November 2, 2008 - Flash Art International - Issue No.263 out now
November 2, 2008

Issue No.263 out now

Issue No.263 out now
(November – December 2008)

Flash Art International # 263
November – December Issue

Dedicated to the protagonist of art fairs, Focus Painting has invited artists and art world professionals, such as Jules de Balincourt, Anselm Franke, Massimiliano Gioni, Hou Hanru, Jens Hoffmann, Gianni Jetzer, Jordan Kantor, Kirstine Roepstorff, Beatrix Ruf and Kelley Walker among others, to discuss painting’s role in today’s art system. Published in this issue are the opinions of each: does the medium represent a dead language?

Roxana Azimi’s text on the art market prompts timely questions about the art system, analyzing what is happening in the international economy: are we really going through a crash? And if so, will the East save the West?

The ‘How’ and the ‘What’ in Robert Ryman‘s practice is at the core of an essay by Suzanne Hudson, who goes back to Ryman’s early production: “An artist who has, for the last fifty years, been known for producing scores of white squares: first and most obviously his early paintings were not white.”

Josh Smith and Ann Craven have realized a special project for Flash Art and open a bizarre conversation about painting.

As one of the most innovative painters today, the phenomenon of Cecily Brown and the aura of an ‘expanded’ painter are discussed by Nicola Trezzi.

Klaus Biesenbach interviews Pipilotti Rist on the occasion of her new immersive installation at P.S.1 MoMA. From the artist’s earlier works to the present, the pair talk about Chris Isaak, Madonna, the Venice and the Shanghai Biennales and about how the public has changed over the last years.

Following the artist’s participation in the Singapore and Taipei Biennales, Hou Hanru interviews Wong Hoy Cheong. The two start from a pivotal question: what if Marco Polo traveled from the East to the West? Colonization, re-reading history, process and religion are central themes here.

As a continent and a generation “in transit,” today’s Brazil offers a wide selection of new galleries and spaces promoting the work of artists living and working in the region. Cristiana Tejo introduces us to the new Brazilian art.

In Live from Los Angeles, Sonia Campagnola reports on the Martin Kippenberger retrospective at MOCA and the John Bock, Carter Mull, Lisa Lapinski and Martin Kersels shows around LA.

For this issue’s Global Art, Thomas Niemeyer presents Christoph Büchel‘s installation at Fridericianum Museum in Kassel; in the Ouverture section, Simone Menegoi deals with philosophy in João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva work; meanwhile, the opening group show of the new Saatchi gallery in London, “The Revolution Continues,” is the Spotlight.

Group show reviews include: “Les Printemps de Septembre” in Toulouse and “For what you are about to receive” at Gagosian Gallery in Moscow.

Solo show reviews include: Jordan Wolfson, Roe Ethridge, Stan VanDerBeek, Chris Lipomi, Walead Beshty/James Welling, Gerhard Richter, Roy Voss, Ceal Floyer, Mariana Castillo Deball, Ryoji Ikeda, Khalif Kelly, Klaus Weber, Christian Boltanski, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Annette Messager, Won Ju Lim.

Flash Reviews include: Michael Zansky, Alicia Ross, Kika Karadi, Alix Pearlstein, Michael Lazarus, John Opera, Knut Henrik Henriksen, Zsolt Bodoni, Nicholas Byrne, Claudia Wieser, Shirana Shahbazi, Pablo Pijnappel, Ana Jotta, Olympia Scarry, Minam Apang, Zhang Xiaotao & Li Yifan.

For Fresh Start Gea Politi talks to fashion designer Louise Gray.

The COVER ARTIST for this issue is Cecily Brown.

Get your hands on a copy of the November-December issue of the world’s leading art magazine while supplies last.

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