Matthew Angelo Harrison by Rahel Aima Bri Williams by Harry Burke Elif Saydam by Kristian Vistrup Madsen Eva Gold by Chloe Stead D’Ette Nogle by Attilia Fattori Franchini Virginia Overton by Ian Wooldridge Jibade-Khalil Huffman by Lumi Tan Pati Hill by Maurin Dietrich Theodora Allen by Stephanie Cristello Gina Fischli by Isabella Zamboni Olivia Erlanger by Laura Brown
ANN GREENE KELLY The Spiraled Heart of Abandoned Things Andrew Berardini
ON PSYCHOTIC IMAGES AND OTHER VISUAL SYMPTOMS Aurélien Le Genissel
BASED ON A TRUE STORY: TODD HAYNES’S DARK WATERS AND NEW NEW LEFT CINEMA Emily Verla Bovino and Hera Chan
LARRY BELL A World without Angles Marie de Brugerolle
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY CONCEPT WORKS Sabrina Tarasoff
TIDBITS (PART II)
Pierre Guyotat by Estelle Hoy Christine Sun Kim by Sofia Lemos Jenna Bliss by Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe Anthea Hamilton by Laura Herman Tao Hui by Alvin Li Aki Sasamoto by Charles Aubin Jes Fan by Billy Tang Ko Sin Tung by Ingrid Pui Yee Chu Anna Witt by Joshua Simon Tears of a Foreman by Noah Barker Rebecca Morris by Tenzing Barshee and Camila McHugh
GABRIEL KURI Beyond Latin America, The Perpetual Quest for Specificity Chris Sharp
TRANSACTIONAL OBJECTS FULL OF CONTEXTS IN VOIDED SITES Cédric Fauq
POWWOW Studio for Propositional Cinema, Bea Schlingelhoff, Ramaya Tegegne, Kandis Williams, Deanna Bowen, Vincent Meessen, Agency
SUELLEN ROCCA In-Between Repetition and Variation Hans Ulrich Obrist
288 pgs, 32.5 × 23.5 cm, Softcover, 2020
Mousse is a contemporary art magazine. Established in 2006, and publishing four issues every year, Mousse is made of interviews, conversations, and essays by some of the most important figures in international criticism, visual arts, and curating today, alternated with a series of feature columns.
Featuring: 100 Gecs, Sharona Franklin, Benjamin Kellogg, Jonny Negron, Jacky Connolly, Ramona, Matt Damhave, Paul Schrader, Michael Bilandic, Zia Anger, Chronicles of Shpongle, Alex Lee Moyer, Fiona Duncan, Margaret Haines.
To celebrate our 20th issue, we wanted to collaborate with some of our contributors who worked with us when we were a small unknown magazine, Petra Collins, Jenny Fax, Kalen Holloman, Jonny Negron, to name a few. This issue marks our continued effort to give a platform to emerging, marginalized, and queer writers and artists, as well as a concerted effort to spotlight and support sex workers. We also honour our indie roots by spotlighting the new crop of independent musicians, Pretty Sick, the Garden and others. This issue has the most articles we've ever had, tons of reading material, both educational and humour-filled.
Some notable contributors include: Kiera Mcnally, Pretty Sick, Natasha Stagg, Liara Roux, Yaniya Lee, Claudia Mate, Spiral Theory Test Kitchen, Ricky Johnson, Petra Collins, Jenny Fax, Weed Slut, Fariha Roisin
WARNING:This issue may cause: excitement, shock, disbelief, confusion...and complete ENJOYMENT!
Claudia Pagès’ writing emerges from the agora and the marketplace, where language is passed back and forth alongside coins and vegetables, jokes and greetings swapped like counterfeit underwear and bags of pork gelatine. Her writing explores how, around the daily exchange of daily goods, a people and culture form and define themselves. Between the cities of Barcelona and London she searches for an example of this personal, bodily commerce—a swatch of discarded human or synthetic hair, lost or abandoned back to the street. From this point, Pagès seeks more encounters with the industry and ideology of human hair.
Her Hair is a poetic catalogue of those experiences, as Pagès begins a personal exploration of the production and exchange of both hair and language, braided together through process of creation and exploitation. In doing so she produces something between text and textile, as her language grows, is cropped, is unruly, is epilated and is shorn through contact with hair and its discontents.
