The first issue of Féros
, an erotic journal featuring Paul Kooiker, Cendres Lavy
, Ash Conrad, Lise Stoufflet, Hannibal Volkoff, Cath Orain, Jean-Luc Verna
, Catherine Robbe-Grillet, Luce de Tetis, Julien Salaud, Clara Citron, Mirka Lugosi, Julian Feeld, Apollonia Saintclair, Amanda Wieczorek.
is an erotic
magazine. Sometimes sensual, sometimes sexual, Féros
calls to senses to awaken. Contemporary by definition, it explores with an obsessive eye aesthetic and contemporary fascinations for instinct in human nature. Its publication impose the need to reveal the principles at stake in a contemporary vision of Eros, which is constantly seeking for and redefining itself, without interference. Féros
only includes visual arts, symbolic projects. Polyphonic and composite, Féros
puts yearly its focus on a specific theme. In each issue, pieces of arts and literature intertwine, interact freely and in a harmonized dialogue. Wild and rare beauty: Féros
Initiated by Clément Gagliano in 2015, Féros
is a hybrid form, intertwining artist book, magazine and bibliophilic book. It tends to give clues on contemporary sexualities and erotic practices through an aesthetic prism and from a contemporary art point of view. It explores the boundaries and links between erotica and pornography, sexuality and sensuality, as much as the distinctions between desired and desiring entities. Leaving the door open on purpose, Féros
does not pretend to give a sociological answer or a single way to go on the subject, but rather draws a panoramic view, via a specific curating on the edition of each issue, of nowadays practices and representation types of Eros. The final object thus takes the form of an exhibition, build through pages that viewers may touch and turn, a physical space including its own restrictions and advantages, artistic as well as aesthetic. Both visual and tactile experiment, the artworks, printed on the peculiar skin that is paper, are driven together, can apprehend each other and can freely dialogue over the pages.