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Issue No 361

COVER Sarah Dobai Twenty Second Hold 2012 detail

1 INTERVIEW Picturing James Welling interviewed by Kathy Battista

6 FEATURES The Documentary Effect Mark Prince explores tensions between reality and fiction in photography 10 Conceptual Writing Is writing still playing catch-up with art? asks John Douglas Millar



18 REVIEWS EXHIBITIONS 7th Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art: The Unexpected Guest Francis Frascina 19 Cage’s Satie: Composition for Museum Virginia Whiles 21 Daniel Spoerri: Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri Peter Suchin 22 The Future’s Not What It Used To Be Stephen Lee 23 Futures 12 Young London Curt Riegelnegg 25 #COMETOGETHER Omar Kholeif 26 Matthew Darbyshire The Associates Theaster Gates Colin Perry 27 Rashid Johnson: Shelter Morgan Quaintance 28 Sarah Dobai: Twenty Second Hold Colin Glen

29 Fernando García-Dory: A Dairy Museum Chris Fite-Wassilak 30 Paul Sietsema Cherry Smyth 31 London Round-up Martin Herbert 33 BOOKS A Guidebook to Alternative Nows Larne Abse Gogarty 34 DESIGN Arefin & Arefin David Trigg

35 SALEROOMS Safety First Colin Gleadell

37 ARTLAW Art Commissioning Henry Lydiate


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