Flash Art International no. 289

Flash Art International no. 289

Flash Art International

March 6, 2013

March–April 2013


Flash Art International March–April features two covers—Olaf Breuning and Alex Katz

In this issue, Flash Art International takes a look back at Alex Katz’s 60-year career on the eve of his four major exhibitions opening in Europe this March. Interview with curator Yuko Hasegawa about the main theme of the 11th Sharjah Biennial, “Re-Emerge: Towards a New Cultural Cartography.” Lesya Prokopenko on the 2012 Pinchuk Future Generation Art Prize and winning artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Acting director of QAGOMA, Suhanya Raffel, talks about the 13th edition of the Asia Pacific Triennial and its 20-year history. Interview with Milanese gallerist Primo Marella about his recent exhibition Deep S.E.A. and his interest in southeast Asian art. Interview with co-founders of Independent, New York, outline the fair’s unique character. Anna Zegna shares details of Ermenegildo Zegna’ s new initiative ZegnArt Public. Montblanc Cultural Foundation director Ingrid Roosen-Trinks speaks about the 10th anniversary of their art collection. Interview with Louise Clements, director of the international photography festival FORMAT 13. Artist-come-curator Neïl Beloufa chats about his experience curating an exhibition at Balice Hertling, Paris. A review of Speaking Artists curated by Lóránd Hegyi at the Busan Art Museum, Korea, the Benin Biennale “Inventing World: The Artist as Citizen,” Africa, and the First Kochi- Muziris Biennale in Kerala, India.

The State of America: on the occasion of art fair week in New York, Flash Art invites a group of art professionals based in the United States to give a feedback about the state of art in the Big Apple and the rest of the country.

Swiss artist and seasoned New Yorker Olaf Breuning reveals memories from his childhood and talks about his relationship with the city in an interview with Purple Magazine editor-in-chief Olivier Zahm.

From now on Flash Art will feature Time Machine: a section that rediscovers Flash Art historical archive. In this issue: interview with Alex Katz by Jerry Saltz from Flash Art International no. 159, 1991.

The March-April issue of Flash Art International includes a focus on the art scene in Mexico. Independent curator Ximena Apisdorf Soto provides a brief history of the Mexican art scene in her essay “In and Out.” Carmen Cuenca, new director of the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, is interviewed by LACMA curator Rita Gonzalez about the Tamayo’s reopening.As part of “Collecting,” a section of the magazine focused on contemporary art collectors, Patricia Martín interviews Eugenio López, founder of Fundación/Colección Jumex in Mexico City. Writer and curator Sarina Basta investigates the work of Mexico City–based artist Adriana Lara with a detailed look at her solo show at the Kunsthalle Basel and her participation in Documenta 13. On the eve of his solo presentation at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MUAC associate curator Amanda de la Garza Mata talks to Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas about his practice and his recent projects. And Umberta Genta interviews Mexican-born artist Stefan Brüggemann about his work and the role of conceptual art today.

Two generations of contemporary dance meet in a conversation between icon Trisha Brown and newcomer Boris Charmatz, as moderated by Flash Art Los Angeles editor Patrick Steffen.

Brand New / Spotlight
Vanessa Safavi by Andreas Schlaegel, 
“Dark and Deadpan: Pop in TV and the Movies” by Wendy Vogel 
Vincent Szarek by Patrick Steffen.

On creating reality, by Andy Kaufman; Meg Webster; Fiona Connor; Michelangelo Pistoletto; Nico Vascellari; Marisa Merz; Idris Khan; Anri Sala & Edi Rama; Oskar Dawicki; Envy, Enmity, Embarrassment; Dmitri Prigov.

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