- Huw Lemmey
Dimensions: 180 mm x 115 mm / 7 x 0.6 inch (portrait)
Editor: Claudia Pagès Author: Claudia Pagès Graphic: Priscila Clemente Artist: Claudia Pagès Language: English & Spanish Release date: 24/02/2020 Binding: perfect binding with handmade paper cover glued on book block Paper: Inside pages: 80 gr olin rough cream, cover Manila hemp Handmade paper. Edition: 350
We understand the phenomenon of Utopia as a problematically broad concept. For this reason we will try to anchor it primarily in the field of political economy, and to present it to the reader through the prism of the most contemporary artistic and theoretical interpretations. Today, the term utopia is often interpreted primarily as a historical term that does not bring much new, and which, in society generally, is primarily related to the past. In the case of visual culture and art, it is particularly associated with modernist architectural visions expressing ideas of the new organization of society. We want to avoid this kind of simplistic approach that buries itself in history. Of course, we cannot ignore some major projects, such as the Black Panthers political movement; Black Mountain College art education; the architecture of the Florentine radical designers, UFO, Superstudio, or 9999; or the projects of Le Corbusier or the Bauhaus school. It is always necessary, however, to offer an insight into how we relate to these ideas today and thus how they are treated in the realm of the image.
Our basis for interpreting the idea of utopia is for us the term commons, or joint sharing. It allows us to play out, in this issue, the search for new utopias in contemporary society. We ask how new possibilities of cooperation, coexistence, and the sharing of resources, information, and commodities are currently reflected in the visual arts (and, in regard to history, what are they drawing on)? We are interested in the fields of community and spiritual life, in new economic networks, radical pedagogy, current visions of the possibilities of the scientific exploration of the world, and in ways of creating new forms of social relations. We would like to try to find answers to what roles and forms of utopia there are in today’s society, which is labeled with so many dystopian terms (e.g. risky or post-truth), and by means of this thematic issue we want to offer a positive survey of possible solutions to current catastrophic data, scenarios and debates. In a time of “permanent crisis,” it is precisely solutions that are so much called for, but they are only rarely presented in art and theory.
From the perspective of visual communication, besides photography, we will also turn more to the new possibilities of depiction that artists work with in order to prefigure new systems of communication and relationships. That is, work with the moving image, video games, and computer animations.
Oath presents to the world a curated view of the sweeping frontier of contemporary African photography. We recognise the need to interpret the great scope of photography talent coming from across Africa by providing a much-needed platform for a diverse new generation of photographers. Our goal is to grant visibility to emerging photographers, celebrate overlooked archives, and champion talent. There is a vast amount of photographic output across the continent, yet the platforms through which to engage with it both on home soil and abroad are minimal.
It is our mission to support photographers and help tell their stories by being committed to delivering an exceptional print publication. By creating Oath to inspire and inform, we have in the processes built a strong platform that seeks to connect the photography community across Africa and to open a dialogue with global audiences. Oath is a leading authority on contemporary African photography. Our content is well-researched, carefully selected, and beautifully presented in print format. We are a valuable source of information to anyone interested in photography and more specifically to those working in the field of African photography. Oath published bi-annually and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
In a world forever altered, how do we make sense of our new reality? There's no better place to start than within the opinions and ideas of writers, creators, artists and innovators, whose insights can help to shape a more inspiring, inclusive future.
In 144 pages of beautiful design, editorial and interviews, issue no. 6 of ALHAUS magazine considers a future in which nothing can be taken for granted. We speak to The Dotsfounder Pip Jamieson about the future of freelance and to Scandi design maven David Harrigan about the need for courage. Bestselling author Naoise Dolan holds forth on the joy of experimentation, while Black Lives Matter activist Amanda Áde defines the power of listening. As part of our ongoing commitment to #amplifymelanatedvoices, we explore the passion and craft of BIPOC through words and imagery, including that of British illustrator Kazvare.
While international travel remains off limits, ALHAUS magazine takes us on a photographic journey through Iran, Istanbul, Northern Ireland, San Francisco and Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. With stylish typographic choices and impactful layouts, issue 6 is a feast of colour and words designed to celebrate passion and creativity in this uncertain world.
ALHAUS Magazine is where curation meets content. A semi-annual magazine devoted to design, culture, lifestyle, travel and art, it prioritises thoughtful editorial and arresting imagery—with an emphasis on the inspiring.
Now, with the benefit of smartphones, we can instantly connect with anyone we want and shop for things online anytime we wish. As it has become much easier to collect massive amounts of information in a blink of an eye, as well as to fulfill our desires, I believe now is the time to ask ourselves the question. “In what do we place our values?” We have consciously begun to make the effort to draw a map using our imagination, by connecting the present to the past, and to design our future beyond that map.
