Flash Art

Flash Art is an international quarterly magazine and publishing platform dedicated to thinking about contemporary art, exploring the evolving cultural landscape through the work of leading artists, writers, curators and others. One of Europe's oldest art magazines, Flash Art was founded in Rome in 1967, before relocating to Milan in 1971, and was originally bilingual, published in both Italian and English. In 1978 two separate editions were launched: Flash Art International and Flash Art Italia. Today the magazine remains one of the most recognizable and widely read publications of its kind, and is distributed in 87 countries.
 
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Flash Art - Summer 2022 – Displacement
2022
English edition
Tishan Hsu, Ivor Stodolsky & Marita Muukkonen, Demna, Louisa Gagliardi, Marguerite Humeau, Rindon Johnson, Pavlo Makov, Berenice Olmedo, Jenna Sutela, Wu Tsang, Raphaela Vogel...
 Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d\'Uterpan) - Uterpan
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
New monograph.
Flash Art - Spring 2022
2022
English edition
Kayode Ojo, Shuang Li, Colin Self, Keller Easterling, Xinyi Cheng, Catalina Ouyang, Hayden Dunham, Craig Green, Julien Creuzet, Janelle Reiring & Helene Winer...
Flash Art - Winter 2021-22
2021
English edition
This issue accompanies a time of profound ecological, social, and technological transition. Despite the necessity and hope for a return to a human dimension, to a relationship with the other and especially with the natural world, we see instead a push toward other dimensions: the imminent Metaverse and the rise of cryptocurrency suggest that resources have been diverted elsewhere.
Flash Art - Fall 2021 – Ultra Bodies Ultra Species
2021
English edition
Biodiversity in nowadays' visual arts, featuring Pamela Rosenkranz by Nicolas Bourriaud, Agnieszka Kurant, Chitra Ganesh, Pan Daijing, Sex Ecologies: A New Consciousness by Mariana Lemos, Simone Forti, Nour Mobarak, The Cure of the Mind: On Taloi Havini's Answer to the Call by Chus Martínez, Free My Mind, Artpop: You Make My Heart Stop (For Lady Gaga) by William J. Simmons, Carol Bove, Virgil Abloh...
Flash Art - Winter 2020/2021
2020
English edition
Across the pages of this issue of Flash Art, there are three words that resonate throughout: coexistence, identity, and protest. While codes to define new standards of identity are being rewritten, populist authorities still distrust the idea of a diversified coexistence of individuals, inciting resistance in physical and digital realms and spreading confusion about who or what to follow or unfollow. This issue invites readers to pay attention to the stereotypes that infect our gaze.
Alessio Bolzoni - Action Reaction
2020
English edition
The series of photographs plastered by Alessio Bolzoni over twenty six billboards in sixteen different locations across the city of Milan.
Flash Art - Fall 2020
2020
English edition
This issue of Flash Art comes with a new brand identity, introducing a seasonal publication schedule starting from fall 2020. A new logo also heralds this change: an apparent return to the visual identity of Flash Art, albeit revised and updated with an evolving graphic layout and doubled page count and contents to offer readers a more in-depth, discursive experience. This issue explores the dynamic hybridization of the languages of contemporary art, focusing on the theme of the curatorial process—the exhibition as a moment of reflection and revelation with infinite potential for investigation.
Flash Art
2020
English edition
Flash Art Summer Issue.
Flash Art
2020
English edition
The theme of this issue, put together back on the pandemic, is an examination of a new sort of figuration in painting that has emerged in recent years.
Flash Art
2020
English edition
This issue of Flash Art explores a sort of archeology of images, aiming to reflect on issues of appropriation and authenticity in their most contemporaneous sense, whereby any original or preexisting artwork, image, or product can be invested with a multiplicity of meanings.
Flash Art
2019
English edition
This issue of Flash Art, with essays by Dorothea von Hantelmann and Isobel Harbison, dedicates sixteen-pages dossier to the work of Rebecca Horn, a pivotal figure of performative art, and develops a series of reflections on a younger generation of contemporary artists who are now using their bodies or their personas as agents in an attempt to re-cognize themselves in a present that increasingly rewards the loss of self-consciousness.
