Sleek #39 Autumn 2013, Future Imperfect, Art Cover
Talent and technology: two phenomena guaranteed to bring the future into the present, and change the way we think, see, feel and act. For the Winter 2013 issue of Sleek our team of writers, editors, photographers and stylists major on those two themes to compile a unique portfolio of stories with captivating visual treatments. We go deep into the “Post-Medium Condition” during this summer’s 55th Venice Biennale, discover exactly what artists are doing with 3D printers – the “creative destroyer” technology that’s coming to a desktop near you – and consider why “techno blue” is the colour of our era.
We travel to London via Antwerp and Amsterdam to meet fashion’s most exciting new graduate talent, and hear from established practitioners including Tacita Dean, Thomas Ruff, Tal R, Jonathan Horowitz and others, on whom they’re tipping for future art-world success. Plus, we drop in on Amalia Pica in London, Ingvild Goetz in Munich, and John Bock, Monica Bonvicini, Manfred Peckl and Rosa Barba in Berlin.
Fashion Now – Art Forever
Also in Sleek’s Autumn issue look out for knockout fashion stories form Isabelle Thiry and Markus Pritzi, Katy Lassen and Stefan Zschernitz, Willem Jasper and Lorena Maza, Astrid Salomon and Christian Stemmler, plus a fab collab between Mario Lombardo and Berlin-based artist Raphael Danke. Danke also produced a bespoke art cover, based on the standout story by stylist and photographer team Verity Parker and Benjamin Vnuk.
Lastly, in our Book section this issue, our writers go deep into the subject of sci-fi, in search of predictions on the present from the futures we find around us. Read Hili Perlson on the continual necessity of a new “other”, Peter Lyle on the meaning of 1983 and Josie Thaddeus-Johns on synthesis, time capsules, Trevor Paglen and more.
Into tomorrow from today, Sleek is always on the cusp of the new in fashion and art.