Tate Etc issue 31

Tate Etc. issue 31

Highlights include an homage to Henri Matisse including interviews with Jacqueline Duheme and Francois Gilot as well as contemporary artists’ reflections on Matisse’s cut-outs, Jeff McMillan on British Folk Art, a look inside the studios of Piet Mondrian, Aleksandra Shatskikh on Kazimir Malevich, a studio visit with Lee Ufan, Gabriela …

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Fine Art

North Korea Anonymous Country Photographs by Julia Leeb

July 9, 2014 – 11:48 am |

“How long can an entire country live in an isolated time capsule, in a parallel universe?

Julia LeebThese photographs open a window into a society that we cannot begin to imagine. They are like a conversation between the North Korean people and ourselves.” Julia Leeb

North Korea certainly wouldn’t come first on a general list of dream destinations. Nevertheless, the country exudes an eerie fascination. It’s a mystery, an anonymous country isolated from the rest of the world. With two friends, German photojournalist Julia Leeb made a journey to better understand the country and its people. The result is a spectacular illustrated volume that offers a riveting look at its architecture, culture, and society. Readers get to immerse themselves in an unknown world. We witness celebrations for the 100th birthday of the country’s founder, Kim Il Sung, and follow thousands of North Koreans as they participate in an Arirang (Korean folk song) synchronized dance spectacle. But even the “quieter” impressions evoke emotion in the viewer: an excited bride, a mother with child-everyday scenes that are somehow quite different. These multi-layered images linger in the memory long afterwards, even when you have already put the book aside.

A spectacular view of an unknown land.
Impressive large-scale cultural events as well as depictions of quiet everyday scene.
The photojournalist Julia Leeb manages to depict a wide range of aspects of North Korean life.
Containing 15 interactive features.

frieze issue 164 published

June 14, 2014 – 8:54 am |
frieze issue 164

Tom Morton visits award-winning artist Omer Fast on the set of his first feature film—an adaptation of Tom McCarthy’s novel Remainder. ‘McCarthy and I spent a weekend staring at the wall together, before creating a diagram of the book that looked like a Mark Lombardi painting. I folded this up, …

frieze d/e issue 15 published

June 7, 2014 – 8:56 am |
frieze d-e issue 15

Global Village: Has Zurich developed a schizoid identity, caught between globalization and provincialism? Writer Daniel Binswanger and novelist Sibylle Berg share their cultural experiences of Switzerland and its most important economic centre.
Chain-Smoking Clotho: Four decades of Hanne Darboven’s art and personal artefacts have been exhibited together for the first time. …

The Exhibitionist Journal on Exhibition Making

May 17, 2014 – 8:33 am |
The Exhibitionist

Issue 9 introduces a new long-form section titled “Rigorous Research”; for this first installment, Italian curator and writer Germano Celant addresses the evolution of exhibition spaces in the 19th and 20th centuries, and certain seminal exhibitions that established new standards by reacting to the existing models of design and display.
For …

Cabinet magazine issue 52 published

May 16, 2014 – 8:31 am |
Cabinet magazine issue 52

Put your hands together for:
– D. Graham Burnett on the complicated genealogy of confetti
– Jeffrey Kastner in conversation with Nicola Humble on the festive history of cake
– George Pendle on stamps issued by countries to celebrate the achievements of other countries
– Christopher Turner in conversation with Ian Hodder on the …

frieze issue 163 published

May 2, 2014 – 9:47 am |
frieze issue 163

Mergers & Acquisitions: Following a major retrospective at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Colin Chinnery charts the ingenious career of Xu Zhen and his cultural production organization, MadeIn Company: ‘By dissolving his artistic identity into that of a commercial company, Xu Zhen could produce anything he wanted.’
My …

Artforum May 2014

May 1, 2014 – 7:54 am |
Artforum May 2014

ART IN RIO: Seven distinguished critics, curators, and artists—Guilherme Wisnik, Tamar Guimarães, Sérgio B. Martins, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Irene V. Small, Renata Lucas, and Chris Stults—examine contemporary art and culture in Rio de Janeiro as the city witnesses a profound physical transformation and increasingly intense protests in anticipation of hosting …


April 17, 2014 – 8:32 am |
Raw Vision Magazine

Raw Vision, the internationally renowned magazine of Outsider Art, turns 25 years old this year, and to help it mark this milestone, Comme des Garçons is collaborating with the magazine throughout 2014. This partnership kicks off publicly at The Outsider Art Fair, which takes place at Center 548, 548 West …