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Art In Conversation

MARINA ADAMS with Alex Bacon

"I remember feeling that everything in the world should be art, that everything in the world should have the touch of the handmade."

Art In Conversation

JANE BENSON with Yasi Alipour

Jane Benson stubbornly magnified the fake to draw attention to the shaken notion of the real. Happy Faux Flora (2002)—which would become one of the young artist’s most iconic interventions—was as captivating and contemplative as it was unsettling.

Art In Conversation

JOSH SMITH with Phong Bui

At once seemingly casual and unpredictable the paintings are underpinned by a pragmatic mind at work and always present.

Art In Conversation

DE WAIN VALENTINE with Michael Straus

De Wain Valentine has long been a pioneering artist based in Southern California, most known for his evanescent and light-transforming sculptures cast in polyester resin.

From the Publisher & Artistic Director

Dear Readers and Friends,

Anyone who has visited Venice will generally confess that it’s a city that is immune to the passing of time. Most of us still marvel at the illusive and fragile beauty which was built on a salt marsh at sea level, as Alexander Herzen exalted, “to build a city where it is impossible to build a city is a madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius.”

Editor's Message Guest Critic

Fictions Of Art

Every artwork has to be imagined before it is made, and every artwork that’s made only takes effect in someone’s imagination, where it may continue to unfold even long after it has been lost to sight.

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MAY 2019

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