Mousse issue #29 out now

Mousse issue #29 out now

Mousse Magazine


June 13, 2011

Mousse Issue #29 out now

Summer 2011

Lucy McKenzie and Marc Camille Chaimowicz weave a long conversation, guided by the questions of the writer Michael Bracewell. The result is sophisticated analysis of an art that deftly incorporates territories of design, artistic techniques and craftsmanship to combine them in one’s poetics.

In the second part of the extensive interview with Thomas Schütte conducted by Hans Ulrich Obrist, the artist talks about a new solidity that is reflected in his works, inspired by architecture, and in the large sculptures, including Mann in Matsch, the ‘man in mud’ on which he has worked for 26 years. 

Dieter Roelstraete considers the singular nature of Brazil’s recent economic miracle and what it may mean for Brazilian art.

For PART OF THE PROCESS, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy interviews Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla who represent the United States in the 54th Venice Biennial. The discussion particularly focused on three sculptures incorporating performances by professional athletes which are currently on show at the Pavilion.

Jill Magid and Carey Young work on similar themes: systems of power and legitimation, and the contradictions of control mechanisms. Alessandro Rabottini introduces two conversations between the artists with a personal memoir.

David Medalla in a conversation with Adam Nankervis reveals the mnemonic, emotional, stratified genesis of his works. 

Carolyn Cristov-Bakargiev involved Daniel Baumann,  Barbara Casavecchia, Anselm Franke,  Anthony Huberman,  Raimundas Malašauskas, and João Ribas in a panel discussion about the present complex position of the intellectual figure.

TEN FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS OF CURATING, a project curated by Jens Hoffmann, sponsored by Fiorucci Art Trust and Mousse Publishing, explores the multifaceted physiognomy of the curator.

The fifth of ten dossiers features Juan A. Gaitán answering the question ‘What Is the Public?’ plus images selected by Christodoulos Panayiotou.*

R.H. Quaytman will show in Venice I Modi, a new ‘chapter’ of her work, inspired by the homonymous book of pornographic sonnets illustrated by the master engraver Raimondi in 1524. David Joselit investigates the literary principle involved in the artist’s research.

The blank screen after the end of the programs. A void from which to begin reflection, a place subsequent to the events that give life to History. Elena Volpato traces back through the work of Fabio Mauri, starting at the end, the moment in which meaning begins to generate itself.

The readymade. Haven’t we already written all there is to write on the subject? Adam Kleinman has dug deeper into the question, discovering that the readymade is like poetry.

Amy Sillman and Kerstin Brätsch talk to each other about their work and their obsession with colors. Murderous colors that annihilate, enveloping everything, poison-colors, cure-colors, colors that mix on the palette and can never be found again.

Andrew Berardini dwells among the the art and ephemera of Allen Ruppersberg.

Guillaume Désanges and Hélène Meisel make an impassioned excursus on artists with a taste for excavation in buried memories and sketchy archives, in an attempt to rehabilitate forgotten personalities, the shipwreck victims of history. 

Simply known as Jess, the Californian artist is mostly recognized for his ‘Translations’, executed between 1959 and 1976, 32 paintings which involved culling images from books, photographs, and other printed matter and ‘translating’ them onto canvas. For LOST AND FOUND, Jens Hoffmann lingers onto his life and work.

It must be a good reason for going to a reading, if a Hungarian philosopher manages to send you invitations frequently, especially if he has been resting in peace for 43 years now. Jennifer Allen explains in HARK! how she became a follower of the cult of Béla Hamvas…

Danai Anesiadou has quickly managed to build a fascinating body of works, structured around chains of associations and a deep fascination with cinema. Vincent Honoré talks to the artist.

For SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET, Rachel Rosenfield Lafo entered the house of Rodney Graham in Vancouver to discover the many objects which inhabited the artist’s sets and the the tools of the trade of his alternate persona – the singer-songwriter and rock musician.

For REPRINT Will Holder made a selection of the writings of American composer Robert Ashley.

Darius Mikšys will convince you, even of things that don’t seem to make sense. Jennifer Teets takes us inside the eclectic practice of the Lithuanian artist.

Adrián Villar Rojas is representing Argentina at the Venice Biennale. A few weeks before this appointment he met with Cecilia Alemani to talk about his big scale projects, in NICE TO MEET YOU.

