The Border Crossings Painting issue is our largest and most anticipated issue of the year. In this issue we look primarily at artists who explore the elasticity and complexity of paint as a medium.
We interview South African, Amsterdam-based artist Marlene Dumas. Dumas is largely recognized as one of the most influential painters working today. She has exhibited internationally for over the past four decades. Dumas works investigates the complexities of identity and power. Working with gestural brush strokes and thin washes of paint, her works have a distinctly transparent appearance that emphasizes their materiality and intimate subject matter.
David Lynch is a contemporary American artist and filmmaker. In this issue he discusses his unique voice as a painter and the struggle “to keep chasing the thing[s] [he] hasn’t found.” His works are visceral and dark, a product of what he calls the mind’s “beautiful pitch-darkness.” His various art practices move in the shadows of this ever present sub-current.
In this issue, we also interview three unique artists: London-based artist, Sky Glabush; American painter and gallery owner Laura Owens; and German born, Winnipeg-based painter and educator, Holger Kalberg.
In our articles section, John Kissick takes an in-depth look at the recent sculptural survey at the New York Metropolitan Museum’s Met Breuer in Like Life: Colouring the Body of Sculpture; Mariianne Mays Wiebe discusses the work of Laure Prouvost in Waiting for Prouvost: Close Encounters of a Poetic Kind; and Stephen Horne discusses painting and the personal in The Personality of Abstraction.
Also in this issue, Erica Mendritzki discusses the history and politics of migration in Mothering Resistance: Reflections from the Borders of Art; and we feature three poems (inspired by the work of Agnes Martin) by Sylvia Legris.
The Crossovers include reviews on Joan Mitchell and Jean-Paul Riopelle, Tim Zuck, Donigan Cumming, Yoko Ono, Dan Brault, Catherine Telford-Keogh, Beau Dick, Karla Black, Dagmara Genda, Benjamin Klein, Vikky Alexander, book reviews on Men and Apparitions by Lynne Tillman, and Oscar Cahén edited by Rosemary Shipton and Marianne Gerlinger, a review of The 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and “What Flies Above” exhibited at Gallery 1C03 in Winnipeg + more…Buy Now
Table of Contents
- Uneasy Bridges to Writing a Fine Madness Helen DeWitt and Robert Walser
- Paintings That Go on Somewhere Else
- Art Policing
- A Visual Song of the Open Road
- The Destiny of Pictures: The Donald’s Hollywood on the Potomac Destiny films presents ‘North Korea Singapore Summit Video,’ Directed by Donald Trump, produced by the National Security Council
- The Worth of Living and Loving An Interview with Marlene Dumas
- Dark Enlightenment An Interview with David Lynch
- Image-Grappler Sky Glabush and the Art of Self-Interrogation
- Painting in an Expanded Field An Interview with Laura Owens
- The Structure of Connecting An Interview with Holger Kalberg
- Life Like Colouring the Body of Sculpture
- Waiting for Prouvost Close Encounters of a Poetic Kind
- The Personality of Abstraction
- Mothering Resistance Reflections from the Borders of Art
- Three Poems by
- Joan Mitchell and Jean-Paul Riopelle
- “What Flies Above”
- Tim Zuck
- “Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects”
- ‘Men and Apparitions’ by Lynne Tillman
- Donigan Cumming
- Yoko Ono
- Dan Brault
- Catherine Telford-Keogh
- ‘Oscar Cahén’ edited by Rosemary Shipton and Marianne Gerlinger
- Beau Dick
- Karla Black
- “The 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art”
- Dagmara Genda
- Benjamin Klein
- Vikky Alexander