Inside this issue, we hear from Jeff Wall about his newest body of work and speak with Edmund de Waal about his two-part exhibition, psalm, taking place in Venice. Also in Venice, Georg Baselitz and Helen Frankenthaler both have exhibitions in historic venues; Richard Calvocoressi writes on Baselitz’s exhibition at the Gallerie dell’Accademia and John Elderfield and Pepe Karmel discuss Frankenthaler’s panoramic works on view at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani. We’re delighted to have Fred Myers contribute commentary on the work of ten painters from the Central and Western Desert regions of Australia; Louise Neri interviews Steve Martin about his enthusiasm for paintings by these artists. We also learn about Neil Jenney’s approach to painting, consider the role of libraries in work by artists like Taryn Simon, Theaster Gates, Rachel Whiteread, and many others, explore the power of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s cinema, and hear some tips and insights on building and maintaining an artist’s archives.
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