In issue 5 of Mastermind Claire Danes gives a master class on the art of coming undone, while Laetitia Casta and veteran French journalist Edwy Plenel share a probing, heartfelt discussion. China’s ‘Duplitecture’ phenomenon, chart the rise of modern-day witchcraft, and investigate plastic surgery among the young. We also delve inside the mind of Julien Dossena, the creative director bringing his progressive vision to Paco Rabanne.
Not quite a magazine, nor exactly a book, Mastermind is rather a hybrid object; a polyphonic work marching to the beat of ten chapters focused on questions, creators and places in whose voices we heard an eternal urgency, brimming with unexpected possibilities. It is a kind of magazine with its own unique look & feel crafted by Marie-Amélie Sauvé. “Mastermind is setting our times to words and images.”