Our first edition for the relaunch is a wonderful introduction to great works across generations, cultures and worlds - inspired by color, light, bliss and a fresh attitude.

Featuring artist Rupprecht Geiger on the cover.


*INTERVIEW with Wilfried Huet


Akron/Family is a folk-influenced experimental rock band that formed in 2002, and is currently based in New York on the Dead Oceans label. Though each member of the band — Miles Seaton, Seth Olinsky, Dana Janssen and formerly Ryan Vanderhoof can be relegated to loosely defined roles (drummer, guitarist, bassist, vocalist), all of them in fact play several instruments and sing. In addition to their solo debut in 2005, the band played behind Michael Gira on his Angels of Light project as well as splitting a full length CD with Angels of Light. In 2006, the band released an EP, “Meek Warrior,” a collaboration with master drummer/hero Hamid Drake. Sometime between the completion of [2007 release] Love Is Simple and Akron/Family’s 2007 U.S. tour, Vanderhoof left Akron/Family to live in a Buddhist Dharma center in the Midwest. The band has also released several tour EPs featuring demos and other recordings. In May of 2009, the trio released Set ‘em Wild, Set ‘em Free. In January of 2011 they released their most recent album, “S/T II: The Cosmic Birth And Journey Of Shinju TNT .” The band is currently on tour in support of this album.


Akron/Family is featured in Edition: Refresh!

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder was born in 1898 in Philadelphia to prominent sculptor, Alexander Stirling Calder. Among the most innovative modern sculptors, Calder was trained as a mechanical engineer. In 1930 he went to Paris and was influenced by the art of Mondrian and Miró. In 1932 he exhibited his first brightly colored constellations, called mobiles, consisting of painted cut-out shapes connected by wires and set in motion by wind currents. The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, has several examples. These buoyant inventions and his witty wire portraits, his colorful and complex miniature zoo (1925; Whitney Mus., New York City), and his immobile sculptures known as stabiles, have brought Calder world renown. Many of his later works are huge, heavy, and delicately balanced mobiles produced for public buildings throughout the world. Calder is also noted for his book illustrations and stage sets. He had studios in Roxbury, CT, and Paris.

Images first appeared in "From Model To Monument", exhibition catalog from The PaceWildenstein Gallery in 2006, published by PaceWildenstein.

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Andy Gilmore

Andy Gilmore received his BFA from SUNY Empire State College. He then relocated to San Clemente, California, where he took up work for FourStar Distribution, resizing print ads for C1RCA Footwear and Forum Snowboards. Andy Gilmore’s extensive list of clients includes Wired Magazine, The New York Times, Fast Company, Wallpaper*, and Warp Records. He currently lives and works in Rochester, New York.

Courtesy of artist.

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Annette Messager

Annette Messager was born in Berck, France, in 1943. She has exhibited at The Hayward Gallery in London, the Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes in France, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany. She is represented by the Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris and currently lives in Malakoff, Paris.

Excerpt from Gagarin, Fourth Edition (

Annette Messager is featured in Edition: Refresh! and Edition: Lunacy

Anni Rossi

Anni Rossi was born in a small, culturally removed farm town in Minnesota.  She started taking violin lessons and piano as a toddler but it was singing along to the hits of her youth that gave way to some of her stongest musical influences. She has traveled thoroughout the Midwest and on the National and European circuit, opening for Camera Obscura and The Ting Tings amongst other. Steve Albini produced her debut album, Rockwell. Her latest record, Heavy Meadow, was made with composer/drummer Devin Maxwell and engineer Matt Boynton and recorded at Matt's studio, Vacation Island in Brooklyn, a studio also used by Bat For Lashes, MGMT and Gang Gang Dance. She now resides in New York.


Anni Rossi is featured in Edition: Refresh!

Antony and The Johnsons

This New York-based chamber cabaret outfit is led by the striking, androgynous figure of singularly named performance artist Antony (b. Antony Hegarty). In 1995 he assembled a backing group, the self-styled Antony and the Johnsons. The group built up a cult following at hip New York clubs such as the Kitchen and Knitting Factory, but their debut album Blue Angel remained unreleased until current 93 leader David Tibet signed Antony and the Johnsons to his Durtro label. The cast list of musicians on the album, released under the title Antony and the Johnsons in 1998, included transsexual artist Baby Dee (harp), Francois Gehin (bass), Todd Cohen (drums), Charles Neilson (guitar), and a number of string and woodwind players. In 2004, Antony and the Johnsons signed a new recording contract with the Indiana-based label Secretly Canadian, completing work on their second album “I Am A Bird Now” by the end of 2004. Antony has also filmed cameo roles in the movies "Animal Factory" and "Wilde Side".

