By Rosalind E. Krauss
October: the second one Decade collects examples of the leading edge serious and theoretical paintings for which the magazine October is understood. A magazine anthology attracts a collective portrait; jointly, the accumulated texts display the journal's pursuits and strengths. From the outset, October's objective has been to think about a number cultural practices and to evaluate their position at a selected historic juncture. That job has now taken on an intensified urgency. The catastrophic nation of our city economies and the attendant social crises, in addition to the extra basic predicaments of a postcolonial period, have had an inescapable effect at the cultural and discursive practices which are October's crisis. as a result, October in its moment decade has had an intensified predicament with the function of cultural construction in the public sphere and a sharper specialize in the intersections of cultural practices with institutional buildings. the themes of inquiry contain physique politics and psychoanalysis, spectacle and institutional critique, artwork perform and artwork background, and postcolonial discourse. individuals: Carol Armstrong, Leo Bersani, Homi Bhabha, Yve-Alain Bois, Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Susan Buck-Morss, Lygia Clark, T. J. Clark, Jonathan Crary, Gilles Deleuze, Manthia Diawara, Peter Eisenman, Hal Foster, staff fabric, Denis Hollier, Alexander Kluge, Gertrud Koch, Silvia Kolbowski, Rosalind Krauss, Annette Michelson, Helen Molesworth, V. Y. Mudimbe, Oskar Negt, Mignon Nixon.