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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Paulina Olowska : Destroyed Woman, discussion with Michal Wisniewski

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

“Now I realise I am trying to depict women who embody a specific or strong virtue that could talk or persuade the viewer into seeing, thinking and believing she has a secret knowledge.”

Interview with Paulina Olowska by Alex Bennett
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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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