Directed by Joie Iacono featuring footage of the "Pink Lady" by James Elaine.

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Arthur Russell

Arthur Russell was born in 1952 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He studied the cello and Indian Music at the Ali Akbar Khan School in San Francisco. He worked with Allen Ginsberg, oftentimes accompanying Allen’s words with the cello. Notable tracks include “Kiss Me Again”, “Is It All Over My Face”, “24-24 Music”, “Go Bang”, “Wax The Van”, and “Let’s Go Swimming”. Notable albums are Tower of Meaning, World of Echo, and Another Thought. Arthur Russell died of AIDS on April 4, 1992, at the age of 40. His obituary in the Village Voice wrote, “his songs were so personal that it seems as though he simply vanished into his music.”


Arthur Russell is featured in Edition: Refresh!


Raised in White Plains, New York, Beans (aka Mr. Ballbeam), was a member of the influential Brooklyn Boom Poetic Collective. He then found acclaim merging hip-hop with electronica as one-third of the influential N.Y.C. progressive rap outfit Antipop Consortium.
 In 2000, Beans released his solo work The Nude Paper on 12” on the Mo Wax record label. After the breakup of the Consortium he released his solo full-length debut, Tomorrow Right Now, on Warp Records in 2003. After a series of tours with acts as diverse as the Rapture, Out Hud, El-P, Prefuse 73, and Mike Ladd, Beans released his follow-up EP, the Now, Soon, Someday in 2004, and the full-length Shock City Maverick in that same year. It was followed by Only, a collaboration with avant-garde jazzers William Parker and Hamid Drake and was released by 2006 by the Thirsty Ear label's Blue Series. For his 2008, Thorns, he handled his own production, and 2011’s End It All featured guest producers such as Four Tet, Clark, and Interpol’s Sam Fogarino on the Anticon label. Also in 2011, Beans reteamed with HPrizm, Matthew Shipp, and William Parker for the album Knives from Heaven.

Courtesy of Anticon Records.

Beans is featured in Edition: Refresh!

Ben Blatt

Ben Blatt lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has exhibited at White Columns, Half Gallery, Bellwether, Feigen Contemporary, Eric Firestone all in NY and the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI. He currently has two solo shows on view.

Courtesy of the artist. 

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Bili Bidjocka

Bili Bidjocka was born in Douala, Cameroun in 1962 and now lives in Paris, Brussels, and New York. He has shown in the Biennale of Johannesburg, The New Musuem of Contemporary Art of New York, The Greene Naftali Gallery in New York, and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. He founded and directed the contemporary art center Matrix Art Project in Brussels.

Excerpt from Gagarin, Second Edition (

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Björk Gudmundsdottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1965. She released her first album at the age of 11 on Icelandic record label Fálkinn. She was later part of the band The Sugarcubes, and was signed to One Little Indian. They released their first album, Life’s Too Good, in 1988. The Sugarcubes split up in 1992 and Bjork pursued her solo career and has since released seven albums, the most recent being Medulla, Volta, and Biophilia. She has performed in many films in her career, including “The Juniper Tree (1987)”, “Dancer in the Dark (2000)”, and “Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)”. She has been nominated for 12 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and an Academy Award. She was named Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival, has won four BRIT awards, and won four Iceland Music Awards.

Bjork is featured in Edition: Refresh!

Bodies of Water

Bodies of Water is a band from Los Angeles, California, signed to independent record label Secretly Canadian. The core group consists of married couple David and Meredith Metcalf. Bodies of Water's first full-length album Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink was originally released on Bodies of Water's own Thousand Tongues label, and was only available in a few stores, at live shows, or directly from the band via their website. After Secretly Canadian signed Bodies of Water, the label re-released the album nationally on January 22, 2008. The band's second album, titled A Certain Feeling, was released July 22, 2008. Their latest album Twist Again was released in June of 2011 on Thousand Tongues.


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BRAIDS is an art rock band from Calgary, Alberta. It consists of Raphaelle Standell-Preston, Katie Lee, Austin Tufts, and Taylor Smith. They have opened for Deerhunter and toured with Holly Miranda. Their debut album Native Speaker was released in January 2011 and is available in the US through Kanine Records and in Canada through Flemish Eye Records.