Flash Art
2019
English edition
Candice Breitz, Meriem Bennani, Marianna Simnett, Elysia Crampton, Too Old to Die Young and essays by Pierre Bal-Blanc and Monique Roelofs, a selection of excerpts from Intervista, Flash Art's side publication on visual culture in the late 90's...
Peter Halley - Heterotopia Ⅰ
2019
English edition
Peter Halley's multimedia installation for the Magazzino del Sale N. 3, a 15th-century warehouse in the Dorsoduro district of Venice.
Marcello Maloberti - Martellate - Scritti Fighi 1990-2019
2019
Italian edition
A collection of all writings, in the form of slogans, which have accompanied Marcello Maloberti in almost thirty years of poetics introducing themes he finds meaningful.
Flash Art
2019
English edition
Special dossier devoted to Simone Fattal; Marina Fokidis; Peter Halley; Yto Barrada; Ghislaine Leung; Laure Prouvost...
Thiago Rocha Pitta - Due albe
2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Artist's book.
Flash Art
2019
English edition
Special dossier devoted to Etel Adnan; blackness in performance by Adrienne Edwards; Rosalind Nashashibi by Quinn Latimer; Gary Indiana by Eli Diner; ABBA by Kristian Vistrup Madsen; Huang Jing Yua by Kyoo Lee; a conversation between Tamara Henderson and Aaron Weldon; Thomas Lawson...
Hu Xiaoyuan - States of Tension
2018
English edition
Monograph on the work of Chinese artist Hu Xiaoyuan, featuring an essay by Nicolas Bourriaud and a conversation between Gea Politi and the artist.
Flash Art
2018
English edition
12-page special feature on Tony Conrad, with texts by Nora N. Khan and Charlemagne Palestine, on the occasion of his traveling retrospective; the Cultural Capital Cooperative; Tony Cokes's 1988 video Black Celebration; Raul Guerrero; the art of Tobias Kaspar; the minimalist tendency in Rasheed Araeen's work…
Flash Art
2018
English edition
Special feature on painter Jutta Koether (with Kerstin Stakemeier, Quinn Latimer…); Ericka Beckman on her pioneering works; Julia Phillips's sculptures; musician Kamasi Washington's unmistakable groove; Yngve Holen's new body of work Rose Painting; Tess Edmonson on adapting Archie in the CW's Riverdale; Alexandra Pirici's materiality-burdened performances; reviews…
 Birdhead - Welcome to Birdhead World Again
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
The artistic practice of Birdhead associates photography with particular collage skills and mounting technique. The publication is a visual diary of the duo's experimentation in Italy, accompanied with a dual language essay by art historian Maurizio Bortolotti.
Flash Art
2018
English edition
Unveiling the magazine's new graphic identity, this issue of Flash Art features: 20-page section on Adrian Piper; Maurizio Cattelan and Marta Papini talk to art-world boundary explorer Asad Raza; Tenzing Barshee on Margaret Honda; Stephanie Seidel talks to Juan Antonio Olivares about his 3-D animation Moléculas; Thomas Duncan on photography and corporeality in the work of Josh Tonsfeldt; David Andrew Tasman on Anna Uddenberg's heterotopic forms; Eli Diner on the captivating and inscrutable sculptures of Michael E. Smith; reviews…
Flash Art
2018
English edition
New York–based fashion label Telfar; Eli Diner on the proleptic videos of Melanie Gilligan; Julia Bryan-Wilson on the fleeting-yet-emphatic multimedia art of Cecilia Vicuña; Daniel Horn on Emil Michael Klein's canny abstraction; Ronald Rose-Antoinette on the Wood Land School's yearlong decolonization of SBC Gallery; Cristina Guadalupe Galván talks to home-based artist Alison Knowles; Pierre-Alexandre Mateos & Charles Teyssou bid adieu to the hyperglycemic concept store Colette; exhibitions reviews.
