Herewith, you will find interviews with: Gustav Metzger, founder of the Auto-Destructive Art and Art strike movements, a veteran activist-artist whose work seems every day more relevant to our contemporary situation; the novelist Vladimir Sorokin, whose literary experiments have inflamed the Russian establishment; and Rebecca Solnit on writing, protest and our need for narratives. The various formal means by which we can satisfy that need are explored in Marcel Dzama’s ‘Chess Review Storyboard’ and Ed
Atkins’ ‘Even Pricks’, the textual backbone for the film of the same name that he recently showed at the Lyon Biennial. Its starting place, Ed tells us, ‘was a transcript of the interview with the brother of the guy swallowed by a sinkhole in Florida’. We’re excited to include paintings by Mark Mulroney, who riffs on contemporary attitudes to sex, body and power, and by the great experimental film-maker, artist and poet Jeff Keen. ... [Click to read more]
Raphaël Garnier, Patrick Langley, Ed Aves, Vladimir Sorokin, Anna Aslanyan, Marcel Dzama, Francesco Pacifico, Livia Franchini, Adam Fitzgerald, George Szirtes, Matthew Gregory, Jeff Keen, Ed Atkins, Gustav Metzger, Benjamin Eastham, Enrique Vila-Matas, Rahul Bery, Gerður Kristný, Victoria Cribb, Sigurður A. Magnússon, Mark Mulroney, Hunter Braithwaite, Rebecca Solnit, Tess Thackara, Zoe Pilger
Benjamin Eastham is a writer, editor and curator. He also works at Hannah Barry Gallery.
Jacques Testard is a writer, editor and translator. In the past he has worked at the Sunday Times, the Paris Review, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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