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Crash #101 - The Art Issue

Crash #101 - The Art Issue

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Crash is a well-established biannual from France of considerable intelligence and pedigree, not to mention a very healthy circulation.

Founded by art theorists Frank Perrin and Armelle Leturcq in 1998, Crash believes that fashion is both emblematic of and driven by cultural mores in contemporary society. It seves up a balanced mix of progressive couture, art, music and cinema, with a keen eye on the upcoming or the next big thing.

In this issue:

CRASH N°101, THE ART ISSUE, WOMEN ONLY

CONSTANTLY DEVALUED, FEMININITY IS FAR MORE OFTEN CALLED INTO QUESTION THAN MASCULINITY EVER IS. BY SHEER FORCE OF CONFRONTING SO MANY CLICHÉS, 1970S FEMINIST ARTISTS WERE ABLE TO VIOLENTLY CHALLENGE THEIR IDENTITY AS WOMEN. BECAUSE ART IS NOT A SEPARATE SPHERE, WHERE EVERYONE ABANDONS THEIR INDIVIDUALITY FOR AN ILLUSORY NEUTRALITY. IF FEMININITY IS STILL OFTEN EXPERIENCED AS A SOCIAL CONSTRAINT, THE CHALLENGE IS TO RECONNECT WITH A FREEDOM

OF ACTION AND DISCOVER A GENUINE OPENNESS THAT COULD ENRICH ARTISTIC AND EMANCIPATORY SEARCH IN FRESH, NEW WAYS. BUT FAR FROM IDENTITY CLAIMS
THAT ARE CONTENT TO OPPOSE THE MASCULINE, IT TURNS OUT THAT IF FEMININITY MAKES SENSE TODAY, IT IS IN A WAY THAT HAS A POTENTIAL FOR PLURALITY. IT’S

AS IF THE IDENTITY SUPERNOVA HAD EXPLODED: THERE ARE NOW ONLY MINORITIES, PLURAL FEMININITIES IN THE THROES OF BECOMING, OPENING UP THE POSSIBILITY
OF NEW REFERENCE POINTS AND DESIRES UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THIS ISSUE IS, THEREFORE, DEDICATED TO THE POTENTIAL OF THIS CONSTANTLY EXPANDING CONSTELLATION OF WOMEN...A.L

Discover exclusive interviews with with A.K. Burns, Lee Sook-Kyung, Mariko Mori, Aïda Bruyère, Jacqueline de Jong, Lee Lozano, King Cobra, Lauren Taschen, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovi, Nil Yalter, Bless and Patricia Ayres with other unique and interesting content.

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