Braids is featured in Edition: Refresh!

Brenda Ray

Brenda Ray has been a musician working in the UK since the early 1980s, mostly with Liverpool's indie pop scene. Her latest record “Wallata” is out on EM Records.


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Brion Gysin

During his lifetime, Brion Gysin embraced a myriad of artistic forms, producing paintings, drawings, photo-collages, installations, poetry, film, and sound recordings, often taking his chosen medium in new and unexpected directors while influencing the work of others. Perhaps best known among Gysin’s many creations are the Cut-Up Method, which he explored with his lifelong friend and collaborator William S. Burroughs, and the Dreamachine, a kinectic sculpture developed with Ian Sommerville that uses the “flicker” effect to induce visions in those who allow its light to play on their closed eyelids. Since his death, Gysin’s work has only increased in popularity, and he continues to inspire an array of artists, writers, poets, and musicians.

Images originally appeared in Dream Machine, by Laura Hoptman with contributions by John Geiger, Gérard Audinet, James Grauerholz, Lauren Cornell, and Amy Mackie, exhibition booklet for the New Museum, published by Merrell in 2010.

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Cary Kwok

Cary Kwok was born in Hong Kong in 1975. He received both his BA and MA in Fashion Design (Womenswear) from Central Saint Martins College of Art in London. His work specializes in fine detailed blue ball point pen drawings. He has exhibited at Tate Britain in London, Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, White Columns in New York, and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Miami. He is represented by Herald Street Gallery in London, where he now lives and works.

Courtesy of the artist.

Cary Kwok is featured in Edition: Refresh! and Edition: Love + Sex baby

Chunky Move

Founded by Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek in 1995, Chunky Move has earned a reputation for producing a distinct yet unpredictable brand of genre-defying dance performance. The company’s work is both diverse in form and content; to date the company has created a number of works for the stage, site specific, new-media and installation work. Chunky Move’s multi-tiered programming initiatives foster and support a strong and vibrant dance culture in its home city of Melbourne and also creates critically acclaimed and popular larger productions for touring. Recent cities toured include: New York, Hong Kong, Beirut and Barcelona. In 2008, Chunky Move received Best Dance Work for Glow and Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production for Mortal Engine at the Live Performance Australia Helpmann Awards. In 2009, Mortal Engine received an Honorary Mention in the Prix Ars Electronica awards in the Hybrid Arts category.

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Claude Pelieu

Claude Pélieu was born in 1934 in Beauchamp, Val d'Oise, France. The first of his many shows was at the famed Galerie du Haut Pavé, in Paris. While living the life of a young French artist in 1950's Paris, Claude continued to work and exhibit at Le Soleil dans la Tete in Paris and the Galerie Alphonse Chave in St. Paul de Vence. His collages have been exhibited at various galleries in Paris and Caen, the Mohammed Gallery in Genoa, Italy, the Biennale de Sao Paolo in Brazil, the Centre Pompidou, Beaubourg, in Paris, and the Suzan Cooper Gallery in New York. He passed on December 20, 2002.

Courtesy of the artist.

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David Benjamin Sherry

David Benjamin Sherry was born in Woodstock and lives and works in New York.  He has had solo exhibits in Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Schlechtriem Brothers, Berlin, and OHWOW, Los Angeles.  He will have a solo show at Salon 94 Freemans from May 18th, 2012 to June 16.

Courtesy of the artist.

David Benjamin Sherry is featured in Edition: Refresh! and Edition: Lunacy

Dora Kallmus

Dora Kallmus was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1881. With Arthur Benda, Dora opened a photography studio under the pseudonym Madame d'Ora in Vienna in 1907. She was popular among the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy, and worked as a salon photographer until she left Vienna for Paris in 1925. In Paris, she became internationally known for her society and fashion photography during the 1930s and 1940s. Her subjects included Josephine Baker, Tamara de Lempicka, Alban Berg, Niddy Impekoven, Maurice Chevalier, Colette, and other dancers, actors, painters, and writers.

Images first appeared in "Vienna & Paris 1907-1957: The Photography of Dora Kallmus" Exhibition Catalogue from The Vassar College Art Gallery.

Dora Kallmus is featured in Edition: Refresh!