The title for this issue COLLAGE came to mind from an interview with Teppei Kaneuji which was part of a book of interviews I was putting together at the same time, called “Tsukuru Riyuu (The Reason to Create)”: A Series of Interviews by Nakako Hayashi. Stating that his media of expression as a collage, Kaneuji, in his attempt to redefine the concept of collage, says that “A collage is an act to personally resist the conventional time, value, history and sets of rules, and to resist a much larger force with an accumulation of smaller actions.”
64 Pages 21 x 29.7 cm Color Offset First Edition 2020
Seit Dezember 2012 erscheint das Kulturmagazin Coucou monatlich in Winterthur. Das Magazin bietet auf über 50 Seiten Hintergrundberichte, Porträts, Musik-, Literatur-, Film- und Veranstaltungstipps sowie unterhaltende Kolumnen und einem Veranstaltungskalender zum Herausnehmen. Hoch- wie auch Populär- und Alternativkultur werden abgedeckt. So hilft Coucou mit, Kultur zu vermitteln und einem breiten Publikum zugänglich zu machen. Das Kulturmagazin setzt sich in erster Linie mit der Kulturlandschaft in Winterthur auseinander, greift aber auch überregionale und gesellschaftliche Themen auf. Das Coucou berichtet nicht nur über Kultur, sondern ist auch Kultur: Die «Page Blanche» bietet jungen Künstlern zudem die Chance, die Rückseite des A2-Kalenders in der Heftmitte zu gestalten.
The Summer issue of Flash Art which cover story is dedicated to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, is charachterised by multifaceted reflections on individuality and collectivity in a wide range of contexts — including psychology, public and domestic space, the internet, and the environment.
The reflection on bodies acting with and against bodies, is transposed on the level of an overproductions of transitory subjectivities which unfolds through the miscellaneous contributions.
In this issue:
Olafur Eliasson essay by Elise Hunchuck while Carlos Kong notes howNeïl Beloufa"satirically underscores the precarious conditions [that] produce subjectivity." The music duoAmnesia Scanner's visual essay in which their distinctive dystopian vision implodes before the whisperings of an animatronic oracle. Tomás Saraceno's studies on spiders and their behavior by Stefanie Hessler. Plus, a touching memory ofGenesis Breyer P-Orridgeby Jane Ursula Harris. Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist on the notion of "The Extreme Self"; and a reflection on the current global landscape by Marina Fokidis. Finally, the second episode ofThe Curatorial Gaze, column by Pierre Bal-Blanc, and much more.
Beyond is a limited-edition book dedicated to photography, art and fashion, curated by Take Care with the art direction of Studio Moretti Visani.
Beyond brings to light the creative process of four artists who work mainly on long term projects. Giovanni Fredi, Kata Geibl, Francesco Merlini, Alba Zari describe their research process beyond the images, showing diaries, sketches, references, techniques.
Beyond includes three fashion editorials. Eleonora Agostini + Miu Miu, Hubert Crabières + MSGM styled by Riccardo Linarello and Alessandro Furchino Capria + Bottega Veneta styled by Roberta Pinna, show three different “behind the scene” of their shootings, among contact sheets, domestic photo sets and mood boards.
Beyond features three unpublished projects by Ronni Campana, Federico Radaelli and Leonardo Scotti that with no words and no captions the three works interrupt sometimes the flow of the book with full page strong images. The three projects can be extracted from the book and be hanged as posters.
Off The Rails - Come As You Are’ Issue 16 straight from lock down.
In Issue 16 we mix it up a little. We look into the world of 'FaceTime Photography' with Tom Mitchell and others, as we find ourselves having to work differently and therefore our content represents that. We speak to MikeFlo and many others regarding the current movement towards Black Liberty and documenting the world around us as this happens. We talk to VEMIX about recreating history, to the extent of the world believing these incredible photoshopped images that he creates are the real deal. Higher Power hit their Brooklyn show bang at the beginning of the global pandemic as they all fought Covid. Drake Alexander takes us on a journey into his world as Savannah McMillan revisits her exhibitions to help the NHS. Artist Tejumola Adenuga blows us away with his dot work while the bold colours and installations of Julia Benz brings life to us all. We welcome back the incredible David Bellemere with a new exclusive editorial with Lola Alcaluzac, as well as new work from George Holz & Mike Miller.
