299 792 458 m/s is a magazine created in 2016 by Robert Kulisek and David Lieske in New York City. It’s inaugural Issue, The American Issue brings together a large variety of contemporary photographers, stylists, artists and designers with a focus on a transatlantic network that heavily influences the current fashion discourse.
299 792 458 m/s was inspired by Sibylle, the only fashion publication in existence during the former German Democratic Republic (1956 – 1989).
As a meta-fashion magazine, Sibylle operated with minimal access to western designer clothes, and opened up historical possibilities into uncharted territories of fashion-photography.
Marie Angelletti, Claire Christerson, Than Hussein Clark, Marcus Cuffie, Buck Ellison, Dese Escobar, Heike-Karin Föll, Matt Holmes, Annette Kelm, Eckhaus Latta, Andrea Longacre-White, Torbjørn Rødland, Ryan Wei, Dena Yago, H.B. Peace, Centre for Style, and many more.
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Summer 2016 (Sterling Ruby)
Kaleidoscope #27 (Summer 2016) is issue is a key to enter the world of Los Angeles-based artist Sterling Ruby, exclusively playing the double role of subject and guest editor. Conceived as a viral, aggressive takeover of the magazine’s architecture, content and design, this hyper-vertical survey is the result of an intense dialogue with the artist and his studio, comprised of 160+ pages on his exuberant work and vision.
Ruby’s cover portrait is drawn from an extensive series shot by photographer Max Farago at the artist’s massive industrial studio space in LA. Inside, the Sterling Ruby Takeover decodes the artist’s grammar through an intimate conversation with artist Piero Golia and newly commissioned writings by Alex Gartenfeld, Donatien Grau, Aram Moshayedi, Ross Simonini, Paul Schimmel and Catherine Taft; while his network of influences is explored through a series of guest features dedicated to his peers, heroes and collaborators, including Huma Bhabha (by Massimiliano Gioni), Cassils (by Francesca Gavin), Mike Davis (by Sterling Ruby), John Divola (by Alexander Shulan), Cyprien Gaillard (by Natalia Valencia Arango), Ron Nagle (by Sterling Ruby), Nancy Rubins (by Sterling Ruby), Raf Simons (by Alessio Ascari) and Melanie Schiff (by Sarah Workneh). All of this content is punctuated by stunning visual contributions especially created by Ruby for the magazine’s pages, comprising an unseen presentation of his Work Wear modeled by the entire studio team.
Born in 1972 on an American air force base in Germany, raised in rural Pennsylvania, trained in Chicago, Ruby moved to LA to finish his education, became Mike Kelley’s teaching assistant and quickly one of the city’s quintessential artists. Now 44, he runs a megastudio with a staff of over twenty under the big black sun. Complex to label in his unapologetic combination of compulsion and strategy, bigness and poetry, handcraft and seriality, darkness and psychedelia, hard and soft, Ruby is one of the most unique and controversial voices on the art scene, working incessantly across the most diverse media and platforms and stretching the limits of visual language. This hybrid editorial experiment coincides with the artist’s major show at the Belvedere/Winterpalais in Vienna and participation in the “Made in LA“ biennial at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Running independent from the takeover, the opening section of HIGHLIGHTS and the closing section of REGULARS complete the issue with a rich and varied selection of the best of the summer season and insightful contributions from our columnists and correspondents around the globe.
HIGHLIGHTS features profiles on Sean Raspet (by Franklin Melendez), Kienholz (by Gianni Jetzer), Marguerite Humeau (by Nadim Samman), Eckhaus Latta (by Chloe Wilcox), Sol Calero (by George Vasey), Renaud Jerez (by Tina Kukielski), Christopher Y. Lew (by Julia Trotta), Yngve Holen (by Cristina Travaglini), Home Economics (by Attilia Fattori Franchini), Valerie Keane (by Allison Bulger), Cao Fei (by Xin Wang) and Megan Rooney (by Harry Burke).
In the REGULARS section, “Producers” features Carson Chan in conversation with New York-based collective DIS; in “Futura 89+,” Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets (with Katherine Dionysius) interview young Portuguese artist Bruno Zhu; Fiona Duncan reflects on the figure of the go-go dancer in contemporary art and culture as part of her “Pro/Creative” column; in “Renaissance Man,” Jeffrey Deitch discusses the collaboration between artist Alex Israel and writer Bret Easton Ellis; Maria Lind’s “Centerstage” presents Danish artist Marie Kölbaek-Iversen; Gean Moreno unveils Cuba’s new normal for “Panorama”; in “Pioneers,” Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen talk to Heimo Zobernig; and lastly, as part of the “What’s Next” series, we look forward to the season with collector and curator Tiffany Zabludowicz.
