March 3, 2009 - Flash Art International - Issue #265 Out Now
March 3, 2009

Issue #265 Out Now

Issue No.265
(March-April 2009)

Flash Art International # 265
March – April issue

The March – April issue of Flash Art International presents the 2nd part of Focus New York.

While his first retrospective in North America travels through LA MoCA, New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, New York-based artist Dan Graham discusses with Violaine Boutet de Monvel his ongoing exploration of architecture and the public sphere, as well as his early influences and his pioneering video art of the ’70s.

Adel Abdessemed‘s recent video Don’t Trust Me depicts the practices of butchers in the Mexican countryside and prompted controversy worldwide. However, as one of the most prominent artists based in New York, the character of the Algerian artist of Berber origin is depicted in a text by Massimiliano Gioni: “although very young, […] has already lived many lives and has had close encounters with the monstrosities of ideology.”

The 2nd part of the New York Artists Dictionary completes Flash Art‘s list of the best young promises from the USA.

On the occasion of the artist’s vast retrospective at MOMA New York and her recent portrait dedicated to President Obama, Rainald Schumacher presents an overview of Marlene Dumas‘s oeuvre and those works that, according to the author, have played a key role in the artist’s career.

London-based artist Seb Patane is interviewed by Catherine Wood. The two discuss the history of the Red Brigade and the performance practices of young artists today.

In her essay on a new generation of young Pakistani artists, Salima Hashmi presents the state of the contemporary art system in Pakistan: what are the new faculties of art and design, how can the new collectors be characterized? Through the work of Rashid Rana, Naiza Khan, Shahzia Sikander, Imran Qureshi, Aisha Khalid, Masooma Syed, Risham Syed, Mahreen Zuberi and Huma Mulji, the author analyzes the energies around this new ‘hype.’

As part of Flash Art‘s aim to remain close to galleries and their opinions, this issue’s survey collects the impressions of the main galleries who participated recently in Art Basel Miami Beach, asking ‘How Was It For You?’

This issue’s Ouverture deals with Paris-based Gyan Panchal with an introduction by Christine Macel. In Spotlight, Fabio Cavallucci writes about Santiago Sierra‘s own interpretation of power rules following the artist’s solo show in Madrid. Runa Islam‘s new work Untitled is presented by Alexandra Blätter in Global Art.

Group show reviews include: “Dispersion” at London’s ICA and the “41 Salón Nacional de Artistas” in Cali, Columbia.

Solo show reviews include: David Maljkovic, Keren Cytter, Peter Doig, John Gerrard, Kirsten Stoltmann, Anna Barriball, Jon Pylypchuk, Jimmie Durham, Mark Geffriaud, Goshka Macuga, Charline von Heyl, Diana Thater, Navid Nuur, Bertozzi & Casoni, Kate Gilmore, Kostas Bassanos.

Flash Reviews include: Anne-Lise Costa, Marco Perego, Anya Kielar, Eileen Quinlan, Jeremy Hof, Lilah Fowler, Tala Madani, Mark Joyce, Joan Fontcuberta, Isabel Simões, Michael Dean, Alessandro Roma, Li Zhanyang, Rodolpho Parigi, Mayumi Terada, Noraset Vaisayakul.

For Fresh Start, Gea Politi interviews young performance artist Theo Adams.

The COVER ARTIST of this issue is Marlene Dumas.

Get your hands on a copy of the March – April issue of the world’s leading art magazine while supplies last.

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