Dorothea Grossman

Dorothea Grossman lives, works and writes in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in numerous poetry journals and magazines. She is the author of “Cuttings: Selected Poetry 1978-1988”, “Poems From Cave 17”, and “Museum of Rain” published by Take Out Publications in 2001. The First Time I Ate Sushi was published by Zerx Press in 2008.

"I have to tell you", "Noon Concert", "I knew something was wrong", "I allow myself", and "It is not so much that I miss you" first appeared in the March 2010 issue of Poetry Magazine.

Dorothea Grossman is featured in Edition: Refresh!

Dr. Alexander Leemans

Dr. Alexander Leemans recent and ongoing research focuses on modelling, processing, and analyzing diffusion MRI data for investigating microstructural and architectural tissue properties. He works for the Department of Radiology at the Image Sciences Institute in The Netherlands.

Courtesy of Dr. Leemans.

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Drew Jarrett

Drew Jarrett is a British-born photographer and has been taking pictures professionally for over fifteen years. His CV consists of photography across the board: advertising, editorial, documentary and art. Publications include French Vogue, W Magazine, Another, Self Service, Purple, Interview and many others. He now resides in New York City with his wife and new baby.

Courtesy of the artist.

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Giuseppe Penone

Giuseppe Penone was born in Garessio, Italy, in 1947. He has exhibited at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, The Drawing Center in New York, MAMBO in Bologna, and Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. He now lives in San Raffaele Cimena, Italy.

Excerpt from Gagarin, Third Edition (

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Guy Rombouts

Guy Rombouts was born in Leuven in 1949 and lives in Antwerp, Belgium. He created Azart, which combines letters into words as two-dimensional drawings.

Excerpt from Gagarin, First Edition (

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H.L. Hix

H. L. Hix was born in Oklahoma and raised in various small towns in the south. After earning his B.A. from Belmont and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Hix taught at the Kansas City Art Institute and was an administrator at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He now teaches at the University of Wyoming. He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai University and the University of Texas, been the “Distinguished Visitor” at the NEO MFA, and taught in the low-residency MFA at Fairleigh Dickinson University. His poetry, essays, and other works have been published in McSweeney’s, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, Boston Review, Poetry, and other journals, been recognized with an NEA Fellowship, the Grolier Prize, the T. S. Eliot Prize, and the Peregrine Smith Award, and been translated into Spanish, Russian, Urdu, and other languages. He lives in Laramie, Wyoming, with his partner, the poet Kate Northrop.

Courtesy of the author.

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Hai Tien

Hai Tien was born in Shanghai, China. She attended the School of Visual Art in New York and the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1969. Hai Tien has had 15 solo exhibitions including a one-woman show of contemporary works at the Shanghai Art Museum in 1996 and she has participated in numerous group shows. She has applied her work to a number of public art projects in Hong Kong and has had her work acquired by museums, galleries and private collections around the world. She currently lives and works in Hong Kong.

Courtesy of the artist.

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James Turrell

James Turrell was born in Los Angeles in 1943. His undergraduate studies at Pomona College focused on psychology and mathematics; only later, in graduate school, did he pursue art. He received an MFA in art from the Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California. The recipient of several prestigious awards such as Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships, Turrell lives in Arizona.

Photography by Florian Holzherr.

James Turrell is featured in Edition: Refresh!, Edition: Paradise Found and Edition: Guest Editor, Stephan Breuer

Janet Echelman

Janet Echelman was born in Tampa, FL, in 1966. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1987 and her MFA in Visual Art from Bard College in 1995. She was a Fulbright Scholar in 1997, studying in India. She has shown in galleries, museums, and public spaces worldwide, such as the San Francisco Airport, Venice Biennale, the Florence Lynch Gallery in New York, and ARCO in Madrid, Spain. She also spoke at the TED “Threads of Discovery” session in 2011. She is currently working on commissions for the Matthew Knight Arena for the University of Oregon and a major commission for Dilworth Plaza in front of Philadelphia City Hall. Echelman resides in Brookline, MA.

Courtesy of the artist.

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Jüri Talvet

Jüri Talvet was born in 1945 in Estonia. He received his MA from the University of Tartu in 1972 and his PhD from St. Petersburg University in 1981. He has chaired the Estonian Association of Comparitive Literature since 1994 and is the editor of Interlitteraria, an annual international journal of comparative literature published by Tartu University Press. He has been awarded for his work a number of prizes and distinctions: Juhan  Smuul Annual Prize of Literature (in essay, 1986), Juhan Liiv Poetry Prize (1997), Ivar Ivask Memorial Prize of Essay and Poetry (2002), the Order of Isabel the Catholic (for his activity in Spanish studies, 1992), the White Star Order of Estonian Republic (2001), and The Medal of Tartu (2008). With the American H.L. Hix, Talvet has edited and translated a volume of Liiv’s poetry into English.

