Modern Matter 03
Juergen Teller x Venice Biennale
The centerpiece of issue three is a 60 page diary of the Venice Architecture Biennale by Juergen Teller. The issue also features: An interview & visual essay with Luc Tuymans, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Asad Raza on art, Andy Murray & the U.S. Open. An interview with ARS’ Gerfried Stocker. An essay by Joe Fyfe. Menswear from Jil Sander, Issey Miyake, Louis Vuitton and Dries Van Noten.
"The printed magazine is an art form which is often described as a dying medium; its continued existence has been a subject of media debate in the post-net age, and in art publishing (as in all of its genres) magazines have been forced to evolve. Modern Matter aims to solve this problem – the problem of why magazines still exist – by attempting to use the magazine space as a forum for truly bespoke art content, in a manner which is both tactile, and inventive.
Modern Matter's perspective – its central thesis – is treating the very presentation of the arts as an art-form in and of itself. From an experimental approach to design, to non-linear values in the field of editorial content, Modern Matter is a unisex publication which aims to examine exactly what can be achieved in the field of printed matter: ultimately, its approach is to use the physical page in the same way that a curator or a gallerist might use a gallery space."