In Mastermind 6, Willow and Jaden Smith reflect on the state of the world, Robyn and Noomi Rapace discuss their Swedish upbringings, and Isabelle Adjani reckons with her place in the French imagination. We head into the Japanese Alps to meet master artist and architect Hiroshi Sugimoto, and travel back in time, to Paris in 1981, to consider what remains of the hope aroused by François Mitterrand’s election.
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.”
The present of Mastermind is a time designed to last, made to be stopped, explored and revisited. Like a collection of short stories or a beloved record we leave to one side, only to come back to it, time and again. A global publication that is produced in English and distributed worldwide by Bruil & van de Staaij.