Keep Pushing a Little Harder: The Crosscutting Blues of Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito’s life is a tale of failure and success. A story of struggle and hustle. A narrative of ascent, fall and rebirth. A case of artistic freedom. A plot that everyone must know, at some point in their life.
by Giovanni Cagni

Ghost in Real Time(s)

The research undertaken through this HABITAT series continues here with an exploration around the event format that I would like to examine through this new compound of words. From 4 to 13 April 2019, XING presented the 8th edition of LIVE ARTS WEEK  in very specific venues – known and unknown, public and private – through the city of Bologna.
by Laura Pante

Porno-graphing: Where Pornography Meets Art

At the end of last autumn, while I was under a downpour on a grey day of a cold and windy Athens, I found shelter in the Telecommunications, Telegrams and Post building in the city centre: it was time to start my first Athens Biennale.
by Simone Rossi

Kenneth Ize, Beneath the Texture of a Contemporary Fashion Geek

Being a fashion geek is a contemporary privilege for those who follow contemporary fashion culture beneath trends but at the same time – I must confess – I’m not necessarily a big fan of young designers awards. I’ve always found them too detached from the reality of fashion or too focused on their sponsorship. But the LVMH Award, curated by Delphine Arnault, is something very different, I have to admit.
by Daniele Bellonio

Future Now – Gentle Monster

Since its foundation, Seoul-based eyewear brand Gentle – founded by Hankook Kim in 2011 – has worked in collaboration with several artists, brands and celebrities such as Tilda Swinton, Hood by Air, Moooi, Henrik Vibskov, Alexander Wang and Fendi, among others, defining a avant-garde approach. We had the chance to meet Gary Bott, Managing Director and Head of Gentle Monster UK, to talk about the brand’s philosophy, its first European store and future projects.
by Simone Rossi

Finding Redemption Through Spirituality: Kanye West’s Sunday Service

Lately it’s been hard out here for a Kanye fan. Precisely, it’s been hard at least in the last three years. Take a walk in your neighborhood and look at the people around you, look for the most stressed and disappointed ones: they’re either liberals or Kanye West fans. Or maybe both.
by Giovanni Cagni

Venice Biennale, The Malaysian Debut

Malaysia presents itself for the first time on the international art scene of the Venice Biennale with a plural and significant participation that activates numerous central themes in the dynamic multicultural landscape that makes today a place that we could define as interesting, as Ralph Rugoff reminds us.
by Simone Rossi

Paul Mpagi Sepuya

For ‘The Conditions,’ Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s first solo exhibition with Team Gallery in New York, we got the chance to talk to the Los Angeles-based artist about his performative practice, the role of the observer and the dispositif of mirror.
by Simone Rossi

Milovan Farronato

From following his projects and career, feeling his charming presence at some familiar exhibition’s openings, I had the great chance to interview Milovan Farronato – curator of the Italian Pavilion at the upcoming 58th Venice Biennale – ending in a conversation while helping him getting dressed during the portrait series we shot with Tassili Calatroni.
by Martina Alemani

Oliver Osborne

A young GDR era Merkel – as stated in the exhibition’s text by Eoin Donnelly – is depicted in and provides the title for the latest show ‘Birth, Education, Leisure, Death’ by Oliver Osborne at Gió Marconi in Milan.
by Martina Alemani

Cristina Kristal Rizzo

It is a system that organizes time more than space, it is a rhythm that organizes vision, the scanning of transforming body states. I do not consider my work as a ‘choreographic’, I do not organize time and space to produce an image that belongs to me and defines me as an artist, I am interested in alterations…
by Laura Pante

Desiring Desire

Why not about Brandon, Esther or Dick? Why not writing on what keeps our lives moving? On that primitive desire that animated matters, driving force of life, power of attraction denoting lack?
by Simone Rossi

Albert Oehlen

“The right to contradict oneself and the right to go away” are among the unjustly forgotten human rights, distinguished by Charles Baudelaire. For the first, without it one would never be able to start thinking – in painting or in anything else. And common sense now encourages to use the second without delay.
by Martina Alemani

Casting Of Your Own

Recently, for personal and professional reasons, I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of casting: a pre-production process for selecting a certain type of person.
by Daniele Bellonio

Aviva Silverman

The first time I met Aviva was in Florence, on her first solo show in Europe, at Spazio Veda. It was at the end of September and she told me that she would shortly leave for the island of Elba, out of season, in October.
by Simone Rossi

Luís Lázaro Matos

In anticipation of his upcoming solo show at Madragoa, Lisbon, in May, I sat down with Luís Lázaro to discuss his next project, find out more about his artistic practice and his intimate alogical relation with the place he lives in.
by Simone Rossi

Tomorrow Will Become Female

Les Particules élémentaires, a harsh novel released in 1998 by Michel Houellebecq, is a strategic starting point that reflects on how the Western world is facing and foreshadowing its future and that of the bodies that inhabit it.
by Simone Rossi

Evgeny Antufiev

In the wake of the general collapse of the space of the myth, the knowledge of myth becomes the basis for creativity and the perception of reality.
by Martina Alemani