For 20 years, Parkett has presented unparalleled explorations and discussions of important international contemporary artists by esteemed writers and critics. These investigations continue in issue No. 73, which features collaborations by Paul McCarthy, Ellen Gallagher, and Anri Sala. McCarthy’s probing 1970s performances led us through a portal of LA-based experimental art-making, and brought us face-to-face with our most animalistic urges and repulsions. Get behind McCarthy’s post-pop masquerade and try to unpack the origins of his skewed and spewed sensibility. Also featured are Gallagher’s meditative, collaged canvases. With her tiny toy eyeballs, hilarious Mammy-styled lips, and Plasticine Afros the artist confronts sobering race relations in her work. Sala, an Albanian-born artist, has risen to international fame by making enigmatic, introspective videos, films, and photographs that pulsate with perpetual de-ja-vu. His images fulfill a documentary function–whether that of his mother as a young woman giving an interview for the Communist Party, or two friends on a beach using a flashlight to get ghost crabs to scramble past ankle goalposts in the sand in oder to “score.” Also in Parkett No. 73: artists Jason Dodge, Wangechi Mutu, Tania Bruguera, Lucy McKenzie, Matthew Brannon, and Carsten Nicolai. Writers include Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Michelle Cliff, Ben Okri, Lane Relyea, Tim Martin, Jeremy Sigler, Mark Godfrey, Jan Verwoert, Lynne Cooke, Isolde Brielmaier, RoseLee Goldberg, Algela Rosenberg, Dominic von den Boogerd, Debra Singer, Natasa Petresin, and Fabrice Stroun.