December 2017–January 2018
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This issue of Mousse explores the ways in which concerns surrounding exhibition display and elements derived from exhibition architecture have been appropriated by contemporary artworks and art practices, and how artistic modes and attitudes have played a significant role in shaping the lexicon of exhibition design. We asked a diverse pool of guest contributors—artists, curators, writers, art and architecture critics—to select illuminating cases of cross-pollination, and to compile extended captions for their chosen images. Many more images are interspersed in the issue, and captioned in groups every few pages. The ordering is not chronological, nor by any means hierarchic. Mousse 61 is a partial mood board for this analysis of a significant and special relationship.
With texts by Adriano Pedrosa on Picture Gallery by Lina Bo Bardi; Lars Jakob Bang Larsen on Believe Not Every Spirit, but Try the Spirits; Goshka Macuga on Kabinett der Abstrakten by El Lissitzky; Ute Meta Bauer on Trinh T. Minh-ha; Ana Mazzei on Gruta Pampulha by Débora Bolsoni; Nicolas de Oliveira and Nicola Oxley on A Book of Burning Matches: Collecting Installation Art Documents; Lisa Le Feuvre on Museo di Castelvecchio by Carlo Scarpa; Hans Ulrich Obrist on Gates by Pierre Huyghe; Júlia Rebouças on Pano de Fundo by Sara Ramo; Laura Herman on Guide Rails by Rita McBride; Mario García Torres on Michael Asher; Simon Starlingon Kunsthalle Bern by Michael Asher; Roxana Marcoci on Burton on Brancusi; Sam Anderson on & faintly heard (as it sinks, slowly): with The Tenderness of Maggots by Studio for Propositional Cinema; Fabian Schöneich on Teaxths and Angeruage by Michael Dean; Kevin Reinhardt on Model for ‘Sculpture’ by Margaret Honda; Jens Hoffmann on Les Immateriaux; Theodor Ringborg on Saydnaya (the missing 19db) by Lawrence Abu Hamdan; Michael Ned Holte on Trinket by Pope.L; Kim West on The New Landscape by György Kepes; Liam Gillick on Man, Machine and Motion by Richard Hamilton; Massimiliano Gioni on Mutter und Sohn by Ilya Kabakov; Monika Szewczyk on intrépida featuring Elisabeth Wild Fantasías 2 by Vivian Suter; Barbara Bloom on Hans Dieter Schaal and 2001: A Space Odyssey; Gabriel Sierra on Katsura Imperial Villa by Ishimoto Yasuhiro; Sabrina Tarasoff on On False Tears and Outsourcing by Cally Spooner; Christina Mackie on Les Levine: Bio-Tech Rehearsals, 1965–1975; Barbara Casavecchia on Lily van der Stokker and Guest; Francesco Garutti on Von hier aus—Zwei Monate neue deutsche Kunst; Morgan Fisher on The Apotheosis of Saint Ignatius by Andrea Pozzo; Willem de Rooij on Secret Power by Simon Denny; Drew Sawyer on Aerospace Folktales by Allan Sekula; Natalie Musteata on Democracy by Group Material; Alessandro Bava on Contemporanea; Bruce Altshuler on The Times Square Show; Kerstin Brätsch and Davide Stucchi on Pier Mirror by Lilly Reich; Valentina Ehnimb, Niels Olsen and Fredi Fischli on Untitled (in Red) by Heimo Zobernig; Boris Groys on Vanitasby Barbad Golshiri; Inga Lāce on Lighthouse by Valdis Celms, Māris Ārgalis and Anda Ārgale; Lauren Cornell on Club Internet; Thomas Demand on Austriennale by Hans Hollein; Thea Djordjadze on The Simon Janashia State Museum of Georgia; Bojan Šarčevič on The Museum of Jurassic Technology; Céline Condorelli on Extended Field of Vision by Herbert Bayer; Pavel Pyś on Glissement by David Diao.
Plus reviews and features: Tirdad Zolghadr in conversation with Ana Teixeira Pinto on Realty at Kunst-Werke;Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999–2011 at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles; Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017at Kunsthalle Wien; Max Feldman on R. H. Quaytman: An Evening, Chapter 32 at Secession, Vienna; Emma Hart explains Mamma Mia! on show at Collezione Maramotti; Barbara Casavecchia meets Dara Friedman on the occasion of Perfect Stranger at Pérez Art Museum Miami; Tom Eccles and Mark Rappolt talk about Like a Moth to a Flame at OGR, Turin; Lewis Stein on his current exhibition at Essex Street; Joseph Kosuth converse with Mario Codognato about his latest project at Vistamare; Stefan Kalmár and James Crump on the film Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco; William Leavitt: Retrospective at MAMCO, Geneva; Ken Kagami and Trevor Shimizu interviewed by Emily Watlington about their upcoming show at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo; Pompei@Madre. Materia Archeologica at Madre, Naples; Francesco Tenaglia reviews The Szechwan Tale at the first Anren Biennial; Antonio Scoccimarro on H. C. Westermann at Fondazione Prada.