Off The Rails is a beautifully printed & digital photography + art magazine showcasing a global selection of artists, musicians and youth culture. A platform to artists globally from photographers right through to painters, skaters & poets through to musicians. The magazine promotes an all year round summertime, out-there rock'n'roll mentalities and a nostalgic nod to a youth culture that everybody can appreciate. Come break the rules with us!
Broccoli is the international magazine for cannabis lovers.
Created by women who love weed, Broccoli is a magazine presenting a new perspective on cannabis culture. Playful, informed, eclectic, and thoughtful, it encourages the discovery and intelligent appreciation of cannabis through explorations of art, culture, and fashion.
88 pages, perfect bound, printed on premium coated paper.
Issue 3 of IMPORTANT MAGAZINE is exploring the theme of VANITY. As a subject it not only plays to elegance and subtlety with intellectual flair but also individual signatures and elements of surprise. This issue contains an exposé of how we all are apt to create a shell identity on the way to our true selves and the shedding of all other fake IDs. Poetry that grasps the sky and the edge of a letter, feelings that overwhelm words. How do we as humans play with masquerades, movement, comparison, identification arranged as graphic intensity and sensory investigations. Photography and scenarios travel beyond 'mere' vanity to the realm of excellence and revelation. Skin texture and adornments being points to the sublime. All this warped and wefted as images and texts, ancient and modern.
Vingt Sept is an independent, biannual print and online publication dedicated to showcasing rule-breaking and fearless culture, arts, beauty and fashion ideas, from the world's most creative and inspiring.
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Where there is love there is life Mahatma Gandhi
In Vingt Sept Vol I, our dossier examines GENESIS: a moment of rebirth encouraging us to step outside of the traditional conforms of a society we are used to existing in.
Covers by Nadia Lee Cohen, Philipp Raheem, Arabella Itani, Joshua Meeks
Contributions: Anjuli McKenna, Ashley Victoria, Cailin Klohk, Caroline Barnes, Chardonnay Thomas, Charli Avery, Charlotte Wilcock, Chloe Gottlieb-Hunt, Cecilia Brognoli, Connor Picken, Eddie Wailes, Ellie Morris, Emma Koch, Fabio Nogueira, Frankie Neal, Girmai Teklu, Grace Campbell, Holly Partridge, Joshua Meeks (Meeks Rayvon), Karla Serrano, Kristiana Zaula, Macy Kerrigan, Maha Alselami, Maria Luisa Suriano, Miles Aldridge, Moa Lundstrom, Nadia Lee Cohen, Rachael Young, Rebecca Fiore, Sophie Moore, Zek Snaps
Fashion & Beauty Editorials: Arabella Itani, Bella Santucci, Carlo Zambon, Danny Lowe, Doina Ciobanu, Dylan Weller, Hila Karmand, Jheanelle Feanny, Kirsty Peters, Luca Chirico, Luis Calvo Hernández, Marcia Lee, Nate Margolis, Nikki Louise, Penelope Bell, Philipp Raheem, Shanice Noel, Silvia Amicarelli, Sofía Paris, Sophia Pohlmann, Sophie Surridge, Szalay Miller, Tinu Bello, Yasmine Sabri, Inger Moss, Shalke Gummel, Oscar Ridding, Alyona Wolf, Andy Richardson, Sanjay, Maïssane, Maxwell Annoh, Isobel Dodd
Film & Music Editorials: Aimee Lou Wood, Bexey, Daps the Director, Col3trane, Sean Teale
Colour is science, psychology, and communication, but in art and design it is also about perception and choice. Colour is fun, packed with emotion, and is personal, but it can also become dangerously political. In DAMN°76 we explore some of the most colourful myths and realities – from naked cowboys riding pink unicorns to the corrupt power of the American greenback – and get new insights into how the use of colour feeds and challenges our perceptions. We look at the latest exhibitions and projects and talk to some of the artists and designers whose work dares us to recalibrate our thinking on the politics of colour – especially given the huge changes the digital revolution has introduced.
‘I am not used to asking for help, but on what kind of a ground am I standing?’ – Etel Adnan
In the July/August issue of frieze, Etel Anan contemplates horizons in an exclusive excerpt from her forthcoming book, Shifting the Silence; Moyra Davey and Kate Zambreno consider Nadine Gordimer’s haunting proposition ‘to write as if you were dead’; and Evelyn Taocheng Wang answers our questionnaire.
