Flash Art International No. 272 out now

Flash Art International No. 272 out now

Flash Art International

May 3, 2010

Issue No. 272
May-June 2010


Flash Art is out with two covers by Gerwald Rockenschaub and Ann Craven.

The news section opens with Whitney Biennial reviews: “The voices of silence” by art advisor Todd Levin and “A truthful story” by collector Marc J. Straus; an interview with Shirley Morales on her new L.A. space, ltd (“A Lived Dream”), by Sonia Campagnola; a report on the Max Mara Art Prize (London) by Michele Robecchi; the review of the final episode of “From Dust Till Down” (Eindhoven, Netherlands) by Kathy Noble; an interview with Chinese artist Zhang Huan by Biljana Ciric; and an interview with Pierre Bal-Blanc (curator of CAC Brétigny), by Artur Zmijewski.

Flash Art’s May-June issue is dedicated to painting and its relationship to performance, music and installation.

The practice of New York-based artist Ann Craven explores repetition and “intensification,” merging abstraction and the figurative in the lineage of Agnes Martin and Georgia O’Keefe. Kunstverein NY founder and curator Sarina Basta investigates.

Employing video projections and music, painting installations and video games, the work of Gerwald Rockenschaub perfectly embodies the notion of ‘expanded painting.’ Art critic Linda Klösel analyzes the work of the Austrian artist who has been part of the international artistic community since the early 1980s.

“Painting, performance and masquerade” by Catherine Wood, Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance at Tate Modern, London, examines painting as “a primary form of writing reality as images [offering] a parallel world that might be claimed as a space of inhabitation.”

In “Hestekur: Paintings old and new frontiers” Flash Art US editor Nicola Trezzi engages Flash Art editor Helena Kontova in a conversation that examines painting’s evolution since the 1970s to the present day.

This month’s spotlight exhibition is Haunch of Venison New York’s “Your history is not our history: New York in the 1980s.” Flash Art editor Helena Kontova looks at the exhibition curated by David Salle and Richard Phillips and reflects on the decade “when artists were stars, heroes and, if successful, also rich.” To correspond with this article, http://www.flashartonline.com will feature an interview with Salle and Phillips.

Writer and Witte de With head of publications, Monika Szewczyk meets Josephine Meckseper, one of the 2010 Whitney Biennial artists. A former student of Michael Asher at CalArts, Meckseper tells Szewczyk about her early editorial project Fat Magazine.

Inspired by Dominique Gonzalez-Fœrster’s Tropical Modernité, journalist Erika Martínez and art critic Paula Bossa present the work of emerging Colombian artists Gabriel Sierra, Rosario López, Alberto Baraya, Ana Maria Millán, Mateo López and Lucas Ospina in ” Tropicality.” For more Colombian artists visit http://www.flashartonline.com.

The issue also includes: “PR. More than word of mouth,” the first of a two-episode survey that presents strategies, projects and activities of agencies Blake Frame; Blue Medium Inc.; Heimann Renault Associées; Nadine Johnson & Associates Inc.; and Urroz Proyectos – UP -.

This issue’s Brand New are: David Adamo by Gabrielle Giattino, Lesley Vance by Laura Fried, Matthew Smith by Sarah McCrory, Oskar Dawicki by Edith Jerabkova, Rafaël Rozendaal by Christophe Boutin, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung by John McKinnon, Amir Mogharabi by Nicola Trezzi and Sara Rahbar by Shaheen Merali.

Banks Violette, Peter Halley, Alberto Di Fabio, Mark Grotjahn, Stanya Kahn, William Pope L., Bharti Kher, Henning Bohl, TrisVonna-Michell, Sharon Lockhart, Jonathan Monk, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Jean-Frédéric Schnyder, El Angel Exterminador, Enzo Cucchi, Josh Tonsenfeldt, Armando Andrade Tudela, Hans Peter Feldmann, Ernesto Neto, Surfaces of Desire.

Flash Reviews: Wolfgang Tillmans, Tala Madani, Jason Salavon, Mie Olise, Bani Abidi, Alex Katz, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Marieta Chirulescu, Michaela Eichwald, Hugo Hopping, Fiona Tan, Turi Simeti.

Covers for Flash Art International, May June 2010:
Gerwald Rockenschaub, Special project for Flash Art International May June 2010.
Courtesy the artist.
Ann Craven, Puff (2009). Oil on canvas, 152 x 122 cm.
Courtesy Conduits, Milan.

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