Whew! The past decade was bananas. Autre Magazine is excited to announce The Decade Of Influence issue. Just in time for the holidays, our limited-edition cover includes a unique peel-able and collectible sticker, featuring Maurizio’s Cattelan’s now ubiquitous found fruit sculpture, “Comedian,” and a conversation between the artist and multi-hyphenate, Sasha Grey about the who, what, where, when and why of the now insta-famous banana.
Our massive Winter 2019/2020 issue explores the past decade’s strange zeitgeist with a number of fascinating conversations. Director Gus Van Sant and musician Rain Phoenix discuss everything from selling out, to making music, to the legacy of River Phoenix. Hans Ulrich Obrist visits Genesis Breyer P-Orridge for a conversation about gender and a new pandrogynous future. Jennifer Herrema and Ariel Pink talk bedroom tapes in the era of streaming. Brian Butler has lunch with Kenneth Anger. ICA director Jamillah James interviews artist Sadie Barnette and her father Rodney Barnette who founded the Compton Chapter of the Black Panthers. We also feature a unique photographic dialogue between the late Robert Rauschenberg and Hedi Slimane in a noir-ish consideration of Los Angeles, then and now. And we visit futurist and cultural anthropologist Riane Eisler in Carmel to discuss early partnership societies and how the collab generation is not just a trend, it’s a matter of our survival. Lastly, Harper Simon visits the legendary Harry Dean Stanton.
The issue also includes a tantric mediation for the new decade by writer Gideon Jacobs. Brad Phillips writes about the metaphysical paintings of outsider insider artist Verne Dawson. Heji Shin photographs YouPorn’s new virtual avatar Jedy Vales. Charlie Le Mindu on the cutting edge of cosmetic surgery. And we explore the past, present, and future of iconic shopping thoroughfare Rodeo Drive through the prism of commerce and architecture, with contributions from Virgil Abloh and Rem Koolhaas.
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