Also featuring: an essay by Gary Zhexi Zhang on the parafictional artworks of Cooking Sections, Goldin+Senneby, Sean Raspet and Shengping Zheng, which sit between ecology and industry. A profile by Brian Dillon on the choreographer Michael Clark, who combined classical training, punk, pop and outré fashion to recast London in the 1980s in his own image. 1500 words by poet Bernadette Mayer on the ever-changing colours of the alphabet. And Lynne Tillman responds to a photograph from An-My Lê’s Small Wars (1999–2002).
Plus, a series of columns on games – from Darran Anderson’s memories of Street Fighter IIto Simon Denny and Joanna Pope’s reworking of the world’s first socialist board game Class Struggle (1978) – and 21 reviews from around the world, including ‘Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI’ at de Young Museum in San Francisco and ‘Tell Me About Yesterday Tomorrow’ at the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism.
About Frieze Frieze is a media and events company that comprises three publications, frieze magazine, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week; and four international art fairs, Frieze London, Frieze LA, Frieze New York and Frieze Masters; a programme of courses and talks at Frieze Academy, and frieze.com - the definitive resource for contemporary art and culture.
History Frieze was founded in 1991 by Amanda Sharp, Matthew Slotover and Tom Gidley with the launch of frieze magazine, a leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. Sharp and Slotover established Frieze London in 2003, one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs which takes place each October in The Regent’s Park, London. In 2012, Frieze launched Frieze New York taking place in May; and Frieze Masters, which coincides with Frieze London in October and is dedicated to art from ancient to modern. In February 2018, Frieze announced the launch of Frieze Los Angeles, opening February 14-17, 2019 in Paramount Pictures Studios. In 2016, Frieze also launched Frieze Academy, a year-round programme of talks and courses.
See The ACT Creative Studios present the second issue of ACT, published under the title “WARDA AL HANI”
The title of this issue is WARDA AL HANI (Madame Rose Hani - Part Two ) which is one of Gibran Khalil Gibran’s novels where he tells the story of a young woman who is married to a rich man, but she feels imprisoned. One day she finds the light inside the darkness in a young man and decides to leave her husband to witness love and modesty with this young person. Society judged her. Her powerful ex-husband made use of his power to put her reputation to question. but she didn’t really care because she knows everyone’s story and decided to have her own. She decides to live for love.
How many Wardas have you seen? Being judged for their life choices and their decisions. How many men used their powerful voice and social positions to put the reputation of the women that they love (who didn’t share the same interest) in question. How many persons are like Gibran, take the time to actually seek the truth and decide what is the right thing to do? We chose this novel by Gibran as the title of our second issue because it best describes how society objectifies woman for their actions.
A hint of what to come in this issue; So many women sharing the same and different point of views, stories about experiences they face as women, stories about daily battles and a society that keeps on reminding them that they need to do more. Not one day do they feel any kind of freedom to just be, and when they do, they are put to question again. Stories of women. A society that objectifies women.
ACT (Art, Culture and Talent) is a visual ART magazine, with a platform for expression. A place to create, communicate and inspire. It is a journey, a trip for your mind and an escape from your daily problems. A play with all the elements; a full official ACT. The process we went through to create this magazine is the same we go through when writing a movie: the research and the longing for expression.
ACT creates a tribe so you can belong; it can be your comfort place and escape. It presents articles that express and represent each one of the contributors in their own words.
The subjects that ACT treats in every issue, are related to so many factors from social situations and observation, to politics, economy and travel; keeping in mind that art is at the center of everything; It is an inclusive project of all forms of visual expression.
ACT is the result of long years of cinema and filmmaking studies, art direction projects and a career of fashion and styling.
Artists cannot be framed into only one category or lifestyle. Once an artist, always an artist. A real one who breathes art day and night. One who sees it in every aspect of daily life where inspiration is just everywhere, and if you are really trained and your brain is used to seeing it, you will.
It is a long project of commitment, persistence and a process of observation. A project of an outsider trying to fit in, but fighting the process with art. After long observation and research came the necessity to create a new art magazine. Reading may have been neglected for some time, and it has become a forgotten activity we used to enjoy and practice back in the day.
So, we made sure our visual, with all its artistry and creativity, is as important as the words and articles we included. One of the very amusing activity we used to enjoy was coloring, so we added a couple of pages for you to reconnect with yourself and re-center your mind.
Sometimes literature and poems can take you to places with one key to access: your imagination. It was IMPORTANT to add this extra level of inspiration, so you can create and imagine it yourself.
Take some time off your phone screens, because nothing can be compared to the smell of books. Disconnect from your phones and re-connect with yourself and get inspired.
The lights go off, a spotlight unveils the curtains, they announce:
“Please turn off your phones and enjoy the act”
People applause, the curtains open revealing the stage covered with decorative elements. The orchestra plays music and you are taken by the violin.
