Istanbul to learn more about why the Turkish capital is a force to a reckoned with within the contemporary art world. 

Contents

I – Open Files:

BMW Art Cars, The Circle Walked Casually, James Turrell: A Retrospective, Marimekko: Colour, Forms, Design

II – Showcase:

Njideka Akunyili, Phoebe Washburn, Hesam Rahmanian, Livia Marin, Anthony Gerace, Eduardo Berliner

III – Research:

Ariadne’s Picture: Artists Working With Found Imagery
Colour Me Deeply: The Far-Reaching Beauty of Coloured Pencils, Crayons, Graphite and Pencils

IV – Encounters:

Philip-Lorca diCorcia: The Art of Throwing Darts
Anton Ginzburg: The Phenomenon of the Phantom Limb
Walead Beshty: Invisible Transformations
Julie Brook: Minimalist, Muscular, Monastic, Magical

V – Process:

Davy and Kristin McGuire: How to Cut Light With A Scalpel

VI – Destination:

Istanbul: Featuring Fulya Erdemci, Burak Delier, Halil Altindere, Ipek Duben, Lale Müldür, Inci Eviner

VII – Gallerist’s-Eye View:

The Return of the Artist: Gregor Muir’s ICA

VIII – Journal: 

Remote Staring in the Age of Distraction
Book Journal: Wild Art by David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro

IX – Enditorial: 

Dave Hickey & The Great Escape