It all comes back to the body, right? Over the past decades, the conversation about human bodies has shifted through spaces, vocabularies, and theories.
In this issue, PIN–UP dresses down the human form and its politics to examine a moment that, for a long time now, has been considered through the vehicle of architecture. We hope to create new points of reference through intimate conversations and posits of self-reflection.
Also in the issue: PIN–UP's Editor, Emmanuel Olunkwa interviews artist and film director Matthew Barney. Artist June Leaf converses with Hans Ulrich Obrist on her creative process and the recurring motif of the body in her work. Victoria Camblin quizzes creative director Ferdinando Verderi and Norwegian artist Sissel Tolaas, known for her olfactory inventiveness. Welsh curator and gallerist Alex Tieghi Walker of Tiwa Select is interviewed by Michael Bullock. Also in the issue: A Peterson Rich Architects portfolio by Adrian Gaut, and Keywords with historian Lucia Allias, curator Mario Ballesteros, and author Lauren O'Neill-Butler.
Essays in the issue include Drew Zeiba's contextualization of discourse around "the body" in architecture from the late 80s to Y2K, Layla Fassa’s contemplation of pharmaceutical body modification and molecular architecture, and Whitney Mallett’s response to artist Julie Becker’s multimedia exploration of interior spaces and their psychological resonances.