CURA. 38 (E)

The Generational Issue
Spring Summer 22

CURA. 38 “The Generational Issue” is the magazine’s first survey about artists’ portraits that aims to investigate some of the most meaningful protagonists of the new generation who, stressing the urgencies of current times, are shaping the landscape of the present and the future in contemporary art.

Precious Okoyomon
Portrait by Nick Sethi

As Whitney Mallett and Robert McKenzie state in a conversation on the topic: “Artists tease out conflicts, subvert historical connotations, promote non-linear intimacies, question binary conceptions, facilitate cosmic healing, highlight the opaque nature of power, investigate the potentiality of new technologies, and abandon the vertical thought system of reason.”

Featuring over 40 new texts and conversations, mixed with an archive of reprinted essays, CURA. 38 is conceived under the art direction of Dan Solbach and presents seven brand new covers featuring artists’ photographic portraits commissioned for the occasion. Beyond any controversial categorization related to generational statements, “The Generational Issue” of CURA. is conceived as an exploration of the new now and—intended to recur biennially—presents itself as an essential and fundamental research item.


American Artist

Text by Fred Moten

Meriem Bennani

Text by Michael Connor

Alice Bucknell

Text by Ingrid Luquet-Gad

Giulia Cenci

Text by Daria de Beauvais

Tita Cicognani

Text by Cecily Chen

Joshua Citarella

Text by Mike Pepi

Matt Copson

Text by Julie Boukobza

Tomaso de Luca

Text by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

Aria Dean

Text by manuel arturo abreu

Jes Fan

Text by Pavel S. Pyś

Klára Hosnedlová

Text by Ingrid Luquet-Gad

Evan Ifekoya

Text by Francesca Gavin

Agata Ingarden

Text by Samantha Ozer

Rindon Johnson

Text by Lisa Long

Özgür Kar

Text by Attila Fattori Franchini

Lito Kattou

Text by Adriana Blidaru

Valerie Keane

Text by Robert McKenzie

Carolyn Lazard

Text by Geelia Ronkina

Mire Lee

Text by Natasha Hoare

Tau Lewis

Text by Margot Norton

Sean-Kierre Lyons

Text by Diamond Stingily

Rene Matić

In conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Lindsey Mendick

Text by Debbie Meniru

Sandra Mujinga

Text by Martha Kirszenbaum

Precious Okoyomon

Text by Gabrielle Octavia Rucker

Berenice Olmedo

Text by Fabian Schöneich

Lydia Ourahmane

Text by Kyle Dancewicz

Tabita Rezare

Text by Lucia Pietroiusti

Andrew Roberts

Text by Paulina Ascencio Fuentes

Sara Sadik

Text by Félix Boggio Éwanjé-Épée and Stella Magliani-Belkacem

Rose Salane

Text by Camila Palomino

Augustas Serapinas

Text by Anders Kreuger

Sin Wai Kin

Text by Courtney Malick

Diamond Stingily

Text by Diamond Sharp

Pol Taburet

Text by Martha Kirszenbaum

Sung Tieu

Text by Paul Rekret

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger

Text by Natalia Sielewicz

Nora Turato

Text by Giulia Gregnanin

Dominique White

Text by Nicoletta Lambertucci

Mandy Harris Williams

Text by Rhea Dillon

Marina Xenofontos

Text by Giulia Colletti