is a contemporary art publication series edited by Maurizio Cattelan
Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick.
A do-it-yourself magazine, Charley
is an inclusive publication relying on assimilation, rather than on selection : Charley
is a machine for redistribution, a mechanism for spreading and exploiting information, rumors, and communication. Like most information, it is partial, unstable, and untrustworthy. There are no hierarchies and no favorites in Charley
: it flirts equally with celebrity and failure. Charley
is a multiform creature, bound to transform with each issue. Charley
is a pre-digested combine, with pages assembled from catalogues, brochures, press clips, postcards, and other visuals. But what is Charley
is a new publication on emerging artists. Prominent curators, writers, artists, and other arts professionals from around the world were asked to suggest up to 10 up-and-coming artists and/or submit materials on the artists for inclusion in Charley
. 400 art makers from around the globe responded, and each of them is represented by one page of Charley
Long unavailable and reappeared from forgotten stocks,
Charley 05 features 400 works by 100 artists that are remained isolated, forgotten, proudly secluded or sightly unnoticed, in spite of their visionary work.
Charley 04 (Checkpoint Charley) is born out of the reasearch conducted by the curators of the 4th Berlin biennal for contemporary art (2006) and brought together images of works produced by more than 700 artists.
A time machine, bringing out the past and casting it into a new light, Charley 03 presents 100 artists from the 80s and 90s.
Charley 02 is a packet of postcards providing a snapshot of the New York City art season in 2001-2002 (works by F. Alÿs, D. Birnbaum, M. Bonvicini, O. Breuning, M. Cattelan, U. Fischer, D. Graham, M. Kippenberger, A. Oehlen, O. Payne & N. Relph, R. Phillips, G. Richter, D. Roth, U. Rondinone...).
Charley 01 features 400 emerging artists from around the world, selected by a pool of international artists, curators, critics and art professionals (works by Martin Boyce, Mark Handforth, Olaf Breuning, Franz Ackermann, Christoph Büchel, Barthélémy Toguo, Jonathan Meese, Mathieu Mercier, Wade Guyton, Mark Leckey...).