These works were translated by H. L. Hix.

Courtesy of the poet.

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Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse was born in 1961 in Freiburg, Breisgau. She currently lives and works in Berlin. She was a Professor at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee from 2000-2010. Since October 2010, she has been a Professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

Images of work from "Shadowbox" published by Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin in 2009 and "Eat Child Eat" published by Distanz in 2011.

Katharina Grosse is featured in Edition: Refresh! and Edition: Dream The End x Tumblr

Koen Hauser

Koen Hauser was born in the Netherlands in 1972. He frequently uses existing photographs and archives or reconstructs them as alternative realities in his work. Hauser’s photos have been published in numerous magazines, including Picnic Magazine, Capricious, Blend, Slash Magazine and Mister Motley. His work has been exhibited across Europe and the United States. In 2008 Galerie Spaarnestad in Haarlem invited him to make new work based on the famous press archives of Spaarnestad Photo, which resulted in the exhibition and book De Luister van het land (The Lustre of the land).

Courtesy of the artist.

Koen Hauser is featured in Edition: Refresh!

Lama Gyurme

Lama Gyurme is a Buddhist monk and musician and was born in 1948 in Bhutan. At the age of 20, he followed his first spiritual retreat of three years, three months and three days, necessary to the formation of Lama, at the monastery of Sonada in India of which the director is Kalu Rinpoche. During this retreat, he was given the title of "Oumze" — master of music — by Kalu Rinpoche. After a stay at the monastery of Rumtek in Sikkim, he fulfilled his religious education in Bhutan before obtaining his diploma of teacher of the Kagyupa tradition that was given to him by the 16th Karmapa. He has lived in France since 1974 and is the director of the Kagyu-Dzong center in Paris, and since 1982, the Vajradhara-Ling center in Normandy.


Lama Gyurme is featured in Edition: Refresh!

Letha Wilson

Letha Wilson was raised in Colorado and received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City, and her BFA from Syracuse University. Letha attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009, and her artwork has been shown at many venues including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, Exit Art, Arko Arts Center (Seoul), BravinLee Programs, Sue Scott Gallery, PARTICIPANT Inc, Vox Populi,  Nudashank, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2011, Letha was an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and her work is currently included in the 2011 Next Wave Art exhibition at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Courtesy of the artist.

Letha Wilson is featured in Edition: Refresh!

Lia Halloran

Lia Halloran was born in Chicago, IL, in 1977. She received her BFA from UCLA in 1999 and her MFA from Yale University in 2001. Her work has been exhibited at the Frederic Snitzer Gallery in Miami, FL, La Montagne Gallery in Boston, MA, 101 California Street Gallery in San Francisco, CA, and Sandroni Rey Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. She is represented by DCKT Contemporary in New York, where she has had solo exhibitions in 2006, 2008, and 2010. She now lives and works in Los Angeles.

Courtesy of the artist.

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Malick Sidibé

Malick Sidibé was born in Mali, Africa, in 1935. Since the initial world premiere of his work in 1997, Sidibé has received the Venice Biennale's Lifetime Achievement Award (2007), Hasselblad Award for Photography (2003) and the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement (2008). His work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery (London), Fondation Cartier (Paris), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Corcoran Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the Armand Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) among others and can be found in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Museum of Modern Art (New York), SFMoMA (San Francisco), Birmingham Museum of Art, Studio Museum of Harlem, High Museum of Art (Atlanta), International Center of Photography (New York) and Moderna Museet (Stockholm). Malick Sidibé lives in Bamako, Mali and continues to run Studio Malick.

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Marcelo Gomes

Born in Brazil, Marcelo Gomes attended the University of Iowa on a full athletic scholarship for basketball and graduated with a B. A. in Political Science. He has had two books published by Hassla: ‘Love and Before, Green and After' in 2008 and 'Taciturn Heart' in 2010. In May of 2010, Marcelo was part of a group show at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in New York titled 'Younger than I'll Be'. His first solo show, titled 'Exploding, Still' opened in June, 2010 at Family in Los Angeles. His work and collaborations have appeared in publications such as T Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed and Confused, The Journal, and The Last Magazine. He has worked commercially for Urban Outfitters, Vans, Mr. Porter, Urban Research, Anomaly New York and Surface to Air. Marcelo now lives and works in New York and Brazil.

