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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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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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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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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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Yuri Pattison

Yuri Pattison’s work explores the multiple relationships between visual cultures, space, communication technologies and information circulation. While digital economies favor the ideology…

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Josh Kolbo

In early 2013, several months after Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency expanded its “Flood Risk” zones to include Red Hook, Brooklyn, as a “Zone A” district. From here…

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Andrea Crespo

The titles of Andrea Crespo’s solo shows seem to clamber along, tangled up in Greek roots: “virocrypsis” (2015), “polymorphoses” (2015), “sis: somatic systems” (2015). Nerdy but sleek, high-tech…

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On Neïl Beloufa

Making films, sculptures and installations informed by his rejection of hierarchy and unapologetic mix of influences, French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa has an intense 2016 ahead of him, with…

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Kenny Scharf

New York in the 1980s may be the last time the vanguard art community converged in one place. Ambitious artists, musicians, writers and others who dreamed of connecting with a…

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Paulo Nimer Pjota

An atmosphere common to collectively developed image panels—such as street walls, vernacular houses and cheap toilets—permeates the work of Paulo Nimer Pjota. Conducting a study…

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Producers: Nik Kosmas

You started collaborating with Daniel Keller as AIDS-3D in 2005 and ended it in 2013 at a pretty high point in the practice. You were 27 years old, had gallery representation and were…

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Isa Genzken

From her early computer-calculated abstract sculptures in the mid-1970s to the assemblages of her latest body of work, Isa Genzken has proven to be one of the most influential artists of our time…

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Max Hooper Schneider

Interested in exploring the apocalyptic and dystopian qualities of our contemporary visual representations, Max Hooper Schneider’s practice merges sculpture, installation and living environments…

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SUPERIMAGES

What does “iconic” mean today? Is it something that can be boiled down to a square-cropped image on Instagram? If so, is there any room left for the conceptual?

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Diane Simpson

Make your way through enough writings on Diane Simpson’s work and you’ll find a single descriptor comes up time and again: elegant. Outwardly, it’s a word denoting presence, poise, a tasteful…

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Rochelle Goldberg

Petroleum arrives at the Canadian-born artist Rochelle Goldberg’s Brooklyn studio from a vendor that sells “West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil.” Goldberg uses crude oil, alongside living matter…

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Jon Rafman: Sticky Drama

Jon Rafman has always been an artist with one foot in the Internet and the other in reality. His latest solo show at the Zabludowicz Collection perfectly showcased that overlap between IRL and URL.

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Tetsumi Kudo

I remember in the immediate months after September 11th stumbling onto an article in New York Magazine entitled “Sooner or Later…it will happen here.” The article described…

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8-Ball

Lele Saveri was born in Rome in 1980. First drawn to graffiti, then to skinhead culture, he grew up as a mod. A few years later, in 2001, he moved to London. There, he quit graffiti, then to…

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Katy Grannan

In a society that values notoriety and celebrity, acknowledging suffering is an act of disruption. In her photographic series and a new feature film, American artist Katy Grannan immersed herself…

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Center Stage: Trevor Paglen

An overarching question for the upcoming Gwangju Biennial, which I’m curating and you’re invited to participate in, is, “What does art do?” This is a notoriously difficult question, but one which…

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Pro/Creative: Selfie-Conscious

For three defining weeks in late 2015, I sublet some space in an apartment with three rooms, four beds, and five residents—four of them women, plus one self-identified “worm.” The apartment was…

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Banlieue State of Mind

A conversation with French curator Pierre Bal-Blanc, now part of the team of the upcoming documenta 14 after a decade of radical programming at the periphery of Paris.

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COLORS MAGAZINE

COLORS was a magazine created by photographer Oliviero Toscani and art director Tibor Kalman in 1991 to show the world to the world. With a keen attention to the power of images, it became a point of reference for many in the editorial…

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Lu Yang

When Walter Benjamin wrote about the aura of the artwork, he spoke in terms of its elusive, almost divine nature; he most certainly didn’t mean that it could be a physical, detachable thing…

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Kathryn Andrews

In Kathryn Andrews’ exhibition “Run for President,” now on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the artist has permeated the space…

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Louisa Gagliardi

This series happened at a moment when I was starting to feel restrained by my own aesthetic. All my images were planned, very constructed and controlled. From the beginning, I knew how they’d turn out. This new series is more improvised…

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25Y TZK

To coincide with the radical German magazine’s 25th anniversary and 100th issue, we talk to Texte zur Kunst’s founder Isabelle Graw about critique, the techno age of liking, mutations…

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Julie Bena

The badinage in Julie Bena’s Miss None and Mister Peanut video trilogy is an absurd perversion of Abbott & Costello’s comedy routines, but it also seems to offer the profundity of a…

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Melike Kara

The characters that populate Melike Kara’s enigmatic canvases are regularly put through their paces. While some images seem relatively sedate, others are full of figures performing an…

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Michael Xufu Huang

In this new series, we invite artists, creators and practitioners to share with us what they’re looking forward to in the coming season. For this issue, we learn WHAT’S NEXT…

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