The Downward Spiral

 Montez Press Radio photographed by Taylor Ervin

Montez Press Radio photographed by Taylor Ervin

A love letter to Montez Press Radio from Dean Kissick

 Bonfire, Olsok St Olav's Day, Skjolden

Bonfire, Olsok St Olav's Day, Skjolden

This month Dean Kissick goes to the Norwegian countryside, contemplates Ludwig Wittgenstein’s retreat from society and sees art’s return to its pagan origins in artist Marianne Heske’s latest project

 _______INSERT_______David O'Reilly Eye of the Dream  (2018)

David O'Reilly
Eye of the Dream (2018)

DEAN KISSICK visits the sixth Guangzhou Triennial, “As We May Think: Feedforward”, curated by Angelique Spaninks, Zhang Ga and Philipp Ziegler.

 Julien Nguyen Noli me tangere, Caesaris sum (2018, detail)

Julien Nguyen
Noli me tangere, Caesaris sum (2018, detail)

DEAN KISSICK on why beauty today wishes to float free of our bodies

 Performance by M. Page Greene Photo: @utopianvisionsartfair

Performance by M. Page Greene, Photo: @utopianvisionsartfair

DEAN KISSICK visits Portland, Oregon for the Utopian Visions Art Fair

Jordan Wolfson Real violence, 2017, (Installation view)  Virtual reality headsets, high-definition video, color, Sound; 2:25 min.  2017 Whitney Biennial ( March 17-June 11, 2017).  Collection of the artist; courtesy David Zwirner, New York, and Sadie Coles HQ, London. 

Photograph: Bill Orcutt

This has been a year of disappearing statues, but what will become of all the defaced idols and broken images? Dean Kissick on why iconoclasm is back and what we can do about its aftermath. 

 Richard Prince Untitled (cowboy), 1980-1989

Richard Prince
Untitled (cowboy), 1980-1989

In this month’s column, Dean Kissick considers Richard Prince's disavowal of his artwork and the destabilisation of reality.

In his monthly column, Dean Kissick examines the culture of a collapsing society.