Courtesy of the artist.

Marcelo Gomes is featured in Edition: Refresh!

Mark Strand

Mark Strand was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1934, and was raised and educated in the United States and South America. He is the author of eleven books of poems, including Dark Harbor (1993), The Continuous Life (1990), The Late Hour (1978), The Story of Our Lives (1973), and Sleeping with One Eye Open (1964). He has also published three books of prose, three volumes of translations, two monographs on contemporary artists, and three books for children. He has edited a number of volumes, including The Making of a Poem (2000), The Golden Ecco Anthology (1994), The Best American Poetry 1991, and Another Republic: 17 European and South American Writers (with Charles Simic, 1976). His honors include the Bollingen Prize, the Bobbit Prize, three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Edgar Allen Poe Prize, a Rockefeller Foundation award, and the Wallace Stevens Prize, as well as fellowships from The Academy of American Poets, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. He has served as Poet Laureate of the United States and is a former Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets.

Exclusive readings recorded for Dream The End on October 19, 2011, from Mark Strand’s upcoming new release Almost Invisible, published by Knopf.

Mark Strand is featured in Edition: Refresh! and Edition: Small Wonder

Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas was born in 1953 in Kaapstad, South-Africa and lives in Amsterdam. She received her BA in Fine Art from University of Cape Town in 1975 . She has shown extensively including exhibitions at Zeno X in Antwerp, The Tate Gallery in London, Gallery Koyanagi in Tokyo, The Centre de Georges Pompidou in Paris, and the MoMa in New York. She is represented by David Zwirner in New York.

Excerpt from Gagarin, First Edition (

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Maud Oakes

The complete series of 18 prints, by Maud Oakes: "Where the Two Came to their Father: A Navajo War Ceremony." In 1941, the artist, Maude Oakes, witnessed a special ceremony conducted by Navajo singer, Jeff King. The ceremony was intended to prepare young Navajo soldiers for WWII. Maud Oakes replicated the sand paintings and this print is from an elephant folio, which contained 18 pochoir prints of the original sandpaintings, published in 1943.

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Mithu Sen

Mithu Sen received both her Bachelor’s (1995) and Master’s degree (1997) from Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan , India. In 2000, she received a Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) fellowship to study at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland for one year. Mithu received the SKODA award in 2010 for the best contemporary artist in India. Born in Bengal in 1971, she now lives and works in New Delhi, India.

Courtesy of the artist, from The Series “Drawing Room” and “Nothing Lost in Translation”.

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Navajo Folklore

From a Navajo Ceremony (Four Masterworks of American Indian Literature), ed. by John Bierhorst, 1974.

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Ngozi Family

Ngozi Family was started in 1975, lead by Paul Dobson Nyirongo (AKA Paul Ngozi) who was known for his spectacular stage antics, including playing the guitar with his teeth. Ngozi Family was the first band to have been called “Zamrock”. Ngozi Family was one of the most prolific bands in Zambia at that time and rocketed to stardom in a period that is hailed as the golden age of Zambian music. The band is also best remembered for witty and poignant lyrics that reflected the life and times of Zambians.


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Nicolas Sassoon

Nicolas Sassoon is a Canada-France-Internet based artist member of the online art collective Computers Club. Nicolas recently presented in collaboration with artist Sara Ludy his new on-going project WALLPAPERS, curated by Lindsay Howard at 319 Scholes NYC; a site-specific installation of 3000 square-feet, where both artists displayed a selection of their digital works in the manner of animated wallpapers, covering the walls of the exhibition space and responding to the architecture. Nicolas has also shown in various international venues and events such as the Miami Art Fair (US), the Tokyo Art Fair (JP), Today Art Museum (CN), Every Letter in the Alphabet (CA), Charles H.Scott Gallery (CA), TINBOX Contemporary Art Gallery (FR), the Berlin Fashion Week (DE), and MU Eindhoven (NL).

Courtesy of the artist.

Nicolas Sassoon is featured in Edition: Refresh!


Nurses is a Portland-based trio of Aaron Chapman, John Bowers, and James Mitchell. They were signed to Dead Oceans Records in 2009 and released their first album Apple’s Acre that year. Their latest album Dracula is out now.

Nurses is featured in Edition: Refresh!

