Flash Art

Flash Art is a contemporary art and culture magazine (and a publishing platform) founded in 1967. Within a decade, it became an indispensable point of reference for artists, critics, collectors, galleries, and institutions. In 2020, Flash Art became a quarterly publication, at the same time increasing its trim size and updating its graphic identity. The magazine offers a fresh perspective on the visual arts, covering a range of transdisciplinary approaches and fostering in-depth analyses of artist practices and new cultural directions. Today, Flash Art remains required reading for all who navigate the international art scene.
Flash Art is known for it covers featuring artists who subsequently become leading figures in the art world. The magazine includes photoshoots, productions, critical essays, monographic profiles, conversations with emerging and established artists, and a range of ongoing and thematic columns that change every few years. The long history of the magazine is also highlighted by pivotal texts from the archive that are included in the publication time to time. Finally, every issue offers a highly curated selection of the best institutional exhibitions on the global scene.
 
Milan
 
2024
English edition
forthcoming
Flash Art - Winter 2023-24 – Failures of Influence
2023
English edition
Eric N. Mack & Kiko Kostadinov; Hannah Black; Mike Kelley in conversation with Larry Clark and John Waters; Elle Pérez; Farah Al Qasimi; Lotus L. Kang; focus on Tokyo by Chus Martínez; Yuko Hasegawa; Scott Cameron Weaver; Bouchra Khalili...
Flash Art - Fall 2023 – The Always Already
2023
English edition
Rhea Dillon, Art & Language, Nikita Gale, Precious Okoyomon, Rory Pilgrim & Carol R. Kallend, SoiL Thornton, WangShui, Issy Wood...
Flash Art - Summer 2023 – Anti Cynism
2023
English edition
sold out
Anne Imhof; General Idea / AA Bronson; P. Staff; Jamian Juliano-Villani; Richard Kennedy; Sara Sadik; Pol Taburet; Ligia Lewis...
Flash Art - Spring 2023  – Fuck the Bauhaus (New Sculpture)
2023
English edition
sold out
Isabelle Albuquerque, Isa Genzken, Aria Dean, Bri Williams, Cole Lu, Dominique White, Mimosa Echard, Isabelle Andriessen, Jordan Strafer...
Flash Art - Winter 2022-23  – Forms/Identities
2022
English edition
The form and identity of artistic practices.
Flash Art - Fall 2022 – Coded Surfaces
2022
English edition
sold out
For its fall issue, Flash Art looks at how artists navigate and draw upon the creative industry known as "fashion".
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 ...
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 - Summer 2021 – Cultural Apocalypses
2021
English edition
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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
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Helen Marten, Carl Craig, Anne Imhof, Julie Mehretu, Kaspar Müller, Promising Young Woman, Hito Steyerl, Telfar, Grace Wales Bonner...
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.
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...
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.
Flash Art
2019
English edition
Special dossier devoted to Simone Fattal; Marina Fokidis; Peter Halley; Yto Barrada; Ghislaine Leung; Laure Prouvost...
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...
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
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
(last copies available!)
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
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…
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
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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…
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…
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
sold out
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.
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…
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...
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