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Essay: Jordan Wolfson

With its arcane mixture of absurd humor, spectacle and desire, the artist’s practice channels a dark strain in American culture. 

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Interview: Jordan Wolfson

Arousal, violence, theatricality—all are called into question by the artist’s works, created by choosing to always feel more.

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Bidoun

With a mix of critical irony, quality content and an eclectic roster of contributors, the magazine created a “vernacular disorientalism.”

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Camille Blatrix

Camille Blatrix is evasive. His name alone is misleading; on top of that, his work is consistently difficult to decipher.

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Venus Lau

A native of Hong Kong, the curator is at once an insider and an outsider in the Mainland Chinese art world.

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Jeffrey Joyal

Dead creatures surge with the same anachronistic animism as the distressed hardware and kitschy Americana.

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Sophia Al-Maria

The Qatari-American artist stepped out of the Gulf into the global experience of the consumer world.

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Katja Novitskova

Katja Novitskova’s images became popular to a wider audience by means of their seductive, appealing surfaces.

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Shawn Maximo X Pierre Paulin

The New York-based polymath creates a new series of architectural renderings considering the work of the iconic French designer.

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Julie Verhoeven

When is disgust a good thing? These are the questions and sensations that hit you looking at these images by the British artist.

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Nhu Duong

“When you move to a new country, you naturally try to adjust and reinvent yourself. Fashion can be an expression of that.”

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Visualize: Watching Music

Last July, senior editor Jillian Mapes wrote an article for Pitchfork titled, “Is 2016 Music’s Biggest Year in Decades?”

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Donna Huanca

In her recent work, Donna Huanca addresses the indissoluble schizodynamic basis of extrasensory modes of embodied cognizance.

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Sterling Ruby: Workwear

In 2008, Sterling Ruby designed a basic “work wear” button-down shirt and a pair of jean-style pants to be worn in the studio. Made from the leftover…

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Interview: Huma Bhabha

The artist’s sculptures and drawings convey a hybrid language of worship, and the entropy of a collapsing system.

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Interview: Ron Nagle

The artist’s ambiguous ceramics express a right-brained sense of craft, color and surface, and a subtle dark humor.

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Interview: Melanie Schiff

A feminist undercurrent informs images plunged in the tension of everyday and sublime, nostalgia and heartache.

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Interview: John Divola

The Californian photographer’s portraits of vandalized homes are artifacts of his engagement with time, place and circumstance.

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Interview: Sterling Ruby

I embrace my manic personality traits. I can’t imagine working without my bi-polar disposition.

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Interview: Mike Davis

The socialist urban theorist talks building and destroying, the crisis of the city, radical solutions, and the apocalypse.

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Interview: Cassils

The artist/bodybuilder inhabits a place where politics of gender, media construction and personal identity cross.

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Sterling Ruby: Tables

Remnants of the metalwork that took place for decades in the warehouse that now functions as the artist’s studio.

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Interview: Raf Simons

The fashion designer discusses collaboration, the creative responsibility for innovation and how to stay punk at the top.

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Sterling Ruby: Landscape

Once described as “Gangsta Rothkos,“ Ruby’s paintings push landscape towards an obnoxious beauty.

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Futura 89+: Bruno Zhu

This series features interviews with artists, writers and practitioners who were born in or after 1989.

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Pioneers: Heimo Zobernig

We recently showed your Untitled (in Red) (2011) in Cologne: a work composed of numerous red neon tubes. And now schwarzescafé [“black café”], an architectural reaction to…

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Pro/Creative: Strippers Lessons

Pleasure, power, instinct, and desire—the Pro/creative series considers visual culture via the bodies that make it. In this issue, Fiona Duncan gives us “strippers’ lessons.”

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Panorama: Cuba

As the cultural calendar increasingly becomes a feast of opportunities to fly off the beaten track, the Panorama series travels the world through the eyes of writers…

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Home Economics

There’s no place like home, sang the popular American playwright Sir Henry Rowley Bishop in 1823. Yes, but whose home? Approaching its fifteenth edition and unveiling its…

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Marguerite Humeau

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble; Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Eye of newt, and toe of…

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Christopher Y. Lew

Despite his signature mohawk, Christopher Y. Lew has been a ubiquitous but unassuming presence in the New York art world for years. Born and raised in New…

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Megan Rooney

In his 1936 essay “The Storyteller,” Walter Benjamin provides a waltzing elegy for the art of storytelling, declaring it to be “reaching its end” amidst modern print…

