We define the hazard as something accidental, unexpected. But how does the hazard intervene in creative processes? That’s an answer you can find in the new issue of Boîte. Fridays at The Art Markets go on and on the 5th of June we are launching it here in Milan, with soundtrack by Gianluca Codeghini.
Boîte is a biannual publication made of unbound pages in a cardboard box. A limited edition of 250 numbered copies. In 2009, when I was starting The Art Markets, Federica Boragina and Giulia Brivio where founding this publication. Inspired by Duchamp’s boîte-en-valise, in which he put his explanations of the masterpiece Large Glass, and small reproductions of his artwork.
The two issues per year investigates one subject matter from two opposite perspectives. The latest issue #14 is dedicated to the hazard, the chance, the irrationality that lead the artists’ creative processes. It includes a new column dedicated to artist’ books from the past and the present and a special project by Gianluca Codeghini concludes the issue.
A small, boxed, “paper” surprise, Boîte talks about contemporary art with a strong reference to the history of art and its aim is to get people involved in art, trying to explain with passion its importance today as well as in the past. It involves art critics, art historian, artists from different generations and many others. Each issue is designed by Giacomo Brivio, from Bordel Studio, Milan.
Inside Boîte #14 you will find the artists Davide Mosconi, Chiara Camoni and Alessandro Roma; the art critics Elio Grazioli, Patrizio Peterlini, Bianca Trevisan and Elvira Vannini; the poetry of Toti Scialoja; notes about theatre by Fulvio Ravagnani and suggestions by Maria Mulas in conversation with Antonella Scaramuzzino.