March 4, 2008 - Flash Art International - Issue No.259 out now
March 4, 2008

Issue No.259 out now

Issue No.259
(March – April 2008)


As one of the city’s most quickly evolving areas, New York’s Lower East Side is the protagonist of this issue’s Focus. With an introductory text that recounts the neighborhood’s history (from the “Real Estate Show” to the New Museum reopening) and an exclusive series of more than 25 interviews with some of the most outstanding gallerists, art critics and curators working in the area, Flash Art International explores the great expectations that surround the LES phenomenon and the effects of ‘gentrification.’

This issue’s interview with Matthew Monahan is part of the ongoing project by Maurizio Cattelan. The Los Angeles-based artist discusses his work from his downtown studio “at the intersection of toy district and skid row” through a mythological story.

Also in this issue, Paul McCarthy interviews Larry Clark. The “Tulsa Kid” tells McCarthy about his latest film Wassup Rockers over the course of a conversation that establishes unseen relationships between the artists’ past and future projects.

Cezary Bodzianowski and Adam Szymczyk talk about the 5th Berlin Biennale and much more.
On the ‘Oslo-Berlin axis,’ Andreas Schlaegel maps a line between these two art centers while introducing us to Oslo’s contemporary scene, its main private and public spaces and its most promising artists.

Victor Palacios writes on the latest projects by five young Mexican artists: Begoña Morales, Edgar Orlaineta, Fernando Ortega, Sebastian Romo and Jorge Satorre.

Clayton Campbell meets the artist Vanessa Beecroft and the director Pietra Brettkelly on the occasion of this year’s Sundance Film Festival screening of The Art Star and The Sudanese Twins.

Victor Pinchuk presents the Victor Pinchuk Art Center and tells Chris Sharp how this collection started and how he imagines its future.

After seven years, the Letters to the Publisher are back. Gallerists, art critics and readers write to Giancarlo Politi to express their opinions on contemporary art’s current events.

Global Art presents La Trampa: Santiago Sierra’s latest performance in Santiago, Chile; this issue’s Ouverture introduces us to Serban Savu’s Eastern peripheries; and Spotlight focuses on the second part of the “Unmonumental” show: “Collage: the Unmonumental Picture.”

Group show reviews include: “Live Cinema/Return of the Image” at Philadelphia Museum of Art and “Mimétisme” at Extra City in Antwerp.

Solo show reviews include: Alan Saret, Lawrence Weiner, Lovett/Codagnone, Choi Jeong-Hwa, Mark Bradford, Shirin Neshat, Guy Ben-Ner, Luis Gispert, Angela White, Victor Man, Catherine Yass, Juan Muñoz, Rachel Howard, Falke Pisano, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Gérard Garouste, Gabriel Kuri, Saul Fletcher, Georg Herold, Kai Althoff, Fischli and Weiss, Daniele Puppi, Minerva Cuevas, Pipilotti Rist, Sreshta Premnath.

Flash reviews include: Ana Mendieta and Hans Breder, Michael Bell-Smith, Tom Burr, JP Munro, Roni Horn, Roman Signer, Andreas Exner, SØren Martinsen, Chen Shaoxiong, Danh Vo, Jonathan Meese, Oliver Musovik.

For Fresh Start Gea Politi meets artist Christine Carole Newby alias Cosey Fanni Tutti.
The COVER ARTISTS for this issue are Matthew Monahan and Cezary Bodzianowski.

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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