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Images, Things and Participation

  • Author: Giacinto di Pietrantonio
  • Artist: John M Armleder
  • Section: Collaboration

John Armleder at Any Speed. Spark Vett, Parker Williams and Sylvie Fleury talk t…

  • Author: John M Armleder / Sylvie Fleury / Parker Williams
  • Artist: John M Armleder
  • Section: Collaboration

John Armleder at Any Speed. Spark Vett, Parker Williams and Sylvie Fleury talk t…

  • Author: Spark Vett
  • Artist: John M Armleder
  • Section: Collaboration

Whatever by Whomever ...

  • Author: Lionel Bovier
  • Artist: John M Armleder
  • Section: Collaboration

Eternal Regress

  • Author: Vik Muniz
  • Artist: Jeff Koons
  • Section: Collaboration

Euphoric Enthusiasm. Jeff Koons’s Celebration

  • Author: Thyrza Nichols Goodeve
  • Artist: Jeff Koons
  • Section: Collaboration

Frankenstein in Paradise

  • Author: Keith Seward
  • Artist: Jeff Koons
  • Section: Collaboration

Puppy, the Sacred Heart of Jesus

  • Author: Veit Loers
  • Artist: Jeff Koons
  • Section: Collaboration

Back to Back

  • Author: Bice Curiger
  • Artist: Jean-Luc Mylayne
  • Section: Collaboration

Cosmologer

  • Author: Lynne Cooke
  • Artist: Jean-Luc Mylayne
  • Section: Collaboration

For Jean-Luc Mylayne

  • Author: Mark Dion
  • Artist: Jean-Luc Mylayne
  • Section: Collaboration

From an Unpublished Collection

  • Author / Artist: Jean-Luc Mylayne
  • Section: Collaboration

Image of a Gift

  • Author: Didier Arnaudet
  • Artist: Jean-Luc Mylayne
  • Section: Collaboration

Epiphany

  • Author: Peter Schjeldahl
  • Artist: Thomas Struth
  • Section: Collaboration

Not Cold, Not Too Warm. The Oblique Photography of Thomas Struth

  • Author: Norman Bryson
  • Artist: Thomas Struth
  • Section: Collaboration

Photography as Tautegory

  • Author: Kiyoshi Okutsu
  • Artist: Thomas Struth
  • Section: Collaboration

Domestic Horrors

  • Author: Leslie Camhi
  • Artist: Sue Williams
  • Section: Collaboration

Sweet Williams

  • Author: Adrian Dannatt
  • Artist: Sue Williams
  • Section: Collaboration

Touched

  • Author: Molly Nesbit
  • Artist: Sue Williams
  • Section: Collaboration

Contract with a Coldhearted Muse

  • Author: Mark van de Walle
  • Artist: Elizabeth Peyton
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

The Mirrors of Narcissus at the Theatre

  • Author: Michel Onfray
  • Artist: Hyacinthe Rigaud
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

More Allure Please

  • Author: Michelle Nicol
  • Artist: Sam Samore
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Assimilating the Unassimilable. Carolee Schneemann in Relation to Antonin Artaud

  • Author: Jay Murphy
  • Artist: Carolee Schneemann
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Open Vision

  • Author: James Lingwood
  • Artist: Thomas Struth
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Bilbao Song. Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Cantabria

  • Author: Kurt W. Forster
  • Artist: Frank O. Gehry
  • Section: Les Infos du Paradis

Divide et Impera

  • Author: Juri Steiner
  • Artist: Damien Hirst
  • Section: Balkon

Strip Fade Strike. Towards an Aesthetics of Disappearance

  • Author: Beth Coleman
  • Section: Cumulus

Where Has All the Madness Gone?

  • Author: Daniel Birnbaum
  • Section: Cumulus

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Introduction

In Broad Daylight We have chosen to celebrate our fiftieth volume in the most natural of festive illuminations, in “broad daylight,” fully aware that these words are associated today with an undercurrent of disturbing implications. In earlier times the title would have evoked the staid illumination of the Enlightenment or the jubilant luminosity and brilliance of the Baroque. Such thoughts have led us to deviate from our custom of selecting and juxtaposing artists along potential mutual affinities. Instead the five collaboration artists in this double issue of Parkett stand for a variety of contrasting approaches, represented in works that each have a distinctive “lighting plot” of their own. Although Jean-Luc Mylayne has dedicated himself to the phenomena of nature and Thomas Struth to those of civilization, both artists make use of the art of photography to underscore the “stage presence” of light in their images. Mylayne is entirely open to the iridescent manifestations of daylight; Struth restlessly seeks to balance and neutralize the lux fluens of our civilization. The illumination in Sue Williams’s painted bedrooms is metaphorical; she fearlessly trains her mental floodlights on the spectacle of the flesh and exposes us, eyes wide open, to the ramifications of her mind. John Armleder has spent decades playfully purging all surplus mysticism from the musty shadow realms of art. His work has become brighter and more transparent as it reaches for the light. Jeff Koons’s group Celebration is indeed that: a celebration of high-gloss surfaces and their glistening reflexes. A hyper-realistic universe confronts us in Parkett 50/51 in specific proximity to—or distance from—the aura of representation in the Sun King’s century. On unfolding Toba Khedoori’s Insert—one of two in this double issue—we face row upon row of empty theater seats, alluding not only to the daytime appearance of the theater but also to the fact that the orchestra seats are called Parkett in German. The emptiness of these seats could be very disturbing, were it not for you, our loyal readers. It is our pleasure to take this opportunity to sing your praises, for we trust you will continue to fill the ranks in performance after performance, in volume after volume of Parkett. (from the editorial by Bice Curiger, Editor-in-Chief)