Elephant #13: Post-Photography
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With the feature ‘Post-Photography’ issue 13 focuses on photography, or rather, on photography after photography, looking at how artists are transforming and transcending the medium.
Still with the idea of ‘post-something’ in mind, we look at how post-graffiti street artist Filippo Minelli uses social media as a new ‘street’, a new way of carrying ambiguous messages to the circulating masses. From this we move on to post-painting, or post-reportage, or post-conflict, following Dutch painter Ronald Ophuis as he travels to Sierra Leone in order to research paintings based on atrocities committed during the civil war – perhaps more than any other painter of his generation, Ophuis’s war paintings ask the question of just how far painting can go, and what is the role of the medium in our image-saturated world.
Iranian artist Samira Hodaei tells us about how fast things are actually changing in her homeland these days, and Santa Monica-based, German artist Friedrich Kunath talks about the relationship between smell and memory, Jockum Nordstrom makes music, and Jules de Balincourt remembers going in through the back door, carrying art works into the studios of big-name Manhattan artists – before he became a big name too.
But let’s not forget to mention an art guide to Munich featuring interviews with artists such as Tom Schmelzer, Mirko Borsche, Max Geuter, Benjamin Roder, Carlos de los Rios and designer Ingo Maurer – clearly, all is still blue in Bavaria.
Billing itself as "the art and visual culture magazine", Elephant is about covering - and uncovering - the most up-to-date visual material, freshest faces and most original voices in the contemporary design world. Packed with beautiful graphics, informative features and unusual design elements, you'll be displaying each issue on your coffee table for a long time to come.