Cabinet / 67
Issue 67 - Dreams
Is it a dream? Or is issue 67 finally here? And what is this? It has a theme section on “Dreams,” guest-edited by none other than Matthew Spellberg? And are there really articles on dream sharing, dream monitoring, dream books, Wittgenstein’s dream, divine dreaming, the tedium of listening to complaints about having to listen to other people’s dreams (oy!), and more? And if I wake up? Is it true that I can also read about the history of Technicolor, terrifying non-anatomical dentures, Roland Barthes’s love of wrestling, the Situationists’ surprising affection for Giorgio de Chirico, Native minstrelsy in the US, a single sentence by Samuel Beckett, greyhounds and canine blood banks, and a cocktail recipe guide that tells you “what you'll get with what you've got”? All this in one issue?
Founded as a non-profit in 2000, Cabinet is an award-winning quarterly magazine of art and culture based in New York that confounds expectations of what is typically meant by the words “art,” “culture,” and sometimes even “magazine.” Its hybrid sensibility merges the popular appeal of an arts periodical, the visually engaging style of a design magazine, and the in-depth exploration of a scholarly journal to create a sourcebook of ideas for an eclectic international audience of readers, from artists and designers to scientists, philosophers, and historians. Using essays, interviews, and artist projects to present a wide range of topics in language accessible to the non-specialist, Cabinet is designed to encourage a new culture of curiosity, one that forms the basis both for an ethical engagement with the world as it is and for imagining how it might be otherwise. In an age of increasing specialization, Cabinet looks to previous traditions of the well-rounded thinker to forge a new type of magazine designed for the intellectually curious reader of the future.