On Purpose and Urgency: Cory Arcangel, Defne Ayas, Angie Keefer, Adam Kleinman, David Levine, Chus Martínez, Seth Price, João Ribas, Carey Young, Akram Zaatari; On Art and the Distributed Spectacle, Kevin Beasley, Caleb Considine, On Cooperation, Thomas Eggerer by John Kelsey, GCC, hobbypopMUSEUM, Christina Mackie, Steve McQueen, Alan Moore by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jon Pestoni, Pots on Video, Charles Ray, Tabor Robak, The Artist as Curator (a serial publication debuting in this issue), Luke Willis Thompson, The Value of Art Criticism, Dena Yago...
The Artist as Curator is a new serial publication project that concerns a profoundly influential but still understudied phenomenon, a history that has yet to be written. Publications on museum studies, exhibition histories, and star curators make up a fast, if still burgeoning, field of exhibition studies, but the role of artists in contributing to our understanding of that ontologically ambiguous thing we call the "exhibition" is much less well discussed. Now, through primary research and new readings, this series of specially commissioned or reprinted essays by artists, curators, critics, and art historians will help address the topic, focusing on exhibitions from the post-war period to the present that specifically rethought the form of the exhibition. Two essays, combining readings of a historic and more recent exhibition, will appear in a loose insert in Mousse over the next two years and ten issues, in total examining twenty seminal art exhibitions curated by artists.
Mousse is a bimonthly contemporary art magazine. Established in 2006, Mousse contains interviews, conversations, and essays by some of the most important figures in international criticism, visual arts, and curating today, alternated with a series of distinctive articles in a unique tabloid format.
Mousse (Mousse Publishing) also publishes numerous catalogues, essays and curatorial projects, artist books and editions (see the corresponding publisher's page).