Mousse Magazine

Archived since Mousse 1 - May 2006 Complete Archive Quarterly
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Established in Milan in 2006, Mousse Magazine traces the currents of contemporary culture through feature articles, interviews, and conversations among the most vivid voices in international criticism, along with emerging talents and key figures in the cultural debate. With its reinforced emphasis on textuality and critical thinking, Mousse is more a book than a magazine and a key touchstone for academics, artists, curators, and collectors.

Alongside Mousse’s surveys, monographs, thematic essays, short profiles, fiction and book reviews, the restyled format of Issue #84 inaugurated four new columns: CRITICISM, an arena to inspire discourse and encourage conversation around the current terms of art criticism, each year, an appointed editor invites a range of contributors to address an overarching concern; THINKERS, devoted to influential thinkers who are shaping cultural discourse and theory; CURATORS, a space for affiliated and independent organizers to openly define their approaches to contemporary exhibition-making; and REPRINT, reviving and recirculating foundational texts that are no longer readily available.

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Cover: John Giorno and Robert Rauschenberg kissing, New York, 1973. Courtesy: Giorno Poetry Systems Archive, New York.

Dear readers, do you sometimes read poems? Then again, who says that poetry should (only) be read? Like John Giorno, we focus on the powers of the human voice, performed as spoken word, recorded, broadcasted, reverberated. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, in her upcoming biography of Audre Lorde, speaks of “survival poetics.” Poetics and politics cross paths, as we hope our pages will likewise do.

- SURVEY: John Giorno
(A) Words, Sound, Wisdom by Alison Coplan
(B) Five Hundred Mirrors, K Allado-McDowell and Marcus Boon in conversation
- FICTION: Murmuration / Flock by Erica Hunt
- OPINION: Voices on the Radio, Language on My Mind: Poetry’s Resurgence in Contemporary Art by Allison Grimaldi Donahue
- TIDBITS: Riar Rizaldi by Harry Burke; Ian Waelder by Carina Bukuts; Crystal Z Campbell by Sonia Fernández Pan; Helena Uambembe by Mistura Allison; Valentin Noujaïm by Edwin Nasr.
- THINKERS: Survival Is a Promise by Alexis Pauline Gumbs on Audre Lorde.
- CURATORS: Art and Its Organizational Forms by Richard Birkett
- CRITICISM: The Vow by TJ Shin, edited by Mira Dayal
- REPRINT: Ephemera no. 7 (1978) by Ulises Carrión selected by Arnisa Caterina Zeqo  
- MONOGRAPH: An Instrument That Had No History: Raven Chacon in conversation with Pablo José Ramírez
- MONOGRAPH: In the Name of the Earthly Rebellion: Maryam Tafakory by Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu 
- BOOKS by Alice Bucknell.
- VISUAL: Preemptive Listening, 2024, by Aura Satz, alongside a conversation between the artist and Quinn Latimer.

Subjects: Art And Design, Art

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  • First Issue: Mousse 1 - May 2006
  • Latest Issue: Mousse 88 - Summer 2024
  • Issue Count: 88
  • Published: Quarterly