July 9, 2007 - Flash Art International - No.255 Out Now
July 9, 2007

No.255 Out Now

Flash Art International No.255
(July-September 2007)


Flash Art International # 255
July-September Issue

After Romania and Los Angeles, Flash Art continues to investigate new territories and new borders of contemporary art. Focus South Korea presents the new scene of South Korean contemporary art, its oustanding artists, new spaces and galleries thanks to Seung-duk Kim’s introduction and through a selection of about forty artists in Flash Arts Artists Dictionary.

Also in this issue, three modern nomads, Marina Abramovic, Vanessa Beecroft and Shirin Neshat, tell Helena Kontova why they feel like ‘outsiders’ and what they have found far from their roots and their origins.

Some of the main events of this summer, 52nd Venice Biennial, Documenta 12 and Praguebiennale3 are reflected upon. A photogallery also presents the best of in Venice and Prague.

“A unique ecology of the contemporary,” according to Rem Koolhaas, Singapore has become a more conducive environment for art production today. Aperto Singapore by Eugene Tan gives us the chance to survey the contemporary art scene in Singapore.

The 3rd and last chapter of Jan Tumlir‘s essay “Sci-Fi Historicism” titled “Character animation in contemporary Los Angeles Art” addresses the work of Mario Ybarra Jr., Kim Jones, Mungo Thomson, Jennifer Moon, Charlie White and Brad Spence.

Jens Ashtoff analyzes German artist’s Clemens von Wedemeyer practice of fictionalization, between cinema and memory.

In Merrily Kerr’s interview Mika Rottenberg tells us about her ‘obsession’ with the female body, the long hair club, the Seven Sutherland Sisters and much more.

Also for Flash Art, Andrea Bellini interviews Giulio Paolini who presents his latest works and reveals to us his favorite artist.

This issue’s Reprint is dedicated to the memory of Jean Baudrillard, interviewed by Catherine Francblin in 1986.
Ouverture offers a quick overall look at Katerina Seda’s work, Global Art presents Haegue Yang’s Remote Room and this issue’s Spotlight is dedicated to an Art & Language show in Madrid.

Group show reviews include: “Anachronism” at Argos in Brussels, “The Opposite of Vertigo” at the Drawing Room in London.

Solo show reviews include: Walid Raad, Yasue Maetake, Anri Sala, Monika Sosnowska, Adam Putnam, Rachel Harrison, Paul Chan, Robert Gober, Charles Ray, Vija Celmins, Joe Scanlan, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Miriam Dym & Eunjung Hwang, Thomas Hirschhorn, Pedro Gomes, Johannes Kahrs, Grace Ndiritu, Kevin Hutcheson, Carolee Schneemann, Rigoberto Quintana, Steven Shearer, Guillaume Leblon, James Lynch, Katsumi Ito.

For Fresh Start, Gea Politi interviews Roy Stuart: from Madonna to Benedikt.

The COVER ARTISTS of this issue are: Marina Abramovic, Vanessa Beecroft and Shirin Neshat.

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