You begin to see the ACT as the characters reveal the truth behind their masks.
Cover size opened : 48 cm x 33 cm Cover size closed : 24 cm x 33 cm Cover paper : Prado 300 gsm / Uncoated Inside paper : Woodfree 120 gsm / Uncoated Number of pages : 134 pages including the cover Binding : Perfect binding
High quality offset printing
Key title: ACT (Print) Variant title: Art, culture and talent
CURA. is a curatorial/editorial platform, founded by Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin in 2009, and consists of a magazine, a publishing house, and an exhibition program that works internationally in collaboration with museums, foundations, galleries, institutions and independents. Curatorial research and critical activity developed by CURA. is focused on both the investigation of new contemporary languages and on the development and implementation of new exhibition formats.
CURA. magazine includes specific sections devoted to the curatorial approaches of the past and present and special interventions by expressly invited curators and artists, the actors of novel interactions between text, graphics and images. Conversations, visual essays, critical texts, thematic analyses, lab projects are just some of the various formats through which the contents of the magazine are developed and presented. The different sections allow the exploration and presentation of a wide range of artistic practices and are the facets of a single and organic research project, conducted through the pages of the magazine and also developed within the other activities of CURA. platform. The paper medium is intended as a dynamic and flexible exhibition space in constant evolution, where the reader can discover the most interesting expressions of contemporary visual arts.
The third issue of JEZGA covers the theme Body As A Canvas / Body As A Tool. Exploring two aspects of our physical selves, and the ways these functions are used in artistic practices.
We have collected stories of birth, death, violence, nature, motherhood, love, detox, nature, sanity and warped perception – we want to celebrate the photographers, artists, and designers who daringly connect with their own bodies, as well as those of others, to use them in their craft and convey unique perspectives.
This issue has a reversible cover – split down the middle between 'Canvas' and 'Tool'. Don't worry about picking your favourite, you'll get both.
Issue five of OOF dives down into the emotional safety net that football provides for so many people. On the cover, we've got the amazing Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, interviewed by Ayodeji Rotinwa. Deeper in the mag, Justin Hammond gets all misty-eyed over Martin Andersen's photos of pre-match mischief, Rosemary Waugh explores the unravelling of masculinity in Corbin Shaw’s football flags, and Lydia Blakeley tells us why Delia Smith is a modern icon. Elsewhere, we've got Orit Gat dropping some art theory on a photo of Dele Alli and Eddy Frankel comparing crowds to bacteria in William Reginald Howe Browne's stunning painting of a Wembley FA Cup final.
FOOTBALL IS the quintessential communal experience. Across the world - in stadiums, bars and living rooms - countless milions of people experience collective emotion through the teams they support. As one, they feel the ecstatic joy of a goal scored, or the crushing pain of a brutal defeat. It's a mass experience, communal emotion on a huge scale. Every day, football does with ease what art constantly tries to do: it makes people feel.
And because it plays such an important part in the everyday life of so many people, it has been a recurring topic in fine art for centuries. From Flemish landscapes filled with children kicking around animal bladders to multi-screen contemporary video installations, football acts as a symbol: a metaphor for national obsession, passion, physicality, belief, and any number of human emotions and experiences.
But it's not a one-way relationship: art's job is to deconstruct the world, to help us figure out what everything means, to offer new perspectives. The artists featured in OOF peel back the layers of meaning in this obsessive sport, and help us make sense of something bigger and more ungraspable in the process. OOF hopefully goes a little way towards laying all of that bare. Football and art have been intertwined for centuries, we're just going to try to unravel that a little bit.
Created in one of the most tumultuous times in our 26 years as a print publication, Juxtapoz is excited to share our newest Quarterly edition, Summer 2020 Issue #214. For the cover story and artwork, we had Brooklyn-based painter, Kelly Beeman, premiere one of her newest watercolor works, a painting that spoke to our current global mood of both harmony, togetherness, anxiety and fear. We also share in-depth conversations Jose Parla, Felipe Pantone, Calida Rawles, Anna Weyant, Jess Johnson, Molly Bounds and Koichi Sato, as well as stories on the history of Levi's, Heath Ceramics. Summer 2020 also highlights the works of Bill Posters, Kristine Potter, Yu Maeda, 1010. And in perhaps a perfect tale of these past months, we get a journal from Martin Machado as he took a riverboat from San Francisco to Sacramento, at the early stages of the pandemic, away from the news and one with the natural world.
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