May 21, 2004 - Flash Art International - May-June 2004
May 21, 2004

May-June 2004

Flash Art
May - June 2004


Flash Art May/June now in the shops

Uklanski & Cattelan, Dieter Roth, Francesco Vezzoli and much more in Flash Art International May/June

The May/June issue of Flash Art International is now out, with Nigel Cooke, Piotr Uklanski, and Francesco Vezzoli as cover artists for this special 3-cover edition. This issue is certainly one of the richest and most surprising of the year. Thanks to its broad capacity to reinvigorate and interpret the current art context in a way unlike any other magazine, Flash Art International (along with its equally diverse sister publication Flash Art Italia) always manages to amaze even today’s artists themselves.

The secret of Flash Art is its deep sense of humility when confronting the cultural landscape. Flash Art doesn’t try to develop a magic formula, but rather every day and in each issue it investigates, with the most varied approaches and participants, the current situation of art. In diverse but always incisive ways, it consults artists, arts professionals, museum directors, critics, curators, collectors, and dealers about the condition and climate of contemporary art. Because of this, after 37 years Flash Art is always as fresh, up to date, and sparkling as ever.
Flash Art has an enthusiastic and balanced view of art. Just take a look at the contents of the new issue. No other magazine in the world goes to such lengths. Engaging with artists from the past, sometimes even with monumental figures from contemporary art’s history, as well as with new, young, and emerging protagonists, Flash Art seeks out and uncovers things all around the world, making incursions into the most sophisticated and exclusive territories of criticism, without neglecting the most popular. Read it to believe it. Ask for this issue in shops so as not to miss out. If you would like to obtain a free back issue of Flash Art International, contact We would be happy to send you a copy.

Outline Summary of Flash Art
No. 236 May/June, 2004.
Piotr Uklanski, one of art’s rising stars, is in the firing line of questions from Maurizio Cattelan, while Francesco Vezzoli responds to those of Anette Frisch. Dieter Roth is the subject of an essay by Klaus Biesenbach and a posthumously published interview by Felicitas Thun. Elsewhere, Nigel Cooke talks with Craig Garrett, and Glenn Brown’s recent work is addressed by Pablo Lafuente. For its special theme, this issue features a FOCUS SWITZERLAND, a panoramic view on art in Switzerland today, with an interview with Harald Szeemann as well as interviews with and texts about the most significant figures in Swiss art now.

Of course, comprising the backbone of Flash Art are numerous news items, reviews, short interviews, and information about upcoming exhibitions, events, and projects. In the news section Melissa Dunn shines a light at the Whitney Biennial, while Jennifer Purvis conducts some reconnaissance at the 2nd Auckland Triennial. Marie de Brugerolle finds out about all things grotesque from Robert Storr, Simon Rees gets into the mind of Isabel Carlos, director of the Biennale of Sydney 2004, JJ Charlesworth talks to Jens Hoffmann, and Massimiliano Gioni and Marta Kuzma talk about the forthcoming Manifesta 5.

And, once again, if you would like to receive a complementary copy of a back issue of Flash Art to better know our publication, just send us your name and address, and ask for a copy.

Best wishes from the Editor,
Giancarlo Politi

Giancarlo Politi/Flash Art
Via Carlo Farini, 68
20159 Milano Italy
Tel. ++39 02 688 73 41
Fax ++39 02 66 80 12 90

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