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Coll., May #17, May Revue, 2017

Ce numéro revient sur l'histoire récente ou passée du Centre Pompidou, en publiant un long essai de Kim West qui évoque l'histoire du Centre Pompidou comme celle d'une expérimentation institutionnelle, qui s'inspira de modèles suédois du Kulturhuset et du Moderna Museet au début des années au début des années 1970 sous le titre annonciateur : "Coda : 'un centre vivant d'information' : la connexion de Paris ou de quoi Beaubourg fut la fin ?" À l'occasion de son 40ème anniversaire, il s'agit de voir comment le centre Pompidou a pu incarner un idéalisme cybernétique à cette époque, à travers lequel la visée de ces fondateurs étaient de rendre le musée plus accessible à tous et de le transformer en lieu de production ouvert.
(extrait de la préface)

Au sommaire du numéro 17 =>

KIM WEST : "Le complexe d’exposition. Exposition, appareil et médias, du Kulturhuset au Centre Pompidou, 1963-1977"
RICHARD PARRY : "London, London"
LOTTE ARNDT : "Une image que l’on puisse habiter. Sur le film Enquête sur le/notre dehors de Alejandra Riera"
PETER FISCHLI : "The Hiking Trail Around the Airport"

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May #16, May Revue, 2016

This issue, realized with Claire Fontaine, positions itself in the many continuities of a previous one—May no. 4, published in October 2010, that presented a selection of foundational resources from the Italian feminist movements of the 1970s and 1980s (with texts by the Milan Women’s Bookstore, Carla Lonzi, Lea Melandri, Antonella Nappi, etc.) At the time, Fulvia Carnevale, an assistant of Claire Fontaine and the guest editor-in-chief, edited the group of texts and signed the introduction. 
The texts published here are for the most part interventions from two London symposiums that took place in 2015 and 2016, whose specific issues Claire Fontaine’s introductory text will illuminate. A number of these essays take direct inspiration from the textual sources introduced in May 4. With this second chapter, the revue seeks to trace an editorial line more emphatically marked by feminist questions stemming from this Italian history and to re-interrogate complex concepts such as self-abolition, self-consciousness and separatism—or, to cite Marina Vishmidt, to contribute towards a “way of thinking the affirmative and negative moments of any radical emancipatory movement.”

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May #15, May Revue, 2016

"The 2000s were marked by the collapse of the fashion industry and art world into each other. Fashion brands started to engage in cross-collaborations with artists in a more ambitious manner. Independent fashion houses eventually were absorbed by luxury groups— this has been the case for Margiela, Helmut Lang—or disappeared. This was maybe seen as the end of the utopia of the bohemia seen as an existential experience. But more recently, a new rhetoric appeared in fashion, relayed by the press, with the terms of “crisis”, “burn out” or “accelerationism” due to the continuous fashion shows, openings, launches and the impact of social media like Instagram and its instant visual communication. (...)
This issue aims to understand what would be the other channels, contents, discourses, economical models and new aesthetics of fashion, outside the models of the traditional high fashion. We are interested in how all this effects the art world, what kind of parallel conclusions, side effects, impacts it has and could have in a close future." (extract from Preface)

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May #14, May Revue, 2015

“This issue of May considers the reception of Sigmar Polke in France, from the 1980s to the first American retrospective dedicated to his work, which took place at MoMA in New York in April 2014 and subsequently traveled to Europe to the Tate Modern in London and finally to the Museum Ludwig in Cologne in the spring of 2015. (...)
By interesting ourselves specifically with the dynamic that Polke maintained with galleries and the way in which he worked with institutions, we attempted to establish a model of relationships in which artists can remain autonomous. Taking this idea as a starting point, we explored the current dynamic of artist-gallery relations with emerging artists looking to position themselves early on, despite a changed context.“

Features texts/contributions by Magnus Schaefer, Marie Angeletti, Camille Blatrix, Hélène Fauquet, Renaud Jerez, Mélanie Matranga, Sam Pulitzer, Kari Rittenbach, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Jay Chung, Ellie de Verdier, Tanja Widmann, Catherine Chevalier, Edouard Montassut.

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May #13, May Revue, 2014

“The art world, recently quite excited about theories of speculative realism, now brandishes the theoretical banners of the Anthropocene, even at the risk of some annoying misunderstandings. On the face of it, we can only be suspicious given that, in most instances, the only reference cited is limited to Paul Crutzen, a scientist who coined this neologism, which refers to joint human responsibility in the accelerated deterioration of planet Earth that will inevitably lead to the end of the world, at least the one we know. Fortunately, these debates seem to be heading in different if not politically opposite directions, distinguished from one another by the use of words such as Gaia, radical ecology, and ecosophy. (...)
What interests us in this issue is knowing how aesthetic and political fields may converge towards these issues of radical ecology, and around what types of forms and spaces—whether this involves producing a criticism of the new trends of an ecological life style, depicting filmic forms of eschatological narratives or embarking on a line of thinking about a possible epistemological revolution which would upset our relation to knowledge, and in particular affect historical, philosophical and sociological models, and, as a result, the current conditions of art production and reception.
We are very well aware of taking part, in our turn, in this endeavour to re-circulate a new theoretical current within the art system, and we have accordingly witnessed the way in which ways of thinking, ranging from activist to artistic, meet —two at times irreconcilable systems — which all share in common their quest to think about an outside, but without remaining outside.“

Issue #13 featuring contributions by Déborah Danowski, Stephanie Wakefield, Antek Walczak, Jenna Bliss, Elise Duryee-Browner, Damon Sfetsios, Alejandra Riera, Valentin Bourré & Mélanie Matranga, Daniel Horn, John Beeson, Karl Holmqvist, Édouard Montassut, Kerstin Stakemeier, Mica Ghergherscu, Jason Simon.

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May #12, May Revue, 2014

"Our 12th issue is the third and last part of a series about the 1990s in France. It will be articulated around a selection of key documents representative of a moment and time of opening toward other forms of production abroad and new ways of thinking about exhibition making. A moment of experimentation, which may have been outshined by the all the discussions around the notion of “relational aesthetics” later used to define the artistic production of that period. This subjective panorama of experimentation will also bring into perspective the shows of Pierre Huygue, Philippe Parreno and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster held almost simultaneously in major institutions in France and will give keys for a new reading of these works in light of all the current debates on the end of aesthetics."

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May #10, May Revue, 2013

'Second in a series focused on the 90s in France, our initial ambitions for this issue of May was to discuss the interests of art theory and art history that allegedly took place in the early 90s to generate a view on the theoretical context for artistic production then. It was not to engage in a comprehensive review, but approach the subject by working in the inverse to emphasize the background and proceed with minimal means.'

How to Do the History of French Theory in the Visual Arts: A New York Story, John Rajchman
From Time to Space: When Critical Theory Turns Global, François Cusset 
Meeting Jean-François Chevrier, Paul Sztulman
54, boulevard Raspail, Stefan Germer
“Biarritz by Georges Ancely, Photographs 1880–1895”, Nicolas Ceccaldi
“Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language”, Tom McDonough
“Because Thought is Dark!”, Clara Schulmann
Peripheral Passages. On John Knight’s Curb Appeal, André Rottmann
Matisse Rebooted, Clément Auriel


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