Plethora Magazine Issue No.5 – Aurum Luna - explores the esoteric nature of mankind’s lasting lunar allure and the distinctive sensibilities of lunacy in all their shapes and forms… While previous issues have focused on scientific and natural phenomena #5 now turns its gaze towards the darker side of human yearnings and the obscure realm of superstition, urge and instinct. Consequently, revealing an edition with an overall gloomy and more occult feel to it. Featuring: Danh Vo, Julius Grimm, Huma Bhabha, Pavel Tchelitchew, Michael Light, Nicolai Howalt and more…
Specifications - Printed by Narayana Press Yoga Ashram. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Format 70.5 x 50.5 cm, 52 pages. 150g off-set paper. Handmade archival folder in fibre carton. Ribbon closure with hand-stitched gold detailing.mask
Documenting Sterling Ruby’s first exhibition with Gagosian Gallery, this catalog includes beautiful colored reproductions of the artist’s newest suite of spray paintings, VIVIDS, electric color fields representing the artist’s ruminations on the shifting, multihued Los Angeles skies that he encounters en route to his studio. Produced in 2015 on the occasion of the exhibition "Sterling Ruby: VIVIDS" at Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong. Text by Eugene Y. Wang.
Specifications - Hardcover. 27,6 × 34,9 cm. 76 pages. Distributed by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. in association with Gagosian Gallery.mask
Fanny is an extended portrait of a young girl's transition from child to woman. Made over a period of 23 years, the images are at once beautiful in their detail of light and identity, as well as frankly anthropological in their descriptive effect. A naturist since birth, Fanny's comfort with nudity and her natural self has allowed Sturges to draw an engaging portrait of the evolution of a human being with few social distractions. His access to the girl's and woman's character is direct and fascinating. Long known for his extended portraits of children and adolescents, this book is strong evidence of Sturges' permanent commitment to the people in his work. Hardback. 36,4x28,7 cm. 200 pages.mask
Lacking a formal narrative, Andy Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol by Jonas Mekas
A videocosa by Enrico Ghezzi
Interview with Achille Bonito Oliva
Interview with Mario Zonta
Paul Morrissey interviews Jonas Mekasmask
How does artist Matthew Barney use 45.000 pounds of petroleum jelly, a factory whaling vessel, and traditional Japanese rituals to create his latest art project?
Barney plowed the waters off the coast of Nagasaki to film his massive endeavor, Drawing 9. The documentary Matthew Barney: No Restraint journeys to Japan with Barney and his collaborator Björk, as the visual artist creates a "narrative sculpture" telling a fantastical love story of two characters that transform from land mammals into whales.
A film by Alison Chernickmask