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Flash Art #337 – Winter 2021-22

 - Flash Art #337
This issue, arriving at the turn of the new year, 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.
The sculptures of Ser Serpas, cover story for this issue, are emblematic of such "transient moments," as Ingrid Luquet-Gad notes. These works are the result of a process in which language literally intersects residue—materials that for society have become objects of waste, of abandonment.
In some sense the world's ecosystem is gradually losing its boundaries, entering into a new era of increasingly unstable subjectivity, as is particularly evident in Korakrit Arunanondchai's vision of the world as Stefanie Hessler points out.
In this issue: Collecting Time Through Space. A Conversation with Ser Serpas by Ingrid Luquet-Gad; Thomas Demand: Model Man by Ella Plevin; Transformative Potential of Social Spaces. A Conversation with Akeem Smith by Andrea Bellini; SPECIAL SECTION: Crypto Art's New Ecology: Crypto Art's Sustainable Trajectory. A Roundtable with Kevin Abosch, Robert Alice, Chloe Diamond, Joe Kennedy, Andrew Ngurumi, Penny Rafferty, and Anna Ridler; Tales from Crypto's Prehistory by Beth Jochim; Tripping the Time Stamp. A Conversation with Simon Denny by Sonja Teszler; Korakrit Arunanondchai's Spiritual-Material Ecosystems by Stefanie Hessler; REPLICANTS. A visual essay by Armarture Globale with texts by Fred Fischli and Niels Olsen; The Museum Paradigm or The Ethos of Museums by Pascale Krief; I WANT YOU TO SHOW ME (BAGLIO ANTICO MIX). A Conversation with Adam Farah by Eliel Jones; PROFILE. Reverse Suburbanization: Arc'Teryx by Charlie Robin Jones; The Age of Love Chapter IV. Love and Poverty and Joy: Pauline Curnier Jardin by Chus Martínez; Questionnaire. From a Canonical Art Gallery to a Metaverse Platform: Paradise Row Projects. A conversation with Nick Hackworth and Pippa Hornby by Eleonora Milani; Letter from the City by Eli Ping.
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.
See also Flash Art Volumes.
published in December 2021
English edition
22,5 x 29 cm (softcover)
264 pages (color & b/w ill.)
in stock

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