Mousse #81. Chiara Moioli, Antonio Scoccimarro (Eds.). Mousse Magazine

Posted in art, Journals, magazines on October 28th, 2022
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In this issue:

A River
“The story here is that nothing happens. There is no resolution. Things disappear. People disappear. The earth changes. I wake up to write.” Lisa Robertson pens a narrative, part of an untitled novel in progress, about decline and invisibility as freedom. It centers on an aesthetics of decay, bodily and urban, through memories of water—specifically the flooding and ebbing of the Bièvre river.

The Depression Artist
Through a writing process that offers a fractal poetics of AI and a glimpse into the future of literature, K Allado-McDowell and GPT-3—the latter an autoregressive language model that uses deep learning to produce human-like text—coauthor a satirical account of an artist who, having abandoned their brushes in favor of NFTs, finds themselves stuck in a reclusive and stale existence until an unidentified, rhythmic pulse rouses them.

Basement Jazz
In building an imaginary milieu for Dora Budor’s practice, Marina Vishmidt is drawn to the category of “infrastructure,” in the sense of both artists who poeticize or pattern voids into significant structure, and a transversal way of working that is attentive to the conditions of possibility in exhibition. In architectural, economic, linguistic, and organizational ways, Budor generates a transformation of gaps and absences.

Focus on: Fujiko Nakaya
Big Talk Is Talking about the Weather
Into Pure White Darkness: The Ecology of Fujiko Nakaya
An early member of Experiments in Art and Technology and a crucial figure for Japanese video art, Fujiko Nakaya is mostly known for her sculptural and installation ecosystems using fog. Here, Stuart Comer, Michelle Kuo, Astrida Neimanis, and Sarah Johanna Theurer discuss the artist’s environmental awareness, the poetics of the fog, and what it means to talk about the weather, while Reiko Setsuda retraces Nakaya’s collaborative and networked thinking. Nakaya’s approach does not objectify nature but treats the global environment as an organic ecosystem shaped by social, political, and technological relations.

Object-Oriented: Toward a Regeneration of Art Criticism as Literary Practice
Could the key to art criticism’s present-future redemption be found in the past? Travis Jeppesen muses on the origins of critical commentary, guiding our way through the dispute opposing “art criticism” and “art writing.” Via an analysis of different categories, such as meta- and ficto-criticism, Jeppesen debunks how a “poetics of indeterminacy” may grace and empower a form of art writing that is a vanguard practice within the wider genre of art criticism.

The House in Which We Live
Seamlessly moving from the page into sculpture, installation, and performance, and often focusing on histories of queer community, Caspar Heinemann responds to a short but significant period in British history with humor and irreverence, and with an intimate and melancholic material sensitivity. Alexandra Symons-Sutcliffe reflects on Heinemann’s linguistic play with poetic negations and absences.

A Hypothesis of Resistance
In the first of a series of five essays aimed at examining the temporalities of performance, defying and eclipsing the standardization that drives individual and collective bodies to perform toward an entirely metric-oriented future, Cally Spooner intertwines the psoas major muscle; Donald W. Winnicott’s studies on developmental psychology; motherhood; and chrononormativity.

Concrete Poetry
Through installations that combine conceptual rigor with revolutionary poetry, Ignacio Gatica investigates the long shadow of neoliberalism in Chile. Harry Burke peruses how the weaknesses and contradictions of Chilean politics’ recent history interweave with Gatica’s practice, pointing to social movements whose demands extend beyond the constitutional forms of liberal democracy.

Tidbits:
Céline Mathieu by Leila Peacock; Jerzy Bereś by Krzysztof Kościuczuk; David Moser by Laura McLean-Ferris; Ayo Akingbade by Faridah Folawiyo; Steph Huang by Olivia Aherne; Selma Selman by Arnisa Caterina Zeqo; Simon Lehner by Christina Lehnert; Deborah-Joyce Holman by Olamiju Fajemisin; Francisco Tropa by Simone Menegoi.

Book Reviews by Whitney Mallett.

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Mousse #36

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, newsprint on December 19th, 2012
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Mousse is a bimonthly magazine published in Italian and English . Established in 2006, Mousse contains interviews, conversations, and essays by some of the most important figures in international criticism and curation, alternated with a series of distinctive columns in a unique tabloid format.

Mousse magazine number 36 including texts by Jens Hoffmann, Boris Groys, Anthony Huberman, Jessica Morgan, Alexander Nagel, Anna Colin amongst others.

Editor In Chief: Edoardo Bonaspetti
Art Director: Francesco Valtolina

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Mousse #31.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on December 9th, 2011
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Mousse #31.

Starring by Antonio Scoccimarro
JONATHAS DE ANDRADE: The Advantage of Being Numb by Stuart Comer
CHANTAL AKERMAN: No Idolatry and Loosing Everything that Made You a Slave by Elisabeth Lebovici
AKRAM ZAATARI: The Political Is Personal by Alessandro Rabottini
TALKING ABOUT: To Show or Not To Show by Jens Hoffmann and Maria Lind
SADIE BENNING: Transitory States by Tina Kukielski
REPRINT: So Be It by Nicolás Guagnini
SEAN LANDERS: No Intention To Fail by Beatrix Ruf
TALKING ABOUT: Progress Is Everyone’s Business by Chelsea Haines
NICE TO MEET YOU – TRISHA BAGA: Hands-on by Esperanza Rosales
NICE TO MEET YOU – ERICK BELTRÁN: Some Fundamental Postulates by Max Andrews
NICE TO MEET YOU – EDUARDO BASUALDO: Logic of the Body by Cecilia Alemani
Agenda
Books by Stefano Cernuschi
TEN FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS OF CURATING: Chapter 7:What About Collecting? by Jens Hoffmann, Sofía Hernández, Chong Cuy, visuals by Mario Garcia Torres
NEW YORK – LUCY RAVEN: Anamorphic Materialism by Fionn Meade
LOS ANGELES – LIZ GLYNN: The Rise and Fall of Liz Glynn by Andrew Berardini
LONDON – IAN LAW: One Place After Another by Pavel Pys´
BERLIN – DANI GAL: History Channel by Ana Teixeira Pinto
PARIS – NEÏL BELOUFA: All Is Magic by Jarrett Gregory
Diary by Antonio Scoccimarro
LOST & FOUND: Scrutinize, Interrogate, Scrape. Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi Explore Without Surrendering to History by Andrea Lissoni
TALKING ABOUT: The Cinema as a Wayward Form… by Christopher Eamon
IAN WILSON: There was a discussion…by Hans Ulrich Obrist
WHAT’S ALTERNATIVE? ALTERNATIVE TO WHAT?: Anthony Huberman and Yasmil Raymond by Vincenzo de Bellis
HANK WILLIS THOMAS: I Am. Amen by Luigi Fassi
TALKING ABOUT: The Publishing & Exhibiting Questionnaire by Francesco Garutti and Francesco Valtolina
EDWARD KIENHOLZ: A marvellously vulgar artist! by Anja Nathan-Dorn

Editor In Chief: Edoardo Bonaspetti
Art Director: Francesco Valtolina

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