Olaf Breuning

Olaf Breuning was born in 1970 in Switzerland. Breuning has exhibited his work internationally over the last 15 years. Recent solo exhibitions include Metro Pictures, New York; Conduits Gallery, Milan, Michael Benevento Gallery, Los Angeles; and Galerie Air de Paris, France. Selected group exhibitions including The Whitney Biennial 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Looking At Music at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); Destroy Athens, Athens Biennial, Greece (2007); and All About Laughter at Mori Art Museum, Japan (2007). Upcoming solo exhibitions include The Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland and at Centre d’Art Contemporain La Chapelle Du Genêteil, France.

Images first appeared in Olaf Breuning’s Queen Mary II, published by JRP Ringier in Zurich in 2010.

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Radiohead is an English rock band that formed in 1985. Members include Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Colin Greenwood, and Phil Selway. Notable albums include OK Computer, Hail to the Thief, Kid A, Amnesiac, and In Rainbows. Radiohead has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and was number 73 in Rolling Stone’s life of  “The Greatest Artists of All Time”.


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Raleigh Moncrief

Raleigh Moncrief was born in California and was a longtime collaborator to Hella drummer Zach Hill. Raleigh Moncrief is Marnie Stern’s touring guitarist and producer/engineer to Dirty Projectors. He released three solo EPs call Combed Over Chrome (2009), Carpal Tunnels (2010), and Vitamins (2010). His debut LP, Watered Lawn, is out on Anticon Records in October 2011.

Courtesy of Anticon Records.

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Randall Mann

Randall Mann is the author of two collections of poetry, Breakfast with Thom Gunn and Complaint in the Garden.  His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Paris Review, The New Republic, and Poetry, and as part of the Jenny Holzer piece Xenon for Miami. He now lives in San Francisco.

Courtesy of the artist, "Song,” "Straight Razor," and "The Fall of 1992" first appeared in Poetry (April 2010).

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Raoul De Keyser

Raoul De Keyser was born in Deinze, Belgium in 1930. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts and has shown at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin, the Whitechapel Gallery in France, Museum van Deinze en de Leiestreek in Deinze, Belgium, and The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. He is represented by Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium, and David Zwirner in New York. Furthermore, work by Raoul De Keyser is on permanent view at David Zwirner in New York, Galerie Barbara Weiss in Berlin, the Raum Aktueller Kunst in Vienna and at Wako Works of Art in Tokyo, Japan.

Excerpt from Gagarin, Fourth Edition (

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Roland Bonaparte

A relation of the French Emperor Napoleon, Prince Roland Bonaparte, born in 1858, took a nineteenth-century gentleman's interest in the sciences and in particular, during the earlier part of his life, in the study of anthropology. Like others of the period, he looked on photography as a scientific tool for preserving data from his expeditions, and used it to document the Amerindians, Surinames, Hottentots and other unusual peoples brought to European exhibitions.

Images originally appeared in Kariña, exhibition booklet for “Kariña, des Amérindiens de Guyane à Paris en 1892” at the Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires in Paris, France, in 1992, published by Editions Créaphis.

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Ron Fricke

Ron Fricke is an American film director and cinematographer. His early work as director of photography, co-editor and co-writer for "Koyaanisqatsi", won a 1983 Filex Audience Award. Fricke proceeded to direct and co-produce "Chronos", an innovative, non verbal, IMAX film that won the Grand prix du jury Award at the first Festival International Omnimax de Paris (1987). Fricke directed, photographed, co-edited and co-wrote "Baraka" (1992). His latest work is “Samsara”, a visual quest that explores the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.

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Rupprecht Geiger

Rupprecht Geiger was born in 1908 in Munich, Germany. He studied Architecture at the School of Applied Arts in Munich under Eduard Pfeiffer. He co-founded the artist’s group ZEN 49 in 1949. His first official contract in architectural art was the design of the façade of Munich’s Central Train Station in 1951. His first retrospective took place in 1978 at the Municipal Gallery in the Lenbachhaus, Munich. He died in 2009 at the age of 101.

Courtesy of the artist.

Photos: Andreas Pauly, Munich © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2010

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Sean Kerman

Images excerpted from "The Human Figure: A Photographic Reference for Artists" by E.A. Ruby, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 1974.

