Issue edited by Ingrid Sischy. Essays "A Canvas of Episodes: Rex, A Fictional Artist, Arrives in a Real New York," by Frederic Tuten; "Books: A Review of Umberto Eco's 'Travels in Hyperreality,'" by Max Kozloff; "Exits and Entrances: How to Move Through This Century in Four Exciting Steps"; "Icons at Large: Chewing on Cigars," by Lisa Liebmann; "Special Effects: The News. Between the Lines; Behind the Dots," by Carol Squiers; "Speaker to Speaker: The Critic Disarmed," by Greil Marcus; "Like Art: Galateas for Postmodern Pygmalions - Spokesmodels," by Glenn O'Brien; "Remote Control: Why Ask for the Moon When We Have the Stars," by Barbara Kruger; "Curies' Children: The Light Upon Gives Way to the Light Within," by Vilem Flusser; "Surrealism in Mexico: The Blossoming of the Surreal from an Ancient Southern Soil," by Serge Fauchereau; "An Ad for Felix: Pictures from an Ideal World," by Rene Ricard; "The Pachinko Experience: Tokyo, Minneapolis - Our Kinda Town. At the Walker Art Center," by John Howell; "Tiger in the House: 'Let Dogma Eat Dogma,' Say a Few Smart Cats. Aren't We Good Enough to Join Fine Photography Too?" by Sam Wagstaff; "Vectors of Viewer Response: What a Richard Serra Does," by Kenneth Baker; "Medardo Rosso: The Best-Kept Secret at the Foundation of the Avant-garde," by Jole de Sanna; "Goethe Would Have Wondered: Five Visits to the 42nd Venice Biennale," by Shigeo Anzai, Pier Luigi Tazzi, Ida Panicelli, Paul Groot, Annelie Pohlen; "Albrecht Dürer Would Have Come Too," by Pier Luigi Tazzi, with Photography by Shigeo Anzai; "Sculpture in Review," by Max Wechsler, Pier Luigi Tazzi, Paul Groot, and Annelie Pohlen. Reviews by Ida Panicelli, John Howell, Max Wechsler, Ingrid Rein, Jean Fisher, Donald Kuspit, Carlo McCormick, John Yau, Jeanne Silverthorne, Ronny Cohen, Patricia C. Phillips, Nancy Stapen, Colin Westerbeck, Ed Hill, Suzanne Bloom, Susan Freudenheim, Bill Berkson, Susan C. Larsen, Colin Gardner, Aurora García, Ingrid Rein, Helmut Draxler, Denys Zacharopoulos, and Stuart Morgan. Cover: Satoru Tsuda.