1.8 / The Painting Issue

February 11 2010


February 11, 2010. This is Art Practical’s first thematic issue. Corresponding with the opening of the Luc Tuymans mid-career retrospective at SFMOMA, The Painting Issue offers multiple perspectives on this influential artist’s practice. Our writers go well beyond the questions of history and photographic representation that Tuymans’ work usually provoke, however. Looking across a diverse range of painters, both local and international, they reflect on personal iconography, abstraction, painting’s physical qualities, and the importance and pleasure of seeing.  Enjoy! – PM  Next AP Issue: February 25, 2010

Image: Luc Tuymans, Schwarzheide, 1986; oil on canvas; 23 5/8 x 27 5/8 in. (60 x 69.9 cm). Private collection; © Luc Tuymans. Photo: courtesy David Zwirner, New York.


Sight-Free Seeing

Sight-Free Seeing

By Bruno Fazzolari

There’s a certain critical laziness where you don’t have to engage with the object, you can just respond verbally to other verbal notions, so you don't have to engage with the instability of perception.

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