“The ground is a pedestal for readymade works” – Eric N. Mack

Read More  |  24.11.20  |  Article by Olu Odukoya  |  Art, culture, interview

“The radicality of the shaped painting poses questions to a given architecture.”


Eric N. Mack is perhaps best known for his stretched, warped vision of painting that spans architecture, fine art and fashion; a perspective that he brings to “Pedestrian Profanities”, a show curated by the artist and presented at Simon Lee Gallery, New York, until 12th December. On the occasion of the exhibition, Olu Odukoya interviews Mack on his selection of works, and on the interplay between them.

An interview with Eric N. Mack on the occasion of “Pedestrian Profanities” at Simon Lee Gallery, New York

The Boiled in Between: In Conversation with Helen Marten

Read More  |  23.10.20  |  Article by Mazzy-Mae Green; extract and image selection by Helen Marten  |  Art, culture, interview

‘Even garbage is alluring because it informs us of human systems. Think how quickly something monkish becomes pornographic by association.’


English artist Helen Marten uses an internal, cryptic logic to unpick the binary relationship between question and answer. She then wads it with simulacra, showing the riddled possibilities of the endless associations between A and B, or even C and D and E. Ordinarily, she has done this through her sculptural and installation works. Through The Boiled in Between, however, Marten’s first work of fiction, the artist enmeshes her chaotic depictions of humanity into an abstract wordscape that floats and falls and gushes with observational intensity. With Modern Matter, the artist discusses this new extension of her practice, presented here alongside artworks inspired by the book, and an extract from the book itself.

An interview with Helen Marten

Alexander Dixon’s Hybrid Reflections

Read More  |  17.09.20  |  Article by Mazzy-Mae Green and Greta Voeller  |  Art, culture, interview

Alexander Dixon’s work is capricious. It centres on the meeting place between the artificial and the natural, purposefully displacing the viewer by intersecting environmental planes to create new contextual confinements. In doing so, it allows for multiple spatial and temporal moments to converge, captured in photographs, and then conjoined beyond recognition and laid out on construction metals. According to cultural theorists Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund, this merging of space and time, in relation to the conception of art, acts as a cultural carrier in creating transnational spaces that thematise, represent and become themselves ‘an object of experience.’ This multiplicity of experiential components transgresses the boundaries of rationale, and allows for the emergence of new perspectives, often using the tool of disruption.

A discussion between Alexander Dixon and the curators of ‘Moving Past, Moving Closer: Nostalgic Encounters,’ as part of ‘London Grads Now’ at Saatchi Gallery (3rd September–11th October)

Sonic Truth: A Q&A With Raymond Pettibon

Read More  |  24.02.20  |  Article by Modern Matter  |  Art, culture, interview  |  MM17

Interview with Raymond Pettibon by Modern Matter
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“Not Believing In It Is One Method” Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Albert Oehlen

Read More  |  24.02.20  |  Article by Hans Ulrich Obrist  |  Art, culture, interview  |  MM17

Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Albert Oehlen
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“The Artist Is the Messenger Who Shoots Himself” A conversation with Xu Zhen

Read More  |  24.02.20  |  Article by Dal Chodha  |  Art, interview  |  MM17

Interview with Xu Zhen by Dal Chodha
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“I Want for My Work to Have Several Lives” Torey Thornton

Read More  |  20.02.20  |  Article by Alex Bennett  |  Art, culture, interview  |  MM17

Interview with Torey Thornton by Alex Bennett
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If You Censor Yourself, You’re Fucked : An Interview with Larry Clark

Read More  |  20.02.20  |  Article by Adam Zhu  |  interview  |  MM17

Interview with Larry Clark by Adam Zhu
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