FLASH ART #335 SUMMER 2021 CULTURAL APOCALYPSE
22.5 x 29 cm
Price: 75 lei
In this issue, writer and philosopher Federico Campagna, in a surprisingly conversation with Andrea Bellini about the end of the world, explains that a world is a “‘likely story’ about reality” and that “after a while, each cosmological narration exhausts its narrative cycle and it comes to an end.” According to Campagna, each of us go through several “ends of the world.” Spanning from these reflections we titled the issue Cultural Apocalypses dedicating our cover story to Cao Fei, one of the most farsighted artists on the international scene which discusses here her explorations of worlds both real and virtual with Daniel Birnbaum, Hou Hanru, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and Philip Tinari.
Also in this issue: multidisciplinary artist Cecilia Bengolea talks with Flash Art editor Eleonora Milani about her vision for a hybridized body in a perpetual state of change Chus Martínezconsiders Ingo Niermann and Alexa Karolinski’s film Oceano de amor while communing with feathered colleagues; Carlos Kong explores Lydia Ourahmane’s intimate dislocations; Andrea Lissoni interviews Fatima Al Qadiri about the making of her new album Medieval Femme. Besides special commissions such as a visual essay conceived by Giulia Essyad based on a sci-fi saga about a utopian civilization and a visual project made by Jenna Gribbon. Charlie Robin Jones reflects on designer Heron Preston and the unending work of the NYC Department of Sanitation; William J. Simmons unpacks irony and shame in relation to the unflinching gaze of Roe Ethridge; and John Belknap contemplates the leveraging of failure through the lens of Emily Segal’s novel Mercury Retrograde.