MM15 REMASTERED — Issue 15

REMASTERED remaster /riːˈmɑːstə/ verb 1.make a new master of, typically in order to improve the quality. Modern Matter presents a showcase of the art of remastering, rendered in print, so that analogue processes are given a digital sheen, and old-school artists are given a new-school vibe. Franz West, born in 1947, is re-printed in his favourite colour, hot pink; Paul Chan weaves new publishing and politics out of a rich experimental literary history.   Daniel Richter remixes two archive issues of this very magazine, and Arthur Jafa reconfigures Whitney Houston as not just an icon, but a saintly ghost. Cajsa Von Ziepel reworks human bodies, so that male and female forms combine, and Christian Jankowski re-appropriates art world frivolity to make art. Nick Knight introduces, or re-introduces, liberal skinhead brutalism into fashion. Replay: pause: stop: rewind. Then start all over again.   (Our repeat version happens to be printed in an offbeat colour profile: Froga V5 uncoated, European Standard. Can you tell the difference Either way: consider it a chance to reconsider everything that you’ve already seen.) Also featuring  : Tim Gutt & Shona Heath, Barbara Pobst, Marc Aseksame.

MM14, The Mother Issue — Issue 14

Modern Matter is proud to present our 14th edition for S/S18, The Mother Issue: a celebration of the art of birthing, nurturing and shaping concepts that go on to influence a younger generation. Every artist is the mother — or the father — of their practice, their ideas, and their eventual successors. Plus: Modern Matter gives birth to a special mini supplement, Child.

MM13, The Anti-Issue — Issue 13

2017 was a year of chaos, content overload, anti-establishment moves, counterculture, ugliness-as-sexiness, anti-fashion fashion, subversion, re-thinking, re-framing, re-working and re-imagining. This is Modern Matter’s chaotic, content-overloaded, anti-establishment, counterculture, ugly-sexy, anti-fashionable, subversive, re-thought, re-framed, re-worked and re-imagined Autumn/Winter 2017 edition. Welcome to The Anti Issue. Featuring Rita Ackermann, Gabriel Kuri, David Altmejd, Jonathan Meese, Thomas Ruff & more. 400 pages.

MM12, Colour Model — Issue 12

Modern Matter’s Colour Model issue is about the way that a full and varied spectrum bands together to make a single fully-unified whole. We mean this literally, and also as a metaphor. Playing with the theme of CMYK colour, the issue looks at global contributions to creativity and style, and the ways in which we work better together — and in full technicolour. Issue 12 is Modern Matter’s biggest, brightest edition to date. Featuring Walead Beshty, Alex Da Corte, Mark Leckey, Seth Price, Beatrix Ruf, Amalia Ulman, and more.

MM11, American Masters — Issue 11

Featuring Vitto Acconci, John Baldessari, Klaus Biesenback, Sol Lewitt, Sarah Lucas, MoMA PS1, Philippe Parreno and more.

MM10, About Now — Issue 10


MM9, Everything Has Beauty — Issue 9

Exploring ideas of femininity, beauty, gender performance and sexuality, Modern Matter’s limited 9th edition, Everything Has Beauty, was created in part as a celebration of the seminal women’s art magazine, Eau De Cologne, and of its latest gallery incarnation at Sprüth Magers.

MM8, Photogenic — Issue 8

Photogenic, is an issue which celebrates the kinds of quirks & individualities found both in analog printing & in the creative personality. Featuring Mark Borthwick shoots Drake Burnette; the Venice Biennale 2015; a collaboration with Ed Fornieles; 15 years of the Serpentine Gallery’s pavilion project, with Julia Peyton-Jones; Stephen Willats, featuring a 1984 interview with Leigh Bowery.