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Interviews
Samson Young: Hong Kong From an Artist’s Perspective

Hong Kong

Samson Young (b.1979) is an artist and composer based in Hong Kong. Young’s diverse practice draws from the avant-garde compositional traditions of aleatoric music, musique concrète, and graphic notation. Behind each project is an extensive process of research, involving a mapping of the process through a series of ‘sound sketches’ and audio recordings. His drawing, radio broadcasting, performance and composition touch upon the recurring topics of conflict, war and political frontiers. Young was the inaugural winner of the BMW Art Journey Award at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015. His recent solo projects include Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2015); Team Gallery, New York... Read More
Samson Young, Portrait. Photo credits: Dennis Man Wing Leung. Courtesy of the artist
Angelo Plessas © Stathis Mamalakis

Interviews
Athens from an Artist’s Perspective: an Interview with Angelo Plessas

Athens

On the occasion of our Special Issue dedicated to documenta14 in Athens, we interviewed artist Angelo Plessas (born in 1974, based in Athens) to share with our readers his perspective on the city’s art scene. Angelo is one of the participating... Read More
Cecilia Alemani, Photo by Linda-Nyland

News
Il Mondo Magico, Cecilia Alemani’s Italian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale

Venice

13/05 - 27/11 2017

Cecilia Alemani, curator of The High Line (NY), has unveiled her project for the Italian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale which opens in May. The exhibition will be titled “Il Mondo Magico” (The Magic World), and will presents works by Roberto... Read More
Letizia Battaglia, Portrait. Photo credits: Giulia Morelli

News
Letizia Battaglia to Direct a New International Centre for Photography in Palermo

Palermo

The new space will be located into the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, in Palermo. Cultivated for years, the project dedicated to the study and promotion of photography is finally getting its shape in a city increasingly active and contemporary, soon... Read More
Francesco Vezzoli. Photo credits: Matthias Vriens

Interviews
Francesco Vezzoli: Milan from an Artist’s Perspective

Milan
Fondazione Prada, Milan

On the occasion of our Special Issue dedicated to miart and Milan Art and Design weeks, we interviewed artist Francesco Vezzoli. Living and working in Milan, the artist shares with us his perspective on the contemporary art scene of the city and guide... Read More

Featured Exhibitions

Sophia Al Maria: Everything Must Go

Dubai & Sharjah
The Third Line
22/02 - 25/03 2017

The Third Line presents the first solo-exhibition by Sophia Al Maria in the UAE. Sophia Al Maria is an artist, writer and filmmaker, in this exhibition creates an immersive experience, capturing the chaotic, almost apocalyptic act of consuming. “Everything Must Go” shows a new series of works, where the artist introduces a playful twist, juxtaposing emblems of consumerism with military jargon and captures the crux of the end of days where chaos and destruction are met by a violent military attempt to reinstate order. “Everything Must Go” consists of a large series of stills taken from “Black Friday’s The Litany” series, exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art in 2016 ... Read More
Sophia al Maria, Everything Must Go, Exhibition view, 2017
Bill Viola, Emergence, 2002

Bill Viola: Electronic Renaissance

Florence
Palazzo Strozzi
10/03 - 23/07 2017

The show celebrates the artist’s relationship with Florence, where his video art career began in the 19070s. This comprehensive exhibition is occupying both the Piano Nobile and the Strozzina, engaging the visitor into an immersive dimension made... Read More
Allan Sekula, Middle Passage, chapter 3, Fish Story, 1994 Photo: The Estate of Allan Sekula, 1994

Allan Sekula: Okeanos

Vienna
TBA21
21/02 - 14/05 2017

A monographic exhibition that explores the legacy of Allan Sekula (American, 1951–2013). Referring to the figure of Okeanos – the son of Gaia, the mythical goddess of the earth – this aquatic perspective on the oceans represents a shift of focus... Read More
Alfredo Jaar, Shadows, 2014. Installation view at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin. Photo Credits: Graysc.De. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Thomas Schulte.

Alfredo Jaar: Shadows

Berlin
Galerie Thomas Schulte
11/02 - 15/04 2017

Galerie Thomas Schulte presents “Shadows”, a solo exhibition by the artist Alfredo Jaar. “Shadows” is the second of a trilogy of works dedicated to a single image, created basing on a photograph by Koen Wessing. The artist has... Read More
Fabio Mauri, On the Liberty (from "Interno/Esterno"), 1990. © Eredi Fabio Mauri. Photo Credits: Genevieve Hanson. Courtesy of the artist, Bergamin & Gomide, the Estate of Fabio Mauri and Hauser&Wirth.

Fabio Mauri: Senza Arte

São Paulo
Bergamin & Gomide
11/03 - 29/04 2017

Bergamin & Gomide presents “Senza Arte”, a solo show featuring 25 selected works by the artist Fabio Mauri. Developing his artistic practice, Mauri focuses his investigation on how the role of the media shaped society in the 1960s, when... Read More

Selected Destinations

Alserkal Avenue Dubai. @ Anna Nielsen
Carsten Nicolai, alpha pulse, 2014 (Bobby Yip/Reuters)

Hong Kong

East Asia

OMA, Fondazione Prada, Milano. Photo: Bas Princen, 2015. Courtesy of Fondazione Prada.

Milan

Italy

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 1993

Venice

Italy

People

Tomas Saraceno © Alfred Weidinger, 2015
Bosco Sodi portrait, Photo by Teresa Sartore

Bosco Sodi

Artist

Samson Young

Samson Young

Artist

Wolfgang Tillmans. Photo by Stuart Mentiply.
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Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst

Artist

Julian Charrière, photo © eddy mottaz
Bill Viola

Bill Viola

Artist

Art Spaces

Sharjah Art Foundation

Dubai & Sharjah

M+ Pavilion

Hong Kong

Tate Modern

London