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Sheila Metzner

Born in Brooklyn, Sheila Metzner attended Pratt Institute, where she majored in Visual Communications, and was then hired by Doyle Dane Bernbach advertising agency as its first female art director. She took pictures all the while, amassing them slowly over the next thirteen years, while raising five children. Her first commercial client was Valentino, followed by other major players such as Fendi, Paloma Picasso, Levi’s, Ralph Lauren, and Bergdorf Goodman. Sheila’s fine art photographs are featured in many collections around the country, such as of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The International Center of Photography, The Getty, and The Brooklyn Museum. She has published four monographs.

Images first appeared in Sheila Metzner’s Color in 1991 by Twin Palms Publishers in Altadena, California.

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Son Lux

Ryan Lott was born in Denver in 1979. He studied composition and piano at Indiana University. He founded Art Serving Humanity (ASH), a charity Ensemble. He Son Lux’s debut performance was a headline alongside Sufjan Stevens and Emmylou Harris. He has opened for Sole at New York’s Knitting Factory. Ryan currently composes two pieces of music a day for Fluid NY, a thriving editorial house, has recently wrapped his third large-scale collaboration with the acclaimed Gina Gibney Dance company, and is working on the next Son Lux album.

Courtesy of Anticon Records.

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Tauba Auerbach

Tauba Auerbach was born in San Francisco, CA, in 1981. She received her BA in Visual Art from Stanford University (CA) in 2003, and her work has appeared in exhibitions at Deitch Projects in New York, The New Museum in New York, SFMoMA, and the Gladstone Gallery in Brussels. She is now represented by the Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and Standard (Oslo) in Oslo, Norway.

Images first appeared in Chaos in 2009, exhibition catalogue from Deitch Projects.

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The Rapture

The Rapture formed in 1988 in San Francisco, CA. Their first full-length record, Echoes, was released in 2003 on DFA Records. They have opened for the Sex Pistols and toured with Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, Daft Punk and The Cure. Their latest album, In The Grace of Your Love, released in September 2011 on DFA Records. It was produced by Phoenix producer and Cassius member Philippe Zdar.


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Thomas Brinkmann

Thomas Brinkmann was born in 1959 in Germany. He studied art at the Düsseldorf Academy. Brinkmann debuted his own productions with the founding of the Ernst label. Brinkmann also launched two other labels – Max and Suppose, which featured full-length releases Totes Rennen and Weisse Nacht by the alias "Ester" Brinkmann. Brinkmann's next step involved reworking the dozen 12-inch singles originally released during 1996 by Plastikman's Richie Hawtin in a series called Concept. After traveling from Cologne to Hawtin's base in Canada, Brinkmann thrilled Hawtin with the results and by early 1998, a CD of Brinkmann's Concept variations was released on Hawtin's M_nus label. A year later, Brinkmann contributed a volume in the 20' to 2000 series and inaugurated his own Ernst series with "Anna/Beate."

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Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore was born in 1958 in Coral Gables, FL, and is best known as the guitarist of Sonic Youth. He began editing and producing Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal in 2001 as a forum to publish poetry by individuals who intersected the worlds of poetry, music and art. A dynamic range of writings, with various pages of visual work by Gerard Malanga, Richard Meltzer, Chan Marshall, Dennis Cooper, Kathleen Hanna, John Sinclair, Richard Hell, Jutta Koether, Gus van Sant, Rick Moody, Kim Gordon, Anne Waldman, Bill Berkson, Anselm Berrigan, Gary Panter and many others were published in eight issues in as many years. Thurston Moore currently resides in New York City.

Courtesy of the artist.

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Wim Delvoye

Wim Delvoye was born in Belgium in 1965. He currently lives in Gentbrugge, Belgium, and in New York. He has exhibited at Serpone Westwater in New York, Robilant + Voena in London, and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris. He is represented by Sperone Westwater in New York.

Excerpt from Gagarin, Second Edition (

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Yahia Lababidi

Yahia Lababidi is an internationally published aphorist, poet, and essayist, with work appearing in such publications as World Literature Today, Cimarron Review, AGNI, Rain Taxi, and Philosophy Now. He is the author of a new poetry collection, Fever Dreams (Crisis Chronicles Press), an essay collection, Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly Dancing, and a collection of aphorisms, Signposts to Elsewhere (Jane Street Press), selected as a 2008 Book of the Year by The Independent (UK). He was recently chosen as a juror for the 2012 Neustadt Prize for International Literature.

Courtesy of the artist, “drylands” and “You again” appear in "Fever Dreams", published by Crisis Chronicles in 2011.

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