VAN’s September/October 2022 issue has a renewed international focus, which includes reviews of the Whitney Biennial (New York), Rencontres d’Arles, and Arthur Jafa at LUMA (France). Laragh Pittman outlines the participation of Art Nomads in documenta 15 in Kassel (Germany), while Ingrid Lyons reports on her residency at Est-Nord-Est in Quebec (Canada).
This issue also has a timely focus on recent art publishing, including reviews of Negative Space and England on Fire, and an interview with Gregory Sholette about his latest book, The Art of Activism and the Activism of Art.
Among columns for this issue, Iarlaith Ni Fheorais outlines the curatorial ideas underpinning ‘Speech Sounds’ at VISUAL, while Bridget O’Gorman shares her experiences of sustaining an art practice with a disability. Thaís Muniz reflects on the evolution of her career as an interdisciplinary artist for the Angelica Column series, which invites timely contributions from members of the Angelica Network who self-identify as women or minority gender from underrepresented cultural or ethnic backgrounds.