• Terremoto
  • Fantastic Man
  • San Rocco
  • Peeping Tom's Digest
  • MC1R
  • Archivist

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Fuoco e vampate, impeto, ardore, calore. Un titolo come “fiamme” non può che suscitare le più “ardenti” immagini. Con il progetto Fiamme, i curatori Mario Lupano, Saul Marcadent (con Camilla Salvaneschi) raccolgono cinquanta riviste contemporanee d’arte, moda, architettura e design. Un attraversamento del panorama editoriale “di nicchia” attraverso una selezione di 50 titolo internazionali nati nel nuovo millennio, in particolare negli ultimi dieci anni.
I curatori, con questa selezione, mettono in luce un tratto comune: “l’urgenza espressiva che si traduce in uno strumento fisico e concreto. Caratterizzate dalla bassa tiratura
e da un alto grado di sofisticazione e ricerca, le riviste selezionate hanno una linea editoriale ben definita, stabiliscono serene relazioni con il web, riservano estrema cura all’architettura grafica e ai processi di stampa, sono oggetti da conservare e collezionare.”
La raccolta di 50 riviste è stata suddivisa per parole chiave: esplorazione, classicità, concentrazione e intimità. Esplorazione include riviste che rileggono il tema del viaggio, del confine, della migrazione, esplorano i luoghi attraverso la geografia, la scrittura e la fotografia. Le pubblicazioni riunite in classicità riscoprono forme di editoria già esistite ma al contempo introducono innovazioni sul piano del contenuto, della ricerca e della teoria. Concentrazione include pubblicazioni spesso concise, a volte monotematiche, che condensano, in pochi fogli o in una parola, idee e visioni. Intimità raccoglie riviste che stabiliscono un rapporto intimo e diretto con il lettore, abili nel relazionarsi con le questioni di genere, con il tema del corpo e della sessualità. Fiamme nasce con l’intento di avviare una nuova collezione di riviste nella biblioteca dell’Università Iuav di Venezia dopo aver stabilito un contatto diretto con gli editor durante il processo di costruzione del progetto. I titoli selezionati, sfuggevoli ai parametri bibliografici e archivistici, non sono, infatti, di facile reperimento e acquisizione a causa della tiratura contenuta e della distribuzione non capillare.

Fiamme 50 magazines

Da segnalare l’appuntamento del 9 maggio: un incontro per riflettere sulle tematiche emerse durante la gestazione della mostra. Intervengono: Mariuccia Casadio, curatore e art consultant di Vogue Italia; Maria Luisa Frisa, direttore del Corso di laurea triennale in Design della moda e Arti multimediali, Università Iuav di Venezia; Cristiano Guerri, art director di Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore e fondatore di 0_100 Editions; Gea Politi, caporedattore di Flash Art; Francesco Valtolina, cofondatore di Dallas, studio di graphic design e direzione creativa, art director di Mousse, docente presso ISIA, Urbino e NABA, Milano; Angela Vettese, direttore del Corso di laurea magistrale in Arti visive e Moda, Università Iuav di Venezia.

Fiamme —
cinquanta riviste contemporanee d’arte, moda, architettura e design
5 maggio — 1 giugno 2017
Tolentini, biblioteca Santa Croce 191 Venezia

Odiseo

Odiseo

Migrant

Migrant

Fiamme
Fifty Contemporary Magazines: Art, Fashion, Architecture, and Design

May 5 – June 1, 2017
Tolentini, Library
Santa Croce, 191, Venice

Fiamme (Flames) looks at the contemporary periodical publishing scene with special attention to art, fashion, architecture and design magazines. These magazines are on paper and cover niches and specificities.
The exhibition unfolds fifty international titles, born in the new millennium, specifically in the last ten years, after the economic crisis which occurred between 2007 and 2008. The selection, though not extensively covering the subject matter, highlights the periodical’s common traits with one in particular: the expressive urgency that results in the production of the physical and tangible publication.
The magazines selected, characterized by small circulation and a high degree of sophistication and research, have a defined editorial line, establish serene relations with the web, reserve extreme attention to graphic design and print. They are objects to keep and collect.

Departing from these premises Flames develops a discourse through keywords – exploration, classical, concentration, intimacy – that, according to their quality, combine the periodicals into four sections and enable new connections. Exploration comprises magazines that reinterpret the theme of travel, border, and migration. They explore places through geography, writing and photography. The publications gathered in classical rediscover forms of publishing already existing but at the same time introduce innovations in terms of content, research and theory. Concentration includes often concise and/or sometimes single theme publications, which may condense ideas and visions in a few sheets. Intimacy gathers magazines that establish a close and direct relationship with the reader. These magazines are capable to relate to gender issues as well as to the theme of the body and sexuality.

In the exhibition the four sections are anticipated by a series of magazines, in some cases, published before 2007 and, in other cases, already ceased. Conceived as an introduction to the exhibition, the series includes publishing experiences that are seen as precursors of successive trends.
The exhibition, displayed on the three levels of the library, occupies several rooms – the atrium, the periodicals room, the special collections reading room – and quietly inserts on the tables and shelves. The display, thanks to the selection of a colour, makes the presence of the magazines in this widespread space immediately recognizable.

