Reading matter for the eyes
No text, just images. This is the concept behind TOILETPAPER, the artists’ magazine created and produced by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. TOILETPAPER has been appearing regularly since June 2010 and features carefully staged, elaborately crafted photographs that tell their story entirely without words. Maurizio Cattelan works with Pierpaolo Ferrari, who uses the polished techniques of commercial photography to translate Cattelan’s ideas into sophisticated pictures. The visual sequences in TOILETPAPER No. 8 unite startling and strange images in a way that often aims at deliberate provocation, and which leaves us with the question: How far can art go? In its first seven issues, TOILETPAPER has told a short story about the unsettling, the fantastical, the absurd – and the beautiful. TOILETPAPER No. 8, published in June 2013 on the occasion of the Maurizio Cattelan show at the Fondation Beyeler, continues in the same spirit. TOILETPAPER takes us into a new realm of the senses that – with great wit and charm – pushes the boundaries of our conventional mindsets. In choosing a magazine as an artistic medium, Maurizio Cattelan has consciously opted for an unusual way of communicating his art. TOILETPAPER is an important piece in the mosaic of the Italian artist’s oeuvre as a whole. This magazine is a must for your art library!
|Details||40 pages, 22 illustrations, softback|