Flash Art
2017
English edition
This issue celebrates the 50th anniversary of the magazine. It features texts and interviews that reassess key passages in recent art history, in each case using landmark content from Flash Art's archive as a point of departure (Piero Gilardi; Anarchitecture; the Soviet Nonconformist art; Jeff Koons and Maurizio Cattelan; the writings of Peter Halley; revisiting the pioneering exhibition “Aperto '93” with Helena Kontova and Hans Ulrich Obrist; Chinese art today; what's left of the Berlin art scene…).
Flash Art
2017
English edition
Fashion designer Rei Kawakubo's solo show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; interview with William Pope.L on the occasion of his sound installation/performance at Documenta 14; Lindsay Lohan as a cultural phenomenon; interview with Pier Paolo Calzolari; the enigmatic art of Rodrigo Hernández; the choreography of Ligia Lewis; the filmmaking of Park Chan-kyong; exhibition reviews.
Flash Art
2017
English edition
The late Maria Lai; Bruce LaBruce's latest film The Misandrists; the Apollonian and Dionysian in the work of Jill Mulleady; Patrick Jackson; Xavier Veilhan, Christian Marclay and Lionel Bovier talk about their collaboration for the French Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale; Yan Xing's art of absence; 1996 interview with Vija Celmins by Jeff Rian; exhibitions reviews…
 Zhao Zhao - Provocateur
2017
English edition
This first English monograph on the work of Zhao Zhao examines the Chinese artist's working practice, emblematic for art's ability to address conflict—social, political, and aesthetic—in a world undergoing unprecedented upheaval. It features essays by Hou Hanru and Li Zhenhua.
Flash Art
2017
English edition
This issue spotlights the representation of disenfranchised and marginalized communities and gives voice to creatives emerging out of these groups. Featuring: “self-taught” Italian artist Roberto Cuoghi; a survey of the works of Chinese artist Evelyn Taocheng Wang; an interview with Grace Wales Bonner by Hans Ulrich Obrist; art-world outsider turned insider Raymond Pettibon; the sound environments of musical collective Non Worldwide; a conversation with Puppies Puppies and Nancy Lupo…
Flash Art
2017
English edition
A new year's issue with strong political contents, featuring: Kelley Walker's new show, Oliver Payne, Jimmie Durham, Anna-Sophie Berger, Paul Pfeiffer, Sadie Benning, The Young Pope review, Victor Burgin's 1984 article “Yes, Difference Again,”—in addition to the usual contents.
Flash Art
2016
English edition
This issue explores the interfaces between clubs, clubbing culture and creative communities.
Flash Art
2016
English edition
(last copies available!)
Kerry James Marshall, Jean-Luc Moulène, Dora Budor, Samson Young, Dean Blunt, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy and Tobias Madison's hommage to Shūji Terayama, Rodolfo Aricò, Emily Segal's notes on the color Magenta, exhibitions reviews…
Flash Art
2016
English edition
Special issue featuring an original collection of 24 short literary works by visual artists and writers—in addition to the usual contents.
Wang Yuyang - Tonight I shall meditate upon that which I am (box set)
2016
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
First bilingual comprehensive monograph on Wang Yuyang, these volumes delve into Wang Yuyang's practice, focusing particularly on his eponymous solo show at the Long Museum in Shanghai in 2015.
Flash Art
2016
English edition
Umberto Eco's open work theory, David Hammons, Bret Easton Ellis and Alex Israel's collaborative text paintings, individuality and community in Mélanie Matranga's environmental art, Bill Kouligas's Berlin-based record label PAN, åyr art collective, Martine Syms's inquiries into representations of blackness, a late-in-life interview with William N. Copley, reviews…
Matteo Callegari -
2016
English edition
This publication explores the painting practice of New York-based, Italian-born artist Matteo Callegari.
Kaspar Müller - Frankfurt Freakout
2016
English edition
This publication showcases a selection of photographs taken by the artist, over a year-long period, in second-hand shops, flea markets, antique stores and auction houses in Berlin.
Flash Art
2016
English edition
Shanghai special issue.
