Flash Art International no. 309 June – July – August 2016

We are pleased to announce that the June – July – August issue of Flash Art International is out now. In this issue we have decided to approach art via alternative means and focus on fiction.

As art writers and editors, many of our contributors are simultaneously engaged with the literary world; and, likewise, a number of visual artists are also prolific writers and publishers of fiction. We have invited a range of authors from all of these fields to contribute short literary works to the magazine’s usual mix of critical essays, interviews and reviews.

The issue features stories by: Felix Bernstein and Cassandra Seltman, Camille Blatrix, Tom Burr, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Cecilia Corrigan, Cheng Ran, Gasconade, Massimo Grimaldi, Hu Fang, Gary Indiana, Travis Jeppesen, Tobias Kaspar, Aidan Koch, Chris Kraus, Erika LandströmHuw Lemmey, Nancy Lupo, Ingo Niermann, Lodovico Pignatti Morano, Matt Sheridan Smith, Natasha Stagg, Jesse Stecklow, Mark von Schlegell, Peter Wächtler and Diane Williams.

These various contributions explore a range of fictional scenarios, from an artist’s deep attentiveness to scent as part of a system of making, to Kanye West’s launch of a face cream made with an artist collaborator. Storytelling structures include object-oriented narrative, online role-play, personal correspondence and the comic strip. Whether the subject matter is a recounted nightmare, a crisis of artistic confidence or a visit to the dentist’s chair, each narrative is offered as a reflection on art and art-making across today’s manifold realities.

In “Micro”:

Vincenzo Latronico talks with Tiziano Scarpa — widely considered one of Italy’s leading novelist today — about the ways that contemporary art is represented in literature.

In “Reviews”:

Haim Steinbach at Tanya Bonakdar, New York; Yve Laris Cohen at Company, New York; Kerry James Marshall at the MCA, Chicago; John Miller at Richard Telles, Los Angeles; Shimabuku at Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles; “The Natural Order of Things” at Museo Jumex, Mexico City; “Ways of Living” at the David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Jörg Immendorff at Michael Werner, London; Lynda Benglis at Bergen Assembly; Alexandra Navratil at Dan Gunn, Berlin; Ari Benjamin Meyers at RaebervonStenglin, Zurich; Agnieszka Brzeżańska at Kasia Michalski, Warsaw; “Ballistic Poetry” at La Verrière Hermès , Bruxelles; Jill Mulleady at Gaudel De Stampa, Paris; Riccardo Baruzzi at P420, Bologna; Prabhakar Pachpute at the NGMA, Mumbai; “Afterwork” at Para Site, Hong Kong; Hanako Murakami at Taka Ishii, Tokyo.

We are pleased to announce Flash Art’s participation in the 2016 editions of Art | Basel (booth Z3), and Liste.