Our special summer issue on outerspace brings you to places beyond the farthest Reaches of your imagination. From Michael Najjar to Trevor Paglen to Cristina Medium, artists are exploring the relationship between space exploration and creative engagement in a variety of ways.
We speak to a mix of artists and scientists (such as Zolt Levay, who works at the Space Telescope Science Institute) and find out how they have embraced interactive media in their interpretations of the final frontier.
Back on Earth, Margherita Dessanay interviews Carol Prusa about the biomorphic forms that she creates using mixed media. Robert Shore visits the illustrious Philippe Weisbecker in his studio and learns what inspires his sleek architectural drawings, while Grace Banks gets lost in the thriving, riotous art scene in Havana.
I – Open Files:
Xie Lei, Thomas Moor at LISTE Art Fair Basel, David Shrigley, Julian Schnabel, Swiss Art Awards, Ed Atkins, Thomas Ruff
II – Showcase:
Danful Yang, Sahej Rahal, Raymond Lemstra, Ming Wong, Carol Prusa, Antonis Done
III – Research:
Artonauts: featuring Michael Najjar, Trevor Paglen, Zolt Levay, Aleix Plademunt, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Cristina de Middel and Larissa Sansour
IV – Encounters:
Jim Denevan: Surfing with Fibonacci
Ushio and Noriko Shinohara: Boxing Cute
Dasha Shishkin: Incomplete Gestures
Philippe Weisbecker: Archi-Simple
V – POV:
Gert & Uwe Tobias: Something Is Happening Here But You Don’t Know What It Is
VI – Destination
Havana: Featuring Wilfredo Prieto, Choco, Sandra Ramos, Kcho, René Pena, Glexis Novoa, Carlos Luna, Carlos Martiel and Inti Hernandez
VII – Curator’s-Eye View:
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road: Lewis Biggs
VIII – Journal:
What Would Andy Warhol Think?
IX – Book Review:
Show Time: The 50 Most Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art by Jens Hoffman and ICA 1946 – 1968
Enditorial by Marc Valli