KASPAR, Tobias; FAJEMISIN, Olamiju; HOLLENSTEINER, Nina; PILEKJÆR, Philip (eds.)
PROVENCE Spring/Summer 2019
“Modern cultures are supremely contradictory; I would say that it is in fact these contradictions that define what it means to be a modern human being,” says Eva Illouz in this new issue of PROVENCE. A modern publication, the magazine presents such schizo-cultural qualities, as it proposes an essay w/ data about the gender asymmetries in the art world by Katrin Hassler as well as casual conversations with gallerists about th course of their businesses; or a sociological discussion about love between Barbara Bleisch and Eva Illouz as well as a genuinely irreristible editorial by Marc Asekhame & Ursina Gysi focusing on “ultra-fast fashion designer-replica” Fashion Nova. The riddles of affection and attraction take indeed the heart of this issue—see Catherine Opie’s photographs of Elizabeth Taylor’s mansion—while features/portfolios pay tribute to the late Swiss artist Hannah Villiger, and to the work & legacy of art director Bea Feitler.
Other contributors include Edgars Gluhovs, Mariuccia Casadio, Gisela Capitain, Marte Eknæs / Nicolau Vergueiro, Anne Gruber, Daniel Herleth / Bärbel Trautwein, Nina Hollensteiner / Boris Ovini, Karl Holmqvist, Inka Meißner / Stefanie Pretnar, Esther Schipper, Bice Curiger, and Cao Yu.
Also includes promotional stickers.