May 22, 2006 - Flash Art International - No.248 (May/June 2006)
May 22, 2006

No.248 (May/June 2006)

Flash Art International No.248
(May/June 2006)

Did you ever imagine that movie director Atom Egoyan and artist Kutlug Ataman had so much in common? Pick up the May/June issue of Flash Art to read a sensational conversation between them conducted by Gea Politi. No frillsthey talk about their origins, their similar experiences in art and life, and their current and upcoming projects.

Our exploration into cinema continues in this issue: Francesco Vezzoli, whose solo show The Gore Vidal Trilogy is now on view at Gagosian in Los Angeles, touches base with celebrated writer Bob Colacello in an exclusive interview for Flash Art. This entertainingly chatty Q&A moves from Gore Vidals Caligula to Andy Warhols Interview, from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush, from Vogue magazine to Blondie. Its an eye-opening look at the stars above.

The May/June issue also takes an in-depth look at recent developments in painting. The work of Dresden and Leipzig-school trained Thoralf Knobloch is exposed by art critic Raimar Stange, who says, The innocent darker sides, aspects of the everyday (East) German life that painters often suppress become fit material for his painting. In another vein, the paintings of London-based artist Graham Little are contemplated by Eliza Williams.

Who__or what _is Reena Spaulings? Painter of legal tender, rendered in the washy style of Michael Krebber? Sovereign nation/shadowy corporation? Fictional performer of are-you-a-genius-or-are-you-an-idiot dialectic of youth culture? A New York gallery? In this issue Nick Stillman gets to the bottom of this mysterious entity.

Into me / out of me is a thoughtful essay on the exhibition of the same name, opening at New Yorks P.S.1 in June. Klaus Biesenbach, curator of the show and author of this text, bases his feature on a study of Dominique Laportes book History of Shit. Here he analyzes how certain organic functions, in and out of the body, have been an obsession for many artists over the last hundred years.

Hand-picked from the Flash Art archive, this issues Reprint offers an illuminating text by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev from 1986 on the work of the enigmatic artist Gino De Dominicis (1947-1998).

This issuesOuverture surveys the work of Mario Garcia Torres and Global Art discusses U-NI-TY, the 163-photo installation realized between 1991 and 1994 by Michael Schmidt and recently presented at the 4th Berlin Biennale.

Anticipating the Taipei Biennial opening next November, Susan Kendzulak reports on Taiwanese artists, museums and galleries in Aperto Taiwan.

Reviews in this issue include: the Berlin and the Whitney biennials, ARS 06 in Helsinkis Kiasma, Londons Tate Triennial, the Havana Biennial, Interrupted Histories at Modern Art Gallery in Ljubljana, An Image Bank for Revolutionary Life at Los Angeles REDCAT, Normalization at Malmos Rooseum, and EV A in Limerick.

Solo show reviews include: Nan Goldin, Inka Essenhigh, Martha Colburn, Walid Raad / The Atlas Group, Kori Newkirk, Faris McReynolds, Friedrich Kunath, M/M (Paris), Ugo Rondinone, Jose Damesceno, Dick Evans, Jon Pylypchuk, Verne Dawson, Mark Titchner, Pierre Huyghe, Boris Achour, Wilhelm Sasnal, Jan Christensen, Ryan Gander, Lyudmila Gorlova, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Yixiangju,collective, Yasuko Fujiwara, Miguel Calderon, Jukka Korkeila.

Get your hands on a copy of the May/June issue of the world’s leading art magazine while supplies last. The cover artists this issue are Kutlug Ataman and Thoralf Knobloch.

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