July 18, 2006 - Flash Art International - No.249 (July-September 2006)
July 18, 2006

No.249 (July-September 2006)

Flash Art International No.249
(July-September 2006)


Coming out just in time for your summer reading plans, Flash Art Internationals July-September issue helps you dig into the thrilling contemporary art scene of Paris.
Focus Paris provides a snapshot of this fast-paced and culturally diverse art scene, beginning with a dictionary guide to about 50 emerging artists. Centre Pompidous curator Christine Macel presents The French Connection an overview of the work of six outstanding young artists: Marcelline Delbecq, Vincent Lamoroux, Loris Gréaud, Guillaume Leblon, Vincent Olinet and Zoulikha Bouabdellah; Daniel Buren responds to Jérôme Sans with a quick sketch of French art over the last few decades; Aperto Paris, by Chris Sharp, is a map of the growing network of non-profit and alternative spaces; and for the Collecting column Sonia Campagnola speaks with the inexhaustible collector and gallery-owner Yvon Lambert about his experience in collecting and his relationships with artists.

Berlin-based artist Anselm Reyle speaks with art critic Jens Asthoff about his work and how his paintings always relate back to his objet-trouvé philosophy.

On the other side of the world in New York, Gedi Sibony is interviewed by Philippe Vergne, co-curator of this year’s Whitney Biennial.

Also from New York, Andrea Bellini reports on the most interesting up-and-coming galleries in New York, in Cautious Alternatives.

We are pleased to present the next entry in Klaus Biesenbachs series “Into Me / Out of Me.” Following his Third Chapter: Waste and Value, published in our May/June issue, is First Chapter: Generations of Rituals. These two essays spring from the same core topic related to the exhibition of the same name currently on view at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York.
Takashi Murakamis new work and Kiki Kaikais Geisai art fair are some of the topics in an interview conducted by Andrea Bellini and Chiara Leoni.

From the Far East, Chinese artist Yan Lei discusses his approach to painting in a conversation with Beijing-based curator Beatrice Leanza.

Echoing the Whitechapels Inner Worlds Outside exhibition, Philippe Vanns feature article discusses the work of a diverse group of contemporary Outsider artists: Albert Louden, Shafique Uddin, Damian LeBas, Roy Wenzel, Herbert Liesenberg, Henryk Zarski, Ionel Talpazan and George Widener.

This issue’s Ouverture is dedicated to the Iranian artist Solmaz Shahbazi and Global Art presents Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon’s acclaimed video, an homage to Zinedine Zidane. In Spotlight François Piron reviews the much talked-about Grand Palais exhibition La Force de l’Art.

In Harlem, Triple Candies Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbitt explain to Aaron Moulton their logic behind staging unauthorized exhibitions and remaking works by Cady Noland.

This issue also reports on the François Pinault Foundation, which just opened in Venice at Palazzo Grassi, and includes an interview with the inaugural exhibitions curator Alison Gingeras.

Group shows reviews include: “The Iraqi Equation” at the Antoni Tapies Foundation in Barcelona; “Don Quixote” at the Witte de With in Rotterdam; “Consider This…” at the LACMA in Los Angeles; and “Snap Judgments” at the International Center of Photography in New York.

Solo show reviews include: James Lee Byars, Christoff Ruckaberle, Hanna Liden, Robert Boyd, Thomas Zipp, Johanna Billing, Packard Jennings and Felipe Dulziades, Daniel J. Martinez, Eric Wesley, Nicole Wermers, Bas Jan Ader, Haris Epaminonda, Blood ‘n’ Feathers, Orla Barry, Tom Burr, Steven Parrino, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Cai Guo-Qiang, Stephanie Taylor, Leonor Antunes, Jeanne Faust, Markus Schinwald, Laurent Montaron, Karl Holmqvist, Ai Weiwei and Isabel Simões.

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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20159 Milan
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