Flash Art
2016
English edition
Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, Marina Pinsky's sculpted landscapes, Diller + Scofidio, Emilio Prini, Charles Harlan, Kathe Burkhart's “Liz Taylor Series”, the “networked exhibitions”...
Flash Art
2015
English edition
This issue considers the revitalization of pastoral narratives in contemporary art and recent artist contributions to radical theories regarding the so-called “end of nature.” Featuring: Dena Yago, Peter Nadin, Lawren Harris, Hayley Silverman, The sea in Cuban art, Charles Lim, The architecture of seasteading, Julia Tcharfas & Arseny Zhilyaev, Darren Bader, Mark von Schlegell, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster...
Flash Art
2015
English edition
Featuring: Frances Stark, Rachel Rose, Christodoulos Panayiotou & Salvatore Settis, Valeria Luiselli, Heman Chong, the emerging art of India, Cameron Rowland...
Art Diary - The World\'s Art Directory 2015-2016
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
The 2015-2016 edition of contemporary art's directory & referential book Art Diary, released by Flash Art Books, celebrating its 40 years with a new design and new editorial content. Updated every year with more than a thousand new addresses, this Who's Who lists essential information about the main actors in the field of art (over 50,000 entries).
Sam Falls - The Four Seasons Forever
2015
English edition
The Four Seasons Forever is the catalogue of Sam Falls' one year show which presents 13 sun-printed photograms of vinyls on colored textiles exhibited in a dramatic stage-like atmosphere, with parts of Vivaldi's masterpiece playing according to the season (artist's book, the first in a series published in limited editions by Flash Art).
Flash Art
2018
English edition
currently out of stock
The articles and interviews included in this issue of Flash Art address the human body, introducing artistic practices that push the body's physical boundaries and challenge its codified representations. With Luchita Hurtado; special feature on artist, educator, curator, and cultural theorist Ian White; Lena Henke; Martti Kalliala on the transformational experience of Burning Man; Eric N. Mack; Stefano Sollima; Bruce Nauman by Isabelle Graw (on Flash Art March-April 1993); exhibitions reviews.
Flash Art - Summer 2021 – Cultural Apocalypses
2021
English edition
sold out
Cao Fei, Fatima Al Qadiri, Caterina Barbieri, Will Benedict, Cecilia Bengolea, Giulia Essyad, Roe Ethridge, Jenna Gribbon, Ru Kwok, Lydia Ourahmane, Heron Preston, Emily Segal...
Flash Art - Spring 2021
2021
English edition
sold out
Helen Marten, Carl Craig, Anne Imhof, Julie Mehretu, Kaspar Müller, Promising Young Woman, Hito Steyerl, Telfar, Grace Wales Bonner...
Flash Art
2019
English edition
sold out
The summer issue of Flash Art is an attempt to map the ecological breakdown> that is restructuring our belief systems, forcing us to conceive of new relational modes that reappraise our centrality in the world and advocate for a new continuity with the other.
The Unexpected Subject - 1978 Art and Feminism in Italy
2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
sold out
Art and feminism in Italy in the Seventies.
Flash Art
2018
English edition
sold out
Special feature on Judy Chicago (with contributions by Géraldine Gourbe, Viki D. Thompson Wylder, William J. Simmons, Stephanie Seidel); Thomas Duncan on the work of Antek Walczak; Agnieszka Gratza interviews Tania Brugera on “10,142,926”; Tiana Reid on landscape and the figural in the sculptures of Tau Lewis; Kerstin Stakemeier on Amy Sillman's new paintings; Fanta Sylla speaks to artist and filmmaker Cauleen Smith; exhibitions reviews.
Flash Art
2017
English edition
sold out
This issue questions artificial intelligence according to theories of utopia and dystopia, of existence and consciousness, and of gender and identity. It features Ian Cheng, Mario Klingemann, Sondra Perry, Sam Lavigne, Harold Cohen's AARON, Lawrence Lek, Jenna Sutela, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Cécile B. Evans, Leonel Moura and Stelarc, “Automating Aesthetics” by Lev Manovich…
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