The work of Thomas Hirschhorn as artistic primer for a precarious world. Appeals for explanation and engagement in makeshift monuments or plaintive placards, while overflowing installations lay bare the excesses of late capitalism.
If Britain rather than the US, in the fifties rather than the sixties, originated Pop Art, what ingredients made it possible, and how did its pre-eminent painter Richard Hamilton tabulate the arrival of a new ‘super-fetishism’?
Hal Foster on Amy Newman, ed., Challenging Art: Artforum 1962–1974. The modern fate of art criticism through the prism of America’s leading journal of the visual arts in the sixties—a retrospect of the time beyond Abstract Expressionism.