July 2, 2008 - Flash Art International - Issue No.261 out now
July 2, 2008

Issue No.261 out now

Issue No.261
(July – September 2008)


Flash Art International # 261

July – September Issue


For over forty years Flash Art has been at the forefront of reporting and interpreting emerging directions in art, from today’s art criticism to the art market. It was back in 1967 that Flash Art was conceived, and now, to mark those days and those expectations, a special anniversary issue comes out, with a selection of the articles that contributed most to the renewal of the international art scene.

Flash Art International‘s Special 41st Anniversary issue will include seminal texts on the ’70s scenes art history: Arte Povera by Germano Celant, Charles Dreyfus’s history of Fluxus and Douglas Crimp on the “Pictures” generation. Also reprinted are the interview by Helena Kontova with Marina Abramovic and Ulay, and Jeffrey Deitch’s first text on the art market as Flash Art‘s US editor at that time.

The spirit of the ’80s lives on in Peter Nagy’s panel conversation with Jeff Koons, Sherrie Levine, Philip Taaffe, Ashley Bickerton, Haim Steinbach and Peter Halley and through the interviews by Giancarlo Politi with art masters such as Peter Halley, Jeff Koons and Joseph Beuys, furthermore, in Robert Pincus-Witten’s text on David Salle and in Paul Taylor’s interview with Hans Haacke.

Francesco Bonami features with an early text on Matthew Barney and an interview with Rem Koolhaas. Damien Hirst‘s first interview for Flash Art and a lively conversation between Larry Clark and Mike Kelley are other gems that have been included.

Interviews with Francesco Vezzoli and Vanessa Beecroft by Helena Kontova and Massimiliano Gioni start the art-star parade, followed by Maurizio Cattelan’s interview with Piotr Uklanski and THE interview with Maurizio Cattelan by Giancarlo Politi and the readers of Flash Art.

Andrea Bellini’s meeting with Wilhelm Sasnal is reprinted in this issue, as well as Gea Politi’s interview with Kutlug Ataman & Atom Egoyan.

Finally, Hans Ulrich Obrist is in a conversation with Deimantas Narkevicius and a text on “Political Minimalism” by Klaus Biesenbach deal with political and social matters of the ’90s.

Amongst the artists’ special projects and contributions which have featured over the years, are those of Lawrence Weiner, Bruce Nauman and Robert Morris, republished here in all their glory. Included are a later text by Cecily Brown on painting from 1998 and Maurizio Cattelan‘s ongoing interview-project with outstanding artists, which started in 2002.

Further, to celebrate this special occasion, Giancarlo Politi and Helena Kontova have invited those gallerists who have also achieved a similar historical milestone to participate in this issue’s new Survey, sharing ‘art experiences’ from the ’60s ’til today.

New Group show reviews include: “Selective Knowledge” at Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece (MIET), Athens and “Locked In” at Casino, Luxemburg.

Solo show reviews include: John Baldessari/Matt Mullican; Gedi Sibony; Nate Lowman/Dan Colen; Piotr Uklanski; Catherine Opie; Joan Jonas; Ryan Gander; Steve Van Den Bosch; Isa Genzken; Claude Closky; Paul Sietsema; Angela Ferreira; Guillaume Leblon; Dmitry Gutov; Dave Allen; Matti Braun; Lucy and Jorge Orta; Michael Beutler; Vincenzo Agnetti; Jorge Méndez Blake; Kamin Lertchaiprasert; Sangnam Lee.

Flash reviews include: Mel Bochner; Tyson Reeder/Scott Reeder; David Claerbout; Peter Coffin; Rachel Feinstein; Troy Brauntuch; David Burrows; Lucy Skaer; Martin Maloney; Sarah Morris; Tom Chamberlain; Daniel Pitin; Peter Halley/Alessandro Mendini; Marc Camille Chaimowicz; Koo Jeong-A; Zhao Liang.

A 240-page volume, available in a collector’s hardback edition, will soon hit the shelves of all good bookstores — an up-do-date manual that chronicles the history of the art of our days.

The COVER for this issue presents a collection of the best covers of the last 41 years.

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

For information and subscriptions:

Flash Art International

Via Carlo Farini, 68

20159 Milan

Tel. 39 02 668 6150



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