Catalogue : First Issue!
CATALOGUE IS OUT ...
In January 2009 we set out to launch a free, online contemporary art magazine focussing on France and the UK, one that would reflect our personal experiences as a critic and a curator in transit between those two countries.
Nine months later, here is Catalogue! The first issue includes texts on Jesse Jones, Yinka Shonibare and Pierre Leguillon, a two-part reportage on the Paris area's dynamic art scene, an essay on the minimal tendencies of several young British artists, as well as reflections on the Turner Prize phenomenon and Francesco Manacorda's memories of the exhibition BMW - Black Market Worlds. Also in Catalogue no. 1 are Hou Hanru's 2009 exhibition picks and the inauguration of our Selected Pieces section, where guests are invited to choose one artwork they would like to promote, rethink or revive.
Next issue December 2009!
Coline Milliard & Florence Ostende, co-editors
THE MYSTERY PRIZE: The Turner Turns 25
A few days away from the opening of the Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Britain, Martin Herbert looks back at the history and controversies of a competition which every year throws four artists into the middle of the media circus.
What kind of critical response can we have when faced with a roll of tape or a strip of metal mesh?
EXHIBITION MEMORY: BMW – Black Market Worlds
How does it feel to think about a show experienced a while ago? Catalogue invited Francesco Manacorda, curator at London's Barbican Art Gallery, to remember one exhibition. He chose the 2005 Baltic Triennial BMW - Black Market Worlds at the CAC Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania.
BEYOND THE RING ROAD: Contemporary Art in the Paris region
Too often overlooked by the media, an energetic art scene has developed on the outskirts of the French capital. Catalogue's team tried to learn more about the venues spearheading 'the new French dynamism'.
INTO THE OUTER CIRCLE
Reminiscences of exhibitions visited in the Paris region during 2008 and 2009.
PIERRE LEGUILLON, BLAUES DREIECK(1969-2009)
Simultaneously a rereading, an appropriation and a reinvention, Pierre Leguillon has recently remade Blinky Palermo's Blaues Dreieck (1969). Showing no nostalgia for the original, Leguillon, best known for his slide shows, celebrates the art edition.
YINKA SHONIBARE MBE: Same But Different
Former Turner Prize nominee Yinka Shonibare MBE talks to Catalogue about his new project space in East London, the credit crunch, and the benefits of the Trojan horse approach.
JESSE JONES: This or Any Boom Town
Irish artist Jesse Jones soundtracks outdated utopias.
Catalogue invites guests to choose one artwork they would like to promote, rethink, revive.
Guests: JJ Charlesworth, Francois Quintin, Joëlle Tuerlinckx and Richard Wentworth.
Artists: Toby Christian, Christoph Fink, Gérard Fromanger, Helen Marten, Haroon Mirza and Nicolas Puyjalon.
Lyon Biennial curator Hou Hanru shares his 2009 exhibition picks with Catalogue.