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This month in Artforum:
J. Hoberman looks through the peerless lens of Michael Snow:
“Snow’s strongest pieces are perceptual. What you see is what you get.”
“Shock Value”: As a major survey of the work of Sigmar Polke opens this month at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, scholar Christine Mehring uncovers the history of the legendary artist’s controversial 1976 retrospective in Düsseldorf:
“Polke posed an uncomfortable question: How far had Germany truly come since wreaking havoc on modern art?”
Renowned curator René Block talks about his seminal role in the development of the postwar movement with which Polke, Gerhard Richter, and others got their starts:
“For me, Capitalist Realism was quite simply a brand, not a style—not an ideology.
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