Diaphanes talks to Artur Żmijewski, the filmmaker of “Glimpse,” whose controversial work about the jungle of Calais was discussed at documenta 14. The issue features the work of Mohamed Bourouissa on the cover and with a section of new drawings. Furthermore, Diaphanes talks with the Nigerian artist Jelili Atiku about his widely discussed work at the Venice Biennale. Readers will find contributions by Aernout Mik, Alexander García Düttmann on contemporary theater productions, Mário Gomes about the Ciudad Abierta (documenta 14), a feature on Nikolai Evreinov: Storming of the Winter Palace with photographs of the re-enactment of the October Revolution. With further contributions by artists Eric Baudelaire, Agnieszka Kurant, Beni Bischof, the collective Public Movement, and authors Ann Cotten, Diane Williams, Stephen Barber as well as Clémentine Deliss and Milo Rau.
Conceived in the framework of the prestigious transversal and multidisciplinary editorial program of the eponymous publishing house, Diaphanes is a quarterly multi-language magazine with a focus on contemporary art, critical discourse, and multilingual fiction. Open for the plurality of all forms of imagination and knowledge, Diaphanes Magazine connects an interest in current tendencies with deep-rooted research, the power of fiction with nuanced judgment, aesthetic excitability with essayistic sharpness, journalistic independence with a certain enjoyment of irritation and controversy. Equally committed to art and thought, critique and production, Diaphanes wishes to correlate positions that seek new politics of text and image in the face of conformist regimes of meaning, and to contribute to a renewal of the means of critical apprehension and aesthetic sensibility given an increasingly opaque reality.