7 June 2009

Nomenus Quarterly #7

This morning when I opened my inbox I was very happy to find an email from Mr. Erik Madigan Heck, photographer and editor of the amazing Nomenus Quarterly.

You may remember back to March when I posted this about Nomenus Quarterly #6, and mentioned that 'issue 7 is going to be filled even further to the brim with some of fashion, music and art's most important figures' - well, I am pleased to announce, I wasn't wrong.

Issue 7 has nothing short of a phenomenal line-up. Allow me to warn you what Mr. Heck has in store for us:

- Exclusive new works from photographer Roger Ballen's new book 'Boarding House'.

- A large survey of Lucian Freud's paintings, and an essay by New York painter Dennis Kardon on Freud's work over the last three decades.

- The Dries Van Noten SS09 collection beautifully depicted in a series of film stills taken by Heck on the foot hills of Kent. The foggy atmosphere gives the story an eerie sense of magic, like a beautiful impressionistic fairytale.

- A small survey of German artist Anselm Kiefer's watercolours, made in the 1970s and appearing online for the first time. The Kiefer survey is in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Gagosian Gallery, following an exhibition of his work at The Met this Spring.

- The Azzedine Alaia SS09 collection, photographed by Heck.

-The whole Ann Demeulemeester Homme archive, that's thirteen years of fashion. Heck photographed twelve male models in Morningside Park, NYC, as an homage to the late Italian photographer Mario Giacomelli and William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies'.

- Adam Fuss presents eight never-before-seen images from his series 'My Ghost', these haunting photographs rest carefully between photographic imagination and documented narrative.

In addition (yes, there is more of this brilliance!), Nomenus Quarterly #7 contains an interview with Hussein Chalayan as well as Jamie Isaia's short film of the designer's SS09 collection; emerging British artist, Katie Paterson's latest work, All the Dead Stars (2009), a map recording the location of every known dead star in the universe, which will be scaled 1:1 on the web (i.e. 3 x 2 metres) so visitors can navigate and wander across the universe; and, lastly, a feature on The Costume Institute's 'The Model As Muse' exhibition, including an interview with Harold Koda, and a series of illustrations based on dresses from the exhibition.

The full edition will be released online at nomenusquarterly.com on Monday 8 June. Hard copies are available from the following outlets:

- Other Criteria (London) [Nomenus Quarterly primary outlet]
- 10 Corso Como (Milano)
- Barney's (New York)
- Colette (Paris)
- The Eastern Market (Melbourne)
- The Weinstein Gallery (Minneapolis)

If only my email inbox contained such gems every day! I cannot wait to see the full version online on Monday and only wish I had a spare $6500 to purchase one of these guaranteed collectors' items, which are presented as beautiful folios and in an edition of only ten. Book art connoisseurs: get onto Nomenus Quarterly, believe.


Blogger cerre said...

Nomenus is the best.
aesthetically clean and meditative.
nice blog by the way.


13 June, 2009 00:25  

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