The next print issue of Hi-Fructose New Contemporary Art Magazine arrives in April!
Our 35th volume features: Björk’s retrospective at the NY MoMA; Tracey Snelling’s detailed dioramas and installations of urban landscapes; painter Doze Green, who influenced a whole generation of artists; Masao Kinoshita, who mutates humans and animals to create bizarre sculptures which would make Dr. Moreau envious. We’re thrilled to present this issue’s special insert section featuring Renée French’s bizarre yet endearing drawings. Then there’s the amazing paintings of Jamie Brett Treadwell; Kazuhiro Tsuji’s hyper-real sculptures; Pat Perry, who approaches his art like a journalist, incorporating his travels into his work. Our cover features Martin Wittfooth, who uses animals to craft paintings exposing human excess and environmental abuse. In this issue, we also revisit Naoto Hattori’s awe-inducing paintings, and review the new Chet Zar documentary and a hauntingly beautiful book about death. All in one issue! Pre-order it here and see more sneak peeks below.
Sculpture by Scott Musgrove (Photo courtesy of Sheri DeBow)
The packed opening reception for “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” featured appearances from featured artists like Jennybird Alcantara and Mark Dean Veca, who created the installation “Maddest Hatter” just for this incarnation of the exhibit, along with Hi-Fructose co-founders Attaboy and Annie Owens. The Crocker Art Museum hosts the exhibit through Sept. 17.
James Jean, Hare, 2008. Oil on Rives BFK. 30 x 22 inches. Collection of Neil Du Fine.
Starting June 11 at 10 a.m., “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” fills the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento with the work of 51 contemporary artists. The exhibit was previously at the Akron Art Museum and Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, which organized the exhibition that highlights the first decade of the publication’s existence. A member preview and artists reception arrives June 23, with Hi-Fructose co-founders Annie Owens and Attaboy in tow (and to attend, you can become a member here).
After a grand opening at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” now travels to Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio, where it will open on Feb. 10. The exhibit, hosted in the Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries, features 51 contemporary artists from across the world, all featured sometime during the first decade of Hi-Fructose Magazine’s existence. The media is as diverse as the home cities and varying careers of the artists: painting, ceramics, installation art, sculpture, and more are present. “Turn the Page” runs through May 7.
Two weeks ago, Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose opened to a colorful audience at the Virginia MOCA. Reviewed here on our blog and in our upcoming issue Volume 40 (now available for pre-order!), this landmark retrospective highlights the visionaries that have appeared in the magazine for the past forty issues, three books, and thousands of pages. Today, we bring you a video recap, courtesy of our friends Kyle Maier and Amie Gibson at Kamio Media.
Earlier today, we brought you photos from Saturday night’s opening of Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, a bi-coastal collaboration between the magazine and Virginia MOCA. Now, we’d like to give you a closer look at the art and see what it’s like to walk through the halls of this unprecedented group of 51 new contemporary artists from all genres and corners of the world.