For PORTFOLIO, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer loses her bearings over the volutes of the containers of Elias Hansen, amidst tubes and rods that penetrate infinite vitreous bodies.

‘What is Alternative? Alternative to What?’, is the title of a series of discussions, conducted by Vincenzo de Bellis. The first one features Artists Space Director Stefan Kalmár in an email exchange with art critic Tirdad Zolghadr.

* Available only in subscription copies in Italy


Out now:

Speech Matters

Published to accompany the exhibition at the Danish Pavilion in the 54th Venice Biennale, Speech Matters is a reader investigating the very timely and complex issue of freedom of speech and freedom of expression, and an illustrated catalogue of work by 18 international artists from different generations. Edited by Katerina Gregos. With texts and contributions by Katerina Gregos, Christopher Hitchens, Antonio Negri, and Raoul Vaneigem.

Momentum READER: Imagine Being Here Now 

This book is the first of two volumes published for the exhibition ‘Imagine Being Here Now’, the 6th Momentum Biennial, held in Moss, Norway. Writers, artists and thinkers present subjects ranging from neuroscience to radio to time capsules, as a way of introducing the exhibition. The Reader is conceived as an anthology of essays and contains texts by Elena Agudio, Markús Þór Andrésson, Carson Chan, Manuel Cirauqui, Stefan Heidenreich, Ronald Jones, Karl Larsson, Raqs Media Collective, Theodor Ringborg, Aura Seikkula, Christian Skovbjerg Jensen & Wooloo, Fatoş Üstek, Marianne Zamecznik & Øystein Aasan.

-2 +3 Stefano Arienti e Massimo Bartolini: La Collezione di Museion 

The catalogue for the ‘-2 +3′ is composed of three sections: the first with a text by Museion director Letizia Ragaglia and the artists about the exhibit concept and the focal points of their exploration. The second examines the history and nature of the Museion collection, as the ‘material’ at the heart of Arienti and Bartolini’s project. The third and final part presents two critical essays by Patricia Falguières and Jean-Christophe Arienti about the concept of exhibition and the genesis of collections and archives in the history of contemporary art. 

Visual Arts at IUAV, Venezia: 2001–2011

‘Visual Arts at IUAV, Venezia: 2001-2011′, edited by Angela Vettese and Chiara Vecchiarelli, documents the unique approach of this Venetian university, which focuses on the relationship between professional training and society. Specifically, the volume records faculty responses to the question ‘what should an art institute be?’ and offers a detailed, day-by-day look at the school’s exhibitions and educational activities, which over the past decade have involved some of the world’s most important cultural figures.

Valerio Rocco Orlando: Endless

According to the artist, ‘Endless is an open book, a shared portrait that will be composed over time, recounting stories, relationships and visions through the different experiences of my life’. With texts and contributions by Caroline Corbetta, Maria Paola Fimiani, Gilbert & George, Liam Gillick, Corrado Levi, Jean-Luc Nancy, Valerio Rocco Orlando, Mario Perniola, Ugo Rondinone and Luigi Zoja.

Upcoming titles:

Andrea Zittel

For Andrea Zittel’s first solo exhibition in an Italian museum – ‘Between Art and Life’, curated by Alberto Salvadori – Mousse Publishing will be putting out a monographic catalogue dedicated to this American artist, one of the most interesting, original figures on the international contemporary art scene. 

Un’Espressione Geografica

‘Un’Espressione Geografica’ is the catalogue for the exhibition by the same name, organized by Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification and curated by Francesco Bonami and Stefano Collicelli Cagol. It presents the work of twenty artists from various European countries (Ibon Aranberri, Johanna Billing, Sunah Choi, Isabelle Cornaro, Gintaras Didziapetris, Gabriel Kuri, Hilary Lloyd, Victor Man, Hugo Markl, Nathaniel Mellors, Roman Ondak, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Ferhat Ozgur, Tobias Putrih, Markus Schinwald, Katerina Seda, Ruti Sela & Maayan Amir, Michael Stevenson & Cornelia Schmidt-Bleek, Ulla Von Brandenburg, Andro Wekua) who each set out on a trip to a different region of Italy, accompanied by a local curator.


Cover: Lucy McKenzie, Quodlibet X, Muehlbauer, 2010.
Courtesy: Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne / Berlin. 

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