October 5, 2007 - Flash Art International - No.256 out now
October 5, 2007

No.256 out now

Flash Art International No.256
(October 2007)


Flash Art International # 256
October Issue

The October issue of Flash Art International offers a new opportunity to discover another region in the world of contemporary art.
Focus Greece seeks to question who exactly are the protagonists of a complex scene, which has finally taken the main stage.

In her introductory text to Focus Greece, Katerina Gregos provides an overview of the contemporary art system in Greece. Interviewed by Christopher Marinos, artist Vangelis Vlahos presents his work. Among all the people and events that have brought contemporary art to Greece, one outstanding collection has been most notable: in a text on Dakis Joannou, Marinos reflects on the activity of a great collector. Also in Focus Greece, Marina Fokidis collects the opinions of the key players on the local contemporary art scene: curators, critics, artists and collectors give their view on the state of contemporary art in the country. The Artists Dictionary completes this survey and presents a new, emerging generation of 45 young artists.

For Flash Art International, Maurizio Cattelan interviews Peter Coffin. In an ‘informed’ conversation, the New York-based artist offers offbeat answers to challenging questions.

Also in this issue, Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen meets Mario Garcia Torres. Addressing the legacy of historical conceptualism and the question of a new “generation of neo-conceptual artists,” Garcia Torres introduces his most recent works.

In his text on Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz, Klaus Biesenbach describes the influence of Fassbinder’s films such as Götter der Pest (1969), Martha (1974) and Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) on visual arts in the work of Jonathan Meese, Christoph Schlingensief, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Ugo Rondinone, Johannes Kahrs, Marijke van Warmerdam, Paul Pfeiffer, Douglas Gordon, Doug Aitken, Marina Abramovic and Matthew Barney among others.

Eva Wittocx’s review of Skulptur Projekte 07 explores the city of Münster, focusing on highlights of this major public art exhibition.

A series of interviews with three major collectors in the UK also offers a special Collecting Overview on Anita Zabludowicz, Vanessa Branson and Frank Cohen.
Ouverture is dedicated to the work of Cyprien Gaillard; Global Art investigates Revisiting Solaris by Deimantas Narkevicius; for this issue’s Spotlight, Flash Art has visited Damien Hirst’s show in London.

Group show reviews include: “1, 2, 3 Avant-Gardes” at Kunstlerhaus in Stuttgart, “Mystic Truths” at the Auckland City Gallery, “Killing Time” at Exit Art in New York and “Forged Realities” at Beijings Universal Studios.

Solo show reviews include: Matthew Brannon, Yuri Masnyj, Dan Torop, Jesper Just, Dan Flavin, Martin Creed, Jeff Koons, Rachel Feinstein, Matthew Stone, Peter Pommerer, Joe Coleman, Vincent Lamouroux, Delphine Coindet, Anthony McCall, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Luc Tuymans, Stefan Constantinescu, Oleg Kulik, Kristan Horton, Zhu Ming, Spandau Parks and Bruce Nauman.

For Fresh Start, Gea Politi interviews the writer and multimedia artist Paul Roundhill.

The COVER ARTIST of this issue is Peter Coffin.

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