CURA. No.17 out now

CURA. No.17 out now


June 16, 2014

We’re very pleased to announce the new issue of CURA. No.17, with the great cover by Andrew Norman Wilson introduced with a letter by Alex Ross.

The first section about curatorial practice starts as always with an essay by Lorenzo Benedetti engaged to go ahead with his series on extraordinary figures of the past, talking about Walter Zanini, the visionary director of MAC USP and curator of São Paulo Biennials, a role he held on 1981 and 1983 during a dramatic period of democratic and cultural crisis his country was going through. Vincent Honoré is in conversation with Margarida Mendes, founder director of The Barber Shop, a singular space with a reckless artistic program based in Lisbon, while Jean-Max Colard concludes his long essay about preface to the exhibition, started in the previous issue, by ending it with the exhibition-preface.

The second part of the issue, devoted to the artistic practice of the emerging scene and the projects on paper, starts with a provocative dialogue between Ed Fornieles and the curator Ben Vickers; if you want to get the artist’s personal contacts, just read it! Then we are in Lisbon again with João Mourão and Luís Silva, directors of the Kunsthalle Lissabon who discuss with Patrizio di Massimo their recent show together and the artist’s practice. The curator Matthew de Pulford introduces us to the production of the British artist Jack Lavender, inhabited by found objects, funny plastic donuts and sausages, instead of Adam Carr, who presents a special project by the Danish artist Rolf Nowotny, that uses this space to compound his recent thoughts about the way in which the past can revive in the present. Cecilia Canziani goes ahead with her ping pong of texts and images involving the established artist Judith Hopf and a selection of her series of masks. At the same time the young curator Frances Loeffler writes in a detailed way a brief essay about the practice of the American artist Avery Singer and her wonderful paintings. The issue also includes other projects by Marie Angeletti who involved both the poet Quinn Latimer and the curator Anne Dressen and a wonderful exhibition especially set up by the collective group of Brooklyn-based artists The Still House Group at the East Broadway Mall.

Find you copy of CURA. No.17 in the best bookshops around the world, or, if you like comforts, you can also subscribe to CURA. and receive the magazine directly at your doorstep.

Also, on the occasion of its five-year anniversary, CURA. is thrilled to announce the project Dreams that Money Can’t Buy held at MAXXI Museum in Rome. The exhibition consists of a large collage of images, videos and actions in which illustrated works, objects and videos are activated by a network of artists, called to integrate their own intervention with the kaleidoscopic imagery of a shared dream. The presence of a reading area, which includes books, DVDs, sources and excerpts from the magazine, relate to the ongoing project of a “curated” encyclopedia of the topics covered in the five years since CURA.’s birth. The project includes the participation of Adrien Missika, Andrew Norman Wilson, Anna Franceschini, Daniel Gustav Cramer, David Douard, Francesco Arena, Gabriele De Santis, George Henry Longly, Haris Epaminonda, Ian Cheng, Ian Tweedy, Ingrid Olson, Invernomuto, Jack Lavender, Jimmy Limit, Luca Francesconi, Luca Trevisani, Maria Loboda, Martin Soto Climent, N. Dash, Neil Beloufa, Nico Vascellari, Nicolas Deshayes, Parker Ito, Raphael Zarka, Riccardo Benassi, Richard Sides, Salvatore Arancio, Sara Cwynar, Tilman Hornig, Timur Si-Qin and Tomaso De Luca. Come and see this oversized CURA. issue plastered on the MAXXI walls from June 24 until September 30.

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