Elephant Magazine 31 - Cover

Elephant #31

Beyond Gender

£14.99

In this issue of Elephant, they look around the world to find the artists who are redefining gender for the twenty-first century and, in many cases, doing away with such definitions altogether. Chinese photographer Ren Hang, who tragically died in February, is central to their investigation as they trace his journey... ​​Read More

In this issue of Elephant, they look around the world to find the artists who are redefining gender for the twenty-first century and, in many cases, doing away with such definitions altogether. Chinese photographer Ren Hang, who tragically died in February, is central to their investigation as they trace his journey beyond gender to capture a world of giddy, boundary-defying freedom. “Genders can be attached and detached from the body. Like dildos, you can have many,” according to US artist A.L. Steiner. In Ghana they speak to Eric Gyamfi, whose work investigates universal concepts of gender but is strongly rooted in the local, while in Japan they meet Yoshiko Shimada, one of the first artists there to use the f-word—feminism.

In their Journal section, Maki Hakui investigate the cultural phenomenon of “Boys’ Love” manga in Japan while Andrew Spyrou reveals the art of Athens when Documenta isn’t in town. Columnists Mel Byars discusses psychedelic design and Ben Eastham hails the return of the art object.

There’s also a Paper Gallery dedicated to the lucid illustrative dreaming of Klaus Kremmerz, in addition to Encounters with Jose Dávila, Marcel Dzama, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Kahlil Joseph, Santiago Sierra and Fabienne Verdier.

Elephant is a quarterly contemporary art and visual culture magazine, founded in 2009, that features fresh faces and original voices, uncovering new trends and talent.

22 x 28 cm
Softcover
208 pages
June 2017
English
In Stock
Elephant is a quarterly contemporary art and visual culture magazine, founded in 2009, that features fresh faces and original voices, uncovering new trends and talent.