Cura.magazine is a platform for contemporary art based in Rome that investigates with an independent spirit today's artistic production, art's emerging scene and the borders that have marked its central moments, through collaborations with international artists and curators, who live in different areas of the world. It has a production of four issues per year. The platform is also an editorial structure (Cura.books), publishing a series of artist's books.
Cura. #37 intertwines the themes of After Language and Post Society, and explores the way in which the radical change in the economic, political, cultural, linguistic and emotional structures that define our present is called upon to identify alternative and functional models for the advancement of "new."
The power of art to anticipate future social and technological developments inspired the new issue of Cura. to investigate the notion of futurity through the work of some of the most visionary and promising artists of the contemporary landscape.
In a period of transition, loss of horizons, rethinking of known schemes and expectations, between trying to catch up with digital acceleration and dealing with a content overload, Cura. translates the vocabulary indicative of this new decade by republishing a thoughtful selection of contributions from its archive.
Will Benedict, Kahlil Joseph, Mahfuz Sultan, Ari Marcopoulos, Lynda Benglis, Camille Blatrix, Jesper Just, Lex Brown,
The catalogue of the eponymous exhibition by Caroline Mesquita,
published on the occasion of her Fondation Ricard Prize. The French artist
works primarily with metal, creating sculptures and staged video with strong
Cura. #32 brings together an incredible array of conversations with cutting edge and pioneering artists, together with recurring and brand new sections, that set the rhythm of an upcoming year filled with new and thrilling explorations.
Cura. 31 is devoted to 22 women artists—among the most representative of the new generation—and explores the plurality, diversity, and complexity of today's artistic practices. This issues continues the previous investigation on the powerful presence and key role of women artists within the contemporary art scene, re-affirming and pointing out the basic rights of equality and pluralism.
Ascending from the Liquid Horizon focuses on the possibilities and potentials once proposed by speculative narratives about the future, and reflects on the realm that is currently emerging from the intersection of science, corporate interests, and ecology. Vast developments in technology, advancing hand in hand with rapid climate change, predict a situation far more complex than the current one, defined by an environment where technology levels nature and notions of the biological, natural and terrestrial need to be revised.
presents an exploration of artistic imaginaries in the age of artificial intelligence. A series of essays examine these new aesthetics through various historical, contemporary and conceptual perspectives. The publication also includes a series of projects by artists such as Ian Cheng, Cécile B. Evans, Avery K Singer, Luca Trevisani…
This catalogue traces a comprehensive itinerary within the artist's rigorous and appealing body of work. A research where austere geometric forms, shaped in tones of white and black, become the alphabet of an open reflection on the world. The publication includes an interview with Balliano by curator Chrissie Iles, a critical essay by Luigi Fassi, and a rich collection of images.
This catalogue documents an eponymous exhibition by the British artist inspired by the daily lives of astronauts in space. The publication presents a series of images of the exhibition together with unpublished photos by the NASA. The book also includes a conversation between the artist and Victor Buchli, a NASA astronaut.
This issue of Cura. asks the question: how can we be revolutionary? Through a kaleidoscopic range of visions, images and actions, artists figure out the production of a new social body and challenge the establishment. With: Alex Da Corte; Jeremy Deller's Social Parade; Simon Castets; Martha Wilson's performances; Petra Cortright on Paul Chan; interview with Jamian Juliano-Villani by Hans Ulrich Obrist; conversations between and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Rivet, Jean-Marie Appriou and Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, Sophia Al-Maria and Lena Saraj; Ramaya Tegegne…
The first artist book by Athena Papadopoulos conceived as a diary and a novel. The publication is a collection of drawings and thoughts of the artist in the form of a romance, published in two different editions.
The catalogue of the 13th edition of the Baltic Triennial which takes place in three venues: Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Tallinn Art Hall and Kim? Contemporary Art Center Riga. The publication includes a range of curatorial and critical voices to provide highly individual reflections on each of the artists, poets and musicians taking part in the project.
Cura. yearlong investigation into the body continues. This issue is devoted to different artistic experiences and practices—crossing generations, time, space, and media—revolving around the boundaries, powers, forms and interpretations of the body that exist within the present world (Amalia Ulman; Hannah Levy; Lynn Hershman Leeson; Prem Sahib; Celia Hempton; three essays on the dancing body, the loving body, and the collective body…).
Positioning itself between drawing, sculpture and writing, the work of Gianandrea Poletta is defined by the artist's own life experiences. In his first artist's book, a selection of short stories written in the first person, lo-fi cell phone pictures, and a rich array of ink and marker pen drawings, are brought together in a sequence that overlaps mediums and temporalities.
The first monograph on Riccardo Baruzzi, containing a selection of images of works made from 2010 to the present and writings by Alessandro Rabottini, Davide Ferri and Luca Bertolo. A perfect introduction to the italian artist's practice, which explores the notion of the unfinished and the provisional by way of an aesthetic investigation of drawing through the body of the painting.
Cura's new issue connects the different sections with one common thread: the machine as a possibility or as a threat. The magazine also extends its “Inside the Cover” section with three essays on this issue's cover artist, Max Hooper Schneider. Plus: Sam Lewitt on Michael Asher's 1991 exhibition at Le Consortium in Dijon ; interviews with John Bock, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Kenric McDowell, Bailey Scieszka ; David Horvitz in conversation with Margot Norton ; Nicolas Deshayes' sculptures ; Pakui Hardware ; Haroon Mirza's visual essay ; Bruno Zhu…
In this new book time and space, which are fundamental aspects of Arena's work, are encapsulated in six horizons, six roads and ten landscapes. Essays by Mario Fortunato and Andrea Viliani, together with statements written by Arena himself on each work here published, examine in depth the practice of one of the most interesting artists in the Italian and International artistic scenes.