Flash Art International No.267
July - September issue
“I think an artist is anybody who does something well, like if you cook well.” These were the words of Andy Warhol in a feature interview with Flash Art International back in 1987. Following this thought in his inimitable style, Maurizio Cattelan interviews revered chef Ferran Adrià — owner of elBulli restaurant and first chef to participate in Documenta.
Announced with a special cover by Piotr Uklánski, this issue features Focus Poland. Warsaw-based critic and curator Jakub Banasiak opens the section with a survey on the Polish art scene in transition, and asks: “What is to be done? Again.” In an in-depth interview with Artur Ε»mijewski, Valentina Sansone gets to the roots of the work of one of Poland’s most celebrated artists. Also included is the Artists Dictionary of the brightest representatives of the Polish scene.
Adam Carr gets to grips with the underlying themes in the work of young Lithuanian artist Gintaras DidΕΎiapetris.
Following her recent appearance in the 4th Tate Triennial, Olivia Plender discusses the influences and motivations in her work with Robert Stasinski.
Chris Burden responds to questions from Sonia Campagnola and Valentina Sansone and discusses the individual works that form his prolific legacy.
The broad and varied work of Ulla von Brandenburg, who has become an ever-present figure in the internatio nal art scene, is the focus of an essay by Katerina Gregos.
Nicola Trezzi’s essay “Craft” introduces the ‘Modern Crafters’ and ‘Conceptual Artisans’ working in New York today: “From Commodities to Talismans: Modernity as a Remedy to the Aftermath.”
In this issue’s Ouverture, Ovul Durmusoglu presents the films of Istanbul-based artist Emre Hüner. Antonia Lotz discusses Clemens von Wedemeyer’s new work The Fourth Wall in Global Art. Damien Hirst’s retrospective at the Pinchuk Art Center is the focus of Spotlight.
Featured in the News section are “The Generational: Younger than Jesus” at New York’s New Museum, the 10th Havana Biennial and the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennial. Roxana Azimi discusses the ‘Venice Effect’ on the art market in “The C ash Canals of Venice.” Also included are interviews with Hou Hanru ahead of the Lyon Biennial and WHW, the curators of the forthcoming 11th Istanbul Biennial.
Flash Art’s photo galleries capture the 53rd Venice Biennale and Prague Biennale 4.
Solo show reviews: Hernan Bas; Marilyn Minter; Phil Collins; Manfred Pernice; Karthik Pandian; Christopher Orr; Michael Raedecker; Adrian Ghenie; Annette Kelm / Sergej Jensen / Wolfang Breuer; Johannes Wohnseifer; Helen Mirr a; Micol Assaël; Cindy Sherman; Tacita Dean; Sarah Morris / Seth Price; Gabriel Orozco.
Group show reviews: “The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; “The Past in the Present and The Near in the Far” at Laboral, Gijón; “The Future Depends on You. New Rules” at the Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; “History of Violence” at Haifa Museum of Art.
Flash Reviews: Cheyney Thompson; Rita McBride; Sarah Charlesworth; Mimmo Rotella; Antonio Adriano Puleo; Can Altay / Jeremiah Day; Karen Russo; Jennifer Tee; Gareth Moore; Sophie Bueno-Boutellier; Peter Halley; Megan Sullivan; Florian Germann; Scott Short; Santiago Sierra; Konstantin Zvezdochetov; Andreas Neumeister; Fiona Connor; Tse Su-Mei; José Luis Landet.
This issue’s Fresh Start sees Gea Politi become an ambassador for under-fire Swedish website Pirate Bay.
The COVER ARTISTS of this issue are Ferran Adrià and Piotr Uklánski.
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