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 three issues per year.
The platform is also an editorial structure (Cura.books), publishing a series of artist's books (see the corresponding page in the publishers section).
CURA. 38 "The Generational Issue" is the magazine's first survey about artists' portraits that aims to investigate some of the most meaningful protagonists of the new generation who, stressing the urgencies of current times, are shaping the landscape of the present and the future in contemporary art.
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,
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.
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…
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…).
This issue investigates the sinuous folds of the body. Featuring: special section on George Henry Longly; Mathieu Copeland on anti-bodies within the body of art institutions; interview with Barbara Hammer, Lou Dallas, Manuel Solano; Eleanor Antin on Carving; Ellen Blumenstein & Kate Cooper; Ben Vickers in conversation with Kenric McDowell on human and machine; visual essay by Marianna Simnett; Donna Huanca in conversation with Venus Lau; ektor garcia; 25 questions with Eric N. Mack… and including Clubbing fanzine's first issue!
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…
Cura #25 Summer issue celebrates its special edition, dedicated to 25 (+1) outstanding protagonists of the contemporary art scene, selected among the most interesting female artists of the new generation. A collectible and celebratory issue!
Yves Scherer, Anthony Huberman's “The Machine” with Robert Snowden and Lutz Bacher, a portrait of Walter Hopps, Renate Bertlmann in conversation with Vincent Honoré, artists' projects by Eva Papamargariti and Zin Taylor, 25 questions for Mitchell Anderson by Liam Gillick, Anna Uddenberg in conversation with David Lê, Pablo Bronstein, Stuart Middleton, a visit to the new Guerrilla Girls' exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, HOT! Section with Daiga Grantina, Elliot Dodd, Pia Camil, and Daniele Milvio.
Jon Rafman by Bret Schneider, Art and the machine by Anthony Huberman, Carolee Schneemann discusses 1964 Meat Joy with Vincent Honoré, Arnold Rüdlinger by Lorenzo Benedetti, a commissioned work by Guan Xiao, interviews with Ian Cheng, Athena Papadopoulos, Cayetano Ferrer, Emmanuelle Lainé, Davide Balula by Daniel S. Palmer, Matthew Linde's Centre for Style, Pilvi Takala…
Sol Carelo, Johannes Cladders' anti-museum, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster by Jean-Max Colard, conversations with James Bridle, Alex Israel, Philipp Timischl, Rodrigo Hernández, and ÅYR, the sensorial motifs of Anicka Yi's work, Kevin Beasley, visual project by Amy Yao, emerging artists Debora Delmar Corp., Juliana Huxtable, Sophie Jung, Nancy Lupo…
Projects, texts, visual essays and conversations with about thirty international artists, curators, critics and authors: Zoe Williams, Kynaston McShine, the exhibition as poem by Jean-Max Colard, Haim Steinbach's POP UP section investigation, visual projects by Slavs and Tatars and Puppies Puppies, Andra Ursuta, conversation between Simon Denny and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Cécile B. Evans, Emily Roysdon, Melanie Matranga...
Céline Condorelli; emerging artists lga Balema, Darja Bajagić, Sasha Braunig, Rachel Rose, and Marguerite Humeau; the Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon with Pedro Barateiro; Ryan Gander; Michael E. Smith; Josh Kline; GCC Collective; Villa Design Group; Lena Henke and Anna Gritz; Wim Beeren; Jean-Max Colard on poetry in the exhibition space...
Camille Henrot, Harald Szeemann, Vincent Honoré and Mauricio Marcin, Jean-Max Colard, Christina Ramberg and artists' contributions for Playboy since the 60's, Alex Da Corte and Matthew Owen, Jordan Wolfson, Takeshi Murata, Claudia Wieser, Oliver Laric, Zak Kitnick, Mark Emblem and Clément Delépine...
Walter Zanini, Vincent Honoré and Margarida Mendes, Jean-Max Colard, Ed Fornieles, João Mourão et Luís Silva, Jack Lavender, Rolf Nowotny, Judith Hopf, Avery Singer, Marie Angeletti, Quinn Latimer and Anne Dressen, The Still House Group...
Essays and conversations about the practice of exhibition making;
artistic projects and conversations of artists and curators (Ruba Katrib and Anthea Hamilton,
Anna Gritz and Richard Sides,
Diego Perrone by Cecilia Canziani,
Parker Ito by Liv Barrett, George Henry Longly and
Nicoletta Lambertucci, Michele Abeles and Margaret Lee, Ian Cheng, Tilman Hornig, Sara Cwynar...).
Lorenzo Benedetti on Lucy R. Lippard, Vincent Honoré and Krist Gruijthuijsen, Jean-Max Colard, Stefan Brüggemann, Raimar Stange on Poul Gernes, Will Rogan, Sean Edwards, Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Niels Trannois et Alexis Vaillant, Sara Barker, Gabriele De Santis, G. Küng...
The contemporary arts magazine focusing on emerging artists and curators, in the inaugural issue of its new formula (with Oliver Osborne, Alexander Dorner, James Langdon, Anthony Huberman, Eszter Steierhoffer / Candida Höfer, Luca Francesconi, Bettina Buck, Mark Barrow, Aurélien Froment & Julien Fronsacq, Laura Reeves, Roger Van Voorhees...).
Adrien Missika, Arnold Bode, Emily Pethick,
On the Work and Role Play of Graphic Designers,
Mark Manders, Dina Danish,
Jamie Shovlin, Caroline Achaintre, Anna Franceschini, Invernomuto, Fashion Curating – Valerie Steele, Avital Geva...
Ian Tweedy, Seth Siegelaub, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Mary Anne Staniszewski, Olaf Metzel, Cabello/Carceller, Abdul-Hay Mosallam Zarara, Walid Raad,
Giulio Delvè, Martin Soto Climent, Iza Tarasewicz, Raphaël Zarka, Benny Chirco, Amy Feneck, Kaat Debo...