Fiamme is born out of the intention of starting a new collection of magazines and journals in the library of the Iuav University of Venice. The construction process of the show began with the direct contact of the curators with the editors of the periodicals. The selected titles, in fact, elusive to bibliographic and archival parameters, are not easy to find for the limited circulation and distribution.

The discussion panel, scheduled for Tuesday, May 9, and in conjunction with the preview of the 57. International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, invites a group of professionals, including editors and art directors active in the publishing field, to observe and analyze the themes that moved the exhibition.
Key speakers will include: Mariuccia Casadio, curator and art consultant Vogue Italia; Maria Luisa Frisa, director of the BA degree course in Fashion design and Multimedia arts; Cristiano Guerri, art director of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore and founder of 0_100 Editions; Gea Politi, editor-in-chief and publisher of Flash Art; Francesco Valtolina, co-founder of Dallas, a creative direction and graphic design studio, art director of Mousse, visiting professor at ISIA, Urbino and NABA, Milan; Angela Vettese, director of the MA degree course in Fashion and Visual arts.

In autumn 2017, Fiamme will further expand, into a publication that will include the edited transcripts of the discussion panel, contributions of scholars, curators and designers, alongside exhibition views and photographs of the magazines.

Below the selected titles:
Accattone (Brussels, 2014), Apartamento (Barcelona, 2008), Archivist (London, 2012), Cabinet (New York, 2001), Cartography (Milan, 2016), Cereal (Bristol, 2012), Dispensa (Faenza, 2013), Document (New York, 2012), The Drawer (Paris, 2011), Drawing Rooms Confessions (London, 2011), E.R.O.S. (London, 2009), Encens (Paris, 2001), Even (New York, 2015), The Exhibitionist (Berlin, 2009), F.R. David (Amsterdam, 2007), Fantastic Man (London/Amsterdam, 2005), Fillip (Vancouver, 2004), Flaneur (Berlin, 2013), Garagisme (Paris, 2012), Genda (Milan, 2015), The Gentlewoman (London, 2010), Girls Like Us (Amsterdam, 2005), The Gourmand (London, 2011), The Happy Hypocrite (London, 2008), The Happy Reader (London, 2014), The Lazlo Reader (Rome, 2016), Le Roy (Auckland, 2014), Little Joe (London, 2010), Little White Lies (London, 2005), Lucky Peach (San Francisco, 2011), Maps (Lodi/Reggio Calabria, 2016), MC1R (Hamburg, 2014), Meatpaper (San Francisco, 2007), Mémoire Universelle (Paris, 2012), Migrant (London, 2016), Odiseo (Barcelona, 2014), PeepingTom’s Digest (Paris, 2009), Pie (Auckland, 2008), The Plant (Barcelona, 2011), Print Isn’t Dead (London, 2014), Provence (Nice, 2009), Pylot (London, 2014), San Rocco (Milan, 2010), South as a State of Mind (Athens, 2012), Subway (Amsterdam, 2014), Terremoto (Mexico City, 2015), Too Much (Tokyo, 2011), The Travel Almanac (Berlin, 2010), Turps Banana (London, 2005), The White Review (London, 2011).

fiamme venice 2017

The Travel Almanac

The Travel Almanac

Cartography

Cartography

tagged in 2001), 2001) Cartography (Milano, 2004), 2005), 2005) Fillip (Vancouver, 2005) Lucky Peach (San Francisco, 2005) The Gourmand (Londra, 2007), 2007) Mémoire Universelle (Parigi, 2008), 2008) Archivist (Londra, 2008) The Happy Reader (Londra, 2009, 2009) Pie (Auckland, 2010), 2010) Girls Like Us (Amsterdam, 2010) Turps Banana(Londra, 2011), 2011) Drawing Rooms Confessions (Londra, 2011) Maps (Lodi/Reggio Calabria, 2012, 2012) Dispensa (Faenza, 2012) Migrant (Londra, 2012) Subway (Amsterdam, 2012) The Drawer (Parigi, 2013) Document (New York, 2013) Garagisme (Parigi, 2014, 2014) Apartamento (Barcellona, 2014) PeepingTom’s Digest (Parigi, 2014) Provence (Nizza, 2014) Terremoto (Città del Messico, 2014) The Lazlo Reader (Roma, 2015, 2015) Too Much (Tokyo, 2016, 2016) Cereal (Bristol, 2016) MC1R (Amburgo, Accattone (Bruxelles, Cabinet (New York, Camilla Salvaneschi, Cristiano Guerri, E.R.O.S. (Londra, Elena Bordignon, Encens (Parigi, Even (New York, F.R. David (Amsterdam, Fantastic Man (Londra/Amsterdam, Fiamme, Flaneur (Berlino, Francesco Voltolina, Genda (Milano, Le Roy (Auckland, Little Joe (Londra, Little White Lies (Londra, Maria Luisa Frisa, Mario Lupano, Mariuccia Casadio, Meatpaper (San Francisco, Odiseo (Barcellona, Print Isn’t Dead (Londra, Pylot (Londra, San Rocco (Milano, Saul Marcadent, South as a State of Mind (Atene, The Exhibitionist (Berlino, The Gentlewoman (Londra, The Happy Hypocrite (Londra, The Plant (Barcellona, The Travel Almanac (Berlino, The White Review (Londra