May 7, 2007 - Flash Art International - Announcing Flash Art International No.254
May 7, 2007

Announcing Flash Art International No.254

Announcing Flash Art International No.254
(May-June 2007)

Flash Art International # 254
May-June Issue

Which are the best art fairs in the world? In the May-June issues Special Report: Art Fairs, Giancarlo Politi explores the present and the future of the main art fairs through a series of interviews with Samuel Keller (Art Basel/Art Basel Miami Beach), Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover (Frieze Art Fair), Katelijne De Backer (The Armory Show), Lourdes Fernández (ARCO), and Martin Bethenod and Jennifer Flay (FIAC).

This issue has two features dedicated to the Georgian artist Andro Wekua. Daniel Baumanns essay introduces the artists practice while Maurizio Cattelans interview plunges the reader into the surreal atmosphere of the work itself.

In a conversation exclusively conducted for Flash Art, Banks Violette and Terence Koh suggest two sides of the same coin, the darkness and the light. Here they tell us what they most love and hate, and why they think Romanticism is an essential element in their respective works.

Part 2 of Jan Tumlirs essay Sci-Fi Historicism focuses on the sun-baked architectural landscape of Southern California, exploring the work of Amir Zaki, Andrea Zittel, Anthony Burdin, Rodney MacMillian, Mario Ybarra Jr. and Aaron Curry among others.
Isa Genzkens concept of geometry, the influence of Minimalism on sculpture and the photographic legacy of Hilla and Bernd Becher are only a few of the issues covered by Andreas Schlaegel in his tribute to the German artist, titled Fuck The Bauhaus.

This issues Reprint is dedicated to Robert Gober. The psychoanalist Henry Schwartz analyzes the lapses of consciousness in the artists works.
Ouverture introduces Marcellvs L.s work; this issues Global Art presents Andreas Gurskys new series of photographs Pyongyang; Spotlight features Francis Alÿs Sometimes Doing Something Poetic Can Become Political and Sometimes Doing Something Political Can Become Poetic.

Group show reviews include: WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution at MOCA Los Angeles; 2nd Moscow Biennale; CIRCA Art Fair in Puerto Rico; San Josés Estrecho Dudoso; Elelphant Cemetery at the Artists Space in New York; and the 5th Triennial of Slovenian Contemporary Art at Moderna Galerija in Lubljana.

Solo show reviews include: Christian Jankowski, Goshka Macuga, David Hammons, Hellen van Meene, Superflex, John Bock, Peter Coffin, Tom Dale, Izima Kaoru, Laurenz Berges, Hans Haacke, Ulla von Brandenburg, Lothar Hempel, Athanasios Argianas, Jonathan Monk, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Carolina Caycedo, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook and Adriana Varejão.

For Fresh Start, Gea Politi meets Pippi Langstrumpf.

The COVER ARTISTS of this issue are: Andro Wekua and Isa Genzken.

Get your hands on a copy of the May-June issue of the worlds leading art magazine while supplies last.

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