Special issue of artforum on "wonder" edited by Ida Panicelli. "As you will see, no article focuses particularly on the field of art. Instead, we asked over 200 artists to respond to the word 'wonder' by supplying us with an image, a statement, or both. The replies that we received, and that you see in this issue, were not designed as illustrations of the articles, then, but operate as a kind of independent text, with the world of art speaking for itself, in the first-person voice of many voices. And to create an issue as unpredictable in its actual form as wonder itself, we commissioned each of five artists - Ida Applebroog, Robert Barry, Joseph Kosuth, Matt Mullican, and Kiki Smith - to design an 8-to-12 page section of the magazine." --Ida Panicelli and the editors. Artists contributors include Aimee Rankin, Pauline Oliveros, Dick Higgins, Zaha Hadid, Joel Peter-Witkin, Nancy Dwyer, David Byrne, Frederico Tiezzi of Magazzini, Sophie Calle, Theodora Skipitares, Faith Ringgold, Valie Export, Frank Gehry, Peter Greenaway, Roger Brown, Meredith Monk, Keith Haring, Vija Celmins, Kristin Jones, Andrew Ginzel, Art Spiegelman, Nam June Paik, Richard Foreman, Louise Bourgeois, Rose English, Philippe Starck, Emilio Ambasz, Panamarenko, Pat Oleszko, Laurie Anderson, Peter Martins, Alfredo Jarr, AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), Robert Longo, Alice Aycock, Nicola de Maria, Ethel Eichelberger, Victor Burgin, Duane Michals, Robert Motherwell, Ross Bleckner, Candida Alvarez, Marilyn Lerner, Stuart Klipper, Sarah Charlesworth, Hanne Darboven, Anish Kaporr, Ilya Kabakov, Alexis Smith, Luigi Ontani, Sidney Tillim, Patrick Ireland, Martin Wong, Joan Jonas, Jeff Koons, Adrian Piper. Essays "The Fourth World," by Leslie Marmon Silko; "Trans-Appearance," by Paul Virilio; "S'Wonderful: The Marvelous and the Movies," by Maria Nadotti; "Bread and Wonder," by Richard Goldstein; "The Horror of No Longer Remembering the Reason for Forgetting, or, 'When the Time Comes for Our Battle, the Memories'll Be the Armour," by Thyrza Goodeve; "Marvel in Daily Life," by Eduardo Galeano; "Wondering about Science," by Vilém Flusser; "The Auction," by Sol Yurick; "Of the Devel and the Stones," by José Saramago; "Dark Wonder," by Suzanne Bloom and Ed Hill; "All that Heaven Allows," by Peter Awn; "Mirabilia Urbis: A Wonderful History," by Sergio Polano and Paolo Morello; "Looking for Wonder Woman," by Lillian S. Robinson. Reviews by Donald Kuspit, David Rimanelli, Kirby Gookin, Jack Bankowsky, Catherine Liu, Ray Kass, John Yau, Matthew A. Weinstein, Laurie Palmer, Charles Hagen, Dennis Cooper, Ronny Cohen, Lois E. Nesbitt; Jude Schwendenwien, Patricia C. Phillips, Richard C. Ledes, C. Carr, John Howell, Francine A. Koslow, Eileen Neff, Howard Risatti, James Yood, Joan Seeman Robinson, Jae Carlsson, Bill Berkson, Kenneth Baker, Amy Gerstler, Benjamin Weissman, Colin Gardner, Susan Freudenheim, Richard Rhodes, Alessandra Mammi, Anthony Iannacci, Alexandre Melo, Bernard Marcadé, Helmut Draxler, Noemi Smolik, Norbert Messler, Doris von Drateln, Michael Tarantino, Lars O. Ericsson, Desa Philippi, Michael Archer. Cover: a project for artforum by Robert Ryman.