Art Licks – Issue Five
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Artforum is the USA’s premier contemporary arts magazine. Each month, Artforum, presents the latest ideas in international visual arts, fashion, film and the performing arts. Artforum aims to make contemporary art accessible and understandable, and to give its readers a clear picture of the cultural landscape.
Featuring 96, full colour pages of prose, poetry, interviews, enticing images and new music reviews. Each copy comes paired with an exclusive, limited edition, compilation CD of rare and recent musical releases… Content: Hanna Tuulikki Magpie’s cover illustrator uncovers the secrets of her symbolic world. Chrysalis An excerpt of ‘Chrysalis’ by Kim Todd, which explores the life of Maria Sibylla Merian, a 17th century botanical illustrator, and her quest to uncover the mystery of metamorphosis. The Museum of British Folklore We speak to Simon Costin, the founder of a new museum set up to celebrate the weird and wonderful folk traditions of Britain, and ask why these still matter today. Storm in a Teacup Magpie speaks to Verity Flecknell, founder of London based feminist arts collective ‘Storm in a Teacup’. Daphne Descends Spring/Summer collection inspired by priestesses and queens from Sardinia’s primitive era. Designed and Styled by Madeleine Nie and Laura Lambroni. Shot by Ellen Rogers. Aspects of Leonora Charley Feltham celebrates the life and work of Leonora Carrington – one of the most daringly original, bizarre and visionary artists of the 20th century. Stories Stitched from String Magpie investigates a new generation of puppeteers and storytellers, including Wyrd Motion, The Little Theatre of Dolls and Monooka. Music Reviews and Interviews Interview with Alela Diane Interview with Ödland Reviews: High Wolf, Jozef Van Wissem, Infinity Room and Higuma at Cafe Oto, Lüüp, Meg Baird, Mariee Sioux, Ilya Monosov, Larkin Grimm, Julia Kent and more.
Experts have hand pick exciting new projects from their respective fields to share with readers. David Downton offers up his choice of fashion illustration; Martin Colyer selects the best of cartoon illustration, and John Lowe finds some inspiration for his pick of graphic novels at Comic-con, San Diego; Derek Brazell’s choice of reportage includes George Butler’s drawing trip to India for a wildlife charity and illustrator Richard Johnson’s’ sobering work with the International Society of War Artists. Martin Salisbury looks at children’s picture books, Jeremy Leslie finds innovation in magazine illustration and Nat Hunter of Airside shows us a selection of illustration being used within a digital framework.