Mousse Issue 24 out now

Mousse Issue 24 out now

Issue 24, Summer 2010

In issue 24:

Anne Ellegood talks to Paul McCarthy. A wide-ranging conversation about his early career and his latest work, with his most challenging project “Pig Island”, a work in and about process.

Gareth James and John Kelsey. They have the springtime blues. Grappling with allergies and bike accidents they draw comfort from an email exchange about idiomatic expressions and the concept of friendship in the art world.

Karl Lydén met up with Mark Boulos for PART OF THE PROCESS. The artist was just back from the forests of Philippines, another exploration of Third World militancy, to gather material for his current project “No Permanent Address”.

Dieter Roelstraete finds himself ensnared in a baroque game of reflections within art history, while plunging into Pieter Vermeersch painterly installations.

Anthony Huberman got caught into Jacob Kassay fields of light.

Time to get rid of obsolete exhibition categories. In recent years, radical strategies and alternative models focused on debate and dialogue with other fields of knowledge have come to the fore. Jens Hoffmann offers an overview of this mutation.

Matt Keegan learnt to look at Greenpoint, the neighbourhood he shares with Haim Steinbach – through different eyes, after visiting the artist’s studio for SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET.

Jennifer Allen sees the visual vocabulary of sneakers as a form of imprinting that has yielded a new outlook on art.

In a conversation with Luigi Fassi, Zachary Formwalt talks about the alleged metaphysical logic of capitalism unravelling its close-knit relationship with the symbols and models of media imagery.

Cecilia Alemani talks to Lorraine O’Grady about figures who could be considered the first and the last of the modernists.

Andrea Lissoni tries to track down the ghost of Jack Smith for LOST & FOUND. Over the course of one long night, he took a marathon trip into the artist’s world, hoping to “trigger” an essay. He succeeded…

The work of Rashid Johnson, inspired by the history of African-American intellectual movements develops a lexicon and imposes a vocabulary of its own. Benjamin Godsill tries to get a feel for it.

Katerina Gregos investigates Aglaia Konrad‘s most recent project Concrete & Samples. Its thematic core: the unique nature of utopian architecture from the ’60s and ’70s still perfectly symbolizes the timeless desire for emancipation.

Runo Lagomarsino reveals to Gigiotto Del Vecchio how his work always moves between language and politics, without ever abandoning a visual framework


Reporting from…

BERLIN: Jan Peter Hammer and Thomas Locher trace a genealogy of individualism, discussing art and politics.
PARIS: David Lewis talks to Isabelle Cornaro about her practice aimed at showing how any and all attempts to codify reality are not natural but deeply cultural.
LOS ANGELES: The encounter between Barbara T. Smith and Simone Forti turns into a conversation that moves to the rhythm of actions and words. Andrew Berardini got it all on tape.
LONDON: Nicholas Cullinan gives an overview of the main themes in the oeuvre of Angus Fairhurst, which often intersected with those of close friend, artist Sarah Lucas.
NEW YORK: Amir Mogharabi sees art as an experiential tool. He tells João Simões why he is not interested in the meaning of work.


A special insert for the international edition have Hans Ulrich Obrist talk with legendary Italian artist Enrico Castellani about the potential of what is beneath the flatness of the canvas and the remarkable implications and consequences of such a discovery.

Kirsty Bell wanders through Cathy Wilkes‘ surreal installations. They trigger moments of illumination, though the reason why can’t be put into words.

Maria Fusco picks anthropologist Edmund Carpenter for REPRINT.

Elena Filipovic confesses in CURATOR’S CORNER she has a problem. With Marcel Duchamp. She doesn’t yet know how, but wants to sidestep the mountain of interpretations that have heaped up around the artist’s work, focusing on seemingly marginal projects…

For INTRODUCING, Roberta Tenconi guides us through the traffic circle sculptures and basket of peeled fruit of Santo Tolone.


Mousse is an Independent Publishing Project:

Mousse makes zines, catalogues, artist books and editions, working together with galleries, institutions, museums and artists.

New titles:

Soft Information in Your Hard Facts – Catalogue published for Gabriel Kuri’s exhibition at Museion, Bolzano. Organized into two different parts, the book is edited by Vincenzo de Bellis, with texts by Vincenzo de Bellis, Letizia Ragaglia and Catherine Wood.
Mark Boulos – Fanzine on American artist Mark Boulos published in a numbered edition of 800 for his solo show at ar/ge kunst, Bolzano.
Emanuele Becheri. Hauntology – Publication serving as the first comprehensive monographic catalogue of Emanuele Becheri (b. Prato,1973), and an original artist book conceived and designed in collaboration with the artist on the occasion of his exhibition at MAN, Nuoro.
Souvenir d’Italie. A nonprofit art story – Twenty years after the birth of Viafarini, this catalogue present the story and the protagonists of the contemporary art world in Milan through the experience of a nonprofit organization.

Coming soon:

X Yearbook – X was a one-year long temporary initiative producing some of the most intriguing and innovative exhibitions and events in New York. The publication, edited by Cecilia Alemani and Elizabeth Dee, is a precious source book to browse retrospectively one dense year of art at 548 West 22nd street.
Leon d’Oro – Catalogue to be published for Douglas Gordon and Jonathan Monk exhibition at Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples.
Persona in Meno – Catalogue to be realized for the group show “Persona in meno” at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. This exhbition, curated by Stefano Collicelli Cagol, was the culmination of four months of efforts by three young curators who took part in the fourth edition of the project “Residenza per giovani curatori” project..
Catalogue of Nico Vascellari‘s exhibition at Museion, Bolzano.


Get your copy of the new Mousse Issue 24 at its advance presentation at Motto Berlin (Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof, 10997 Berlin) and do you read me?! (Magazine und Lektüre der Gegenwart, Auguststrasse 28, Berlin-Mitte) during the opening of the Berlin Biennale. And come meet us at Art Basel, Hall 2.0, Stand Z1!

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