CURA. / 38
CURA. 38 “The Generational Issue” is the magazine’s first survey about artists’ portraits that aims to investigate some of the most meaningful protagonists of the new generation who, stressing the urgencies of current times, are shaping the landscape of the present and the future in contemporary art.
As Whitney Mallett and Robert McKenzie state in a conversation on the topic: “Artists tease out conflicts, subvert historical connotations, promote non-linear intimacies, question binary conceptions, facilitate cosmic healing, highlight the opaque nature of power, investigate the potentiality of new technologies, and abandon the vertical thought system of reason.”
Featuring over 40 new texts and conversations, mixed with an archive of reprinted essays, CURA. 38 is conceived under the art direction of Dan Solbach and presents seven brand new covers featuring artists’ photographic portraits commissioned for the occasion. Beyond any controversial categorization related to generational statements, “The Generational Issue” of CURA. is conceived as an exploration of the new now and—intended to recur biennially—presents itself as an essential and fundamental research item.
CURA. magazine includes specific sections devoted to the curatorial approaches of the past and present and special interventions by expressly invited curators and artists, the actors of novel interactions between text, graphics and images. Conversations, visual essays, critical texts, thematic analyses, lab projects are just some of the various formats through which the contents of the magazine are developed and presented.