The Possibility of the Absurd

Read More  |  9.10.19  |  Article by Erwin Wurm & Philippa Snow  |  Art, interview, Magazine  |  MM16

Few artists mix the style and imagery of high fashion with the high concepts and social commentary of fine art as effectively as the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, whose work plays on the tropes of magazine photography in order to disrupt the status quo. Witness the torn-out Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar pages he paints on in his 2011 volume, Wear Me Out: he makes chaos out of art-directed beauty, and in doing so makes beauty out of chaos. Here, Wurm has created an extensive series of exclusive artworks for Modern Matter in collaboration with Olu Odukoya, using special-edition archive issues of the magazine as raw material, as part of our ongoing Overprints project. From this particular Overprint portfolio’s first conception — inspired by the sight of those fashionable painting-collages in Wear Me Out —  to its eventual execution, more than a year of work has gone into the pages reproduced here. Proof, if proof were needed, that good things come to those who wait, and to those driven to create.

An Interview with Erwin Wurm, conducted by Philippa Snow
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To The Serpentine

Read More  |  4.07.19  |  Article by Michele Robecchi  |  Art, interview, Magazine  |  MM8

An interview with Julia Peyton Jones marking the fifteenth year of The Serpentine Pavilion

Photography by Jukka Ovaskainen
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Talking Tit

Read More  |  2.06.19  |  Article by Olu Odukoya  |  Art, interview, Magazine  |  MM11


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ICA, The Mall, London

Read More  |  2.06.19  |  Article by Gregor Muir & Eddie Peake  |  interview, Magazine  |  MM7

A conversation betwen Gregor Muir & Eddie Peake, on the eve of the Gal, 2014.


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Zurich & Elsewhere

Read More  |  2.06.19  |  Article by Modern Matter  |  Art, interview, Magazine  |  MM7

The Zurich & Elsewhere project was created with the aid & sponsorship of Pro Helvetia;
special thanks to Marianne Burki & Catherine Munger, Visual Arts Dept
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A Conversation with Andrea Zittel

Read More  |  1.06.19  |  Article by Brienne Walsh  |  Art, interview, Magazine  |  MM9

A conversation with the greatest female artist west of the Rocky Mountains
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Items: Is Fashion Modern?

Read More  |  1.06.19  |  Article by Phillipa Snow  |  fashion, interview  |  MM13

Paola Antonelli, the Senior Curator of MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design,

on the tyranny of the Fitbit, Rei Kawakubo’s monster maternity wear, and MoMA’s very first fashion exhibition in more than seven decades.


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A Conversation with Gabriel Kuri

Read More  |  30.05.19  |  Article by Daniel McClean  |  Art, interview  |  MM13

"Ask Yourself a Very Simple, Almost Automatic Question"
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