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.
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 by Fred Moten, Meriem Bennani by Michael Connor, Alice Bucknell by Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Giulia Cenci by Daria de Beauvais, Tita Cicognani by Cecily Chen, Joshua Citarella by Mike Pepi, Matt Copson by Julie Boukobza, Tomaso De Luca by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, Aria Dean by manuel arturo abreu, Jes Fan by Pavel S. Pyś, Klára Hosnedlová by Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Evan Ifekoya by Francesca Gavin, Agata Ingarden by Samantha Ozer, Rindon Johnson by Lisa Long, Özgür Kar by Attilia Fattori Franchini, Lito Kattou by Adriana Blidaru, Valerie Keane by Robert McKenzie, Carolyn Lazard by Geelia Ronkina, Mire Lee by Natasha Hoare, Tau Lewis by Margot Norton, Sean-Kierre Lyons by Diamond Stingily, Rene Matić by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lindsey Mendick by Debbie Meniru, Sandra Mujinga by Martha Kirszenbaum, Precious Okoyomon by Gabrielle Octavia Rucker, Berenice Olmedo by Fabian Schöneich, Lydia Ourahmane by Kyle Dancewicz, Tabita Rezaire by Lucia Pietroiusti, Andrew Roberts by Paulina Ascencio Fuentes, Sara Sadik by Félix Boggio Éwanjé-Épée and Stella Magliani-Belkacem, Rose Salane by Camila Palomino, Augustas Serapinas by Anders Kreuger, Sin Wai Kin by Courtney Malick, Diamond Stingily by Diamond Sharp, Pol Taburet by Martha Kirszenbaum, Sung Tieu by Paul Rekret, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger by Natalia Sielewicz, Nora Turato by Giulia Gregnanin, Dominique White by Nicoletta Lambertucci, Mandy Harris Williams by Rhea Dillon, Marina Xenofontos by Giulia Colletti.
Covers: American Artist, Meriem Bennani, Matt Copson, Sandra Mujinga, Precious Okoyomon, Pol Taburet and Nora Turato, CURA. 38, 2022. Courtesy the artists.