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Cao Fei

Legend has it that leading up to the International Center of Photography’s 2009 triennial, curators at the New York-based institution had to deploy avatars in Second Life…

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Valerie Keane

Humans love fire ’cause it mocks our rule. Cartoons incite the same ancient envy—to groove past our edges, to move with the logic of thought. But we…

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Sean Raspet

In the flux of post-industrial capital, liquid is the currency that counts. Market analysts monitor its ebb and flow as obsessively as Mad Max’s Immorten Joe, who had…

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Yngve Holen

Airplanes: among the most sophisticated technology we experience in everyday life, they serve as powerful emblems of today’s accelerated and globalized lifestyle, its perks and its discontents….

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Renaud Jerez

Renaud Jerez’s techno-animistic sculptures have lost their protective membranes. Skinless, fluidless and vacant, they sit in wait, lying prone or hanging limp like marionettes…

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Sol Calero

Melons and limes, bananas and pineapples—Sol Calero’s polychromatic canvases suggest that seeing can be a form of sustenance.

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Eckhaus Latta

When I get through to Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, the connection is faulty. “Sorry, we’re just driving!” explains Eckhaus. He has just joined Latta in LA,…

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Kienholz

For centuries, the aestheticization of violence in art has been the subject of considerable controversy and debate. Up to the early ‘70s, when Edward and Nancy Reddin…

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Producers: DIS

To coincide with the opening of the 9th Berlin Biennale, we bring you an extensive interview with the curatorial team, disruptive NY-based art collective DIS.

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Futura 89+: Darja Bajagić

In a recent tweet you said, “There are people who believe that things that shouldn’t be there mustn’t be shown.” Do you believe that pornography shouldn’t be there? And if it is there…

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Futura 89+: Philipp Timischl

Let’s talk about the project you’re working on as part of your 89plus residency at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris. The project will be presented at your first institutional solo exhibition…

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Futura 89+: Andrew Durbin

We first worked together early this year, when you read at the opening of the inaugural 89plus exhibition “Poetry will be made by all!”, co-curated with Kenneth Goldsmith and hosted…

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Cover Story: Robert Longo

Grown up from an avid consumer of films and TV to taking in most sources from the Internet, American artist Robert Longo is rooted in a generation interested in…

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The Printed Matters

Meet the team behind the iconic New York bookstore and bi-coastal fair, which just moved to a new location to make more room for a growing community. I’ve been at Printed Matter for 26 years now. I started as a p/t book packer, then…

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Futura 89+: Matt Copson

Your work is primarily based around the adventures of Reynard the Fox, a series of medieval European folkloric fables. What is it about Reynard the Fox that initially piqued your interest…

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An Interview with Neïl Beloufa

A conversation about laziness, decision-making, productive neurosis, fear, success, work method, and presenting the spectator with questions rather than explanations.

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Gender Fluidity and Post-Identity

Like all fluids humans excrete, language is sticky. “Gender fluidity” and “post-identity” are two trending terms designed to thrust us into a queer-for-all future…

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Matteo Callegari

At the core of Matteo Callegari’s practice lies a principle of hospitable generosity. The artist considers painting a proposition for a ­dialogue—a forum in which both painters…

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Charlie White

Fifteen years ago, I made a series of staged photographs, nine in all, that conjured a thing I had invented—a person, a proxy, a golem—that could carry out specific tasks and embody…

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Pioneers: Sylvie Fleury

You recently opened an exhibition at the Bass Museum as part of Art Basel Miami. The main work is a newly produced neon sign on the museum’s facade…

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Queer Thoughts

The most important thing to know about Queer Thoughts in Chicago was that the gallery could have easily been bigger. At each opening, clouds of young visitors floated in a large…

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Futura 89+: Bogosi Sekhukhuni

Does your work rely on any analog processes, or does it (or could it) exist completely in digital form? Could I fully understand your work by seeing it online, or is it important…

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Cover Story: Vanessa Beecroft

Best known for her iconic performances featuring formations of subjects, mostly women, the artist creates each work following a flat and frontal image that is sharp in her mind.

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TASCHEN’s Sexy Books

Alessio Ascari: When and how did TASCHEN’s “Sexy Books” series come about, and how did you get involved? Dian Hanson: Benedikt Taschen started his publishing company in 1980…

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LA Artists and their Cars

Cars are an inescapable part of life in Los Angeles, california. Reminiscent of Joe Goode’s cult 1969 calendar project portraying the likes of Ed Ruscha and Ken Price…

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