Flash Art #342
230 x 300 mm, 200+ pages
Milan, Italy (English language)
Founders: Helena Kontova & Giancarlo Politi
Editor in Chief: Gea Politi
Art direction: Alessio Avventuroso
Published since 1967, Flash Art is dedicated to writing and thinking about contemporary art.
The theme this issue? FUCK THE BAUHAUS (NEW SCULPTURE). Which, as it says on the tin, explores new forms of contemporary sculpture ('biological complexity', 'mythological word-building' and 'nautical apparitions' to name a few) — a shift in sculpture culture that can be largely attributed German artist Isa Genzken, whose work the title of this issue also pays tribute to.
On the Journal:
‘We don’t have the particular desire to stay on edge. There are so many publications that are edgy in the parties they throw, the merchandise they churn out and the experimental design/photography they feature. Our core product is thoughtful art criticism and that’s where we invest our energy and resources. Journalistic scholarship overrides the quick gratification of say, a streetwear collaboration.’ Read more of Hope's At work with interview with Flash Art's Bana Bissat.