CURA. 31


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CURA. 31 is out now featuring essays on Rebecca Ackroyd, Farah Al Qasimi, Bianca Bondi, Maja Čule, Nikita Gale, Ilana Harris-Babou, Jamila Johnson-Small, Valerie Keane, Jade Kuriki Olivo (Puppies Puppies), Lady Skollie, Kris Lemsalu, Miriam Laura Leonardi, Precious Okoyomon, Hannah Perry, Diane Severin Nguyen, Heji Shin, Sung Tieu, Cassidy Toner, Cajsa von Zeipel, Issy Wood, Zadie Xa, and Yuli Yamagata.

CURA. 31 is a special issue devoted to 22 women artists—among the most representative of the new generation—and explores the plurality, diversity, and complexity of today’s artistic practices. It is another unmissable issue that continues a previous investigation into the powerful presence and key role of women artists within the contemporary art scene, re-affirming and pointing out the basic rights of equality and pluralism.



Check it out and collect the three different—already iconic—covers by artists Farah Al Qasimi, Zadie Xa, and Jade Kuriki Olivo (Puppies Puppies): Al Qasimi with her critical quest on stereotypical feminine beauty standards; Zadie Xa with her fantastical narratives at the intersection between experimentation and tradition; and Jade Kuriki Olivo with a bold portrait. Each cover highlights the cutting-edge practices of artists whose divergent approaches to art, performance, and politics speak of the intrinsic resistance, of the emancipatory, and of the fluid state of what it means to be a (woman) artist in today’s wavering world.


The official magazine issue launch will take place at Art Basel, Basel (June 13 – 16, 2019). Pass by our booth (booth Z 14, in the Magazine Sector) and at Liste’s collective booth (June 10 – 16, 2019). You can buy CURA. in the best museums’ stores and bookshops around the world, or you can order your copy on our website. Shipping costs are crazy (:-(), so we really suggest you get off the sofa and go grab a copy at your trusted bookstore!


CURA. releases THE SOLITUDE PLAYLIST #03, the third chapter for these lockdown days, a new tape realized by UF1980. The Extended Confinement Tape 1 by UF1980. SOCIAL DISTANCING EDITION
Tracks chosen by Rebecca Ackroyd, Farah Al Qasimi, Davide Balula, Carlos Casas, Tomaso De Luca, Simon Denny, Petrit Halilaj, Nancy Lupo, Caroline Mesquita, Magali Reus, Marianna Simnett, Colin Snapp, Mahfuz Sultan, Roberto Coda Zabetta.
First set of tracks chosen by Jean-Marie Appriou, Will Benedict, Dora Budor, Daniel Gustav Cramer, CURA., Invernomuto, Alex Israel, Emiliano Maggi, Athena Papadopoulos, Gianni Politi, Jon Rafman, Andrea Sala, Francesco Simeti, Luca Trevisani, Stewart Uoo. And a special intervention by David Douard.
To keep things going - now that time has dilated and days are moving slower - we have decided to dig into our archive and share with you a selection of some of the most significant contents published on CURA. in the past eleven years. For those of you who have missed the opportunity of purchasing their copies in the past, this is the moment to catch up.
In the middle of nowhere translates the sense of emptiness, the spiral of uncertainty, the lack of models and coordinates of the historical moment we are going through, to which artists respond by indicating a perspective, a sense, a vision, or simply try to interpret.
Our iconic The October Issue 2019 is fresh off the press and brings together an incredible array of conversations with cutting edge and pioneering artists, together with recurring and brand new sections, that set the rhythm of an upcoming year filled with new and thrilling explorations.
Issue 30 officially marks the start of the celebrations for CURA.’s 10th anniversary. There isn’t a better moment than this to look back at our past, look into the future and include long-term contributors, new sections, artists’ interventions, friends, curators, and special contents, all gathered together to produce the 250+ pages of a rich, iconic and unmissable issue.