Mousse Issue #30 out now

Mousse Issue #30 out now

Mousse Magazine

September 29, 2011

Mousse Issue #30 out now

October–November 2011

Monika Szewczyk meets Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer to talk about his personal theater composed of installations and performances that radically alter the character of the gallery and plunge the viewer into a vivid postminimalist nightmare…

For the record, artists are not the only people who wonder from time to time: “what the hell am I doing here, now?” Critics also have their crises: Dieter Roelstraete observes the qualitative dodginess of the artistic production of his contemporaries.

Nicholas Cullinan is impressed by the way Phyllida Barlow’s recent output manages to control space. The interview with the artist is an opportunity to retrace certain stages of her long career.

Ana Teixeira Pinto interviews David Levine for PART OF THE PROCESS, to find out about the origins of a performance that is a reflection on the life and times of Abstract Expressionism. And what links the artist’s father to Mark Rothko.

Jan Verwoert offers a surprising look at the vilest forms of judgment, shedding light on the close ties that exist between judge and judged. How can we get beyond such baseness? Maybe the answers can be found in ancient Greece.

George Kuchar has left us. And he has taken with him one of the most sincere, impassioned and comical perspectives on reality. Together with his twin brother Mike, George was one of the most highly esteemed underground filmmakers, forerunners of all the low-fi and parodistic approaches to narrative cinema. For PORTFOLIO, Juan A. Suárez provides a memorable portrait.

According to Andrew Berardini, Llyn Foulkes is a very undervalued artist. This contribution for LOST & FOUND is an opportunity to figure out the reasons behind his exclusion, and the value of his work.

Mark von Schlegell has a Gauguinish dream…what emerges from the telluric landslide of his mind is Melete, the land of Clear Art and granitic Judges.


Interviewed by Cecilia Alemani, Dan Finsel outlines a psychological voyage inspired by the legendary Farrah Fawcett.

Ben Schumacher creates original trompe l’oeil effects, paintings transformed into 3D objects. He talks about it with Bob Nickas.

According to John Henderson, Abstract Expressionism is a readymade to grab, regenerate, reconfigure.As he explains to Barbara Casavecchia.

Wu Tsang draws an uninterrupted line between art and life, investigating the concepts of hospitality and welcome. A conversation with Kevin McGarry.

TEN FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS OF CURATING, a project by Jens Hoffmann sponsored by Fiorucci Art Trust and Mousse Publishing, explores the multifaceted physiognomy of the curator. The sixth of ten dossiers features Elena Filipovic answering the question “What is an exhibition?”, plus images selected by Nairy Baghramian.*

Nick Currie tells us about the unpleasant effects of culinary globalization, through the delightful pretext of the discovery of a new fruit.


LONDON: Cally Spooner reveals to Michele Robecchi thather art is an exploration of the limitations and possibilities of performance, where the redefinition of space, the structure of the theater and the translation of thought into words are the protagonists.

PARIS: The painting method of Jonathan Binet explores the crest between concept and the physical, intention and chance. Vincent Honoré met the artist, to discover that the stopping point of a work can be set over the phone.

NEW YORK: Tim Rollins and Julie Ault discuss their post-Group Material activity. From the work of K.O.S, Rollins’ students in the South Bronx, to Ault’s particular editorial and curatorial efforts involving rediscoveries and restored value.

BERLIN: Starship is a paper spacecraft. A Berlin-based magazine with Ariane Müller, Martin Ebner and Hans-Christian Dany at its helm. Gigiotto Del Vecchio met the crew.

This time the ARTIST PROJECT is transformed into an exchange between an artist and a writer. Each image by Lutz Bacher documents a gift without naming the recipient; each text by Fionn Meade responds to the image of a gift given.


Enrico David and Thomas Houseago have been close friends for a long time. Paul Nesbitt invites the artists to make drawings for Mousse, as they discuss and talk.

She has made salads for hundreds of persons, and written books as big as rooms. Her Event Scores have been a source of great inspiration, also for Hans Ulrich Obrist, who met for Mousse with Alison Knowles, one of the key Fluxus figures.

Rob Giampietro is both a designer and a writer: this is why he loves wordplay, poetry and puzzles… For REPRINT he has selected a short story by Lydia David, and other very concrete things.

What are the reasons behind the widespread interest in the question of the “theme” in much of the art of recent years? Chus Martínez answers, outlining an extraordinary perspective that reconsiders concepts of reality, history and language.

For the second appointment with the column WHAT’S ALTERNATIVE? / ALTERNATIVE TO WHAT?, Vincenzo de Bellis meets Andrea Fraser to talk about the experience of Orchard and the less familiar aspects of non-profit operation in the United States.

Tamar Guimarães demonstrates that delving into a device like an archive or a phenomenon like hypnosis never leaves one unscathed. She talks about it with Andrea Lissoni, referring to her works.

Philippe Pirotte discusses the work of Susan Kriemann and David Gheron Tretiakoff, who have independently made the statue of Ramses in the center of Cairo the fulcrum of two projects.

Jessica Warboys works in an eclectic range of media. Emilie Renard met the artist to discuss some of her recent shows in which the works offer a glimpse of a creative path.

* Available only in subscription copies in Italy



Out now:
abc art berlin contemporary: about painting
Dalia Dūdėnaitė and Elena Narbutaitė. Sleeper
The 6th Momentum Biennial. Imagine Being Here Now – Reminder 

Upcoming titles:
The Otolith Group. Thoughtform / La forma del pensiero
Matthew Brannon
Liam Gillick / Lawrence Weiner
Allan Kaprow. A Bibliography
The Dream Seminar II / XVII Advanced Course in Visual Arts, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como
Peep-Hole Sheet #10 / Fall 2011. Jimmie Durham

Cover above:
Stills from films by George and Mike Kuchar. 


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