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The January-February 2009 issue of Flash Art International presents the first of a two-part Focus New York. Following Flash Art‘s invitation, Klaus Biesenbach, Massimiliano Gioni and Jerry Saltz met up at our New York office. The meeting prompted an impressive discussion that covered many topics significant to the New York art scene today. The transcription of the conversation opens Flash Art‘s two-part Focus New York, which follows into the March-April ’09 issue. One of the many big questions, “Do artists still need to live and work in the Big Apple to become successful?” Following the panel discussion, the NYC-based artist Aaron Young is interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist and presents his new works. The first part of the New York Artists Dictionary includes a selection of young and talented artists living and working in the city. Furthermore, a conversation between Steven Parrino and David Robbins, which took place back in the ’80s, is published here for the first time. Finally, Fia Backström engages in an unconventional interview with Anthony Huberman and has designed a special cover for this issue (in collaboration with Roe Ethridge). For this issue’s survey, Giancarlo Politi asks gallerists worlwide about the current status of art fairs and auctions. Have they become ‘giants’ to be afraid of? Do art fairs mean join or pain? In anticipation of a wide retrospective on the artist’s work, which will open in Austria mid-February 2009, Raimar Stange visits Markus Schinwald‘s studio and tells us his findings. Within the walls of Villa Reale in Milan, Maurizio Cattelan and Tino Sehgal discuss the ‘economics of progress.’ Furthermore, Tris Vonna-Michell presents a fictional prose for Flash Art‘s readers. This issue’s Ouverture presents young Moroccan and Paris-based artist Latifa Echakhch, while New Yorker Amy Granat is the focus of Global Art. Spotlight discusses “Italics”: the latest exhibition curated by Francesco Bonami before the 2010 Whitney Biennial and which will travel from Palazzo Grassi in Venice to Chicago’s MCA next summer. Solo show reviews include: Stefan Sandner, Lucy McKenzie, Nalini Malani, Kelley Walker, Thomas Houseago, Florian Hecker, Stefan Burger, Jeremy Deller, Susan Philipsz, Rodney Graham, Mathias Bitzer, Fabian Marti, Ion Grigorescu, Giuseppe Penone, Gianni Caravaggio, Dora Economou, Albano Afonso & Sandra Cinto, Xu Zhen. Flash Reviews include: Andy Coolquitt, Jeff Elrod, Sam Lewitt, Kiersten Puusemp, Zoe Crosher, Holger Kalberg, Felix Gmelin, Ai Weiwei, Andy Harper, Aleana Egan, Katarina Burin, Lorenza Lucchi Basili, Sven Johne, Olaf Breuning, Rashid Johnson, Zeng Hao. For Fresh Start, Gea Politi meets Basel’s LISTE director: Peter Bläuer. The COVER ARTISTS of this issue are: Fia Backström (cover project with Roe Ethridge) and Markus Schinwald. Get your hands on a copy of the January-February issue of the world’s leading art magazine while supplies last. For information and subscriptions: Flash Art International Via Carlo Farini, 68 20159 Milan ITALY Tel. 39 02 668 6150 info@flashartonline.com http://www.flashartonline.com
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