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TEXTE ZUR KUNST #102
JUNE 2016 “FASHION”
Art and fashion have always been interrelated. And it’s due to fashion’s ability to quickly capture social shifts that the art world has repeatedly turned to it. But as Texte zur Kunst No. 102 proposes, it is fashion’s protagonists, recently, that have been markedly drawing on art conceptual practices (e.g., parasitism, collective authorship, détournement, and forms of institutional critique) as they push back against the pressures of a hyper-accelerated fashion market. In this issue, TzK examines, also, how the industry’s current volume is a product of its late-’00s promise of online democratization; the changing function of such long-held value designations as “luxury,” “discount,” and “underground,” and the role of “real”-er bodies in a climate wherein models are preferably “nodels” or “othered” bodies, hyper-individualised to stand out in the stream.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ROBERT KULISEK & DAVID LIESKE
FASHION PROFILES OF:
69 WORLDWIDE / NASIR MAZHAR / KYLE LUU / BERNADETTE VAN-HUY / LIAM HODGES / TELFAR / NIK KOSMAS & JEANNE-SALOMÉ ROCHAT / MARTINE ROSE / JULIANA HUXTABLE / ECKHAUS LATTA / DIS / NHU DUONG /
with texts by Harry Burke, Tess Edmonson, Jack Gross, and Bianca Heuser
INGEBORG HARMS “CRYSTAL MESH / Existential imagery in current fashion”
COLLECTIVE SOUL / Jessica Gysel in conversation with Lotta Volkova Adam and Atelier E.B. (Beca Lipscombe & Lucy McKenzie)
CAROLINE BUSTA “NEO-BODIES”
NATASHA STAGG “ACCESS CODING”
PHILIPP EKARDT “DRESSING AFTER THE GREAT DIVIDE / The emancipation of Jonathan Anderson”
CALLA HENKEL & MAX PITEGOFF “LAST NIGHT”
IN DER FRÜHE / Peter Geimer über Friedrich Kittlers „Baggersee“
RETURNS OF THE STONE AGE / Sven Lütticken on the exhibition publications for “Kunst der Vorzeit” and “Allegory of the Cave Painting”
ZUR KULTURPOLITISCHEN BEKÄMPFUNG DER MODERNEN KUNST / Otto Karl Werckmeister über die neue Ausgabe von Hitlers „Mein Kampf“
LIEBE ARBEIT KINO
DURATIONAL FASHION / Sara Marcus on K8 Hardy’s “Outfitumentary”
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO ELECTRIC LADYLAND / Barbara Vinken über Michaela Melián im Lenbachhaus, München
EINE KULTURGESCHICHTE DER ENTGRENZUNGEN / Daniel Martin Feige über „I Got Rhythm. Kunst und Jazz seit 1920“ im Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
Jens Hoffmann on “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible” at the Met Breuer, New York / Magdalena Nieslony über Agnes Martin im K20, Düsseldorf / Dena Yago on Ei Arakawa, Gela Patashuri, and Sergei Tcherepnin at Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis / Eva Wilson on Das Institut at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London / Julia Moritz on Tobias Madison at Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
MARIUS UND DIE INFORMATION / Hans-Christian Dany über „Nervöse Systeme. Quantifiziertes Leben und die soziale Frage“ im Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
DIE KUNST VERACHTEN, DEN REST DER WELT ANKLAGEN /Susanne von Falkenhausen über Boris Lurie im Jüdischen Museum Berlin
DEUTSCHES VITRINENGLAS / Steffen Zillig über Dierk Schmidt bei KOW, Berlin
NOTHING BUT KINDNESS / Verena Dengler über Lili Reynaud-Dewar in der Galerie Emanuel Layr, Wien
EARLY SYSTEMS ESTHETICS / Craig Buckley on Les Levine at Buell Hall, GSAPP, Columbia University, New York
WHAT A BODY CAN’T DO / Sophie Goltz über Regina José Galindo im Frankfurter Kunstverein und Maria José Arjona in der Kunsthalle Osnabrück
NACHRUFE / OBITUARIES
PIERRE BOULEZ (1925–2016)
by Björn Gottstein
ZAHA HADID (1950–2016) by Than Hussein Clark
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