The August/September issue, subtitled “Redefining Place” is out today. This issue starts with The Way of Enthusiasts, a group show that utilises the context of the Venice Architecture Biennale as a platform to survey the last few decades of Russian art. Featuring over 80 artists, End of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 is on now at MOCA Los Angeles and challenges many myths about Land Art, including that it was primarily a North American phenomenon. We also take an in-depth look at Penelope Slinger’s Hear What I Say, which opens this September at Riflemaker in London – it’s the first solo show that artist has had in 32 years.
In images, Made in Arizona celebrates the iconic imagery of the American Southwest from 1871 to the present day. There’s Something Happening Here opens at Brancolini Grimaldi this September and showcases the work of a new generation of photographers. Cig Harvey’s delicate images seduce the imagination and capture moments of uncertainty. Finally, we introduce the the work of Akif Hakan Celebi, whose experimental fashion photography is both cinematic and visually arresting.
In film, we speak with Alastair Siddons about his new release In the Dark Half – a feature that spans across genres from fantasy to horror, and from thriller to social realism. We also interview Malik Bendjelloul, director of Searching for Sugar Man, a documentary about the legendary Mexican-American singer-songwriter Rodriguez. In music, we look at the apps that are changing music production and chat with Grasscut about their new album Unearth. In performance, at MdM Salzburg, a massive photographic retrospective celebrates the life and influence of Merce Cunningham.
Finally, we chat with video artist Ed Atkins about his forthcoming show at the Chisenhale Gallery.