(1) Andra Ursuta, Soft Power 1, 2013. (2) Cecilia Bengolea, Dub Love, 2017, Dia:Beacon. (3) Ed Ruscha, The Old Tech-Chem Building, 2003. (4) Franz West, Untitled, 1990. (5) Jacqueline Humpries. Photo: Aubrey Mayer. (6) Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Studio), 2014. (7) Martine Syms, A Pilot For Show About Nowhere, 1988. (8) Sarah Lucas, Au Naturel, 1994. (9) Kerry James Marshall, 2005. Photo: Cameron Wittig. Courtesy L’Officiel Art.
L’Officiel Art International
This October, L’Officiel Art—founded in 2012 by Editions Jalou—will be launching its first international edition entirely in English. Featuring essays and interviews with major figures of the contemporary art scene, including visual artists as well as designers, writers, choreographers, architects and filmmakers, L’Officiel Art is edited by Bruna Roccasalva and published four times per year.
In this issue:
Agenda reveals exciting news about the contemporary art scene all over the world. The section includes an interview with Sarah McCrory, director of the brand new Goldsmiths CCA in London; a conversation with Helen Cammock, winner of the 7th edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women; interviews with Mike Nelson on the occasion of his forthcoming exhibition at OGR, Turin; and Tomás Saraceno, who is featured at a solo show at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris this Fall. There are also articles on the upcoming editions of the Gwangju, Busan and Taipei Biennials; Katharina Grosse’s project for K11 in Shanghai this November; and the 57th Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, with an interview with curator Ingrid Schaffner. Suzanne Pagé unveils exhibitions by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, while Jennifer Flay, the director of the FIAC, reveals the latest news about the festival’s 45th edition.
In Features, our cover story: an essay by Dieter Roelstraete on Kerry James Marshall’s political work that challenges the traditional “white” canon through history painting. A conversation between painter Amy Sillman, whose new works will soon be on show at the Camden Arts Centre in London, and curator Martin Clark; an interview with Sarah Lucas by Fatoş Üstek, on the occasion of the artist’s first survey exhibition in the US at the New Museum, New York. There is also an essay by Jean-Pierre Criqui about the use of words and language in Ed Ruscha’s paintings, an article by Barbara Casavecchia about 20 years of the online arts platform e-flux, and interviews with artists Petrit Halilaj, Martine Syms, Cecilia Bengolea, Maurizio Cattelan and Andra Ursuta.
Myth explores the highly influential figure of artist Franz West (on the occasion of his retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris) through contributions by Christine Macel, Heimo Zobernig and Gelitin, while Market is devoted to the legendary art dealer Paula Cooper, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of her New York gallery this year, with an exclusive interview by Lola Kramer.
For Spotlight, photographer Aubrey Mayer has captured artist Jacqueline Humphries at work on her large-scale paintings, while Berlin-based artist Kasia Fudakowski has conceived a special visual essay for the pages of L’Officiel Art.
Detour maps the territory of the arts in a broader sense—literature, cinema, design, dance and theatre. In this section: an interview by Ben Eastham with influential writer Chris Kraus, author of the forthcoming publication Social Practices; an interview with the art-fashion duo Atelier E.B; and a feature article by Hugo Macdonald about the 4th edition of the Istanbul Design Biennale.
Finally, in Reviews: Machines à penser at Fondazione Prada, Venice; Evidence at Metro Pictures, New York; Adriano Costa at Mendes Wood, São Paulo; Ad Minoliti at Peres Projects, Berlin; Doug Aiken at Eva Presenhuber, Zurich.
We are pleased to announce L’Officiel Art International’s participation in the 2018 editions of Asia Now, Paris; Paris Internationale; FIAC, Paris; Artissima, Turin; Paris Photo; Art Düsseldorf and Art Basel, Miami Beach.