October 2, 2008 - Flash Art International - Issue No.262 out now
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October 2, 2008

Issue No.262 out now

Flash Art International # 262
October Issue
FOCUS LONDON
New format!

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After celebrating with you its 41 years, Flash Art International has changed its format and revitalized its design. To open the new season with you, this issue of Flash Art International devotes three different covers to three different artists: Omer Fast, the more established Paul Chan and the art star Rudolf Stingel.

As part of its journey through the major contemporary art centers worldwide, this issue of Flash Art International explores one of the biggest of them all. Focus London unpicks the celebrated London scene, with a special highlight on the latest news and developments. The artists, writers, curators and art dealers that we have interviewed, along with directors of some of London’s major institutions, provide us with an up-to-date portrait of the city.

As a key figure in London’s artist community, Richard Wentworth discusses his vision of how the urban landscape has been formed over the last years.

Melissa Gronlund presents the new and emerging elements of London’s contemporary art scene that you should try at least once.

One of the protagonists of the London scene, Mike Nelson, is interviewed in his studio on the periphery of London by Michele Robecchi: the artist’s psycho-buildings are at the core of their conversation.

London Artists Dictionary selects 80 of the most exciting London-based artists; whether they be part of an emerging generation or the international establishment.

In this issue, Maurizio Cattelan meets Paul Chan at the sporting bar and chats about the body and the mind.

After the presentation of Looking Pretty for God, realized on the occasion of Manifesta 7 this year, Chen Tamir interviews the Jerusalem-born artist Omer Fast, who shares with us the links between his work and contemporary literature and cinema.

Gary Murayari’s text on Rudolf Stingel starts from the 2004 carpet in New York’s Grand Central Terminal to the latest works for the 55th Carnegie International.

In “White Talent” the work of Cy Twombly is discussed by Laura Cherubini, who interprets the artist’s private alphabet made of symbols, colors and memories.

Raimar Stange deals with the work of Candice Breitz, Björn Melhus, Jonathan Horowitz, Jonathan Monk, Christine Würmell, Michael Mandiberg and Francesco Vezzoli, demonstrating the tight relationship between art and mass media in today’s contemporary art.

In this issue’s Global Art, Simon Castets presents Apichatpong Weerasethakul‘s Morakot (Emerald); while Ouverture focuses on Bozidar Brazda, whose work is introduced by Matthew Lyons. Furthermore, Spotlight presents an overview on the opening show at the Indian Devi Art Foundation, reviewed by Preeti Bahadur Ramaswamy.

Group show reviews include: “Shifting Identities” at Kunsthaus Zurich and “Be(com)ing Dutch” at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.

Solo show reviews include: Sarah Braman, Kehinde Wiley, Paul McCharty, Mircea Suciu, Sterling Ruby, Kori Newkirk, Matthew Barney, Marine Hugonnier, John M. Armleder, Martin Creed, Pernille Kapper Williams, Virginie Yassef, Aurélien Froment, Andreas Zybach, Claire Fontaine, Allora & Calzadilla, Doug Aitken/Ugo Rondinone, Tal R/Luca Trevisani, Roy Villevoye, Cecilia Edefalk, Vasco Araújo, Henrik Hakansson, Pepe López.

Flash reviews include: Mario Ybarra Jr., Judith Braun, Melanie Pullen, Susanne Winterling, Sinta Werner, Matthew Mccaslin, Chantal Akerman, Reena Spaulings, César, Alice Anderson, Gianni Motti, Peter Bönisch, Bernd Trasberger, Martin Wöhrl, Saâdane Afif, Alexandre Estrela, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Michael Fliri, Madeleine Berkhemer/Margrét Blöndal, Taka Fernandez, Gabriel Acevedo Velarde, Jarbas Lopes, Yang Maoyuan, Takerng Pattanopas.

For Fresh Start, Gea Politi asks fashion designer Nicholas Kirkwood to tell us about his “Lust For Shoes.”

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

For information and subscriptions:

Flash Art International
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20159 Milan ITALY
Tel. 39 02 668 6150
info@flashartonline.com

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